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New Happenings at Charlevoix Circle of Arts!

SUMMER SALON Exhibit:  The first annual salon-style exhibit showcasing regionally inspired work by local & area artists. Support Local Art!  Exhibit runs: July 4 - August 15.
Watercolor & Plein Air Classes, Plus Dance & Yoga at the CCA! 
Sign up today  CharlevoixCircle.org  

Community Garage Sale
July 10 & 11, 2020
9-3pm

Join Charlevoix Estates for a community wide garage sale! Charlevoix Estates is located at 6685 M-66, Charlevoix.

Outdoor Happy Hour at The Great Lakes
Center For the Arts
July 11, 2020
5-7pm

Soak up the sounds of summer at the Great Lakes Center For the Arts this Saturday, July 11 from 5:00PM-7:00PM with live music from Northern Michigan legend, Jake Allen, dinner from award-winning Pigs Eatin' Ribs, and beverages including brews from Beards Brewery at this socially distanced Outdoor Happy Hour. Tickets are $35 per adult and $12 for children 8 and under. Tickets should be purchased in advance online at greatlakescfa.org, by calling the Box Office at 231.439.2610, or e-mailing tickets@greatlakescfa.org .

Seasonal Bouquet Workshop Series
July 20
5-7pm

Join Bloom floral design to create a summer vases of bold and bright locally sourced flowers featuring summer favorites like zinnias and snapdragons. $60 per guest per date. All supplies and flowers provided. Limited to 10 guest per workshop. Click HERE to register.

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

July 10 | Dennis O'Hagan
July 17 | Lou Thumser
July 18 | ANNIVERSARY PARTY w/ The Galactic Sherpas 7-10pm
July 24 | Jessica Dominic
July 31 | Brett Mitchell

Victories Sports & Entertainment
Every Friday & Saturday in July!
Doors open 8pm | Show at 9pm

July 10 | Bobby & Missy
July 11 | Herb the Artist
July 17 | Jon Archambault Band
July 19 | Brother Elsey

2020 Soak up the Sounds Concert Series
For ticket info click HERE

July 11 | The Grass Roots
Jazz at the Library 2020
Charlevoix Public Library
BYO Lawn Chair
Begins at 7pm

July 8 | Steve Stargardt Trio w/Special Guest
July 15 | Bill & Laurie Sears
July 22 | Crispin Campbell
July 29 | Mike & Mitchelle Davis
August 5 | Claudia Schmidt & Chris Bickley
August 12 | Steve Little & Marty Ward
August 19 | Nancy Stegniita

Sponsored by: Janet Susan Van Alsten, Bobbie & Bob Williams, Lynne & Mason Rosenthal, Polakowski Family Fund
The Series
Lavender Hill Farm | 7:30pm
Purchase tickets HERE

July 11 | Sundae + Mr. Goessl
July 14 | Sundae + Mr. Goessl
July 15 | Sundae + Mr. Goessl
July 31 | Horton Creek Bluegrass
August 1 | Gaines & Wagoner
August 2 | Gaines & Wagoner
August 8 | Joshua Davis

Raven Hill 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.

JULY Seasonal Bouquet Workshop Series
Still a few seats left for our July workshop...JOIN US!!! Get tickets HERE.

North Central Names New Team Members in Instructional, Student Services Divisions
Three new hires have recently taken the helm in key positions at North Central Michigan College , continuing the college’s commitment to providing exceptional, accessible, relevant higher education for all learners throughout the Tip of the Mitt.

Last month, Doug Tippett , an academic advisor at the college since 2017, was hired as North Central’s career development specialist, a new position made possible by a Nitaazhitoojik Industrial Training (NIT) grant in partnership with the Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians . Tippett’s experience advising college students and his ability to mentor both traditional and nontraditional students make him uniquely suited to build the college’s Career Services Center.

