For more information, call the Chamber office at 231.547.2101 or email  chamber@charlevoix.org
Enhanced Business After Hours
Castle Farms - 1918 Cellars
October 16, 2019

Northern Michigan P.D.R. LLC
PO Box 133
Petoskey, MI 49770

My Grandmother's Table
115 Bridge St.
Charlevoix, MI 49720
Wine and Dine with Independence Village!
October 17

Join us for an exclusive wine tasting and culinary pairing. Wines will be carefully paired by Ed Brehm, Certified Sommelier, of Boyne Provisions. Culinary offerings will be created by Executive Chef Andrew Colvin of Independence Village of Petoskey.

Come and enjoy exceptional hors d' ourves, wine and music and see for yourself why so many families and residents have chosen Independence Village of Petoskey! Please RSVP to 231-348-8498 by October 11 to let us know your coming!

Rosary Alter Society Soup Cook Off
October 20

Admission is by donation with proceeds going to St. Mary Parish Kitchen Fund. A 50/50 raffle will be held during the Cook-off. Enjoy the soup entries and have the fun of voting for your favorite! The Crowning Ceremonies of our 2019 Soup Cook-off winner will be held after the voting.

Create Your Company's 2020 Professional Development Plan
October 22

As 2020 approaches, now is the time to develop training plans  for next year and beyond. What do you want your company to accomplish? And how do you plan to get there? Join CCE and MMTC / The Center to learn how you can develop a robust training plan! Planning templates will be provided. Free program taking place at NCMC Petoskey Campus at 1515 Howard St, Room 536 SCRC. You can register HERE !

October 23

The Wellness Workshop will be hosting suicide prevention training on Wednesday, October 23 rd from 5:30pm-9pm.  SafeTALK  is a free half-day program paid for by Kiersten’s Ride that teaches participants to recognize and engage persons who might be having thoughts of suicide. The training teaches how to be the safe-link in connecting them to suicide intervention resources. The training challenges the taboos that inhibit open-talk about suicide. Preregistration is required, please email Lisa at KierstensRide@outlook.com to register. A healthy plant-based dinner will be provided.

Spook Swim 2019
October 25

Enjoy swimming, floating pumpkins, spooky music, decorations, goody bags, refreshments, and two slices of pizza per person! Pre-registration required for swimmers and non-swimmers. Cost: $6 per person (swimmers and non-swimmers). Children 3 and under are FREE, but still need to register! Max. 75 people.

Halloween Candlelight Hike
October 27

Join us for a candlelight hike on the trails of Mt. McSauba. Follow the lighted path to the bonfire where you will be greeted with apple cider and doughnuts. Costumes welcome! Questions? 231-547-3253

GLCO & Award-Winning Crooked Tree Arts Center Dancers
October 27

GLCO and award-winning Crooked Tree Arts Center dancers from its School of Ballet on stage at the Great Lakes Center for the Arts Sunday, October 27, 2019 at 7 p.m. in a remarkable collaboration, featuring a musical vignette based on Edgar Allan Poe’s book, “Mask of the Red Death.” Also featured, Schubert’s Death and the Maiden , which continues to be called one of the “pillars of the chamber music repertoire,” and Ravel’s work, Pavane for a Dead Infanta, which is not about death but could be titled, "Pavane for a Princess from a Faraway Time."  Tickets: $25-50, age 18 under Free. Tickets and more information at glcorchestra.org or call 231.487.0010. Pre-concert talk 6 p.m.

Grand Wedding Expo
October 27

This eagerly-anticipated annual event features displays by the finest in wedding service providers Northern Michigan has to offer. Couples are certain to find that special something to help make their wedding day dreams come true. The Grand Finale Fashion Show, presented by Petoskey Bridal and Rusch Entertainment, closes the event and showcases the latest in bridal fashions. Free on-site parking. Tickets: $5 in advance or $6 at the door.

Charlevoix Elks Lodge Blood Drive
October 28

The Charlevoix Elks Club is having another community blood drive. It takes place at the lodge located at 12735 US 31 N in their Community Room. We welcome walk-ins and honor appointments. For more information call or visit: 1-866-642-5663 or versiti.org.michigan.

