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 fratrick @charlevoix.org
Our 2020 Candidate Forum went Virtual!

With the primary elections approaching August 4 th , our Charlevoix Area and Petoskey Regional Chambers of Commerce have hosted virtual candidate forums for a chance for community members to be introduced to and informed by our area candidates. This video playlist features the candidates running for the 105 th District seat in the House of Representatives for the State of Michigan. The playlist begins with introduction videos by the candidates, then concludes with the virtual forum recording. We hope you find this forum informative and insightful, and encourage you to get out and vote on August 4 th .

Additional forums were hosted for Michigan’s 1 st Congressional District and the 107 th District for the State House of Representatives; those will be posted soon in conjunction with the Petoskey Regional Chamber of Commerce.

Click HERE to view the videos!
Home Builders Association of Northern Michigan

231-348-9770
455 Bay Street
Petoskey, MI 49720
3 Club Tournament
July 26

We are excited to announce the inaugural 3 Club Tournament Sunday, July 26 at the Muni! This will be a community-centered golf event that everyone can have fun at. Golfers will be able to select three clubs of their choice in addition to being able to use their putter. If this is something you think your family will enjoy register today! You can register in person at the clubhouse or online at charlevoix.recdesk.com

Entrance fee: $30 non members, $25 members, $15 junior, and $10 youth.

Charlevoix Elks Blood Drive
July 27
1-7pm

Join the Charlevoix Elks for a community blood drive. All healthy donors are encouraged to attend. Appointments are encouraged and walk-ins welcome. For an appointment, please call Versiti at 1-866-642-5663 or sign up HERE . Please wear a face mask if you have one! All the blood collected is used at local hospitals and the need is great. Thank you for your generosity!

Running Effective Virtual Huddles
August 5
9am

NCMC Corporate and Community Education  and Michigan Manufacturing Technology Center are partnering to bring you this online session:  Running Effective Virtual Huddles.  Learn how to run more effective Virtual Huddles in this one-hour session. Walk away with tips and tricks that you can apply immediately to all of your remote meetings. Topics: Prepare for an effective and professional meeting, build an agenda to engage staff, and accomplish the meeting goal, use video conference tools to improve engagement and communication.  Senior Business Advisor Karen Goike (MMTC) will lead this training.  Wednesday, August 5 th  • 9:00 a.m. Register by August 3rd to save your virtual seat for $25 and receive a $25 credit toward a future MMTC or NCMC training. Sign up for the training HERE.

Odawa Casino Blood Drive
August 5
9-3pm

Odawa Casino is sponsoring a blood drive in partnership with Versiti Blood Center of Michigan on Wednesday, August 5th, 2020 from 9am to 3pm. The location is the Michigan Huron Room , located at Odawa Hotel (1444 US 131, Petoskey). Walk ins are welcome but reservations are encouraged by visiting HERE  or email Marty Van De Car at mvandecar@odawacasino.com . Let’s save some lives! COVID safety updates: social distancing guidelines and additional sanitizing processes in place. Please wear a mask to ensure donor and team safety at all times!

Charlevoix Circle of Arts' SUMMER SALON Exhibit is Happening
Until Sept 5th

Our first annual salon-style exhibit showcasing regionally inspired work by local artists is off to a great start. Join us this summer as our exhibit gallery turns sales gallery! We are delighted to offer a collection from 20 northern Michigan artists.  Support Local Art! Exhibit runs: July 4 - Sept. 5

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

July 24 | Jessica Dominic
July 31 | Brett Mitchell
August 7 | The Shifties
August 14 | Zeke Clemons
August 15 | Jon Archambault Band
August 21 | Blair Miller
August 28 | The Real Ingredients
September 4 | DJ Franck 80's Party

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

July 24 | Herb the Artist
July 25 | Flitch
July 31 | Bumps
August 1 | Crosscut Kings

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

August 22 | The Box Tops
September 18 | The Greatest Piano Men
October 23 | The Bellamy Brothers
Jazz at the Library 2020
Charlevoix Public Library Children's Garden
BYO Lawn Chair
Begins at 7pm

July 22 | Mike & Michelle Davis
July 29 | Claudia Schmidt & Chris Bickley
August 5 | Steve Little & Marty Ward
August 12 | Nancy Stegniita
August 19 | Family & Friends

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

July 31 | Horton Creek Bluegrass
August 1 | Gaines & Wagoner
August 2 | Gaines & Wagoner
August 8 | Joshua Davis
August 9 | Joshua Davis
August 28 | Jill Jack
August 29 | Jill Jack
September 4 | Horton Creek Bluegrass
September 5 | Horton Creek Bluegrass

Take a Class at Charlevoix Circle of Arts!
Watercolor with Susan Lingg,
Plein Air with Kurt Anderson,
Tap dance with Beamer Baumann
and Yoga with Heidi Grace Dietrich now being offered!

Visit  CharlevoixCircle.org  for more details and pre-registration required.

Diane Herder Joins Charlevoix Pool Board
The Board of Directors of the Charlevoix Area Community Pool is proud to welcome Diane Herder, a retired attorney, to the board of directors. While Herder has lived in Charlevoix year-round for the last four years she has been a boater locally for 35 years. She is active in the pool aquatic fitness programs and enjoys making quilts for friends and family members. The Charlevoix pool is a non-profit organization that offers aquatic programming to the community drawing patrons from primarily Charlevoix and Emmet counties. Drop in pricing is available for lap swim, aquatic classes, and open swim. Schedules and hours of operation are available at www.CharlevoixPool.org

Sporting Clay Shooting Event on Sept 24
The Home Builders Association of Northern Michigan is sponsoring a clay shooting event called AIM FOR BUILDING on Thursday, Sept 24 from 10:30 am to 4 pm at the Charlevoix Rod and Gun Club. Fees are $75 per person or $300 for a four person team. Forms and details HERE.

Now Enrolling for Fall 2020
St. Mary School is enrolling for Fall 2020 for grades Pre K- 8th. Call the office for more information at 547-9441 and visit our website: HERE .

Customized Liquid Hand Sanitizer
Stay safe while promoting your business in these uncertain times. Now available: Custom label 1 oz. hand sanitizer! Full color, no setup fees, fast turn around and made in the USA. Pricing and quantities start from 25 for $3.04 each up to 1000 for just $1.79 each!

For more details and to order, call 877.432.7539 or email thecalendarcompany@gmail.com

On Tap & Off The Bone BBQ Dinner
Join Royal Farms for homemade BBQ, cold hard cider and sunshine! Thursdays July 16, 23, 30 & August 6 from 5-8pm

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.

$4.5 Million in Small Business Restart Program Dollars for COVID-19 Recovery Efforts in Northwest Michigan
Through the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC), more than $4.5 million in Michigan Small Business Restart Program dollars will be available to support Northwest Michigan small businesses as they work to recover from the impacts of COVID-19. All grants will be between $10,000-$20,000 each and can be used as working capital to support payroll expenses, rent, utility expenses, or other similar expenses. The application period for the competitive grant program will run from July 15 through August 5. Networks Northwest will administer grants in the 10-county region in close partnership with area economic development agencies. Local economic development professionals will review all applications received and distribute the grants to ensure industry diversity and impact in every county across the region. Grants will be awarded in mid-September.

For more information and to see how to qualify for grand support click HERE .

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.  
The easiest way to find jobs in the Charlevoix Area! Click below for a list of jobs with our chamber members.
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
Swim School Coordinator

Loan Processor
Credit Analyst

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

Hiring All Positions

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

Resident Care Staff, all shifts
Activities Staff
Culinary Staff


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