SPONSOR THE BIZ BLAST
IS YOUR BUSINESS OR ORGANIZATION IN NEED OF SOME GREAT EXPOSURE? 
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!
Charlevoix Chamber of Commerce Scholarship Recipients

Congratulations to the recipients of this year's Charlevoix Chamber Scholarship award- Rachel Pott, Samantha Parrish, Alison Sape, and Phillip Sterrett! Our area students are truly something to be proud of!
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Charlevoix Summer Open House
June 10, 2021 | 4-8pm
Charlevoix Chamber Golf Outing
June 11, 2021
North Prime Real Estate
231-247-0707
104 Park Ave
Charlevoix, MI
H&R Block
231-547-0660
177 M-66 West
Charlevoix, MI
The Back Lot Charlevoix
230 Ferry Ave
Charlevoix, MI
Charlevoix Circle of Arts...What We Believe and Why
Now - May 29

Catch the last few days of Kim Richelle's Dream to Reality exhibition! Ends Saturday, May 29th. Visit Monday-Fridays 11am-4pm & Saturdays 11am-3pm.  

Pop-Up Covid-19 Vaccine Clinic!
May 28
9:30-11:30am

Pfizer vaccination is available for 12+ with parent/legal guardian present. J&J available for 18+. Walk-ins welcome. Schedule an appointment to reserve your spot!

East Jordan City Picnic Pavilion, 151 Spring St. Click HERE to schedule.

For additional clinic locations and times visit HERE. Need assistance? Dial 2-1-1.

Tent Sale
May 29
11:00- 4:00 pm

We are excited to announce our first tent sale of the season. Antiques, vintage, fun finds, something for everyone. 11:00-4:00 pm at True North Interior Design & Antiques.

U-PICK ASPARAGUS + BLOSSOM TOURS 
May 29
9am

Are you looking for a great way to spend some quality family time in the beautiful outdoors this Memorial Day weekend?

Come out to Friske Orchards (Main Farm Location: 11027 Doctor Road, Charlevoix) for our 2021 U-PICK ASPARAGUS DAY and brand new HISTORICAL APPLE BLOSSOM WAGON RIDE TOURS! Saturday, May 29, 9am-1pm. (weather permitting). This is the ONLY DAY we will offer these activities this season, so don’t miss out!
 
After picking some of our sweet, tender asparagus and/or enjoying a beautiful wagon ride through our apple orchards receive a coupon, and head back to the Market for 15% off all of our ASPARAGUS CAFE SPECIALS! Click HERE for all the details. A great way to spend the day. Find Your New Family Tradition!

Charlevoix Area Garden Club Spring Plant Sale
May 29
8:30-12 noon

We hope you will join friends and neighbors at the Spring Plant Sale. The plants are grown in this area and are dug from our members’ and friends’ gardens. Through the sale, plants find new homes in gardens to further beautify Charlevoix.

Blood Drive at Odawa Casino
June 2
1-7pm

Odawa Casino is sponsoring a blood drive in partnership with Versiti Blood Center of Michigan on Wednesday, June 2nd, 2021 from 1 pm to 7pm. The location is the 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!

From In-Person to Virtual: How to Engage Your Audience
June 2 & 9

NCMC Corporate & Community Education is offering: "From In-Person to Virtual: How to Engage Your Audience" via Zoom on June 2nd and 9th. Do your presentations suffer from text-heavy slides, too many bullet points, lecture style, disengaged learners, and poor feedback? Presenting virtually was thrust upon most of us as the only way to communicate our message at the start of the Pandemic, but now it’s here to stay. Even the best speakers become less effective delivering virtually. Learn the key skills to connect with your audience by creating and presenting captivating, interactive presentations that will keep your audience engaged and result in getting your message across successfully.

Presenter, Sue Barenholtz has been a leader in the learning and development field for more than 30 years, successfully engaging thousands of participants. Register here.

Covid-19 Testing at Charlevoix Twp Fire Hall
June 4 | 10-5pm

The Charlevoix Twp Fire Hall will be having free drive-thru Covid-19 testing! The Charlevoix Twp Fire Department is located at 8977 Martin Rd, Charlevoix. No appointment is necessary! Pre-registering will reduce time spent at the clinic.

