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
Charlevoix Circle of Arts New Exhibit
Begins September 18

New exhibit starts September 18th!  "Time with Eagles" a photographic study by local photographer Bill Dietrich.  Bill Dietrich is a respected local wildlife photographer and a founding member of the Charlevoix Photography Club. Images featured in “Time With Eagles” were taken locally in Northern Michigan and in the Pacific Northwest in La Conner, Washington.  Whether you are an eagle enthusiast, nature lover, or photography fan – we welcome your visit to this inspiring show. Exhibit runs September 18 to October 31. 

Native Garden Planting Days!
September 24 & 25
10-2pm

Volunteers are needed to assist District Staff with planting our new Native Plant Demonstration Garden. 10am-2pm, LUNCH INCLUDED. Contact District Manager, Alison Adams if interested! No experience necessary! 231-582-6193.

Harvest Festival
September 26
8-5pm

It’s your favorite time of year! FOOD • FALL • FAMILY & FUN ON THE FARM! Enjoy the best NoMi has to offer at Friske’s Harvest Festival.
Start your day with our always popular Pumpkin Pancake Breakfast, hot, fresh Apple Cider and Pumpkin Spice donuts.

Enjoy live music with Scott Hankins from 11-3pm. Wagon Rides, U-Pick Apples, Pumpkins, Scratch Baked Goods, Special Cafe Lunch Menu, lots of kids activities and so much MORE will add to the fantastic fall experience at Friske Farm Market! Click HERE for details!



Fall Festival
October 3, 2020
8-5pm

Canadian Brass
October 18, 2020
4pm | 7:30pm
Great Lakes Center for the Arts
Seeking Mental Health Care: Advice from People Who've Been There
Even though mental illness affects everyone, certain racial groups face disparities when it comes to receiving mental health help.

To commemorate Minority Mental Health Awareness Month, we reached out to members of our employee resource networks to share their mental health experiences. The stories are all different, but the takeaway is largely the same: getting professional help can be life changing. READ MORE

McLaren Northern Michigan Welcomes New Interventional Cardiologist
McLaren Northern Michigan is pleased to welcome board-certified interventional cardiologist, Stephen J. Mattichak, MD, to Michigan Heart & Vascular Specialists.
 
Born and raised in Michigan, Dr. Mattichak’s love for medicine started in high school when studying biochemistry anatomy. After high school, Dr. Mattichak went to Wayne State School of Medicine for his medical degree. He completed his Internal Medicine internship and residency at Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta, Georgia. Dr. Mattichak completed two fellowships at William Beaumont Hospital including an Adult Clinical Cardiology and Interventional Cardiology.

Dr. Mattichak has a special interest in interventional and preventative cardiology including vascular biology and inflammation, peripheral vascular medicine, peripheral endovascular procedures, stroke management, and correction of patent foramen ovalis to prevent strokes and migraines. “Each and every patient experience means a lot to me. Helping people understand and manage their symptoms while improving quality of life is very rewarding,” he expressed.
 
When not practicing medicine or spending time with his two daughters, Dr. Mattichak likes to travel, paddle board, kayak, ski, fish, listen to music, cook, cycle, and go to the theatre.
 
For more information on cardiology services, or to make an appointment with Dr. Mattichak, please call 231-487-2490.

Community Foundation and Health Department Partner to Provide School Nurses
Ten years ago, the Community Foundation was part of an effort to provide school nurses across Charlevoix County and recently made a grant to sustain that service for hundreds of local children.  “Healthcare services provided by school nurses are important in our local schools every day, and they are especially important today.  We are so fortunate to be in a position to partner with the Health Department of Northwest Michigan to make these services a reality for the benefit of our students and our school districts,” explains Chip Hansen, president of the Charlevoix County Community Foundation. 
 
A grant for $130,000 from the Community Foundation will help the Health Department provide two full-time school nurses to serve in Boyne City, Boyne Falls, and East Jordan Public Schools for the 2020-2021 school year. Charlevoix Public Schools was able to fill the gap in health support on their own.  Confirmed funding for the current school year will also provide time for the Health Department to engage with the school districts and other potential partners to explore collaborations aimed at sustaining the school nursing program for the longer term.

To see the full press release and learn more about the partnership and school nurse program click HERE.

Smash September Special
Buy a three month membership, get a fourth month FREE! Kick the "Covid 15" and finish the year strong! Click HERE to learn more about their special, classes, services and safety protocols!

Community Feedback Survey
The Charlevoix Public Library has developed a Library Community Feedback Survey. Let us know what you think! The library is here for you, and we need your input. To take the survey online click HERE. 
 
