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  chamber@charlevoix.org
Charlevoix Apple Fest
Downtown Charlevoix
October 11-13, 2019
10-6pm | 10-4pm
Enhanced Business After Hours
Castle Farms - 1918 Cellars
October 16, 2019
5-7pm
Apple Fest Sponsorships Available

Friend of the Fest: $100
You will receive business recognition on:
  • Biz Blast e-newsletter leading up to event
  • Event page on Chamber website
  • Chamber website calendar of events
  • Chamber Facebook post
  • Offer available to Chamber members only

Banner Sponsor: $200
You provide your promotional business banner, and we will display it prominently in East Park during Apple Fest.

In addition, you will receive business recognition on:
  • Biz Blast e-newsletter leading up to event
  • Event page on Chamber website
  • Chamber website calendar of events
  • Chamber Facebook post
  • Offer available to Chamber members only

Contact the Chamber to learn more!!

Banner requirements:
  • Banner size cannot exceed
3' x 8'
  • Banner reservations taken on first come first serve basis until available spaces are filled
Luncheon Lectures; Where are the babies?
October 4
11:30am

Twenty years ago, there were two births in our community for every death. Today, deaths outnumber births. Many other major changes are taking place locally and statewide. If our community’s destiny is tied to our demographics, we need to understand these changes and what they will mean for our future and our families. Eric Guthrie, state demographer in Michigan’s Bureau of Labor Market Information & Strategic Initiatives in the Department of Technology, Management & Budget, comes from Lansing with the numbers to show us how Michigan has changed and where we are likely headed.

Reservations are required. Call 231-348-6600 or email luncheonlectures@ncmich.edu to reserve your place at the table. Cost is $12 (cash or check only – at door) and includes lunch. 

Fall Festival at Friske Farm Market this Saturday!
October 5
Market 8-7pm | Cafe 8-3:30pm | Festival 11-5pm

Join us on Saturday, October 5th for a day of FOOD, FAMILY, & FUN!
•Pumpkin Pancakes • Apple Cider & Pumpkin Donuts • Fresh Pressed Cider •Live Music: Scott Hankins • Applewood Smoked Ribs + Pork •Face Painting • NEW: Pumpkin Bowling • Wagon Rides •Giant Apple Slingshot • Pick Your Own Apples and MORE!
Check our Facebook page for our announcement of another NEW activity.

Market Hours 8am-7pm Cafe Hours 8am-3:30pm Festival Hours 11am-5pm

Complete festival details at FRISKE.COM

Great Lakes Conservatory Showcase Featuring Indian University Jacobs School of Music
October 6
4pm

This Sunday’s Great Lakes Conservatory Showcase is your opportunity to hear future Metropolitan Opera stars right on the Center’s stage! The Great Lakes Center for the Arts welcomes a talented group of vocalists from the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music: Hayley Lipke, Joseph McBrayer, Bay View alumnus Courtney Jameson, Kellie Motter, Jeremiah Sanders, and piano accompanist Daniel Overly who will perform their favorite vocal selections and breathtaking repertoire. Join us on Sunday, October 6 at 4:00PM for the Great Lakes Conservatory Showcase. For tickets and more information visit greatlakescfa.org, e-mail tickets@greatlakescfa.org or call 231.439.2610.

Camp Daggett Fall Festival
October 6
12-5pm

Fall is the perfect time to visit Camp Daggett. The fall colors surrounding Walloon Lake are beautiful, and families can enjoy outdoor activities then visit the main lodge. Open to the public, this event offers new visitors a chance to see the Camp in its fall glory, and former campers a chance to share their stories.
 
Enjoy activities like…
  • Pumpkin Painting/Stone Painting
  • Face Painting
  • Caramel Apples
  • Kids Crafts
  • Hay Rides
  • Camp Daggett ambassadors available to answer questions
  • Live Music at the fire circle
  • Nature Hikes
  • Pontoon Boat Color Tour on Walloon Lake
  • Cider and Doughnuts in the main lodge
  • Hotdogs available for $1
 
There is a $5 per carload entrance fee. Directions are available at www.campdaggett.org . Please, no pets. For more information, call 231-347-9742.

Free Educational Seminar Focused on Draft Beer Delivery Systems
October 8-9
6-8:30pm | 11-1:30pm

The Michigan Brewers Guild , in partnership with the Michigan Department of Agricultural and Rural Development , is presenting a series of free seminars this fall throughout the state geared toward effective draft line system cleaning and maintenance. Any brewery, microbrewery, brewpub or retail establishment serving draft beer (including front line staff, managers and owners) is encouraged to attend one of these sessions and get their program certified as managers of quality draft beer delivery systems. Two sessions will be hosted at Lake Charlevoix Brewing Company. While there is no charge to attend the seminars, pre-registration is required through the official Eventbrite channel . The 2.5-hour seminars will focus on four key areas:
  • Knowing your site’s draft system (equipment and design)
  • Proper draft beer storage and service
  • Cleaning and maintaining a safe and sanitary draft beer delivery system
  • Troubleshooting your site’s draft system 

Annual Meeting
October 9
5-6pm

Please join us for our Annual Meeting! When: Wednesday, October 9, 2019 @ 5:00 pm Location: Charlevoix Area Community Pool, 11905 US 31 N -All community members welcome -Light refreshments provided Make sure to take advantage of DOLLAR NIGHT afterward from 6-8 pm!