Click HERE for June 4th flyer with sign-up information on each.

Native Garden Workday
June 4
9-12noon

Join District Staff again to help us prepare our new Native Plant Demo garden for the Summer months to come and our Open House in August. Help us apply our new signs to help identify each species with a name, photo, and description of its sun and shade preferences, along with any other specific details. We will also be preparing the new walkway through the gardens to allow on-lookers more interactive access. To volunteer for this event, call 231-582-6193. Thank you!

Great Lakes Chamber Orchestra Announces Americana Concert
June 5
7pm

Great Lakes Chamber Orchestra Announces Live Celebration Concert To celebrate its 20th anniversary, the Great Lakes Chamber Orchestra will present a live concert on Saturday, June 5, at John M. Hall Auditorium in Bay View. Tickets for the 7 p.m. performance, entitled “Americana! A Day for Music with the Great Lakes Chamber Orchestra”, are $30 and are available online at HERE. 18 and under are free. Covid seating restrictions apply.

With a nod to the past and a look to the future, this performance features a wide representation of American composers, including American classics, Copland and Gershwin; young African American composers, Jessie Montgomery and Tre Bryant; GLCO composer in residence Gwyneth Walker; Kenji Bunch; and local composers/arrangers, Anthony Patterson and Roger Tallman. The performance also includes a collaboration with Gerber Strings students and presents 2019 Young Artist Competition winner Helen Hanchin. 6 PM Pre-Concert Talk by Libor Ondras, Conductor.

Charlevoix Recreation Plan Public Input Session
June 9
6-8pm

The City of Charlevoix is in the process of updating its 5-year Parks and Recreation Master Plan, and we want to hear from YOU! Help shape the future of your community.

The City will hold this Public Input Session to gather feedback about the Parks and Recreation Department. Please stop by at your convenience to give your thoughts and ideas for the park and recreation services for the next five years. Click HERE for the flyer and contact info.

Charlevoix Marathon
June 19
6am
Charlevoix Estates
Community-Wide Garage Sale
June 26-27
9-3pm
Charlevoix County Transit Provides Service to Live on the Lake
We are pleased to announce that CCT will be providing service to the summer music program on Thursday evenings for Charlevoix area residents.  Please reserve a ride no later than 5 pm on Wednesdays; same-day requests will be honored if seating is available. To reserve a ride, please call 231.582.6900; normal fares apply to this event.

Cherry Republic Hiring Retail Sales Ambassadors
Immediate openings for Retail Sales Ambassadors positions at Cherry Republic. Looking for part-time and full-time people to join our TEAM. 

Flexible schedules. Wages range from $12 - $15 / hour with 25- 40% off store discounts and other exciting perks! Online applications are available HERE. Or feel free to stop by and complete in person. Click HERE for the full job description.

Big Brothers Big Sisters Raising over $150,000 in One Weekend
Supporters came together Saturday, April 24 (at separate locations) and Sunday, April 25 at Sorellina Restaurant (with limited capacity) to advocate for and celebrate the power of mentoring at Bigs’ Annual Wine Event.
 
This event proved to be an extraordinary success thanks to the generosity, hard work and sheer tenacity of Doug Kosch, owner of the Boathouse Restaurant and John McGee, co-owner of McGee’s 72 & 31, Harrington’s, Sorellina and Slate Restaurants.
 
“John and Doug are true advocates for children in our community, and it honestly astonishes me that, even in these tough times when their businesses are facing so many challenges, they are 150% in to help our kids”, said Executive Director, Cecilia Chesney. Click HERE for complete details.

Men's Slo-Pitch Softball
We are now organizing the Men's Slo-Pitch Softball League. Go to charlevoix.recdesk.com to register your team. Call 231-547-7183 or 547-3253 for more information.

