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

Happy Troll Supper Club featuring Old Nation Brewing Co.

February 15th

Join the Happy Troll Supper Club Thursday February 15th for an Old Nation Brewing Company dinner and beer pairing. 6pm-8pm, includes 4 courses and 4 beer tastings, tickets $55 and includes tax/gratuity. Reservations require, call The Happy Troll to secure your seat.


Fish Fry Fridays

February 16th

All are welcome to enjoy a Lenten Fish Fry at St. Mary School! Dine in or take out: Cod from John Cross Fisheries fried or baked, French fries or baked potato, cole slaw, roll and dessert! All for just $15 per person.


Snowsuit Soiree

February 17th

Come to Charlevoix and indulge in the perfect blend of winter charm and culinary delights at our evening event. Immerse yourself in the cozy apres ski atmosphere, where fondue, melting reclette and charcuterie take center stage. Join us on the patio at J.bird Provisions for an unforgettable night of warmth, flavor, and festive vibes. Reserve your spot now for a tasteful experience like no other! Adult beverages available for purchase from Bridge Street Taproom.


Amore Ball

February 14th

Come join us in spreading love on Valentine’s Day, February 14, 2024 from 6PM 8PM at the Charlevoix American House, hosted by AdvisaCare!

Family, friends and children of all ages are welcome. Bring your Valentines to share! Formal wear encouraged!


Horse Kissing Booth

February 14th

Looking for something romantic, fun, meaningful, and unique to do this Valentine’s Day? Well look no further! Leadership Charlevoix County Class of 2024 is hosting a Horse Kissing Booth out at Northern Michigan Equine Therapy farm.

Yes, you heard that right, a HORSE KISSING BOOTH! Come one come all, couples, families, heck even if you’re single and a strong independent person. Pucker up your lips and get ready to land a big one because this is going to be an event you won’t want to miss!

$25 per family or group includes horse kisses, cookies, and hot cocoa.

$100 includes all of this PLUS your own custom horse painting created by you and your favorite horse!

February 14th, 2024, 4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m., Northern Michigan Equine Therapy, 05025 Church Road, Boyne City, MI.

All funds raised go towards the build of a new lean-to for the horses.

Brought to you by Leadership Charlevoix County Class of 2024.

**Cash or Check only please**

Click the link below to join this event!


Treat Your Valentine at The EARL

February 14th

Because everyone needs a romantic getaway once in a while. Our Valentine's package will help set the stage for a memorable getaway. Complete with a rose petal turn down service, Kilwin's chocolates, a bottle of Party Girl Sparkling Wine and a light continental breakfast provided in the room. The rest is up to you.

The offer includes:

Our Valentine's package will help set the stage for a memorable getaway. Complete with a rose petal turn down service, Kilwin's chocolates, a bottle of Party Girl Sparkling Wine and a light continental breakfast provided in the room. The rest is up to you.


Red Mesa has a sweet deal for you this Valentine’s Day!

February 14th

Available for dine in or carry out because Netflix and Chill is better with Queso, or so we’ve heard.


Marek's Valentine's Dinner for 2

February 14th

Join us this Valentine’s Day for a special for 2!

-Choose 1 bottle of house red or white wine

-Both get a house salad

-Choice of entree between Filet Mignon or Lobster

-Finishing with a chocolate mousse for each of you

Special for $150 (excluding taxes)

We are taking reservations for the night!

Non mandatory but if you’d like to reserve a spot give us a call at 231-437-3040


Celebrate Valentine's Day at Sage

February 14th

Treat your Valentine to a special night out with us!

Pick one from each course to build the perfect dinner.

Maybe pair it with your favorite wine from our fully functioning wine tower?


Treat your loved one to Dinner at the Tap Room!

February 14th

We will have this menu available in addition to other specials, and if you don’t know what to gift your loved one, get them a Gift Card that you know will make their heart feel full! 


A Grey Gables Valentine's Day

February 14th

Join us on Valentines Day!

2 for $60 (served 4:30-6pm *must be seated & ordered by 6pm)

(served with a bottle of house chardonnay or cabernet)

Salad Choice:

Caesar or Mixed Garden Salad

Entree Choice:

Ocean Whitefish or Gulf Shrimp Stuffed Chicken or Italian Pasta Bolognese

Dessert Choice:

Hot Fudge Sundae

2 for $140 (served 4:30-close)

(served with a bottle of premium chardonnay or cabernet)

Salad Choice:

Beet or Cherry Spinach

Entree Choice:

Roasted Red Pepper & Chive Salmon or French Chicken or Bleu Cheese Topped Sirloin Filet

Dessert Choice:

Key Lime Pie or French Chocolate Mousse




Sweetheart's Dinner

February 16th

Join us for an unforgettable evening of elegance and entertainment at our exclusive dinner event!