Manufacturing Day
October 9-10
School Hours

On Oct. 8, 9 & 10, 2019 high school juniors and seniors will have the opportunity to tour local manufacturing plants to see first-hand the jobs and opportunities available right in their home towns.   Tours will take place during school hours at 23 companies throughout Antrim, Charlevoix, Cheboygan, and Emmet counties. As today’s manufacturing professions are highly skilled with innovative facilities, the idea for MFG Day was to bring the public to manufacturing facilities and let them gain a positive experience of manufacturing. For more information on National Manufacturing Day, visit  www.mfgday.com . For more information on our local Manufacturing Day tours, please contact Carly Bortz at 231-582-6482 or  carly@northernlakes.net .   

St. Mary Baked Goods Booth
October 11
10-6pm

St. Mary School will have a booth with baked goods at the Charlevoix Apple Fest on Friday, October 11 and Saturday, October 12 from 10 am- 6 pm both days. Come see us and support St. Mary School!!

Lean Learning Consortium Wojan Windows and Doors Tour
October 11
9-12pm

Presentation on the journey of Wojan into Lean manufacturing and a great opportunity to network with other businesses. Click the register button below for on-line sign-up, or call / email Shari at CCE; phone number and email below. Each member can send 2 people to this program. If not a member, please sign up or give CCE a call. We will meet at Wojan Windows and Doors, 217 Stover Road, Charlevoix. Their web site is http://www.wojan.com .
Talk with a Doc
October 15
12-1pm

Talk with a Doc on October 15 tth topic: Spinal Fusion: Myths and Reality  We are excited to have Dr. Anthony Bozzio come to the Wellness Workshop! Come and learn about spinal health while you enjoy a healthy plant-based lunch on us ! For more information call 231-437-3482.

$3 Casa Tuesdays at Red Mesa Grill
$3 Casa Margaritas, $3 Premium Drafts, $3 Food Features
Live Music every Tuesday night, 7-10pm

October 8 | Chris Michels
October 15 | The Real Ingredients
October 22 | Tic Tac GO
October 26 | Dave Cisco
October 29 | Blake Elliott
Live Music from 7-9pm

October 4 | Acoustic Marsupials
October 12 | Sean Beilby | Applefest Celebration | Pumpkin Bowling
October 18 | St. Joe Jack
October 26 | Pete Kehoe | Halloween Party
Small batch beer release & Costume Contest
Live Music

October 2 | Dominic Fortuna & Lee Malone | 7-9pm
October 3 | Open Mic | 8-11pm
October 4 | Leanna & Ivan | 8-11pm
October 5 | Leanna & Ivan | 8-11pm
Luncheon Lecture Looks at Addiction & Tribal Justice
Library Conference Center
October 11, 2019
SafeTALK
Charlevoix Munson Wellness Center
October 23, 2019
GLCO & Award-Winning Crooked Tree Arts Center Dancers
Great Lakes Chamber Orchestra
October 27, 2019
McLaren Northern Michigan Welcomes New Internal Medicine Physician
McLaren Northern Michigan Internal Medicine in Petoskey is pleased to welcome David Kramer, MD, board-certified internal medicine physician to the practice. 
 
Dr. Kramer received his medical degree from the University of Michigan. He completed a residency in internal medicine and a fellowship in infectious diseases from William Beaumont Hospital. With over 30 years of experience practicing medicine, Dr. Kramer is an experienced internist with special interests in diabetes, infectious diseases, and preventative care.

Dr. Kramer is accepting new patients. To make an appointment, please call 231-487-2460.

Charlevoix Circle of Arts - October Happenings!
Workshops:
Acrylic Pour Class, Heidi Finley- Friday, October 18th 
Marbled Scarf Class, Heidi Finley - Saturday, October 19th 
Yoga & Adult Ballet:
Mondays    Ballet @ 6 pm
Tuesdays    HATHA Yoga @ 5:30 pm
Wednesdays  GENTLE Yoga @ 10 am
Plus STRINGS MUSIC LESSONS, EXHIBITS, ART IN THE AFTERNOON, KIDS DANCE & more!

Munson Charlevoix Wellness Workshop
Our Fall/Winter 2019 schedule of classes is attached for our “ Make and Take “ learning lunch (and back by popular demand) our evening “Art of Healthy” plant-based dinner. Call our main number (231) 437-3482 to register – *please note that we will be now asking for pre-payment upon registration. See HERE for a schedule!

