For more information, call the Chamber office at 231.547.2101 or email info@charlevoix.org

Charlevoix Area Pool Winter Fundraising Event

February 29th

Plan to attend our Winter Fundraiser at the Argonne House! Event is 5:30-7:30 pm with heavy hors d'oeuvres (including yummy Argonne shrimp), beverages, and music. Tickets are $150 each and will be matched by 4 donors! This is a great way to support your non-profit community pool while meeting new people. Call the pool for details: 231-547-0982.


Zephyr- A whirlwind of Circus by Cirque Mechanics

March 1st

Throwing all caution to the wind, the adrenaline-driven daredevils of Cirque Mechanics are back with an all-new mechanical masterpiece: a 20-foot-tall windmill powered by sheer strength!

Set on a rotating turntable, there's practically nothing in Zephyr that won't spin - as acrobats brazenly balance atop the windmill's blades and fearlessly face the Wheel of Destiny. A turbine tug of war between man, nature and machine, Zephyr is a circus that'll blow you away.

Zephyr is a show for all ages


First Fridays

March 1st

Eat, shop, and be merry on the first Friday of each month in downtown Charlevoix! Each month features a downtown Cocktail Trail with themed beverages, a prize station, and a magical tiny-door scavenger hunt.

Be sure to stop into The Happy Troll each month and thank them for being a First Friday event sponsor!


First Friday Coffee Connection

March 1st

Join us as we start a new networking opportunity – our First Friday Coffee Connection!

The first Friday of each month, join us and fellow Chamber members for casual coffee and conversation.

Our first event will be March 1st at Harwood Gold Café, 9am-10am, with special guest State Senator John Damoose joining. Stop in, get yourself a coffee, talk with your business peers, and hear an update from the Senator.


Fish Fry Friday at St. Mary School

March 1st

All are welcome to enjoy a delicious Fish Fry dinner on Friday, March 1st from 5-7pm. Dine in or Take out!


Perry Release Party at Folklor

March 2nd

Join us for a release party for our 2023 Perry!

We're excited for a juicy taste of summer in the depths of winter. In '23 some of our trees yielded fruit for the first time in 3 years, adding a couple new pear varieties to the mix and a depth of flavor.

The fruit for this cider comes from 50-year-old trees that have been left to their own devices and un-sprayed for the past decade. 80 cases produced.

Join us at the farm for a Perry Release Party on Saturday, March 2 from 12:00 - 5:00. Chef Michelle O'Daniels of Sense of Place TC will be grilling up a delicious pairing of chicken or veggie satay with a winter veggie slaw. See you there!

March is Cider Month at Folklor! In addition to releasing our new Perry, we'll be offering case discounts on our While Away and 15% off bottles of Golden Hour cider.


Shoe Drive-Thru Drop Off

March 2nd

The Charlevoix Senior Class of 2024 is having a Shoe Collection Fundraiser to raise money toward their Senior All Night Party!

We will be having a Shoe Drive Thru drop-off event on Saturday, March 2nd, from 11am-1pm. on the East Side of the Parking lot at the Charlevoix Public Library.

Donate your gently worn, used, and new shoes on Saturday. We will be collecting until March 21st. Contact a senior parent or text: SHOE to 231-675-3510 to donate.

GLCO presents Drumheads Percussion Ensemble

March 3rd

Enjoy the many sounds of percussion with The Drumheads ensemble from the Great Lakes Chamber Orchestra.

The free concert, part of the GLCO’s Sunday Series, will take place at 4 PM on Sunday March 3rd at the First Congregational Church, 101 State St. in Charlevoix.

Tim Mocny, Bob Sagan, and Ken Yagiela will perform favorites, reimagined classics, video game music and more in creative percussion arrangements with drums, glockenspiel, marimba, cymbals, and “found” instruments, to name a few. There is something for everyone and all ages in this dynamic performance. The free of charge Sunday Series recitals are made possible through the generous support of Carolyn Klender.

The Great Lakes Chamber Orchestra is a nonprofit professional orchestra headquartered at 219 E. Lake St., Petoskey. For more information, visit www.glcorchestra.org or call 231-487-0010. 


March 5th

Charlevoix's Cultural Corridor is hosting a FREE Film Series!

March 5th is Charlevoix Circle of Arts movie pick: FRIDA (2002) rated R.

All movies are at Charlevoix Cinema. Concessions available for purchase. 


