For more information, call the Chamber office at 231.547.2101 or email info@charlevoix.org
Join Our Team!
The Charlevoix Area Chamber of Commerce is seeking a part-time, year round Operations and Services Coordinator to handle organizational operations along with member and guest services. This position will provide the candidate experience in a variety of skillsets and industries - non-profit organization operation, hospitality, marketing, administrative assistance, event coordination, to name a few!

Paint & Sip with Cottage Pottery at VUE Wine Bar
January 24

Paint this Adorable Valentine Gnome & Heart Snowman while enjoying a glass of wonderful wine (& maybe a little charcuterie) in the nostalgic setting on the Pine River Channel. $40/painter includes all paints, supplies, step-by-step instructions and a glass of Wine. Limited Seating - this will sell out fast! Reservations are Required. After the class, we will take the pottery back to our studio for professional glaze and firing and return in about a week to the VUE for pickup!

Register HERE

Luncheon Lecture: Americans and the Holocaust
January 20
11:30 am

The Petoskey District Library will present a traveling exhibit, “Americans and the Holocaust,” in January and February 2023. The exhibit examines Americans’ responses to Nazism, war and genocide in Europe during the 1930s and 1940s. In conjunction with the exhibit, North Central Professor Charles McCaffrey will give a talk at the library entitled, “Henry Morgenthau: The Treasury Secretary Who Forced America to Aid the Jews of Europe.” He will reprise his talk for our Luncheon Lecture audience. Attendance fee includes a buffet lunch beginning at 11:30 am. Register HERE.

Italian Wine Tasting with Mike Zagaroli of Vintage Wines at VUE Wine Bar
January 26
7-9 pm

Take a tour of wines from Italy without leaving Northern Michigan! Join Vue Wine Bar & Mike Zagaroli with Vintage Wines for a wine tasting event to break up your winter blues. Tickets are $45 per person which include, 5 Italian wines, perfectly paired nibbles, wine education, and January fun! Space is limited, purchase your tickets by calling VUE at 231-437-3816.

GLCO presents Shackleton's Incredible Voyage
January 27
7 pm

Shackleton’s Incredible Journey is GLCO’s 2023 “Legends & Mysteries” educational concert, focusing on the leadership of Ernest Shackleton, one of the principal figures in the age of Antarctic exploration. In this true survival story from 1915-1916, Shackleton leads the men of the Endurance voyage through almost two years of shipwreck (crushed by ice), camping on ice, and an incredibly perilous rescue mission, to survive against all odds. Audiences are given an immersive musical experience as they watch the story unfold through live theater and original voyage film footage, with the GLCO orchestra performing exhilarating 20th century orchestral masterpieces representing the qualities of Shackleton’s leadership, including a sense of purpose, loyalty, optimism, ingenuity, and responsibility. During the afternoon, 500 7th – 9th grade students will experience the program. Don’t miss this performance that is sure to appeal to all ages! Tickets: $20 and $40 at HERE and 231-487-0010.

Bearcub Outgitters Torchlight Snowshoe
January 28
February 25
5-9 pm

Camp Daggett & Bearcub Outfitters invite the community out to enjoy a peaceful snowshoe hike across snow-covered trails at Camp Daggett - illuminated by over 100 torches. Free snowshoe rental for all ages is provided by Bearcub Outfitters. This is a free event, but donations are encouraged to support Camp Daggett. No advanced registration required. Learn more at www.campdaggett.org/bearcub-snowshoe-for-daggett

HDNW Hosts Blood Drives for Versiti - Respond and help ease the shortage!
January 30
220 W Garfield St

There are now more places in northwest Michigan to donate blood. HDNW is now hosting drives in each of our four counties: Antrim, Charlevoix, Emmet, and Otsego. Vertsiti Blood Center of Michigan announced Jan. 10 that it went to “appeal” status, which alerts partners to an emergent need to increase donor collections for area hospitals.
Consider registering or walking into one of the following drives at our Charlevoix, Mancelona, Gaylord, and Harbor Springs/Petoskey locations. We appreciate your willingness to give back to our community in yet another way.