The survey link will also be on the library's website, and paper copies of the questionnaire are available at the circulation desk of the library. The survey will be available for input through October 15th.

Local Businesses Pass Police Alcohol Compliance Checks
SAFE in Northern Michigan, a youth substance use prevention program and partner organization of the Health Department of Northwest Michigan, recently completed alcohol compliance checks at local businesses with the help of the Michigan State Police. Compliance checks are conducted periodically at randomly selected alcohol-selling businesses to ensure they are prohibiting the sale of alcohol to minors.

When conducting a check, an underage youth is under the supervision of a police officer and enters a store in attempt to purchase alcohol. If the employee sells the alcohol to the minor, the police immediately issue a citation. SAFE in Northern Michigan has congratulated the following businesses for passing the compliance checks, by refusing the sale of alcohol to minors and protecting area youth.

• Walgreen’s - 1301 US-31 Petoskey (North)
• EZ Mart (North) - 12665 US-31 Charlevoix
• Krist (#041) - 12969 US-31 Charlevoix
• Bridge Street Wine and Spirits - 100 Belvedere Ave Charlevoix
• Holiday Gas Station - 1408 Bridge St Charlevoix
• Next Door Food Store - 1505 Bridge St Charlevoix
• Walgreens - 1500 Bridge St Charlevoix
• Meijer Gas Station - 2141 US-131 Petoskey

Susan Pulaski, SAFE in Northern Michigan Project Director, shared, “Our goal is that all businesses successfully pass the compliance checks and don’t sell to minors. It is really a simple process if the clerk looks at the ID and it is vertical then the person is under 21 and they should not sell.”

What I've Learned from COVID-19
North Central Michigan College Corporate and Community Education is partnering with Tip of the Mitt SCORE to offer this online session presented by Joe Walker of Maple Bay Consulting. Winston Churchill said, “Never let a good crisis go to waste.” What will we do differently as a result of COVID? Will we make those changes permanent? Can we improve our businesses and jobs? Our personal lives? Attendees will get an opportunity to spend an hour reflecting on what we have learned from the COVID crisis. Hear success stories from other businesses that can be applied to your own business, and then commit to a written action plan to capitalize on opportunities that will improve the future of our own lives and the lives of our colleagues, friends, and family. Thursday, October 1st • 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM • $49 registration fee. Register here.

Still Time to Register for Network Michigan Works! Virtual Hiring Event
Job seekers still have time to register for Northwest Michigan Works! Virtual Hiring Events featuring more than 300 local jobs in healthcare, manufacturing, hospitality, and services. The online events will include more than 20 employers from around Northwest Michigan and will give job seekers the opportunity to learn about current job openings and connect directly to employers. The Manufacturing Virtual Hiring Event will be Tuesday, September 22 from 9:00 am to 12:30 pm. The Health Care Hiring Event will be Thursday, September 24 from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm. The Hospitality/Service Hiring Event will be Friday, September 25 from 9:00 am to 12:30 pm. Different employers will present every half hour at each of the events. There is no charge to participate in the hiring events but participants must register for each day they plan to attend. Participants can attend any of the presentations on the days they register for.

Click HERE to see the full press release and see the participating employers. Registration and the employer schedule are available HERE.

90th District Court Resumes Jury Trials
The 90th District Court for Charlevoix and Emmet counties recently became the first district court in our region to hold a jury trial since the COVID-19 pandemic according to Judge Angela Lasher. The statewide shutdown in March greatly impacted the courts. While the 90th District Court continued to operate and address all necessary hearings, the Michigan Supreme Court halted all jury trials through the end of June. “Because we adapted so quickly to remote technology, the District Court has not had a backlog of cases and we have met the safety needs of our employees and the public”. To ready more click HERE!
Panache Hair Studio For Sale
Panache’s owner, Beckah, is getting married and moving to Tennessee! This means the 12+ year successful salon in downtown Charlevoix is FOR SALE! Please email or call with any serious inquiries.
cvxpanache@gmail.com or 231-437-3330.

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.

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.
Gas Operations Supervisor

Bartenders/ Servers

American Spoon
Seasonal Retail Associate

Full-Time Architect



Comfort Keepers
Caregivers - More than a Living!

Senior Center Cook

Part and Full Time Seasonal Retail Sales

Edgewater Inn Condominium Hotel
Housekeeping
Front Desk Clerk
Automotive Technician
Assistant Office Manager

Multiple Positions
Send resumes to jobs@hotelearl.com

Hiring Staff

Swim School Coordinator
Lifeguards
Full & Part-Time (Seasonal) Staff for All Positions

Hiring All Positions

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

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
 Would you like to become a Premier Investor?
call the Chamber at 231.547.2101 or chamber@charlevoix.org for more information