Immerse yourself in the enchanting ambiance filled with live music, featuring talented musicians who will serenade you throughout the night. Indulge in a delectable feast with a sumptuous buffet dinner, complemented by a selection of exquisite charcuterie.

As you mingle and savor the culinary delights, each guest will be treated to a complimentary glass of 1918 Cellars’ fine wine or refreshing cider, enhancing the overall sensory experience. Capture the magic of the evening by posing for memorable photos on our regal throne chairs, adding a touch of royalty to your personal keepsakes.

To express our gratitude for your presence, each attendee will receive a special free gift as a token of appreciation. Don’t miss this opportunity to revel in a night of culinary delights, live music, and regal elegance. Join us for an evening that promises to be a feast for the senses!

The evening begins at 6pm and will conclude at approximately 8pm.


Gaelic Beef Medallions

Sassy Seafood with Sea Shells in a Saffron Cream Sauce

Potatoes Parisienne

Tuscan Vegetable Medley

Caesar Salad

Cheesy Chile Cornbread

New York Style Cheesecake with Strawberries


FREE Youth Activities at Charlevoix Circle of Arts:

For ages 18 and under: COLORING CONTEST!

Now - Feb. 24th.

Have your students get creative with the attached coloring sheet for a chance to win our prize drawing.

The image is a life-size, hand made costume by Charlevoix high school senior Laina Sladics, titled "Eastern Dragon".

Laina has designed and created this costume to be worn and you can see out through the actual eyes- So awesome!

Laina won a college scholarship to Kendall College of Art & Design as well as CCA's 1st prize.


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.


Ring of Silence

February 21st


The Love Boat Sets Sail!

February 21st


Jazz, Big Band and Swing Night

February 23rd


Blood Drive with Charlevoix Elks

February 26th



March 5th


Pet of The Week-George!

This big ole baby is George.

George came to us as a stray and instantly stole everyone's heart. We are guessing George is about a year old and already about 80 pounds.

George's personality is just as big as his size. This gentle goofball loves to flop into laps and adores any and all attention.

We think George is likely housetrained and would do well with older kids (simply because of his size). George doesn't seem to mind the other dogs here and we think he would do alright with cats.


Big Brothers Big Sisters Seeks Advocacy Development Specialist

Bigs is looking for an individual who thrives in a growing organization dedicated to positively impacting youth through high-quality mentoring relationships. The Advocacy/Development Specialist will maintain a consistent presence in both Charlevoix and Emmet Counties to develop, cultivate, and steward relationships with individuals and community and business leaders. The optimal candidate will present and advocate for Bigs’ Mission and possess the ability to inspire individuals to financially support this critical mission.


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).

Exhibit at Charlevoix Circle of Arts:


EXHIBIT RUNS: January 26 - February 24, 2024

Our annual regional high school student art exhibit! Come and see unique works from 11th & 12th grade budding artists from Charlevoix County and the surrounding area! With scholarship awards from Kendall College of Art & Design of Ferris State University, and CCA prize awards.



Second annual Hunger Games competition returns February 21

Sports fans who support a worthy cause can gain free entry into the North Central Michigan College men’s and women’s basketball games on February 21. The Timberwolves are joining their counterparts in the Michigan Community College Athletic Association (MCCAA) by hosting the second annual Hunger Games double-header vs. the visiting Alpena Community College Lumberjacks.

All funds and food items donated on February 21 will support North Central’s Campus Cupboard, a year-round, on-campus food pantry available to any North Central student. In lieu of purchasing tickets, fans will gain entry by bringing an item or making a monetary donation to the Campus Cupboard.

Opened in 2019, the Campus Cupboard has provided more than 19,000 pounds of food and personal hygiene items to North Central students and their families. Items needed currently include boxed meals, pasta, canned fruit and vegetables, toiletry items, and diapers. For a full list of suggested donation items, visit www.tinyurl.com/campus-cupboard.

An annual tradition in the MCCAA, the Hunger Games bring member institutions closer together through friendly competition and mutual participation in acts of service. In addition to increasing awareness about food insecurity, the Hunger Games provide an opportunity to raise funds and secure donations for the local community.

North Central won the 2023 Hunger Games competition, leading all participating colleges with more than 400 pounds of food donated — enough to provide 5,535 meals to NCMC students in need. The college looks to defend its first-place title this year.

