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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
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

RED WHITE & BBQ!
July 3, 2020
5-8pm

Join Friske Farm Market on Friday, July 3, from 5-8pm for our Red White & BBQ event! This is an outdoor event celebrating family, fun and freedom!
 
Enjoy Live Music with Scott Hankins, Wagon Rides around our beautiful orchard, Big Apple Balloon, our Huge NEW Playground lots of great FOOD and MORE!
 
Menu items include: Famous BBQ Pulled Pork, Hot Dogs, Housemade Cole Slaw, Strawberry Shortcake, Cherry Donuts, Sparkling Cider and Slushies!
 
Head over to Ellsworth or Torch Lake for fireworks after some family fun on the farm! This is summertime in Northern Michigan at its finest!
 
Come EAT • SHOP • PLAY the Friske Way!

Charlevoix Circle of Arts' SUMMER SALON Exhibit Starts July 4th!
July 4 - August 15, 2020

The first annual salon-style exhibit showcasing regionally inspired work by local & area artists. Join us this summer as our exhibit gallery turns sales gallery! We are delighted to offer a collection of our very own northern Michigan artists.  Support Local Art! Exhibit runs: July 4 - August 15.

Virtual Author Series with U.P. Focused Mystery Writer Joseph Heywood
July 7, 2020

Join the Charlevoix Public Library on Tuesday, July 7 th at 6:30pm to hear Michigan author Joseph Heywood as he talks writing, photography, fishing, his U.P. focused Woods Cop mysteries, and everything in between via Facebook Live from the library’s Facebook events page.

Heywood walks every day and has hunted and fished throughout Michigan since 1958 “mostly alone.” This experience plus a dedicated month spent every year on patrol with conservation officers “in all kinds of weather, all times of day and under sundry conditions” have served as both the inspiration and research for his popular Woods Cop mysteries.

This series of six mysteries, revolve around topics like the international illegal animal parts business, the hunt for a rare blue wolf, a murderer that only targets game wardens, and the violence caused by a discovery of diamonds in the U.P. amongst other subjects.

Heywood’s other books as well as his other writing span a variety of topics including his passion for fishing as well as poetry, painting, photography and cartoons. All will be fodder for Heywood as he discusses his life and career in this not to be missed opportunity occurring virtually through the library’s Facebook events page on Tuesday, July 7 th at 6:30pm.  For more information please visit the library website at www.charlevoixlibrary.org or contact the library at 231-547-2651. To see full press release click HERE .

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.

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 3 | Michelle Chenard
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

Live On The Lake
East Park Odmark Performance Pavilion
7-9pm

July 2 | Hurricane
July 9 | Brett Newski & the No Tomorrow
July 16 | Distant Stars
July 30 | Charlie Millard Band

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

July 3 | Detour
July 4 | Mega 80's
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

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
 
Smart Thermostat Giveaway
Even during the COVID-19 pandemic Consumers Energy remains committed to achieving our clean energy goals! One pillar of our Clean Energy Plan is to help our customers use energy more efficiently. To keep those goals on track, we are working with Google to give away 100,000 Nest Thermostat Es to Consumers Energy residential customers from now through the end of July.

We know that people who use the Nest E reduce their energy usage by up to 15 percent on average. Which is why we’re eager to get the word out about this exciting new program. Use Google Chrome to access the attached link for more details about how to take advantage of this limited time offer or visit: ConsumersEnergy.com/freethermostat . This is only for residential customers of Consumers Energy and the customer must have air conditioning and WiFi to be eligible. Have your Consumers Energy Account Number ready. Once eligibility is verified, a cost of $0.00 will appear in the shopping cart. The customer will be responsible for shipping costs. A complimentary Customer Care Kit will be provided to those customers who are not eligible. 

OPEN FOR BUSINESS
Shop local at BLOOM open Wednesday-Saturday 11-5 and Sunday by chance. We just restocked the flower shop with new gifts, jewelry, candles, self care items, and of course FLOWERS!! Stop in and smell the goodness. And as always, thank you for supporting this small business!

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. 

American Spoon Now Open!
American Spoon is officially open!! Charlevoix store hours are 10-5pm daily. They will have later hours starting July 1st. We can't wait to see everyone!

Leadership Charlevoix County
The Leadership Charlevoix County Board of Directors has announced that they will not be holding their annual 9 month professional leadership program for the upcoming year due to the Covid-19 pandemic. After much discussion and consideration for the safety and well being of our participants, session leaders and Co-Administrators, it was unanimously decided to pause programming for the upcoming year and resume recruitment in the spring of 2021. The LCC Board will continue to meet, work on the organization’s strategic plan, review curriculum and projects, look at fundraising opportunities for the future and continue to engage the Leadership Charlevoix County Alumni. The organization will be thrilled to welcome back a new class in 2021, our tenth year for this highly successful curriculum that now boasts 142 alumni.

Leadership Charlevoix County is an independent 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization. For more information on Leadership Charlevoix County, the organization can be reached at leadershipcharlevoixcounty@gmail.com or by calling Board President Mary H. Faculak at 231-357-7104.

The Offield Family Viewlands Working Forest Reserve
Formerly known as the Little Traverse Bay Golf Club, these 290 acres are located a few miles southeast of Nub’s Nob. The land is best known for the breathtaking views of Little Traverse Bay and the Inland Waterway. You will love exploring this new reserve soon (by the end of June!), but we still need your help paying off the loan and restoring the property to a natural condition. 

The Offield Family Viewlands were officially purchased by Little Traverse Conservancy on April 22 (Earth Day) with a loan. Over $1.6 million has been raised towards the $2 million goal. For those who are able to give at this time, we greatly appreciate your support. 
All donations are tax-deductible. For questions, please contact Associate Director Ty Ratliff at  tyratliff@landtrust.org or 231.347.0991. For more information click HERE .

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.

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 1-231-582-6774 or email director@charlevoixhumane.org . What a great way to stay safe and support a great cause at the same time, everyone wins!

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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Senior Center Cook

Part and Full Time Seasonal Retail Sales

Airport Attendant
Loan Processor/ Credit Analyst
Full time and part time Teller

AmeriCorps Vista Member

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
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