Additionally, Mary Mummaw , MA, LPC, arrived on campus on April 20, when she joined the Student Services department as a full-time counselor. A North Central alumna, Mummaw received her bachelor’s degree from Central Michigan University and her Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology from Western Michigan University.

Finally, Kendra Lake was hired as the college’s librarian in February. She comes to North Central from St. Clair County Community College (SC4) in Port Huron, Michigan, where she served as dean of Library Services. Lake is a member of the Michigan Academic Library Association and has served particularly as both chair and vice chair of the Open Educational Resources (OER) Interest Group. She is also a member of the Michigan Colleges Online Open Educational Resources Task Force.

Both Lake and Mummaw were hired prior to the four-month hiring freeze approved by North Central’s Board of Trustees in April, and Tippett’s position, because it is grant funded, was also unaffected. To view the full press release click HERE .

The Celebration of Biodiversity 2020 BioBlitz
2020 has been dubbed the Biodiversity Super Year, and people all around the world are working to protect biodiversity (diversity of life) of all forms. Join in the fun with Little Traverse Conservancy and the University of Michigan Biological Station as we celebrate and participate with a week-long BioBlitz! Help us identify the various plant, animal, insect, amphibian – all species that are found throughout our region.

Think of it as treasure hunting in the great outdoors, with the main goal to identify what we find while we are exploring a new place. Has your bucket list included getting out to see some of our region’s nature preserves and reserves? This is a great excuse to do just that.
Join us! The self-paced BioBlitz will occur for one week only beginning this Saturday, July 11 and ending on July 17. To get participation details, visit www.landtrust.org/bioblitz . Call 231.347.0991 if you have any questions or want maps and more information about the preserves.

Michigan Small Business Restart Program
On July 7, the Michigan Strategic Fund approved a $100 million program that will provide grants to small businesses around Michigan working to recover from the ongoing impacts of the COVID-19 virus. The MEDC says the program is called the Michigan Small Business Restart Program and the funds will be distributed by Economic Development Organizations in the region. In northern Michigan, Networks Northwest will distribute  $4.5 million, the Otsego County Economic Alliance and Target Alpena will each have $3.5 million to distribute. 

Here are the highlights and conditions:
  • Up to $20,000 grant per business.
  • Must have less than 50 employees.
  • Must only be used for working capital to support payroll expenses, rent, mortgage payments, utility expenses, costs related to reopening a business, or any other uses authorized by the coronavirus relief act.
  • 30% of the grants will be allocated for use by women-owned, minority-owned and veteran-owned businesses.
  • Grants to be administered through the 15 local Economic Development Organizations across the state. Applications are expected to open on July 15.

For more information and resources, visit www.michiganbusiness.org/restart/

Parking Spaces at the Charlevoix Circle of Arts
are available for lease at the Charlevoix Circle of Arts! Call or email to reserve yours: 231-547-3554, info@charlevoixcircle.org
 
New Earl Young Biography Available
The Charlevoix Historical Society announces the arrival of the first ever biography of our master builder in stone, Earl A. Young. Written by museum curator David L. Miles, the 171-pp. hardcover book contains just under 400 images, most of them in color. Price: $29.95 plus tax, $31.75. Available at the Society's Museum at Harsha House, 103 State Street. $6 additional for shipping. Call (231) 547-0373 for ordering information.

Public Invited to Support the Camp Daggett Kayak Event on July 18th
Kayak for a Cause on Walloon Lake, Camp Daggett’s annual fundraiser for its Adventure Center, is still scheduled for July 18 th ! The one-day event will offer two routes for participants, and both routes will observe appropriate social distancing and safety protocols. The proceeds from this event will support CDAC programming for youth. To learn more about the routes, visit www.campdaggett.org .
 