“When community members were presented with an opportunity to support North Central students who are facing food insecurity, our fans dominated,” NCMC Athletic Director Ashley Antonishen said. “We would love to break the record again this year, and I know our gracious community is up to the challenge.”

Fans who would like to donate to the Campus Cupboard but are unable to attend the February 21 games can visit www.ncmich.edu/donate

The women tip off against Alpena at 5:30 p.m. in Petoskey Plastics Arena. The men’s game will follow at approximately 7:30 p.m.

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.  

Your Netflix isn’t going anywhere! Get off the couch for an evening of trivia!

Every Wednesday from 7 – 9pm, Jax is hosting Trivia Night! Come play a few rounds and work your brain. On top of that, Jax offers NIGHTLY FEATURES throughout the week, from Meatloaf Tuesdays 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.

Happy Starts Here! Karaoke Night

Join us for a fun night of drink specials, singing, and smiles! No cover charge. Ages 21+. 8pm-11pm.

Saturday February 17

Saturday March 9


Keep Measles Out of Northwest Michigan

Vaccine has proven to keep outbreaks at bay

Measles is on the rise, and it’s making the news. But unlike some diseases, measles is preventable.

The increase in cases being discovered in the United States is attributed to 1) an increase in the number of travelers who get measles abroad and bring it into the U.S., and 2) further spread of measles in U.S. communities in pockets of unvaccinated people.

As of January 25, there have been nine measles cases reported in four states this year: Georgia, Missouri, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control. In 2023, there were 58 total cases reported in 19 states and Washington, D.C.

“Measles only becomes a problem in communities which are not highly vaccinated against the disease,” says Dr. Joshua Meyerson, Health Department of Northwest Michigan Medical Director. “We are reminding residents to take advantage of this safe and effective vaccine. Getting two doses provides 97% protection against measles for life.”

The measles vaccine, often called MMR because it also protects against rubella and mumps, provides significant protection again all strains of measles and greatly reduces the risk of complications. Since widespread use of the vaccine in the U.S., the number of people with measles has decreased by more than 99%. The MMR Vaccine is routinely recommended for all children starting after age one with a second dose given when they’re 4-6 years old.

Facts About Measles


  • Causes a red, blotchy rash, fever, dry cough, inflamed eyes, and more.
  • Is primarily a childhood disease caused by a virus but can infect adults too.
  • Spreads easily when an infected person coughs or sneezes.
  • Can almost always be prevented with a vaccine.
  • Can be serious and even fatal for small children.
  • Kills more than 200,000 a year, mostly children.

Vaccine hesitancy is responsible for measles outbreaks in countries where measles had previously been eliminated and is one of the 10 threats to global public health identified by the World Health Organization (WHO), according to the National Library of Medicine.

“Vaccine hesitancy increased during COVID-19, but regardless of how people feel about the COVID-19 vaccine, we cannot afford to discount the benefits of long-proven vaccines like MMR,” says Dr. Meyerson. “Let’s keep ourselves and our neighbors safe from preventable disease.”

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Jennifer Armstrong, DNP, NP-C Joins Munson Healthcare 

Specializing in Hematology and Oncology 


Munson Healthcare (MHC) is pleased to welcome Jennifer

Armstrong, DNP, NP-C to MHC Charlevoix Hematology and Oncology. 


Jennifer was raised in White Lake, Michigan but has called

Charlevoix her home for the past 17 years. She obtained her Bachelor of Science

from Central Michigan University, her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Lake

Superior State University, and her Doctorate of Nursing Practice from

University of Michigan - Flint. She is a board-certified Nurse Practitioner

through AANCPB.    


Jennifer spent her registered nursing career working at local northern Michigan hospitals in emergency medicine, oncology, and infusion. As a nurse practitioner she has been working in family practice since 2020. She has always enjoyed working with oncology patients and has experienced cancer with several of her own family members, making it a personal journey for her. 


“I am passionate about giving my patients the best possible care and treating them as I would my own family,” said Jennifer.    


Jennifer is married with two children and three dogs. In her free time, she loves to sail, ski, hike, travel, cook, garden, and take advantage of all that northern Michigan has to offer.    


Jennifer is accepting new patients at Munson Healthcare

Charlevoix Hematology and Oncology, located at 14700 Lake Shore Drive in

Charlevoix. To make an appointment, call 231-547-8819. 