Bier's & Books Club: Indian Horse

March 6th

Discuss great books over great beers. The discussion is free but the beverages are not.


"Indian Horse" by Richard Wagamese.

This spare yet rich fictional work published in 2012 tells the story of Saul Indian Horse as he looks back on his life including his forced enrollment at a Native boarding school, his success on the hockey rink, and eventual alcoholism.

Late author Wagamese was considered one of Canada’s foremost Native authors and storytellers.


Walstrom Marine Job Fair

March 6th

Walstrom Marine invites you to attend our career fair Wednesday, March 6 from 11am-2pm at our Charlevoix showroom. (6472 M-66 N.)


We are growing and hiring marine technicians, boat and yacht sales, boat detailers, yard crew, seasonal positions and more. All with competitive pay, career development opportunities, and a boat load of benefits. Take this chance to look behind the scenes, experience hands-on careers in action, and meet the team.


Marine-specific experience is not required. We are very proactive in offering continuous training and development for our team members. We have several locations throughout the state including Charlevoix, Cheboygan, Harbor Springs, Traverse City and beyond.


Learn more and apply online at walstrom.com/careers.


**Please note that this event will be held at our showroom at 6472 M-66 N, NOT our downtown sales office

Presented by the NCMC Corporate and Community Education Department: "Non-Profit and Association Management 101"

Wednesdays from Feb. 7th to Mar. 20th, 9:00-10:30 am

Are you facing challenges as a member of a Board of Directors? Are you a newly elected Board Member or Officer and uncertain about your role? Does your organization need guidance on recruiting for the future? Do you aspire to elevate your Non-Profit Organization or Association to its highest potential? If you answered "yes" to any of these questions, this class is tailored for you! For more details and registration information, click here.


Beginning Ballet

February 12th-March 18th

For Ages 5 & 6

6 week session

FEB. 12 - MARCH 18, 2024

MONDAYS, 4:15 - 5pm



$79 for non-members

$71 for members

Minimum # of students to hold the class = 4

Maximum # of students per class = 9

With instructor Annie Hindle! 

No experience required.

This class is an introduction to a structured ballet class. It will consist mainly of center work with an intro to barre. Dancers will learn the basics of ballet class etiquette. There is lots of room for fun, energetic movement exploration while balancing it with the discipline of ballet and working together respectfully.

Dress Code for Class:

Pink leotard, pink tights and pink ballet shoes. Boys can wear white t-shirt black form fitting pants.

Hair neatly pulled back and no jewelry.


Meditation & Sound Bath

February 4th-June 16th

Class Dates to Register for:

February 4, 18

March 3, 17

April 7, 21

May 5, 19

June 2, 16

Join Lindsay Walter, certified meditation and breath work coach for a community meditation and breath work group class.

Each session includes a discussion and guided meditation blended with breath work and sound bath. 

Participants will leave feeling grounded, balanced, and relaxed. Classes are held at the Charlevoix Circle of arts on the 1st and 3rd Sunday of each month from 9:30-10:30am.

Please wear comfortable clothing, and bring a yoga mat, pillow, blanket, and water bottle. 

 (Floor surface is hard).

Minimum # of Participants to hold class = 1 

Maximum # of Participants = 10


Frostbite Trail

February 10th--April 20th

The Frostbite Trail is back for 2024!

No, that’s not just what we’re calling a walk in the woods without proper boots—the Frostbite Trail is a winter ​​tasting and food experience hosted by 12 businesses in Antrim and Charlevoix counties.

There are four Saturday dates scheduled for 2024: Feb. 10, March 23, and April 20. Visit between 12pm and 6pm to sample a small bite food tasting with a pour of wine, beer, or cider. (Cost is $12 per person at each stop.)

This weekend’s theme is “handhelds,” with menus available on the participating location’s websites: Townline Ciderworks, BOS Wine, Short’s Pull Barn, WaterFire Vineyards, Torch Lake Cellars, Cellar 1914/Shooks Farms, Bier’s Inwood Brewery, Folklor Wine and Cider, Lost Cellars, BluDot Farm and Vineyard, Spare Key Winery, and Ethanology Distilling.


