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RESERVE YOUR SPOT AS A BIZ BLAST SPONSOR FOR ONLY $50/per wk. 
THE COST IS AFFORDABLE AND THE EXPOSURE IS HIGH.

For more information, call the Chamber office at 231.547.2101 or email sbergmann@charlevoix.org
The Member2Member promotional program showcases Chamber member businesses in our community’s different industries, emphasizing the vast array of products and services available locally. Utilize these listings to build your partnerships and support your Charlevoix area businesses!
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APPLE FEST T-SHIRTS

Buy your 2020 keepsake - support the Community Food Pantry with every purchase. Every shirt sold will help stock the Community Food Pantry thanks to 4Front Credit Union!

While we missed our beloved 2020 Apple Festival, we can still get our annual shirts! $20 per shirt designed by local Charlevoix High School art student Lillian Murray.

Check out www.charlevoix.org for more details on how to get your 2020 Apple Fest Keepsake!
NCMC Launches Building Tomorrow Together Campaign with Virtual Event
January 28
4-5pm

Join us as we kick off the Building Tomorrow Together campaign, a $9.9 million investment in North Central’s facilities, technology, and student resources. The virtual event will feature messages from Petoskey entrepreneurs Kalin Sheick, Ben Slocum, and Pete Manthei, plus North Central trivia and more than $500 in prizes! Takes place Thursday, January 28 from 4-5pm. Preregistration is required at https://ncmcfutures.eventbrite.com.

Camp Daggett and Bearcub Outfitters Announce Virtual Torchlight Snowshoe Event
January 30-31

The ever popular Bearcub Outfitters Torchlight Snowshoe Outing will become a virtual snowshoe event for Camp Daggett on January 30 and 31. Bearcub Outfitters invites individuals to rent snowshoes for $5.00 at their store at 321 E. Lake Street on January 30-31 (rental fees go to Camp Daggett). Bearcub will be collecting donations for Camp Daggett in the store. While at the store, participants can purchase tickets for exciting prizes. Participants can then take their own individual hike, and post photos online. Tag @bearcuboutfitters & @campdaggett on Facebook or Instagram to be entered in a drawing for Bearcub Outfitters gift certificates. If not on social media, email pictures to sales@bearcuboutfitters.com.
 
For more information, go to click HERE. “Cross your fingers that we can resume our usual Camp Daggett Torchlight Snowshoe on February 27,” states Becky Philipp-Kranig, owner, Bearcub Outfitters. For additional information, go to www.bearcuboutfitters.com.

New Exhibit Opens Monday, February 1st
February 1-27

re|ART: Michigan artists comment visually to the many shifts taking place in our current experience. Change opens a path to rethink, revisit, reunite, recharge, reevaluate, redefine, etc.  Juried by Joann Condino of Three Pines Studio.  Open to the Public February 1 - 27, 2021. PLUS: re|ART FREE Take & Make art projects for kids while supplies last! Visit CharlevoixCircle.org for more info!

Free Financial Series
February 2-23

North Central Michigan College Department of Corporate and Community Education is offering a series of free financial classes led by Bill Hansen from Edward Jones. The series will be presented via Zoom on Tuesdays, February 2nd-23rd and will feature these topics: Rules of the Road, Retirement by Design, Time Matters: A Woman’s Retirement Outlook, and What Happens When the Paychecks Stop. A new class in the History Series has also been added. Odawa and the Civil War will be presented online by Eric Hemenway on February 3rd. For a full list of Lifelong Learning classes, click here. 

Blood Drive Coming Soon to Odawa Hotel!
February 3
1-7pm

Odawa Casino is sponsoring a blood drive in partnership with Versiti Blood Center of Michigan on Wednesday, February 3th, 2021 from 1 pm to 7pm. Please note the change in time. The location is the Michigan Huron Room, located at Odawa Hotel (1444 US 131, Petoskey). Walk-ins are welcome but reservations are encouraged by visiting HERE or email Marty Van De Car at mvandecar@odawacasino.com. Let’s save some lives!

All who donate or attempt to donate will receive $5.00 free slot play at Odawa Casino!