Helmet Safety Clinic at
Mt. McSauba
February 4
Camp Daggett Father & Son Weekend
February 10-12
Frostbite Trail
February 11
Luncheon Lecture: What Did
You Say?
February 17
Help Fill Food Pantry Wish List

The Charlevoix Community Food Pantry is seeking the following Recipe Wish List ingredient donations to give our families so they are able to make Baked Corn Casserole: 
-8 oz. Jiffy Corn Muffin Mix
-15 oz Canned Whole Kernel Corn
-15 oz Canned Creamed Corn
Items can be dropped off at the pantry on Mondays from 9:00-12:00 am or 5:00-7:00 pm, or items can be placed in the drop box in front of the pantry anytime. We appreciate any help you can give!

Traverse City Central High School Students Defend the Potential of Children
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northwestern Michigan (Bigs) received a $206 donation from the Traverse City Central High School Marketing Class led by Becky Harvey. Since the beginning of the 2022/23 school year 29 students in the class have been learning how to create a business and make a profit choosing Bigs as the honored recipient of funds generated to support Bigs’ Mentoring Programs. 
“It gives students real-life experience of problem-solving, communicating, working together in a team, figuring things out and ultimately paying it forward to a non-profit in our community,” Becky Harvey said.

To see full press release click HERE.

QuickBooks Training and Troubleshooting

Are you interested in sharpening your skills with QuickBooks? Take advantage of our one-of-a-kind QuickBooks Training packages. Since our doors opened in 2001 we have provided training for business owners, CPA’s, employees, bookkeepers, and individuals looking for a new skill. Find out what it means to be a QuickBooks Pro. We offer training with QuickBooks Desktop Pro Plus, Premiere Plus, Enterprises Solutions, QuickBooks Online, and MAC. Learn QuickBooks in the comfort of your home, office, or take advantage of our relaxed and personal atmosphere at one of our office locations in Livonia and Charlevoix, Michigan. All classes are taught by a Certified QuickBooks ProAdvisor. 

Candlelight Hikes

The Charlevoix Recreation Department host Candlelight Hikes every Friday through February on the trails of Mt. McSauba. This one mile hike offers residents and visitors to the area a unique opportunity to hike trails under the glow of luminary bags.

The Recreation Department is seeking individuals, businesses, and service groups to volunteer at an upcoming hike. https://signup.com/go/xTNNoqQ If a business or service group volunteers, we will be sure to highlight that on our social media and web page. This wonderful community event regularly draws crowds of 200-600 visitors each week. For more information follow this link or call Kent Knorr, Recreation Director, at 231-547-7183.  

BELLA VITA - Happy New Year!!!

Thank you to all that joined us over the Christmas week.
Just a reminder: We will be open Fridays and Saturdays this ski season for CARRY-OUT & DINE-IN service starting at 5:00p.m. As always, reservations are recommended. Please Call (231) 582-3341

Summer Camp 2023 Registration Dates

Returning 2022 Campers (In-Area & Out-of-Area)
January 3rd @ 9am to January 21st @ 12pm
New In-Area Campers (Students Attending School in the Charlevoix Emmet County Region)
January 24th @ 9am to February 4th @12pm
Open Registration (New Campers In-Area & Out-of-Area)
February 7th @ 9am
We are gearing up for Summer Camp 2023! Please see the dates above for Summer Camp's registration windows. The online CampBrain registration link has been emailed to 2022 returning campers, and will be shared with the public once it is available to everyone. As always, camp fills up quickly - watch out for communications from us and plan to register as soon as possible!
Wineguys Presents Palette Bistro's Casamigos Tequila Diner

Attention all Tequila aficionados, PALETTE BISTRO presents CASAMIGOS TEQUILA DINNER (Thursday, 01/19) features five specialty cocktails pair perfectly with flavorful dishes like Mushroom Chow Mein Soup, Fruit Salad, Salmon, Smoked Duck Breast and Tequila Truffle prepared by Daniel Travis, Chef de Cuisine. Reservations Required | $85pp (plus tax + gratuity).

