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 fratrick @charlevoix.org
Register Now for De-Escalation Webinars

As retailers reopen their doors, Michigan Retailers Association is sponsoring free webinars to help you deal with difficult customers. These will be done by a training company whose trainers who have law enforcement experience.
Dealing with difficult customers:  This training will arm you with communication and de-escalation strategies to handle belligerent customers who don’t want to follow your businesses’ guidelines, such as wearing facemasks. 
Active violence in the workplace:  If customer confrontations do escalate, we want you to be prepared. This training will help you pick up on cues of potentially dangerous customers (or employees) and prepare you to respond to violent incidents.
 
Click on the link to register for the webinar:
Virtual Charlevoix Marathon 2020
June 20, 2020
7-1:30pm

Hello Athletes! We are very grateful and excited at your response for a Virtual 2020 Charlevoix Marathon, Half Marathon, 10k and 5k.

As a reminder, if you're already registered for the 2020 race that has been postponed, you are automatically registered for the 2021 race.

If you would like a 2020 finisher medal, event shirt, race bib and add your finishing times to the website, you can do so by registering HERE . Please go HERE to register your finisher times. View the Facebook event page HERE . To register for the 2021 Charlevoix Marathon click HERE .

Christmas in July
July 3, 2020
10-6pm

CHRISTMAS IN JULY- Friday, July 3 rd -Provide financial relief to many neighbors struggling from COVID-19 closures by giving to The Salvation Army of Petoskey at Oleson’s Food Store in Charlevoix . We are kicking the day off at Oleson’s Food Store, Petoskey at 10am with Susan Melton of 102.9 Big Country and some yummy cookies and refreshments provided by Oleson’s Food Store. Give at other Red Kettle sites; Oleson’s Food Stores- Petoskey and Charlevoix, Louie’s Fresh Market-Petoskey and Boyne City, JC Penny- Petoskey, IGA- Harbor Springs, and The Village Market- Elk Rapids, or donate online HERE

Bier's Inwood Brewery
Live Music Friday's Are Back!
7-9pm

June 19 | Crosscut Kings
June 26 | Sean Bielby

Charlevoix Area Community Pool Reopens June 15 with Wonderful Help From The Community
The Board of Directors of the Charlevoix Area Community Pool is pleased to announce the pool is re-opening on June 15 with new restrictions and safety procedures. The board wishes to thank the Charlevoix County Community Foundation and the Petoskey Harbor-Springs Community Foundation who donated $19,000 to help the pool with operational costs while closed due to the pandemic. In addition, the pool received an outpouring of financial support from local patrons. The pool schedule and new procedures are list at www.CharlevoixPool.org . The pool is open to anyone on a drop-in basis for a small fee.

1918 Cellars' Bistro is Now Open
The 1918 Cellars Tasting Room that the Charlevoix community loves, has now expanded to a bistro! Not only can you enjoy a wine flight, you can now also enjoy salads, sandwiches, desserts, and more. Have lunch by Birch Lake or find a spot of your own on Castle Farms’ grounds. While you’re here, be sure to pick up some snacks from Cherry Republic or delicious chips from Great Lakes Potato Chip Company. Not in the mood for wine? Have kids? We also proudly serve Northwoods Soda! Stop in while touring the Castle, open Monday through Saturday.

Library Building Reopens to the Public June 22
Charlevoix Public Library Reopens to the Public with Limited Hours and Services Beginning Monday, June 22. The Charlevoix Public Library is excited to welcome back our patrons! What to Expect at Your Next Visit: While we are happy to welcome you back, you are likely to notice a few changes when you visit the library. Initially, library hours will be limited to Monday – Saturday from 10:00 am – 5:00 pm. The Charlevoix Public Library prioritizes the safety of our patrons and staff, and we have adapted our building to minimize the risk of exposure to potential illness.

For more information on what to expect on your next visit and the rules they are asking patrons to abide by click HERE .

Charlevoix Area Humane Society
Through our special relationship with Online Industry’s LLC in Boyne City, the Charlevoix Area Humane Society is blessed with a mutually beneficial fundraising opportunity for us all!