Dine & Donate

March 8th


Vienna Boys Choir at Great Lakes Center for the Arts

March 9th


Karaoke Night at The Happy Troll

March 9th


Castle Farms Community Sale

March 9th


Trivia Night at The Backlot Charlevoix

March 9th


GLCO Little Waves

March 9th


Comedy Night at The Boathouse

March 9th


Manoomin: The Story of Wild Rice in Michigan with Author Barbara Barton

March 12th


Charting a Path Forward: Economic Development in Your Community

March 14th


Culver's of Charlevoix Supports the CMHS Spanish Club

March 14th


Puzzles, Pint & Pizza

March 15th


Home and Outdoor Living Show

March 15th & 16th


16th Annual Rotary Club of Charlevoix St Patricks Party

March 16th


Celebrate with Pepper's Boutique

Pepper's Boutique is celebrating one-year in their New Smyrna Beach, FL location! Pepper's operates in Charlevoix, New Smyrna Beach, and Ormand Beach. The Florida shops see many Michiganders in the off-season! The Charlevoix shop will be opening mid-May, and Pepper and Howard look forward to a great summer in Charlevoix!


Pet of The Week- Nova!

Howdy everyone, the name is Nova!

I ended up at the shelter due to my high energy. My last owners had young children, and I got way too excited around them. I need someone who can give me a lot of exercise, and play fetch with me until I say they can stop!

Luckily I'm housebroken, and I keep my kennel really clean. I can show you how smart I am and all the tricks that I've learned. I am particular with what dogs I like. Even though I am energetic, I also love people and giving big slobbery kisses.

I'm such a sweet and spunky girl who just needs the right people to come around to give me a loving home.


Registration for the NCMC Summer Learning Academy is now open!

Sixteen different courses are available for students entering 3rd - 8th grades. Classes are filling up fast! Reserve your space here.


Funds Needed for New Playground at Mt. McSauba!

Through a Community Needs Assessment process, the City of Charlevoix identified the need for a modern playground facility at the Mt. McSauba Recreational Area and incorporated this need in its community master plan.

Unfortunately, funding for this substantial project has not been available. With the approval of the Charlevoix City Council, the Rotary Club of Charlevoix is partnering with the City of Charlevoix through the Recreation Department to orchestrate the funding and community build of a full playground at the Mt. McSauba Recreational Area.

This playground will be uniquely designed for the wooded environment where it will reside and will be utilized by hundreds of children and families who recreate at Mt. McSauba each year. The desired playground equipment will be from Penchura, a Michigan company. Doug Smith, a sales representative from Penchura as well as a Charlevoix resident, is helping the Rotary Club of Charlevoix choose the right equipment for the area. Designed with a keen focus on promoting physical activity, imaginative play, and inclusivity, the Mt. McSauba Playground boasts a vibrant and engaging environment that seamlessly blends with the scenic surroundings.

The expected cost for the new playground is approximately $250,000. With the help from gifts from foundations, businesses and residents the Rotary Club of Charlevoix is hopeful to make this playground a reality by next summer.

To donate, please visit rotaryclubofcharlevoix.org/donations. Your donation will be tax deductible.  

Cathryn Pearl, PA-C Joins Munson Healthcare 

Specializing in Sleep Medicine 


Munson Healthcare (MHC) is pleased to welcome Cathryn

Pearl, PA-C, to MHC Charlevoix Sleep Center.  


Cathryn was born and raised in Michigan. She completed her physician assistant degree from Western Michigan University and is board

certified by the National Commission of Certification of Physician Assistants.

After graduation, she moved to northern Michigan where she spent her entire medical career caring for her community.  

During the first 30 years of her career, she primarily

worked in family medicine and urgent care. When she was introduced to sleep

medicine, she was inspired by the significant impact of improved sleep quality

on a person’s overall well-being.


“I believe my years of experience in family medicine will

be an asset in my sleep medicine role. I love to help my patients achieve

optimal health, and sleep is a big part of that,” Cathryn said. 


Cathryn has been married for more than 30 years and

together, raised four boys, and has a yellow lab named Cooper. She loves her

community and is honored to be a part of their health care team. In her free

time, she enjoys outdoor activities such as biking, walking, and boating. 

Cathryn is accepting new patients at Munson Healthcare

Charlevoix Sleep Center, located at 14695 Park Avenue, Suite B in Charlevoix.

To make an appointment, call 231-547-8905. 


For additional information, visit www.munsonhealthcare.org/FindADoctor or call Munson Healthcare at


St. Patrick's Day Party tickets NOW AVAILABLE

Please join us for the 16th Annual Rotary Club of Charlevoix St Patricks Party on Saturday March 16th in the East Garden room at Castle Farms.