2022 Red Kettle Campaign Results

Due to the kindness, compassion and generosity of our local community, The Salvation Army nearly reached it’s 2022 Red Kettle Campaign goal of $145,000. Considering the challenging season with a shortage of bell-ringers and a blizzard over the last 2 highest revenue producing days, David Meyer, the 2022 Red Kettle Campaign Chairman did a tremendous job getting the word out and inspiring others to join forces and raise money for those in need. 
More information click HERE.

Pet of The Week - Mortica!

Say hello to Morticia! This adorable girl came to us with her two brothers as a transfer from another shelter. Morticia is a very shy girl and will take some time getting comfortable in a new home, but give her some toys and she will be as happy as can be. Once Morticia has settled in we are sure that she will be the most loyal dog you'll ever have. Being a puppy still, Morticia will need some basic training. Please keep in mind that all puppies adopted under 9 months will be required to take puppy behavioral classes.

4Front Credit Union Announces Strategic Acquisition of Old Mission Bank

4Front Credit Union and Old Mission Bank announce that the two organizations have signed a definitive purchase and assumption agreement for 4Front Credit Union to acquire the assets and assume the liabilities of Old Mission Bank, including Old Mission's branches in Sault Ste. Marie and Pickford, Michigan.

The board directors from both institutions have unanimously approved the transaction. It is expected to close in late 2023, subject to customary closing conditions, the approval of Old Mission Bank’s holding company (Old Mission Bancorp Inc) stockholders, and regulatory approvals. The transaction would grow 4Front Credit Union’s assets to nearly $1.2 billion and 20 branches.

Upon completion of the transaction, the Sault Ste. Marie and Pickford locations will operate as “Old Mission, a Division of 4Front Credit Union,” according to 4Front Credit Union CEO, Andy Kempf. 4Front Credit Union will operate the two current branches and retain Old Mission Bank’s employees to continue serving its customers with expanded services. Old Mission Bank customers will become members of 4Front Credit Union with full access to 4Front Credit Union’s vast array of products and services.

Click HERE for full press release.

Registration Now Open for Region's Largest Career Exploration Event

Employers, schools, and volunteers from throughout Northwest Lower Michigan can now sign up for the region’s largest career exploration event for students. MiCareerQuest™ Northwest will be held in-person May 11, 2023, at the Grand Traverse County Civic Center in Traverse City.
MiCareerQuest™ Northwest is a hands-on, career and college readiness event for 9th-grade students. Local employers from agriculture, construction, healthcare, hospitality, human services, IT, manufacturing, and more will come together to create a unique career exploration experience. 2000 students will find out what it’s really like to be a nurse, machinist, computer programmer, chef, veterinarian, and more, directly from the people who do these jobs every day.
At MiCareerQuest™ Northwest, students will be able to:
  • Talk one-on-one with experts from the region’s high-demand industries
  • Touch, feel and work with tools and technology of the trades
  • Walk away with in-depth and practical knowledge of today’s workplaces
Employers, schools, and volunteers can register for MiCareerQuest™ Northwest at nwm.org/micqnw. For more information, please contact Susan Ward at susan.ward@networksnorthwest.org

Lake Effect Restoration Welcomes New Team Member Boyd Shirley

Lake Effect Restoration is excited to welcome our newest team member, Boyd Shirley.

Boyd joins us as a Project Manager.

A few fun facts about Boyd:

He is an avid hunter and an outdoor enthusiast. If he isn’t working, you can find him outside or preparing for hunting season!

Prior to joining our team, Boyd grew up in Leelanau County and worked in various parts of the U.S.

