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


Business After Hours
East Park Tavern
April 17, 2019
5-7pm


Charlevoix Easter Egg Hunt
East Park, Downtown
April 20, 2019
2pm




Margot
107 Mason St.
Charlevoix, MI 49720
(231) 437-3361

Thistle
327 Bridge St.
Charlevoix, MI 49720
231-437-3966

Grey
101 Bridge St.
Charlevoix, MI 49720
231-350-1079

Friske Annual Fruit Tree Sale
April 1st - May 4th

The Friske Annual Fruit Tree Sale is taking place April 1st - May 4th, 2019. They will feature apple, peach, sweet cherry & pear- $25 each. Free tree guards for 5+ trees. The trees are 4-6 ft. tall, bare roots and dwarf root stock.

For an order form CLICK HERE or visit Friske Farm Market at 10743 N US 31. We will contact you when the trees are ready for pick-up. Approximately the first party of May. For more information visit our website of call 231-599-2604.

Free Lecture entitled "A Mosaic of Faiths: Exploring Northern India"
April 4
12-1:30pm

North Central Michigan College will offer a free international lecture on India in the Library Conference Center on the Petoskey campus. With its deep history and diverse religious and cultural traditions, India offers a fascinating window into the dynamics of belief and worship- particularly via its many temples and holy sites. Dr. Gary L Hauck who is Dean Emeritus at Montcalm Community College offers a reflection on this rich religious tapestry of India, and how it serves as a fine example of cultural pluralism and diversity.

Lenten Fish Fry- St. Mary Family Center
April 5 and 12
5-7pm

St. Mary will have two more Lenten Fish Fries on April 5th and April 12th. The menu includes: fried or baked fish provided by John Cross Fisheries, grilled cheese, french fries or baked potato, coleslaw, roll and homemade desserts. The cost is $12 for adults, $7 for children 10 and under and $40 for a family.

Notta Regatta
April 6

Since April is the first real month of Spring and it starts with April Fool's Day, it is the perfect time to "LAUNCH" the Notta Regatta - a non-event to help raise funds for ‘Paddle UP!’ Leadership Charlevoix Class of 2019 would like your help in raising money for their community project- Paddle UP! Our goal is to help provide a Universal Access (UA) Paddler Launch Station on Lake Charlevoix. Working in conjunction with Disability Network Northern Michigan (DNNM) and the City of Charlevoix Recreation Department, the launch will be located at Ferry Beach. Universal Access (UA) is especially important for families and groups having individuals with physical limitations, too many times they can be excluded from water access due to a lack of UA equipment. Instead of taking time for a night out at a venue listening to speeches and spending money on a tux, dress, babysitter, and silent auction - consider putting those funds to better use allowing everyone to enjoy ‘Charlevoix the Beautiful’ more fully.
 
Libations for Live- Daddy Daughter Duo Erika & Patrick Faust
April 6
5-7pm

The daddy daughter duo Erika and Patrick Faust will be serving the drinks at Villager Pub! All tips go towards Live from Charlevoix so be sure to tip well!!

Sunday Breakfast at St. Mary
April 7
9:30am - 12:30pm

All are welcome to a Sunday breakfast at St. Mary on Sunday, April 7th from 9:30 am - 12:30 pm. The breakfast will include delicious homemade breakfast casseroles, quiche, muffins, rolls, fruit and more! Cost is by donation and all proceeds go toward the St. Mary Middle School mission trip this June.

Students Veterans Association host Veterans Assistance Fair at Open House
April 10
4-7pm

North Central Michigan College Student Veterans Association will host a special open house/assistance fair in the Student Community Resource Center to celebrate the newly refurbished Veterans Lounge, located off the gymnasium. The Open House will include a Veterans Assistance Fair to offer local organizations the opportunity to set up exhibits and information tables. There will also be a place area for children and light refreshments for all attendees. The newly designed Veterans Lounge is open to veterans, service members, spouses and dependents and gives military-connected students a place they can call their own to relax, study, unwind and mingle with others that have similar experiences and backgrounds.

