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
WINTER IS COMING: Prepare and Protect Your Home From Winter Hazards
December 2, 11:00am

From ice dams to attic heat loss, learn about how to monitor, prepare, and protect your home from winter weather hazards with David Hamm of Jarvis Property Restoration.

Register HERE!
The LEAD by Local sessions will conclude with time for each attendee to share - about your business, an event you have coming up, a service you are looking to provide or find, a need you are looking to fill, or anything else! $5 to attend, register online for these virtual sessions.
2021 Charlevoix Guide Advertising NOW Open

We are thrilled to announce the all new, all inclusive, Charlevoix Guide publication. The Charlevoix Area Chamber of Commerce and Visit Charlevoix are combining efforts to make this collaborative piece for community members, visitors, future residents, and businesses. This magazine will showcase Charlevoix’s desirable quality of life, as well as the outstanding opportunities.

Many have requested a combined piece, and we are pleased that directors from each organization worked together toward this collaborative solution. The result: increased distribution, decreased cost for those who previously advertised in both publications, decreased production costs for both organizations, and increased communication among community members.

To learn more about this advertising opportunity click HERE!
Harbor View Cafe Veterans Special
November 11
7-2pm

In honor of our Veterans, please join us at the Harbor View Cafe on Wednesday November 11 for 50% off all entree’s for all veterans! We thank you for your service!

Charlevoix Conservation District Open House
November 12
6-7pm

The Charlevoix Conservation District and its Board and Staff would like to welcome Charlevoix County residents to its Annual Meeting Open House event on Thursday, November 12th from 6:00-7:00pm. Tasty pre-wrapped food from Lake Street Market, beverages and other “to-go” treats, will be on the house for visitors as they interact with District Board, staff and partners. Vote for incoming board members, learn about our programs and services available to you, gain conservation tips and information for your yard or land, and tour the district office and new community room, which is open to the public to rent. (Please wear masks). For questions call 231-582-6193 or click HERE for more details.

Connecting Entrepreneurial Communities: A Multi-State Showcase
November 9-13

The Connecting Entrepreneurial Communities (CEC) Conference is a community development initiative that brings together entrepreneurs, business leaders, economic development professionals, decision makers, and community champions to strengthen and broaden regional entrepreneurial networks. Eight state University Extension teams are collaborating to offer a week-long virtual conference to be held Nov. 9-13 2020. In this first of its kind offering, the program development team is excited to offer participants an event that aims to: 

  • Serve as a space to showcase the tools and resources available to support entrepreneurs.
  • Support entrepreneurial network development in local communities by providing participants with the opportunity to learn from each other and share best practices.
  • Build a network of people to access multi-state tools, knowledge and resources to support entrepreneurial ecosystem development.
  • Learn about specific tools and resources to implement in your community.

COST: $20. For more information, check out the website at: https://bit.ly/CECShowcase

Lifeguard Training Class Starts Nov 16
November 16-20 | 4-9pm
November 21 | 1-5pm

Learn to be a lifeguard and then get a job at the Charlevoix Pool. Classes are Nov 16-20, 4 to 9 pm and Sat, Nov 21, 1-5 pm. Class cost of $150 may be reimbursed for those who get hired at the pool. Class open to age 15 +. Ask for details. Call Kathy Wells at 231-547-0982 or kathy@charlevoixpool.org.

Tip of the Mitt Score Offering Free Webinar on Business Credit for State Up Businesses
November 18
8:30-10am

Tip of the Mitt SCORE has teamed up with North Central Michigan College to offer a free webinar to the business community on business credit basics for start-up businesses

This introductory lending course will help new business owners understand credit, lending and options available to them. In this course we will discuss what it will take to build credit, get credit, and maintain it. We will discuss different lending options for your business type, the required documentation and use real life examples of how to increase cash flow in your business through lending. 

Cynthia Lamberson, Business Banking Relationship Manager at PNC Bank, helps people with their financial goals, supports their business growth and provides information on how the financial industry can assist them with their business efficiencies. An entrepreneur herself, she can provide valuable insights to new business owners. Click HERE to register!

Resiliency in the Workplace
November 19
12-1pm

The Blue Cross Master Class webinar series offers insights into the complex world of health care. As a benefits leader, you strive to balance employee morale and engagement with business concerns such as benefit costs. The Blue Cross Master Class series is designed to keep you up-to-speed on health care trends and topics to maintain success in your role. *Both of the upcoming webinars are certified by the Human Resources Certification Institute for continuing education credit.

Upcoming Master Class webinars:

·        November 19, 2020 12 - 1 p.m. EST

Community Thanksgiving Dinner
November 26
12-2pm

The 13th Annual Community Thanksgiving Dinner is sponsored by the Charlevoix Ministerial Association and will be held at St. Mary Parish on November 26th from 12-2 pm. It will be take out only. All are welcome! The meal is provided at no charge.