Ticket are $75 each (reserved tables for 10 people are also available) and include a open bar, dinner by Grey Gables, and music and dancing from Starfarm (80s tribute band out of East Lansing). Tickets are available from any Charlevoix Rotarian and are for sale at Lakeshore Chiropractic (1302 Bridge Street - 231-237-0665).

SINGO at The Back Lot Charlevoix

Join A+ Entertains and Us at The Back Lot Charlevoix on April 20th for Singo Music Bingo a Fundraiser for The Charlevoix Class of 2024 Senior All Night Party! $25 per Bingo Board! Prizes and dress in your favorite Era 70's, 80's, and 90's.


NCMC Lifelong Learning Club is unveiling a new style of learning event!

The NCMC Lifelong Learning Club is experimenting with a newly designed enrichment class combining a lecture, an assigned bestselling book and a live performance.

All of the elements of this event surround the true story of "The Radium Girls". In the early 1900's radium is a miracle cure, Madame Curie is an international celebrity and luminous watches are the latest rage—until the young women who paint the watches begin to fall ill with a mysterious disease. Most of the young women become seriously ill or worse. Very unusual for their time, these women rightfully stand up for themselves in court, suing their employers for occupational hazards and endangering their workers.  

This class is scheduled for April 4th and April 13th. For more on this new class click here.

Jax Northside presents NEW ROTATING FEATURES

Bring your friends and family to try Jax new chef creations: Housemade Italian Sausage Flatbread for $14, Balsamic Herb Marinated Chicken for $19, Cherry Chicken Walnut Sausage Penne Pasta for $21, and Apple Cider Braised Beef for $23!!! Plus, from 11:30am – 2pm choose check out the great LUNCH SPECIALS for just $10! On top of that, Jax offers NIGHTLY SPECIALS  throughout the week, from Trivia Night to Fish Fry Fridays, from Italian Night to Prime Rib Saturday Night. Open for lunch, dinner and happy hour Tuesday thru Saturday. For menu details, check out JAXCHX.com or call 231.437.6400.

Have a business or member success story? We want to hear it! Hitting a growth landmark, meeting a personal or financial business goal, adding to your team, being awarded industry certifications or recognition's… we want to share that accomplishment!

Charlevoix Urgent Care Transitions to Walk-in Clinic

Providing more affordable, convenient options for Charlevoix and surrounding communities

Munson Healthcare Charlevoix Hospital announced the transition of the Charlevoix Urgent Care to a new Walk-In Clinic as part of the Regional Care Transformation Plan to provide more patient-centric care.

On March 1, the Charlevoix Urgent Care will discontinue services in the Charlevoix Emergency Department and will begin the transition to the new Walk-in Clinic that will open on April 1, 2024. The Walk-in Clinic will be conveniently located at 14705 W. Upright St., Building D in Charlevoix. The Charlevoix Emergency Department will continue to offer 24/7 care every day of the year.

The new Charlevoix Walk-in Clinic will prioritize walk-in availability and same-day call-ahead appointments, ensuring timely access to care for patients. Additionally, the Walk-in Clinic will offer more affordable options for the community, with a patient’s insurance billed as a specialist visit to support cost-effective healthcare delivery.

“We are excited to offer this standalone walk-in clinic separate from the emergency department. In the existing Urgent Care framework, the level of patient care can unexpectedly shift from urgent to emergency services based on clinical criteria. This has resulted in increased expenses for our valued patients," stated Joanne Schroeder, President of MHC Charlevoix Hospital. "Acknowledging this concern, we are pleased to announce that our new Walk-in Clinic model will effectively tackle this issue."

Patients can expect the same level of care provided by the current urgent care, including point-of-care lab testing and necessary imaging services, which will be conveniently accessible at Charlevoix Hospital, located just across the street.

During the transition period from March 1 to March 31, community members are encouraged to utilize existing alternative healthcare resources, including:

·       Charlevoix Emergency Department for emergencies.

·       Munson Healthcare’s Ask-A-Nurse Line, 231-935-0951. This is a free service connecting the community to a registered nurse to talk about any symptoms or concerns. It is available 24/7.