Beginner Level School Classes with the Dorothy Gerber Strings Program start the Week of Oct 7
The Dorothy Gerber Strings Program (DGSP) provides exceptional locally-based strings music education for area youth. Enrollment for the 2019 | 2020 academic year is underway with beginner level school classes starting the week of October 7.

For those looking to learn more about the program, be sure to attend an upcoming informational parent meeting. These meetings will cover frequently-asked-questions and provide vital information parents need throughout the year. Upcoming meeting dates, times, and locations are as follows: September 30, 5:30PM, Charlevoix Elementary School; October 1, 5:30PM, Lakeland Elementary School; October 2, 5:30PM, Petoskey Middle School; and October 3, 5:30PM, Boyne City Middle School. This schedule and more information may also be found at dorothygerberstrings.org .
 
Enrollment for the school strings classes is underway for the 2019 | 2020 academic year with the cut off for beginner level school classes being October 11. To register your child for upcoming beginner classes and learn about other DGSP offerings, visit dorothygerberstrings.org ! If you have additional questions about the program, contact Music Director, Dr. David Reimer at davidgstrings@gmail.com or 616.828.8321.

Celebrating 122 Years - Anniversary Sale!
Since 1897, our family-owned retail company has been grateful for customers supporting a local shopping experience for fashion-forward style. We began with one store and this year we now reside in 68+ charming communities amongst 11 states. To thank you, please join us Sept. 30 - Oct. 13 for our 122 nd Anniversary Sale with great deals, coupons, charity partners and more fun at your local Glik’s!

-         Sale items include women and men’s clothing, shoes, boots, denim, select youth items and more. You’ll find your favorite brands including Ginger G, Thread & Supply, Simply Southern, Weatherproof, Reflex and Glik’s own line named 1897, exclusive to our customers.
-         On Oct. 1, 10% of proceeds from sales will be donated to the following charities for Glik’s “Give Back Tuesday”: St. Jude Research Hospital, The Humane Society of the United States and Best Friend Animal Society.
-         The first 122 customers to arrive on Monday, Oct. 7 will receive a coupon for $10 off a total purchase of $18.97 or above.

We are so excited to celebrate this time of year with you, and we thank you for including us in your community.

Charlevoix County Commission on Aging October Notices
It’s a fall full of fun at the local Senior Centers! 
Our Wednesday night dinners are now over for the year but they will start back up in May. Please plan to join us now Monday through Friday from 9a-2p!
 
Join us an any of the East Jordan, Boyne City or Charlevoix centers on Friday, October 11, 2019 for our version of Oktoberfest full of Food, Fun and Games.
 
Our Halloween Party is scheduled for Thursday, October 31, 2019 so please join us for some Ghoulishly good food and fun!
 
The Charlevoix County Commission on Aging is excited to collaborate with Dr. Steven Hufford for a new Eyeglass Clinic! Dr. Hufford will be offering FREE Services for adults 60 years old and older including Eyeglass adjustments, Nose Pad checks and cleanings at the Boyne Area Senior Center on Tuesday, October 22, 2019 from 11a - 1p. For more information please contact Loretta at (231) 582-6682 if interested.

Charlevoix County Transit Community Workshop
Charlevoix County Transit invites you to participate in planning for the system’s future! Through a series of upcoming workshops you’ll have the opportunity to:
·        Hear about the results of several surveys that obtained input from customers, employers, and the community;
·        Provide your input on potential improvements to existing services; and
·        Learn how you can stay involved in efforts to improve transit services in Charlevoix County.
 
Your input is valuable and your participation appreciated, so please plan to join us at one of these workshops: October 9 at Boyne City Hall at 319 N Lake St from 8:30-11:30am, October 9 at Charlevoix County Administrative Building in the Pine Lake Room at 203 State St from 1:30-4:30pm, October 9 at Boyne City Taproom in Great Lakes Lounge from 6:30-8:30pm, October 10 at Peaine Twp Hall at 36830 Kings Hwy, Beaver Island from 9:30-12:30pm, and October 11 at East Jordan EMS Building at 555 Maple St from 9-11am.

RSVP/Questions: Call the Charlevoix County Transit office at 231-582-6900 or via e-mail at info@cctransit.org. Charlevoix County Transit Info: To schedule a ride contact Charlevoix County Transit at 231-582-6900.

Community Immunization Clinic
Employees miss work when they’re sick. Getting a yearly flu vaccine is the best way to protect yourself and your family from flu and its potentially serious complications. The CDC recommends that everyone 6 months and older get vaccinated by the end of October. The Health Department of Northwest Michigan is offering a community immunization clinic on Tuesday, October 8th at Charlevoix Elementary School from 3:00-5:00PM. We also offer worksite clinics for employers who have 25 people or more that want to get their flu shot/other immunizations. We accept most insurances and provide assistance to those who are under or un-insured. To schedule an appointment at a clinic, please call 1-800-432-4121. To schedule a worksite clinic, call Yvonne Louiselle at 231-547-7603.

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