Coming in June at Charlevoix Circle of Arts!
- Mandala Rock Painting Class (ages 7 to adults)
   Wed. June 2, 2021, 6:30-7:30pm.
- Card Making Class (ages 7 to adults)
   Tues. June 8, 2021, 6:30-8pm.
- Charlevoix Photography Club 12th Annual Exhibition!
   June 11 - 19, 2021: Juried by Pure Michigan Photographer, Craig Sterken.
- Watercolor Workshop with Susan Lingg
   Saturday, June 12, 2021, 1 - 4 pm.
And more!!!  Visit CHARLEVOIXCIRLCE.ORG

Michigan Municipal League Foundation Extends Deadline for Applications for Grants to Bring People Together
$20,000 DTE Energy Foundation Commitment Expands Bridge Builders Microgrant Program. The Michigan Municipal League Foundation today is launching its second round of the Bridge Builders Microgrant Program. Applications for the expanded program open today, April 30, 2021 and close June 21, 2021. This year’s program has grown considerably and includes two funding categories: Neighborhood Microgrants and Main Street Microgrants. Neighborhood microgrants are $500 grants awarded to individuals, loose collectives, and community organizations statewide. This grant category asks everyday residents and emerging community leaders to identify ways to strengthen the social fabric of their communities through creative, intentional acts of connection. Main Street Microgrants are $5,000 grants funded by the DTE Foundation awarded to collaborations between local small businesses and artists aiming to bring residents back to local businesses to celebrate culture and diversity.
For more information, visit http://mmlfoundation.org/grants/.

Charlevoix Cinema III Upcoming Movies!
We have an exciting line-up for the holiday weekend AND some extra showtimes too! 𝘾𝙧𝙪𝙚𝙡𝙡𝙖, 𝙏𝙝𝙚 𝙂𝙞𝙧𝙡 𝙒𝙝𝙤 𝘽𝙚𝙡𝙞𝙚𝙫𝙚𝙨 𝙄𝙣 𝙈𝙞𝙧𝙖𝙘𝙡𝙚𝙨 and 𝘼 𝙌𝙪𝙞𝙚𝙩 𝙋𝙡𝙖𝙘𝙚 𝙋𝙖𝙧𝙩 𝙄𝙄! Pop on by or message us for a Private Party. We'll see you at the movies. The viewing schedule is from May 28- June 3.

Cruella (PG13): Friday 4pm & 7pm, Saturday & Sunday 1pm, 4pm & 7pm, Monday 3pm & 6pm, Thursday 7pm

The Girl Who Believes in Miracles (PG): Friday 4:15pm & 7:15pm, Saturday & Sunday 1:15pm, 4:15pm & 7:15pm, Monday 3:15pm & 6:15pm, Thursday 7:15pm

A Quiet Place Part II (PG13): Friday 4:30pm & 7:30pm, Saturday & Sunday 1:30pm, 4:30pm, & 7:30pm, Monday 3:30pm & 6:30pm, Thursday 7:30pm

Advanced Screening
Cruella (PG13): Thursday, May 27th at 6:30pm
A Quiet Place II (PG 13): Thursday, May 27th at 7pm

American Spoon is Open and We're Hiring!
American Spoon is now OPEN 7 days a week! Monday- Saturday 10-5pm and Sunday 11-4pm.

We are also hiring friendly, energetic retail team members for our store. Click HERE for more info.

Central Drug Store Now Making Appointments!
Central Drug Store is now making appointments for everyone ages 12 and up who would like to receive a Pfizer Covid vaccination. If you are making an appointment for your teen, you don't need to wait until the school year ends, afternoon appointments are still available. Call or stop by today! 231-547-2424

Charlevoix Chamber Job Opportunity!
We are HIRING! Do you love all-things-Charlevoix? Talking to residents and visitors? How about eating ice cream on National Ice Cream Day? If so, reach out to us about our summer Guest-Services position! Plus, it can be combined with other part-time positions at many of our member businesses who are also looking for you to join their team! Click HERE for more info!

Live on the Lake Summer Concert Series- Sponsorship Opportunity!
Get in on THE downtown summer fun with this promotional opportunity, sponsoring one of the concerts for the Live on the Lake summer concert series. For $250, your business sponsors one performance, receiving banner placement opportunity along with your business listed on all promotions for that show. Increase your exposure by providing promotional swag items for concert attendees the night of the show! Contact Lindsey Dotson, lindseyd@charlevoixmi.gov.