Luncheon Lectures:
Veterans' Court
February 5, 2021
12-1pm | Online
Grand Bay Marine Boat Show
February 18-28th
Traverse City
Community Blood Drive Hosted by Charlevoix Elks Club #2856
February 22
11-6:30pm
12735 US 31, Charlevoix
Grey Gables Restaurant & Catering Looking for Motivated Interns
We are looking for motivated interns for our busy event catering business (June 2021-September 2021 or May 2021- October 2021). Paid internship for events manager.

During this 15 week internship program you will spend time in a leadership role supervising entire catering operations from start to finish, through planning/budgeting, sales/ social media, event set up, & execution. You will gain first hand experience of multi- volume venues, working with outside venues, working with outside vendors and managing a team of 30 plus. You will be responsible for communicating with clients & staff via email, phone or in person. Send your application to manager@greygablesinn.com. For inquires, call us at (231) 547.9261 or visit our website HERE.

Successful interns should:
  • Maintain a clear & organized work area
  • Ability to list 50lbs & work on feet for at times up to 12 hours
  • Ability to work nights, weekends and holiday periods to meet business needs
  • Must be currently enrolled in an events management program
  • Follow verbal & written direction
  • Ability to pass a background check & have a valid MI drivers license

Catholic School Week is Coming!
St. Mary School is looking forward to celebrating Catholic Schools week beginning Sunday, January 31st, where we celebrate Faith, Excellence and Service. To learn more about Catholic School Week click HERE. To see St. Mary's daily themes click HERE.

Call to Artists!
Call to Artists! Now taking reservations for booths for CCA's ART LOT!  ART LOT at CCA is an opportunity for artists to reserve an outdoor booth space to show and sell their work in an ideal downtown location! Available 7 days a week, May – October. CharlevoixCircle.org or call 231-547-3554

Charlevoix County News
Don't be left out of this year's girl's and boy's high school basketball GAMEDAY programs!

This year the GAMEDAY programs will be distributed locally with our papers plus be handed out at all home Mancelona, East Jordan, Charlevoix, Grayling, or Gaylord High School games. Support the High School winter sports teams by advertising in the GAMEDAY program. Local school athletic departments receive a minimum of 10% of the proceeds from these books. This is a great partnership to support local high school athletics.

Contact Dave Baragrey | office@charlevoixcountynews.com | office: 989-732-8160
cell: 989-350-9235.

One of Northern Michigan's Few Locally Owned and Operated Newspapers.

Orthopedic Surgeon Specializing in Total Joints Joined McLaren
Angus Goetz, DO, FAOAO, a board certified total joint and general orthopedic surgeon, joined McLaren Northern Michigan Orthopedics Services, located in the McLaren Medical Office Building on Mitchell Street in Petoskey.
 
A Michigan native, Dr. Goetz attended the University of Michigan for his undergraduate degree, where he also worked as an assistant in the Department of Human Genetics. He received his medical degree from Michigan State University (MSU) College of Osteopathic Medicine, completed his residency at Botsford General Hospital, and his fellowship at the Institute for Bone and Joint Disorders in Phoenix Arizona. Dr. Goetz has a specializes in joint replacement for shoulders, hips, knees and ankles and has training in minimally invasive reconstruction procedures.
 
A life-long athlete, Dr. Goetz enjoying biking, skiing, fly fishing, hiking, kayaking, and exploring the great outdoors with his wife, Marti, four children, Maarissa, a nursing student in Minnesota; Zak, a Wolverine, MI resident and electrician; Gunner, a sixth grader; Gannet a three-year old preschooler, along with the family’s four horses and three dogs.
 
Dr. Goetz is welcoming new patients. To learn more about McLaren Northern Michigan Orthopedic Services, visit McLaren.org/NorthernOrtho or call 231-487-5400. To see the full bio and press release click HERE.

Camp Daggett Welcomes New Board Members
Camp Daggett is happy to report that there are three new members of the Board of Trustees. They are Ross McLane, Josephine Roberts and Jeremy Wills. Welcome to all three! We are fortunate to have such qualified individuals step up to serve and help insure the future of Camp Daggett.

Click HERE to see the bios and photos of the new members. A picture and bio of Dr. Jeremy Wills will be included in the February 2021 e-newsletter.

McLaren Health Care and Walgreens Open Health Clinic in Petoskey
Petoskey residents now have a new convenient and affordable care option. McLaren CareNow at Walgreens, an all-in-one, on-demand health care service delivered in one convenient location is now welcoming patients inside the Walgreens on Spring St.