·       Munson Virtual Urgent Care | Daily; 7 am – 7 pm | MunsonHealthcare.org/VirtualUrgentCare

·       Primary Care Provider | Don’t have one? MHC Charlevoix Primary Care is accepting new patients, call 231-547-6554, or visit MunsonHealthcare.org/Find-A-Doctor


North Central Michigan College’s Fall 2023 Scholars List includes 426 students who have achieved top academic honors

Forty-four students notched highest academic honors and were named to the President’s List for earning a 4.0 grade point average in at least 12 credit hours (full-time status). An additional 122 full-time students earned a GPA of 3.5—3.999 and were named to the Dean’s List, and 260 students earned a place on the Scholar’s List with a 3.5 or higher GPA for 6—11 credit hours (part-time status).

The complete list of students who earned academic honors is available at ncmich.edu/academics/scholars.html

North Central Michigan College is an open-door community college based in Petoskey with additional offerings in Cheboygan, Gaylord, and online. North Central’s mission is to provide exceptional, accessible, relevant higher education of and for the community. An Achieving the Dream Leader College with a designation of Veteran Friendly Gold by the Michigan Veterans Affairs Agency, North Central is a member of the National Junior College Athletic Association and the Michigan Community College Athletic Association. Learn more at www.ncmich.edu.  

JanTec Incorporated Launches Region’s First Welding Registered Apprenticeship

A first-of-its-kind apprenticeship program in northern Michigan will help a Traverse City manufacturing company train its employees. JanTec Incorporated, in partnership with Northwest Michigan Works!, has launched a new U.S. Department of Labor registered apprenticeship for welders. JanTec Incorporated is a leading manufacturer of conveyance systems and products.


Registered under the Northwest Michigan Works! U.S. Department of Labor (USDOL) Standards of Apprenticeship, JanTec Incorporated is providing apprentices with approximately 36 months of on-the-job learning along with over 400 hours of related educational instruction. The related coursework is provided through Northwestern Michigan College. The curriculum complements the hands-on training while providing a robust experience to expand the career pathways for the apprentices. Upon completion of the program, apprentices will earn credentials including the U.S. Department of Labor National Journeyworker Certification. 


"At JanTec, Inc., the core of our corporate DNA is defined by our commitment to improving lives, personal & professional workforce development and engaging with the communities we serve, said Troy Curran, President, JanTec, Inc. “With our new USDOL registered apprenticeship program, we continue to build on this mission. As JanTec continues to grow and expand, we look to add apprentices later this year to learn from and be mentored by the talented production team we have today. This program would not be possible without the guidance and support of the team at Northwest Michigan Works! They have made the process straightforward and effortless. They have done most of the heavy lifting to ensure we met the requirements of the USDOL and we look forward to their continued partnership as we kick-off the program.”


Registered apprenticeships are developed through a partnership with the U.S. Department of Labor and are a proven training method for employers to build a talent pipeline of highly skilled, educated employees. Registered apprenticeships are offered in over 1300 occupations and can be designed for any size or type of business. Northwest Michigan Works! provides technical assistance and administrative support for registered apprenticeships, including development and implementation guidance.


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.

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The easiest way to find jobs in the Charlevoix Area! Click here or read below for a list of jobs with our chamber members.

Absolute Enterprises

Construction Work

Big Brothers Big Sisters

Advocacy/Developmental Specialist

Charlevoix Area Community Pool

Certified Lifeguards

Swim Team Coach

Charlevoix Auto

Automotive Technician

Detailer/ Porter

Sales Specialist

Service Advisor

Charlevoix Area Humane Society

Veterinary Technician

Kennel Attendant

Charlevoix County Commission on Aging

Boyne Area Senior Center Part Time Cook

Charlevoix County Community Foundation

Administrative Assistant

Charlevoix State Bank

Management Trainee

City of Charlevoix

Dock Attendants

Camp Counselors

Assistant Camp Director



Harbor Industries


CNC Operator

Maintenance Supervisor

Quality Inspector/Auditor II

Horizon Bank

Customer Service Representative

JAX Northside

Restaurant Manager

Manthei Construction

Diesel Mechanic

Field Construction Laborer

Forklift Operator 

Gravel Train Truck Driver

Heavy Construction Foreman

Heavy Equipment Operator

Production Laborer - Demolding

Production Laborer - Pouring

Northern Community Mediation

Case Manager

Ward Marina

Administrative Assistant

Wineguys Restaurant Group



Food Runners



Server Assistants

Restaurant Management and Event Coordination Internship

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