The Shelter is selling “at wholesale prices” 1 oz bottles of liquid hand sanitizers by the 24-count box, or by the 192-count case. These bottles are sold retail from $2.25-$2.50 a bottle!

You can purchase your discount personal supply for you or your business at only $1.00 a bottle at $24.00 per box or $192.00 per case plus shipping if we need to ship to you.

Contact the shelter at 1-231-572-6774 or email director@charlevoixhumane.org. What a great way to stay safe and support a great cause at the same time, everyone wins!

July Season Bouquet Series Workshop
Join us to create a Summer vase of bold and bright locally grown garden flowers featuring our favorites like zinnias and snapdragons.

Elements Gallery Project
As you well know, we have certainly had a very different year in 2020 and having to close for nearly three months was difficult for us and for the artists we represent. Many of our artists have been  quite devastated with the cancellations of all the Spring and Summer art shows which is the time they make money to carry them thru to the next art show circuit.

Elements wrote a project proposal called Artistic Endeavors which will raise funds to support our artists thru a crowdfunding fundraiser . Each dollar we receive will be matched by a grant from the MEDC up to $5000.00. We need YOUR HELP to raise these funds and would BE VERY THANKFUL to have your financial support. The deadline for contributions is June 24 th. We also accept checks and cash donations.

Please visit our project at www.patronicity.com/project/artistic_endeavors and again, I thank you for your support.

St. Mary School Virtual Tour
We invite you to take a virtual tour of St. Mary School. Just click the link! https://vimeo.com/413565860 If you would like to set up your own personal tour or have any questions, please call the office at 547-9441. We're happy to help!

Consumers Energy Offers Video to Help Small Business Save Energy
Does your business need a way to reduce energy costs? In the latest video provided by Consumers Energy, Senior Energy Efficiency Program Manager Chad Miller discusses the various programs the utility has available to assist businesses in reducing their energy use. Topics include:

·        Virtual Energy Coaching
·        An On-Line Market Place with a discount code on energy saving products
·        The Trade Ally Program
·        And general energy savings tips.

Watch the video here . It runs 3:33. Beyond watching the video, you can also learn about energy savings opportunities at www.consumersenergy.com/startsaving

St. Mary Parish is OPEN for Public Mass
St. Mary Parish is open for public Mass: Monday at 7:00 pm, Tuesday-Friday at 8:30 am, Saturday at 4:00 pm and Sunday at 9:00 am and 11:00 am. If you have any questions, you call call the office at 547-6652 or visit our website: www.stmarycharlevoix.com

Have You Seen Our Virtual Tour?
Choosing a senior living community for yourself or a loved one is an important decision, and can be time consuming. To help make the process of searching for a senior community a little easier, American House offers virtual tours, community photos, 3D floor plans and activity calendars right on our website!

Blue Cross' 2019 Annual Report Reflects on Their 80 Years and Looks Forward
In 2019, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan celebrated our 80 th anniversary. Over eight decades, we’ve increased access to affordable health care, enhanced patient care and improved the overall health of Michigan’s citizens.

We’re proud of this legacy but know there’s more to accomplish. As our health care system faces unprecedented challenges, Blue Cross will be there, just as we have for 80 years, to innovate, partner and further transform health care in Michigan and beyond our borders.

In lieu of our traditional annual report, we’ve gathered 2019 highlights HERE.

Virtual Campus Tour
At North Central, we know the best way to get to know us is by visiting campus. Since that’s not always possible, we’re bringing the campus tour to you! Check out our virtual campus tour to find out why “close to home” and “far from ordinary” are a winning combination. A North Central degree is easily transferable to 25+ colleges and universities in Michigan, and students can “stack” their credentials to fit their objective. We are proud to offer all of this on a beautiful campus, at a $40,000 savings over the first two years at many four-year Michigan universities. Get your best start here! Click HERE for the virtual campus tour!!

Support Downtown Businesses through Covid-19
Times are tough for all of us right now - but especially for our small business owners who have been hit the hardest during this pandemic. Help us help them! ​Charlevoix Main Street DDA created this campaign to raise funds to help small businesses pay rent, purchase safety equipment, and market their product during this new way of doing business. Please help by supporting our campaign for the relief and recovery of our small business community. Click HERE .