McLaren CareNow clinics provide fast, high-quality, and cost-effective care for minor illnesses, injuries, wellness physicals, health screenings, vaccinations, and a wide variety of lab tests—many with in-visit results—including a rapid PCR COVID/Flu test. The clinics offer care for cough, colds, sore throats, ear infections, pink eye, sinus infections, sprains, and more. Patients also have the added benefit of prioritized prescriptions at Walgreens.

While located inside the Walgreens store, the health care providers at the McLaren CareNow clinic are solely employed by McLaren Health Management Group.

The Petoskey clinic is the second of 11 McLaren CareNow locations across Michigan slated to open by the end of 2021. McLaren CareNow at Walgreens is located at 710 Spring St., Petoskey, MI 49770. Patients can walk-in or schedule an appointment in advance at www.mclaren.org/carenow.

2021 Premier Winter Savings Event!
Stop out & visit us at Dry Harbour Marine for our 2021 Premier Winter Savings Event! Boat Shows may be canceled this year, but we're offering you the same great experience right here in our showroom! New models are here, even more on the way and savings are happening all winter long!

Boyne City Housing Commission is Currently Accepting Applications for Housing Waiting Lists
Boyne City Housing Commission is currently accepting applications for the following WAITING LISTS: Public Housing (Litzenburger Apts and Family Housing), Section 8 Housing Choice Vouchers, and Deer Meadows Apts. Applications can be obtained at 829 S. Park St., Boyne City, MI 49712 or by calling (231) 582-6203. Equal Housing Opportunity. Thanks again, Cindy Cynthia D. McCort Program Manager Boyne City Housing Commission 829 South Park Street Boyne City, MI 49712.

Charles R. Hayes Named New President/ Executive Director of The Bergmann Center
Charles “Chuck” Hayes started as President/Executive Director of The Bergmann Center. He comes from North Central Michigan College where he served as the Dean of Business, Manufacturing, and Technology.
 
Moving to Petoskey in 2018, then to Harbor Springs in 2020, Chuck has had a lifelong love of this area and plans to retire here. Born in Oakland County Michigan, where he has lived his entire life until his move here in 2018. He was educated at Walsh College in Troy, Michigan, earning his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees. Chuck started his career in banking, managing retirement plans for many different companies, eventually moving into a commercial banking/lending role. In 2005 he transitioned to post-secondary education where he served proudly at Mott Community College in Flint, MI, Schoolcraft College in Livonia, and finally North Central Michigan College in Petoskey.
 
Chuck has desired to serve populations needing direction his entire life. Furthering this desire by moving into the non-profit leadership role. That desire has filtered down to his children. His Daughter, Sydney (24) is completing a graduate degree from Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio in Speech/ Language Pathology and his son Connor (21) will be graduating from North Central with his Associate’s degree and his certificate in Computer Numerical Controls. He also volunteers for the Bergmann Center.

Charlevoix Community Foundation Adds New Trustees
The Charlevoix County Community Foundation is pleased to announce the appointment of two (2) new trustees; Angie Nachazel and Keith Carey.

Angie Nachazel has been the secretary at East Jordan Elementary School for over fifteen years. Keith Carey is 4Front Credit Union’s Senior Vice President of Marketing, where he has directed the communication and advertising efforts of the Traverse City-headquartered financial institution since its inception in 2015. 
 
Including the new appointments, the Foundation's Board of Trustees includes fifteen members, representing all regions of Charlevoix County. Other trustees include; Carol Burton of Beaver Island; Evelyn Howell, Monica Peck, Josette Lory, and Lori Meeder of Boyne City; Tim Manchester of Boyne Falls/Walloon Lake Area; John Doskoch, Don Jess, and Bob Hoffman of Charlevoix; and Jennifer Boyer, Bill Lorne, Fred Malpass, and Tami Vincent of East Jordan.
 
For the full press release and new trustees bios click HERE! For more information about the grant-making process, establishing a fund, or making a gift, please contact the Charlevoix County Community Foundation at (231) 536-2440, or online at www.c3f.org.

Spread the Love with Big Brothers Big Sisters this Valentine's Day!
Just in time for Valentine’s, Big Brothers Big Sisters is launching “Bouquets for Bigs” with proceeds directly supporting the work of Bigs in Charlevoix and Emmet Counties. This year Cupid’s not the only one with arrows in his quiver! Drawback your bow and spread the love to your coworkers, family, and friends or treat yourself all while defending the potential of local children.
 