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



The Petoskey-Harbor Springs Area Community Foundation (PHSACF) awarded $15,000 and Charlevoix County Community Foundation (C3F) awarded $14,500 to The Salvation Army of Petoskey. Funds will be administered through the Emergency Financial Assistance Program (EFAP) to help cover the increase of demand for critical needs. EFAP provides heat, electricity water, shelter and other basic needs that threaten a household’s livelihood or individuals ability to maintain a stable household. PHSACF funding is ear-marked for residents of Emmet County while C3F funding is dedicated to Charlevoix County households.

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Jobs for Michigan’s Graduates regional program receives state ‘Excellence in Practice’ Award

Char-Em ISD, Northwest Ed, Wexford-Missaukee ISD, Networks Northwest, partner to help students succeed in and after high school

A Northwest Michigan regional program in local schools that prioritizes career and college readiness activities with middle and high school students earned a state-level award of excellence at the Michigan Career Education Annual Conference Jan. 29, 2024. 

The Jobs for Michigan’s Graduates (JMG) Region 2 program was awarded an “Excellence in Practice” award for its efforts to pair JMG specialists with students to equip them with knowledge and skills to overcome obstacles and achieve long-term success.

JMG Region 2 includes Char-Em Intermediate School District Career and Technical Education Department, Northwest Ed Career Tech Center, and the Wexford-Missaukee Career Tech Center.

Jim Rummer, Director of Career and Technical Education for Char-Em ISD, said the program’s curriculum has proven to be highly effective, resulting in an impressive 99% graduation rate. He said the success is attributed to the emphasis on fostering connections with the community, post-secondary institutions, along with business and industry partners, while providing continuous support to students throughout their high school career and beyond. 

“We are grateful for the collaboration with our partner agencies and regional ISDs in achieving the distinguished Excellence in Practice Award,” said Rummer. “It wouldn’t be possible without our boots-on-the-ground JMG staff members working with students every school day throughout Northwest Michigan.”

Jobs for Michigan’s Graduates (JMG) is the Michigan affiliate of the national Jobs for America’s Graduates (JAG) network, one of the largest and most successful student-centered programs that help young people achieve their fullest potential in education and employment. The regional program is overseen by Northwest Michigan Works!, a program of Networks Northwest.

Each model across grade levels has curriculum/competencies that build to the next in order to help continued student growth and success, explained Susan Ward, Youth Services Regional Director for Networks Northwest.

Ward said there are approximately 675 students directly involved with JMG staff in regional middle and high schools, including alternative education settings. The regional program has been recognized for meeting or exceeding program metrics for 7 years in a row, including graduation rate, employment rate, positive outcome rate, connectivity rate, and further education rate. Several JMG specialists from the region have also been individually awarded over the past year for their efforts with students.

"I am proud of the work our JMG specialists do every day to serve students and am thankful to work with such supportive school partners,” said Ward.

All students are welcome to participate in JMG once they have completed the application process and receive permission from their parents or guardians. Once in the program, students are assigned a JMG specialist to assist them in the program and provide supportive services that fit each student's individual needs. Services may include transportation assistance (gas cards), supplying them with work clothing, tools and other equipment, connecting them to community resources, and helping students advocate for themselves. 

“For many students, the JMG specialist also serves as a role model and someone the student can build a relationship with and also receive support,” said Rummer. “All of these services and the relationship with the JMG specialist are designed to help break down barriers.”

About JMG and Youth Solutions: Northwest Michigan Works! is proud to partner with Jobs for Michigan’s Graduates (JMG) in serving the region’s youth. JMG is the leading program of Youth Solutions, Inc., a premier youth opportunity organization on a mission to equip young people with the skills to overcome barriers and win in education, employment, and in life. The JMG program consists of a comprehensive set of services designed to help young people achieve education and career goals. The purpose of this program is to inspire and connect youth to achieve a future beyond imagination.

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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

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 State Bank

Management Trainee

City of Charlevoix

Dock Attendants

Day Camp Counselors

Junior Day Camp Counselors

Assistant Camp Director



Harbor Industries


CNC Operator

Horizon Bank

Customer Service Representative

JAX Northside

Restaurant Manager

Manthei Construction

Business Intelligence Analyst 

Crusher/ Loader Operator

Diesel Mechanic

Field Construction Laborer

Forklift Operator 

Gravel Train Truck Driver

Heavy Construction Foreman

Heavy Equipment Operator

Mold Design Innovator

Production Laborer - Demolding

Production Laborer - Pouring

Ward Marina

Administrative Assistant

Wineguys Restaurant Group



Food Runners



Server Assistants

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