Ladies of the Lights
December 2, 2020
7-8pm
Online Presentation
Grants Awarded for Beaver Island, Boyne City, Charlevoix, and East Jordan
The Community Foundation responded to requests from nonprofit partners in four geographic areas in Charlevoix County in October. Thanks to donors who look to the Community Foundation to make a difference close to home, grants have been awarded to nonprofits who will work to improve the quality of life on Beaver Island, in Boyne City, Charlevoix and East Jordan. In all, over $93,000 was awarded during the Geographic Enrichment cycle. 

To see how each of these communities will be using their funds click HERE!

The next grant cycle will focus on Environment, Land Use, and Recreation projects. Applications will become available in December and will be due by Monday, February 1, 2021.  The Community Foundation welcomes inquiries about applying for grants anytime by emailing Ashley Cousens at acousens@c3f.org. More information about each grant cycle can be found at c3f.org on the “Apply for a Grant” page. 

Join the Charlevoix Elks Lodge
Have you been considering joining the Charlevoix Elks Lodge?! If so now is the best time! November and December are $1.00 application fee months! That's a HUGE 94% DISCOUNT! Join today!

If you have questions or want a tour of the lodge feel free to reach out to Lori Hart at 231-459-8973 or lorihart03@gmail.com.

Let Friske's Be The Sweetest Part of Your Thanksgiving!
For the easiest, most delicious of holidays, pre-order your desserts today!
 
Choose from a variety of our best PIES such as:
American Apple, Dutch Apple Crunch, Country Caramel Apple, Caramel Apple Pecan, Michigan Cherry, Cherry Pickin’ Crunch and Cherry Berry!
 
Also available are these seasonal favorites:
Apple Cinnamon Coffee Cake, Pumpkin Cream Cheese Muffins, Caramel Apple Scones, Ginger Molasses Cookies, Pumpkin Oat Sandwich Cookies and more!
 
Call 231-599-2604 and place your order NOW! 

North Central Michigan College Partners with College Central Network to Help Students and Employers Connect!
North Central Michigan College is pleased to announce that in collaboration with LTBB of Odawa’s Nitaazhitoojik Industrial Training program, the NCMC Career Development Center has joined College Central Network (CCN) to connect employers to North Central students and alumni! 
 
CCN is a modern platform that provides cutting-edge technology to best connect employers with qualified candidates, quickly and intuitively. The Network app alone features opportunities for part-time jobs, internships, and full-time employment, making the job search experience easier for students. 

NCMC invites employers to register at CollegeCentral.com/ncmich and post job opportunities for FREE to our students as part of this new partnership. College Central Network is free, and employers can populate the app with job postings and other content. 
 
The College Central app also provides students the quickest way to sign up for career fairs, workshops, and résumé reviews, and to schedule appointments with Career Service staff. Users can explore and find amazing job and internship opportunities geared toward North Central students. The Network also pushes out customized, relevant content for the college itself. Plus, all students have access to Job Agent, which automatically matches jobs to an individual student's profile.

Certified Lifeguards Needed
Certified Lifeguards Needed at the Charlevoix Area Community Pool. Flexible hours with 4-6 hour shifts available. Call Kathy Wells at 231-547-0982 or kathy@charlevoixpool.org.

90 Day "Every-Day" Give Away is Still Underway
My Grandmother’s Table will gratefully give away Dinner for Two each day from October 1, 2020 thru December 31, 2020!

We call it the “90 DAY ‘EVERY-DAY’ GIVE AWAY!” Yes, yes, yes! Every day in the coming months of October, November and December, you, or someone you know, and many others that you don’t know, will have a chance (actually, many chances) to enter this Dinner for Two Giveaway! To enter the contest in November, you must be an Essential Worker. To enter the contest in December, you must be homebound.

Call 231-437-3132 each day between 9am and 9pm or send an email to mygrandmotherstable@yahoo.com between 9am and 9pm.

Gift Local Downtown Charlevoix
Shop for holiday gifts in downtown Charlevoix for a chance to win up to $500 in Downtown Dollars!

1st Place = $500 | 2nd Place = $300 | 3rd Place = $100 | Runner Up Drawing: Gift Basket courtesy of Charlevoix Public Library.

It's easy! Here's how to enter:
  1. Spend $50 on gifts between November 15th and December 24th in 2020 at any of your favorite downtown Charlevoix businesses (receipts may be combined).
  2. Turn receipts into GaGa for kids + Women Too, The Clothing Company, or The Lake House through December 24, 2020. Receive one entry for each $50 spent on gifts for the holidays. 4,000 entries available.
  3. You may also submit receipts for online purchases made via local merchant's websites by emailing them to charlevoixmainstreet@gmail.com.
  4. Winner will be announces on January 5th, 2020.
Sponsored by Village Graphics. Click HERE to learn more.