There are several ways to support this event. The Outfitter of Harbor Springs has donated an Old Town Loon 126 Kayak valued at $1,000.00 as part of Kayak for a Cause on Walloon Lake 2020. Raffle tickets are one for $10.00 or three for $25.00. Proceeds from this raffle are part of the 12th Annual Kayak for a Cause on Walloon Lake, July 18, 2020, to support the Camp Daggett Adventure Center (CDAC) programs. To get tickets or more information, contact Karen Marietti or Grace Ketchum at Camp Daggett, karen.marietti@campdaggett.org or grace.ketchum@campdaggett.org or go online. See the “Help the Team Tab” under Kayak for a Cause in the drop-down Events menu. The raffle will take place on July 18, 2020, Raffle No. R56225. Winner will be contacted the next day by phone or email.
 
There are also commemorative dock flags for purchase. To purchase either raffle tickets or dock flags, or simply make a donation to support a kayaker, click HERE .

Golf For The Guardians
Calling all golfers.... Please join us for a True Good and Beautiful Cause on a True Good and Beautiful Course. St. Michael Academy invites you to Golf For the Guardians, Monday, August 17th. Northern Michigan's top-ranked private course, True North Golf Club is the spot. For your maximum enjoyment, space is limited, so you can play-without-delay. White-Gloved Chef Station Breakfast and Lunch included. Register before July 4th for a chance to win dinner for 4 at The Depot private dining club, tickets for 4 to any performance at the Great Lakes Center for the Arts, Golf for 4 at True North. Sign-up today  HERE  Thank you for supporting Classical Catholic Education. 

Boyne Boat Yard Awarded as a Top 50 Company to Watch Through Michigan Celebrates Small Business

Congratulations to Boyne Boat Yard for being awarded a Top 50 Company to watch!
 
McLaren Northern Michigan Named to the Fortune/IBM Watson Health 100 Top Hospitals List

McLaren Northern Michigan has been named to the Fortune/IBM Watson Health 100 Top Hospitals list for 2020. This honor recognizes McLaren Northern Michigan as one of the top performing hospitals in the nation.
 
IBM Watson Health identifies the top hospitals from a rigorous evaluation of 3,134 hospitals in the country. The annual list recognizes excellence in clinical outcomes, operational efficiency, financial health, and patient experience. IBM Watson Health established the list to help identify best practices that may help other health care organizations achieve consistent, balanced, and sustainable high performance.
 
“We are very proud of this extraordinary achievement. Being named as one of the 100 Top Hospitals in the nation demonstrates the dedication and compassion our physicians, employees, board members, donors, volunteers, and community bring to the organization each and every day,” said Todd C. Burch, president and CEO at McLaren Northern Michigan. “This recognition acknowledges our team’s commitment to bringing the most comprehensive health care services to our community.”
 
This recognition demonstrates McLaren Northern Michigan’s ongoing commitment to prioritize patient-centered care, particularly during this very disruptive and challenging time. According to IBM Watson Health, as compared to similar hospitals, the hospitals included on the Fortune/IBM Watson Health 100 Top Hospitals list had better results on key clinical and operational performance indicators. These include survival rates, patient complications, health care associated infections, 30-day mortality and 30-day hospital-wide readmission rates, length of stay, throughput in emergency rooms, inpatient expenses, profitability, and ratings from patients. Using only publicly available data, the study was designed to spotlight hospitals that provide the highest level of care to their communities.
 
“Hospitals, health systems and the dedicated clinicians and staff who work at these organizations have emerged as true heroes of the COVID-19 pandemic and we are grateful to be able to recognize these extraordinary leaders at this time,” said Kyu Rhee, M.D., M.P.P., Vice President and Chief Health Officer, IBM Watson Health. “From small community hospitals to major teaching hospitals, organizations on this list demonstrate a relentless commitment to high value, patient-centered care and innovation. It is clear that the COVID-19 crisis will be a catalyst for reinvention, and we believe these top performing hospitals are positioned to emerge stronger and smarter out of this crisis.”
 
For more information, visit http://www.100tophospitals.com/ .
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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
Loan Processor/ Credit Analyst
Full time and part time Teller

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

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

Resident Care Staff, all shifts
Activities Staff
Culinary Staff

Airport Attendant
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