Concert Line-Up:
7/1 - Tracy Kash - Sponsored by Charlevoix Harbor Wear
7/8 - Hurricane - Sponsored by Pepper's Boutique
7/15 - Charlie Millard - Sponsored by Harwood Gold Café
7/29 - Dags Und Timmah! - Sponsored by Sea Bags
8/5 - Matt Gabriel - SPONSORSHIP AVAILABLE!
8/12 - Enemy Line - Sponsored by Charlevoix State Bank
8/19 - Brett Newski & the No Tomorrow - SPONSORSHIP AVAILABLE!
8/26 - Distant Stars - SPONSORSHIP AVAILABLE!

Covid-19 Vaccine Pop-Up Clinic Interest & Suggestions Form
In efforts to increase access to the COVID-19 vaccine, the Health Department of Northwest Michigan is seeking suggestions from community members for locations to host pop-up vaccine clinics across Otsego, Antrim, Charlevoix, and Emmet counties. Examples of potential pop-up clinic locations for on-site vaccination include restaurants/bars, grocery stores, events, festivals, food pantries, housing communities, and more. If you represent a business or organization interested in hosting a vaccine clinic for staff and/or the public, or a community member with suggestions for pop-up locations, please complete the form below. Our team will follow up with businesses or organizations who express interest as feasible. Our path out of this pandemic requires all of us working together. Your suggestions will help increase vaccination rates and prevent COVID-19 spread in our communities. Thank you!

NOTE: We will prioritize suggestions for how to reach community members who face barriers to vaccine access and pop-up locations in low vaccine uptake areas. Click HERE for more info and to access the form.

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.
Part-time Bartender

Job Openings- New Hire Bonus

Front Desk Agents
Housekeeping Staff
Part-time Maintenance
Release Night Audit

Motivated Workers

Bartenders/ Servers

Executive Director
Summer Employment

Seasonal Sales Associates

Electrical Assembly
Grinder
Inventory Control
Parts/Assembly
PLC Programmer (experienced)
Shipping Clerk
Welders (experienced)

Employment Training Specialist (job coach)

1918 Cellars Wine Room Associate
Gift Shop Associate
Venue Coordinator
Assistant Venue Coordinator
Event Set-Up Supervisor
Operations Staff

Marine Mechanic
Office Manager
Boatyard
Marine Dock Crew

Ticket Sales & Customer Service
Seasonal & Full-time Dock Operations Staff
Luggage Handlers

Store Management
Sales Associate

Administrative Assistant
Caregiver

Server & Cook

All Positions Available

Bakery
Fruit Stand
Front of House Customer Service
Team Leaders
Support Staff for all departments

Tig Welder/ Fabricator
Assembly & Metal Finishing - Hourly positions available

Hiring Seasonal Positions

East Jordan Senior Center Cook
Charlevoix Senior Center Cook
Concrete Workers

Full-time, Part-time, Seasonal

Hiring for 2021 Season

Host/Hostess
Bussers
Wait Staff
Dishwashers
Line/Prep Cooks

Housekeepers
Guest Service Associates
Food & Beverage Staff
Maintenance

Loan Processor Full Time Charlevoix

Fertilizer Manager
Landscape Equipment Operator
Hardscape Installer/ Stone Mason
Operations Manager Installation
Operations Manager Client Maintenance
Client Sales Representative
Landscape Design Sales Representative
Crew Foreman Installation
Crew Members Installation
Crew Members Maintenance

Host/Hostess
Busser

Summer Library Assistant in the Youth Department

Seasonal Employment Opportunities

Part-time & full-time, seasonal, and year-round positions available

Year-Round & Seasonal Opportunities

Summer Associates
Part-Time Assistant Manager

Exhibit Coordinator

Marine Mechanic

Hiring Staff

Servers

Swim School Coordinator
Certified Lifeguards

Full-Time Architect

Maintenance Technician

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!
Please visit the below resources for other job opportunities in our area.

VIP Members
Platinum Members
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call the Chamber at 231.547.2101 or chamber@charlevoix.org for more information