Toys for Tots Drop Off at American House
Give the gift of play. For several years, an angel lived at American House Charlevoix. Ken Staley spent decades working with the Marine Corps League collecting toys to give to needy children in the community. Join his wife Arlene in honoring his efforts by dropping off a new, unwrapped gift between Thanksgiving and December 14, 2020. Let's make this year's Toys for Tots a success!

Call or email charlevoix@americanhouse.com with questions and thank you for making a child's holiday brighter!

Zontians Say NO To Violence Against Women
Zonta envisions a world in which women's rights are recognized as human rights and every women is able to achieve her full potential. In such a world, no women lives in fear of violence.

kNOw the signs, kNOw how to help.

Human Trafficking Hotline 888-373-7888 www.humantraffickinghotline.com
  • Is fearful, anxious, depressed, submissive, tense or nervous/paranoid
  • Exhibits fear after bringing up law enforcement
  • Avoids eye contact
  • Lacks health care
  • Shows signs of physical and/or sexual abuse
  • Is not in control of his/her own identifications documents (ID or passport)
  • Is not allowed or able to speak for themselves
  • Has numerous inconsistencies in his/her story
Women's Resource Center of Northern Michigan 24 hour Crisis Hotline 800-272-1995 or www.WRCNM.org National Domestic Violence Hotline 800-799-7233 or www.TheHotline.org
  • Seems afraid or anxious to please their partner
  • Makes excuses for their partner's behavior
  • Goes along with everything their partner says or does
  • Checks in often with their partner to report where they are and what they are doing. Receives frequent, harassing phone calls from their partner
  • Has a jealous or possessive partner and spends little time with others
  • Seems depressed or anxious, or you notice changes in their personality

JOIN US! Zonta Club of Charlevoix meets 11:45am the second and fourth Wednesday at 308 Belvedere Ave at Grey Gables Restaurant.

Charlevoix Conservation District Survey
The County plat book is a small fundraiser for the Charlevoix Conservation District, and a service we've provided every 3-4 years, dating back to the 1980's. In recent years publishing costs have increased making it challenging for the district to do much more than break even. Ads from local businesses assist tremendously with publishing costs, however as you are well aware, the current health crisis has caused many businesses to re-prioritize their advertising budget, among other things.

In this brief (1 minute), 5 question survey we would greatly appreciate hearing from you - our local landowners (year-round or summer), businesses owners and partners - to learn how important the county plat book is to you.

Your answers will help us determine if we should postpone yet another year, or consider ending this service entirely.  For questions about the plat book, please contact District Manager, Alison Adams at 231-582-6193, or alison.adams@macd.org. Thank you for your support! Click HERE for survey!

Growth, Freedom and Peace in Times of Stress
Watch this free ten-minute video as Joe Walker shares personal stories and tools and tips for remaining calm, resilient, and strong during the pandemic. Joe is a sought after Speaker, Executive Coach, Team and Talent Builder, Strategic Planner and Board Member. Throughout his business career, Joe has led international companies, (R.L. Polk & Co. now IHS Markit), a professional services firm (Plunkett & Cooney), as well as for-profit and not-for-profit associations and foundations (ex. Providence Health Foundation) as a Board Member and Board Chairman, CEO, COO, General Counsel, President of an International Division and Consultant. Contact North Central Michigan College to learn more about what Joe can do for you and your business in these stressful times. Available programs are: Leadership Training and Development, Team Training and Development, Strategic Planning in Times of Crisis, Communication in Times of Stress, How to Engage in Healthy Conflict, or allow our team to design a program for your specific needs. Christy Lyons clyons1@ncmich.edu • (231) 348-6822

Gobble Gobble Some Pie!
Giving our thanks.....and some pie! Turkey is the state of the Thanksgiving feast, but all eyes are on the prize when it comes to dessert...pie! To say thank you, our chefs are preparing traditional holiday pies for our friends to share with their families. We invite you to visit us curbside for a "Thanksgiving Pie Pickup". We'll fill you in on the events and activities we're planning for our community.

Call or email charlevoix@americanhouse.com to pre-order your pie by Friday, November 20, 2020, and we'll have it ready for Thanksgiving!

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.
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
Part-time Licensed Massage Therapist

Airport Attendant

Automotive Technician
Assistant Office Manager

Multiple Positions
Send resumes to jobs@hotelearl.com

Hiring Staff

Certified Lifeguards
Swim School Coordinator

Full & Part-Time (Seasonal) Staff for All Positions

Hiring All Positions

Caregivers 2nd and 3rd Shift
Sign on Bonus
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