Bouquets of a half dozen or dozen long-stemmed, beautiful red roses with a custom greeting card will be available for curbside pick-up on Friday, February 12th. All orders over $100 are eligible for delivery in the Charlevoix, Petoskey and Harbor Springs area. 
 
And don’t miss out on the hottest $50 raffle ticket in town! Purchase your ticket for a chance to win dinner for 2 at The Boathouse Restaurant and an overnight stay in Traverse City valued at over $400. Only 100 tickets are being sold. The winner will be announced on February 12th.
 
“We really wanted a heartwarming way to spread the love this year and we are asking the community to join us to support the children in our community who need us now more than ever! All you have to do is purchase roses, a raffle ticket or simply make a donation”, said Jason Acosta and Event Chair, Bigs’ Advisory Council Member.
 
To place an order or make a donation, visit Bigsupnorth.com/Roses. All orders must be placed online by February 2nd and will be available for curbside pick-up on February 12th at Bigs’ offices at 523 West Jefferson Street, Petoskey.

Grand Bay Marine In-Store Boat Show
Unfortunately, the Grand Rapids Boat Show is postponed. However, we are moving the promotions & savings to our HUGE Traverse City Showroom! The deals will start on February 18th-28th. We will have over 30 boats on display in our safe & heated showroom. Text us now to schedule your appointment & take advantage of our great in-stock models! Text Us at 231-943-0333 & follow Grand Bay Marine on Facebook for event updates.

Raven Hill Weekly Updates
Click HERE to view Raven Hill's weekly updated. It is filled with information about what they have been working on while being closed to the public.

Harwood Gold's Farm Style Sriracha Wins 2021 Good Food Award

Our Farm Style Sriracha won the 2021 Good Food Awards WHAT AN HONOR!! Thank you to the Good Food Foundation for such recognition and all our customers and Sriracha fans. We are so grateful!!

For a long time, certifications for responsible practices and awards for superior taste have remained distinct – one honors social and environmental responsibility, while the other celebrates craftsmanship and flavor. The Good Food Awards recognizes that truly good food – the kind that brings people together and builds strong, healthy communities – contains all of these ingredients.

Each January, the Good Food Foundation organizes an epic three-day Good Food Awards Weekend for the public and the trade to meet, celebrate, taste and buy from the nearly 200 Winners: the exceptional food crafters who top the charts in a Blind Tasting and meet the environmental and social responsibility standards of the Good Food Awards. Over 2,000 entries from all 50 states are submitted each year. While this year presents some unique challenges to our traditional format for tasting entrants and publicly honoring the winners, we remain as committed as ever to celebrating American makers in a virtual format.

Have a business or member success story? We want to hear it! Hitting a growth landmark, meeting a personal or financial business goal, being awarded industry certifications or recognition's… we want to share that accomplishment. Member Success is a new section in our Biz Blast where we will highlight stories of member businesses and employees. Submit your information for the newsletter on our website submission form. 
Membership in the Charlevoix Area Chamber of Commerce is open to all businesses, organizations and individuals. It is a policy of the Charlevoix Chamber that membership does not constitute political or issue endorsement.
The easiest way to find jobs in the Charlevoix Area! Click below for a list of jobs with our chamber members.
Landscape Yard Manager
Finance Director

Maintenance Technician

Full-Time Teller East Jordan
Two Part Time Tellers Charlevoix

East Jordan Senior Center Cook
Charlevoix Senior Center Cook

Full-Time Architect


Comfort Keepers
Caregivers - More than a Living!

Edgewater Inn Condominium Hotel
Housekeeping
Front Desk Clerk
Cabin Counselors
Area Directors
Kitchen Staff

Events Manager Interns

Team Member

Part-time Licensed Massage Therapist

Communications Specialist

Airport Attendant

Multiple Positions
Send resumes to jobs@hotelearl.com

Hiring Staff

Certified Lifeguards
Swim School Coordinator

Caregivers 2nd and 3rd Shift
Sign-on Bonus
For more information on these openings view our Jobs page by clicking the link below! Is your business hiring? Send us the position information and we will post it!
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