Fighting Cancer, No Matter What
It may seem easier to delay cancer care or preventive screening but detecting cancer early is one of the biggest factors in a successful treatment plan. We have witnessed the impact on patients who are delaying care, which is why the Karmanos Cancer Institute team remains diligent in finding new, creative ways to deliver care that is safer for everyone.
 
Karmanos Cancer Institute continued seeing patients for life-saving treatments throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. During this time, we implemented enhanced screening and safety procedures.
 
But cancer didn't stop when COVID-19 hit. We encourage you to receive the care you need to to diagnose, prevent, and treat cancer.
 
These appointments include:
·    Preventative screening including mammograms and lung cancer screening
·    Cancer surveillance
·    Postponed follow up visits
·    Clinical trials that were placed on hold
 
Call us today so we can help you with your health care needs: 800-248-6777. For more information visit HERE .

The Vault Co-Working Space is Open in a Different Way!
The Vault is now open and accepting new memberships for the summer! We've pivoted our model to allow for weekly or monthly memberships with dedicated desks only. Desks are adequately spaced out, sanitizer is widely available, and the internet signal is strong. Schedule a tour today by calling 231-547-3257.

We're Still Here for You!
Despite the obvious global health crisis and local restrictions, our office remains open. As a result of these regulations, our staff is doing our best to keep office hours as consistent as possible with at least one staff person on hand at all times. Our phone lines are open for questions or concerns, and staff is also available via email. We are always ready and willing to assist you with any questions you may have about the natural resources on your land and best conservation practices. If we don't have the services or programs you are looking for, we make it a priority to help you find the right resources to fit your needs.

Office Phone: 231-582-6193, Office Hours: M-F, 8am-4:30pm
Website: www.charlevoixcd.org (Find us on Facebook too!)

Staff: Chris Anderson, MAEAP Technician (and Forestry questions) - chris@charlevoixcd.org, Alison Adams, District Manager - alison.adams@macd.org

McLaren Northern Michigan Received the
Leapfrog Group 'A' Rating for Safety

Leapfrog 'A' Safety Rating
McLaren Northern Michigan received the Leapfrog Group 'A' rating for safety. McLaren Northern Michigan rated Above Average in 20 of the 28 measures including infection prevention, surgical safety, error prevention, patient bedside safety, and staffing, with 7 measures being unreported. 
 
2020 Advancing Pharmacy Practice Award
Comprehensive Pharmacy Services, LLC, awarded McLaren Health Care the 2020 Advancing Pharmacy Practice Award. This award is given to a pharmacist clinical or tream of clinicians who implements a forward-thinking practice demonstrating accountability for patient therapeutic, safety, and satisfaction outcomes.
 
Low Length of Stay for Cardiac Valve & Cardiothoracic Surgeries
Dexur, an anonymized medical claims database, rated McLaren Northern Michigan as a top ranked hospitals for the lowest Length of Stay for Cardiac Valve & Cardiothoracic Surgeries in Michigan. 
 
ACR Mammography Accreditation in Cheboygan
The American College of Radiology awarded McLaren Northern Michigan - Cheboygan Campus with a 3 year re-accreditation. Accreditation by the ACR displays a dedication to clinical quality and safety.

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.  
The easiest way to find jobs in the Charlevoix Area! Click below for a list of jobs with our chamber members.
Community Engagement Coordinator- AmeriCorps Vista

Library Circulation Assistant & Community Room Assistant

Principle Architect



Comfort Keepers
Caregivers - More than a Living!

Senior Center Cook

Part and Full Time Seasonal Retail Sales

Pro Shop Attendant
Airport Attendant
Loan Processor/ Credit Analyst

AmeriCorps Vista Member

Front Desk Agents
Housekeeping Staff
Full & Part-Time (Seasonal) Staff for All Positions

Hiring All Positions

Production: Full-Time, Year-Round
OTR Truck Drivers
Product Engineer 1

Resident Care Staff, all shifts
Activities Staff
Culinary Staff
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