$3 Casa Tuesdays at Red Mesa Grill
$3 Casa Margaritas, $3 Premium Drafts, $3 Food Features
Live Music every Tuesday night, 7-10pm

October 22 | Tic Tac GO
October 26 | Dave Cisco
October 29 | Blake Elliott
November 5 | Project 6
November 12 | Chris Michels
Live Music from 7-9pm

October 18 | St. Joe Jack
October 26 | Pete Kehoe | Halloween Party
Small batch beer release & Costume Contest
Live Music at 8pm

October 18 | The Marsupials
November 22 | The Marsupials
Festival of Saints
St. Mary School
October 29, 2019
Trick or Treating
American House
October 31, 2019
Trunk or Treat
The Blue Pelican Inn & Restaurant
October 31, 2019
Trunk or Treat
Charlevoix Elks Lodge
October 31, 2019
Oleson Foundation Awards Matching Grant to McLaren Northern MI
The Oleson Foundation presented a $25,000 check to the McLaren Northern Michigan Foundation for the first installment in a matching grant for the Building the Future of Health Care Capital Campaign. The second check for $25,000 will be distributed in January.
The Oleson Foundation wanted to support the construction project and liked the idea of offering a matching grant to inspire community giving. For every $1 received from an individual and designated in support of the Building the Future of Health Care project, the Oleson Foundation agreed to match up to $50,000. More than 150 people chose to contribute to the Foundation in response to the matching gift, donating a total of $72,121 toward the project. With the gift from the Oleson Foundation, the total raised equaled $122,121.

Construction for the project is underway. Steel beams are currently being placed to allow the structure to be enclosed by winter so that inside construction can continue. For more details about the project, and to learn how you can participate by making a donation, visit McLarenNorthernBuilds.org, or call 231-487-3500 to speak with someone from the Foundation.

Karl Pagel is New Vice President of Finance at 4Front Credit Union
4Front Credit Union is pleased to announce the appointment of Karl Pagel as its Vice President of Finance. Pagel possesses extensive experience within the banking and financial compliance industries. At 4Front, Pagel will lead the development and implementation of financial and accounting strategic planning and risk mitigation, ensuring 4Front continues to preserve and expand corporate assets, improve efficiency, and maintain sufficient capital.

Pagel joins 4Front from the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation and previously resided in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Charlevoix Farmers Market Moves to the Charlevoix Public Library!
The Charlevoix Farmers Market moves to the Charlevoix Public Library this Thursday October 10 from 3:00 - 6:00 PM. The Fall Market will run each Thursday through November 21, with a special holiday market on November 26.

Live From Charlevoix
Live From Charlevoix is excited for another great season!
Mark your calendars from another great season of Live From Charlevoix.
Saturday, November 9 th- Night of Hilarity
Saturday, January 18 th- Three Men and a Tenor
Saturday, February 22 nd- Jill Jack
Tickets go on sale, Monday, October 14 th!

Hospice Assist Continues to Support People Facing Illness & Grief
Hospice of Northwest Michigan is excited to announce its re-launch as Northwest Michigan Hospice Assist! 
During a time of change, Hospice of Northwest Michigan recently set forth on a journey of exploration of its roots as well as its future. While the agency’s name will be new – Northwest Michigan Hospice Assist (or simply, Hospice Assist) – their goal is to remain a non-medical hospice agency that can provide support to people caring for their loved ones. In addition, Marriott shared that they will continue to be the ‘go-to source’ for grief support thanks to the work of David Behling.

Northwest Michigan Hospice Assist is a 501(c)3 non-profit, non-medical hospice service specializing in volunteer and grief support for those facing illness and loss, serving Antrim, Charlevoix, Emmet and Otsego Counties. Call 1-800-551-4140 or visit  HospiceAssist.org  for more information on their services or to learn more about how you can help support their mission.  

The Nathan Beem Memorial Nature Preserve
Reflecting A Young Man's Integrity In The Natural World

The Upper Chain of Lakes has long been a special place for the Beem family. When Dan Beem first brought his young bride Heather up north and then later his children Kristin and Nathan, they all fell deeply in love with the area. So much so that Kristin named her daughter Ellie, a shortened version of Ellsworth. Despite the nearly seven-hour drive from Xenia, Ohio, they made the trip as frequently as possible and the kids both grew to love camping and fishing. “Nathan would sit on the dock and fish for hours as a little boy,” Dan recalls. “It didn’t even matter if he wasn’t catching anything.” As Dan would later describe, Nathan came to know the Upper Chain and surrounding lakes so well he could have been a fishing guide.

On August 24, 2018, at the age of 21, Nathan’s life came to an unexpected end in Ellsworth, a place where he someday dreamed of owning land and living. Very shortly after this tragedy, Dan sensed that he wanted to do something in Nate’s honor that would reflect his son’s deep love of the outdoors. He reached out to Little Traverse Conservancy Associate Director Ty Ratliff to discuss some ideas and options, first meeting Ty in October 2018.

The Beems worked with LTC on a fundraising campaign to create the 105-acre Nathan Beem Memorial Nature Preserve. The campaign was launched in early May and soon after, hundreds of donations came pouring in for the special land preservation effort. A large portion of the funding came from the Beem Family and from 158 individual donors as well as a grant from the Charlevoix County Community Foundation for this special land preservation effort. Additional funding came from the Michigan Forest Habitat Fund.*

To learn more about Nathan and the rest of the Nathan Beem Memorial Nature Preserve story click HERE and visit their website landtrust.org/beem
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