Chain of Lakes Relay For Life is Partnering with The Blue Pelican Inn to bring Bubbles and Bowties Adult Prom

Looking for a way to break up the long winter now that the holidays are over? Join us at the Blue Pelican in Central Lake on Saturday, February 11 for the Bubbles and Bowties Adult Prom. We will have food and beverages from 7p-9p along with a silent auction and photo booth to get your prom pictures taken. At 9pm we will begin dancing. Not a dancer? That’s okay. We will also have various games and activities throughout the night to keep everyone entertained. There will be a champagne toast at midnight.

Pre-sale tickets will be $50 for an individual ($35 going to Relay For Life) and $75 for a couple ($45 going to Relay For Life). Tickets will be available from Relay For Life committee members or The Blue Pelican, Pelican’s Nest, Adams Madams, Merrie's Market, Bellaire/Central Lake or Alden Hardwares. Tickets are cash only please. Tickets will be available at the door for $55. per person.

The Blue Pelican does have rooms available for lodging. Book a room at The Blue Pelican, Corbett Condos & Homes, or Shanty Creek Resorts and a shuttle will be provided.
The best part of this prom? No chaperones and you won’t have to sneak in the alcohol.
Formal attire is encouraged, but casual dress is welcome. 
If you are over 21, please come out and join us as we break up the winter doldrums and have a blast while fighting cancer! 

Sponsorship tables are available. Reserve a table and receive special recognition for your business or organization. Table sponsorships are available for tables of 6, 8 or 10. Please contact us for more information on sponsorship opportunities.
For more information, contact Syrina at 231.675.2492 or syrina@charter.net or visit us on Facebook, Relay For Life of Chain of Lakes.

Created Equal Film Series by the National Endowment for the Humanities with Professor Charles McCaffrey  

Every third Saturday, January - April • 1:00 pm • Community Room 
Each film in this series tackles issues of equality, the law, and civil rights. Join us for a viewing of the films and a discussion with Professor Charles McCaffrey ofNorth Central Michigan College. 

January 21: The Abolitionists - Called by many names, the abolitionists tore the nation apart in order to create a more perfect union. Men and women, black and white, Northerners and Southerners, poor and wealthy, these passionate anti-slavery activists fought body and soul in the most important civil rights crusade in American history. 
February 18: Slavery by Another Name - A documentary that recounts the many ways in which American slavery persisted as a practice many decades after its supposed abolition. 
March 18: Freedom Riders - Renowned director Stanley Nelson chronicles the inspirational story of American civil rights activists' peaceful fight against racial segregation on buses and trains in the 1960s. 
April 15: Loving Story - In 1958, Richard and Mildred Loving are arrested for violating Virginia's anti-miscegenation laws, eventually leading to a landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision on interracial marriage. Alternate Location: Coeling Computer Center 

Big Brothers Big Sisters Welcomes Jennifer Krarup as Advocacy Specialist

Petoskey, MI — Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northwestern Michigan (Bigs) is thrilled to welcome Jennifer Krarup to our team in Charlevoix and Emmet County. Jennifer will work in our Petoskey office filling a newly created position, Advocacy Specialist, and we ask that you please welcome her as she reaches out to the community to engage and share the wonderful impact Bigs’ mission is having on children in Emmet and Charlevoix Counties.
While Jennifer will be eagerly connecting with the community members, leaders and organizations, she is going to be working hard to generate awareness and revenue in both counties, to support more children with caring, adult mentors.
“We are elated to have Jennifer join our team. She brings a wealth of experience and is exactly what our agency needs at this time as we look to increase our presence in Emmet and Charlevoix Counties”, said Bigs’ CEO, Cecilia Chesney.  “This is only possible through the generous support and understanding of our community”, she said.
Jennifer is a long-time resident of northern Michigan and joins the team with over 20 years of customer service and sales experience, and as owner of a local events coordination business. While new to Bigs’ Mission, Jennifer and her family were involved with the Northern Michigan Foster Care system for over six years, opening their hearts and their homes as a foster family to 18 children and adoptive family to two beautiful girls.
“I have searched for a new way to positively impact the lives of youth in our great community and was inspired by the Bigs’ Mission. I am truly grateful to be a part of the Bigs’ team and excited to continue helping our youth,” said Jennifer Krarup.
Charlevoix County Community Foundation Welcomes New Trustees

The Charlevoix County Community Foundation is pleased to announce the appointment of four (4) new trustees; Jeff Crouse, Pam Grassmick, John McLeod, and Carol Timmer.

Monica Peck, Chair of the Foundation's Board of Trustees, is looking forward to working with the new trustees. “We are thrilled to welcome all four new members to the Community Foundation’s Board of Trustees. Jeff, Pam, John, and Carol each bring their unique skillsets and experiences to our already excellent board and I know the Community Foundation will benefit from their experience and engagement.”
Including the new appointments, the Community Foundation's Board of Trustees includes fifteen members, representing all regions of Charlevoix County. Other trustees include; Monica Peck, Cindy Grice, Dean Solomon, and Erika Van Dam of Boyne City; Keith Carey, John Doskoch, and Don Jess of Charlevoix; and Jennifer Boyer, Bill Lorne, Fred Malpass, and Angie Nachazel of East Jordan.

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!
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 here or read below for a list of jobs with our chamber members.
Absolute Enterprises
Construction Work

Home Health Aides
Certified Nursing Assistant
Resident Care Aides
Med Tech's

All Weather Seal
Metal Roof Installation
Sales Representative

The Cantina

Carlson's Home Improvements
Construction Team Members
Lead & Apprentice Carpenters

Central Drug Store
Patient Care Specialists

Charlevoix Area Community Pool
Certified Lifeguards
Swim Team Coach

Charlevoix Auto
Automotive Technician
Detailer/ Porter
Sales Specialist

Charlevoix County Commission on Aging
Part Time Cook at Charlevoix Senior Center

Charlevoix Public Library
Library Bookkeeper
Adult Services Assistant and Meeting Room Coordinator

Charlevoix Public Schools
Food Service Director
Regular Route & Sub Bus Drivers

Charlevoix State Bank
Full-Time Teller

City of Charlevoix
Airport Manager
Recreation Intern

Cherry Republic
Retail Supervisor

DTS Enterprises Inc.
Automotive Mechanic
General Labor
Tig Welders

Edgewater Design Group
Structural Engineer

Manufacturing Positions
Truck Drivers
and more!
Farmers Insurance: Melanie Bishop Agency
Team Member

Haggard's Plumbing & Heating
Ductwork Fabricator
HVAC Technician
Journeymen/ Master

Harbor Industries
Machine Lead
Machine Operator 1st & 2nd Shift
Material Handler - 2nd Shift

Horizon Bank
Customer Service Representative

Housing North
Charlevoix County Housing Ready Coordinator

Kammermann & Bascom, P.C.

Landscape Logic
Crew Members
Project Manager

Manthei Construction
Contract Administrative Support Specialist
Diesel Mechanic

MacGregor Plumbing & Heating
HVAC Installer

Networks Northwest/Northwest Michigan Works
'Jobs for Michigan's Graduates' Specialist

NOMI Cleaning Services
Seasonal & Year-round Housekeeping

North Central Michigan College
Adjunct Faculty - Various Subjects
Student Staff
General Staff
Sports Coaching

Odawa Casino
Bartender/ Server
Cocktail Server
Facilities Housekeeper
Guest Service Representative
Hotel Front Desk Representative
Line Cook

Pineview Cottage Assisted Living & Memory Care
2nd and 3rd Shift Caregivers Needed

The Promise FM
Front Office Coordinator
Night Host

Renew it Decks & Outdoor Living
Deck Builder Construction

Weathervane Terrace Inn & Suites

Wojan Window & Door Corporation
Entry-Level Manufacturing

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