Thrive 45 Host Workshop Authentic Communication: Professional Dialogue
April 10
8-10am

Thrive 45º Young Professionals Group announces registration is open for the next Cultivate workshop - Authentic Communication: Professional Dialogue on April 10. This workshop is the second in a leadership series hosted by Thrive 45º in partnership with the Petoskey Chamber, geared towards professionals in their 20s, 30s, and 40s. It's a great opportunity to learn from topical experts and enhance problem-solving skills, leadership styles, improve soft-skills, planning, organization, and more. The Cultivate: Authentic Communication two-part series will cover everything from TV interviews and speaking on stage, to expressing your core values and communication through social media in a professional way. Cost is $25 and includes coffee, tea, juice and coffee cake. Advance registration by April 8th is required. Register HERE or call the Chamber at 231-347-4150.

Luncheon Lectures Looks at the Saxophone
April 12
11:30am Lunch, 12:00pm Lecture

North Central Michigan College's Luncheon Lecture series will take a look at the amazing saxophone. In 1846, Adolphe Sax patented a musical instrument that was a brassier version of the clarinet. Today, it is a fixture of marching bands, military bands, big bands, jazz bands and, of course, "Bolero". Tom Harder is a saxophone virtuoso and Charlevoix High School's band director. He will tell us about this popular instrument and play some flashy music written to show off its unique attributes.

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.

$3 Casa Tuesdays at Red Mesa Grill
$3 Casa Margaritas, $3 Premium Drafts, $3 Food Features

Live Music every Tuesday night, 6-9pm
April 9 | Sean Bielby
April 16 | Crosscut Kings
April 23 | Brett Mitchell
April 30 | Blake Elliot

Cooking Classes at That French Place
Call 231-437-6037 to sign up. $50 per person. Private classes available by request.

April 11 | Pressure Cooker/ Instant Pot
April 25 | Pizza
Creative Marketing: Leveraging Community Events
Charlevoix Public Library
Community Room
April 18, 2019

Char-EM United Way Presentation on 2-1-1 Program
Charlevoix Public Library
Petoskey Public Library
April 24, 2019
Charlevoix Elementary Kindergarten Roundup
Charlevoix Elementary School
April 26, 2019
Live from Charlevoix
Presents: Frank and Allie
Charlevoix Cinema III
April 27, 2019
Grow with Google: Reach More Customers Online
Charlevoix Public Library
April 30, 2019
North Central Michigan College Welcomes New Foundation Director
North Central Michigan College welcomes Chelsea Platte as its new executive director for the NCMC Foundation. Ms. Platte will join the College on Monday, April 8. Ms. Platte is currently serving as the Leadership Giving Officer at Munson Healthcare Foundations, Charlevoix. For nearly four years prior, she served as Executive Director of the Charlevoix Area Hospital Foundation.

Ms. Platte has a Bachelor of General Studies, with a focus in business, economics, and globalization, from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. She has also attended the Indiana University’s Lilly Family School of Philanthropy in Indianapolis, with courses in Principles and Techniques of Fundraising, Developing Major Gifts and Managing the Capital Campaign. Ms. Platte is a member of the Charlevoix Area Chamber of Commerce, having served as Board Chair in 2018, and has served on the board of Northern Community Mediation. She is also a Leadership Charlevoix County Alumni, Class of 2013-2014. Ms. Platte resides in Petoskey with her husband, Pete, and their four-month-old son, Bruce.  

Petoskey Wine Region
The Bay View Wine Trail- comprised of twelve family owned and operated wineries- has been rebranded as the Petoskey Wine Region. The change reflects the region's numerous award-winning wines both nationally and internationally, it's significant growth in the number of wineries and being awarded Michigan's first AVA (American Viticulture Area) in over 30 years. The Petoskey Wine Region is expecting to further expand Michigan's growing wine profile both regionally and nationally and to be recognized as a leading wine regional in the country.
Camp McSauba Day Camp Registration Now Open!
Camp McSauba is a summer day camp for kids ages 5-13. We offer 8 themed weeks full of fun, adventure, learning and laughter. Explore nature, swim in Lake Michigan, learn about animals and their habitats, play new games and enjoy some old favorites. Campers will make new friends and memories at Camp McSauba! One new feature this year is Camp Chill! This will extend your Camper's pick-up time to 5:15 Monday through Thursday! Plus we've added an early registration discount and a payment plan. Visit the link below to view registration details or call 231-547-3253 for more details!
Charlevoix County Commission on Aging April Updates
Reminder: All of the Charlevoix County Senior Centers are Closed on Friday, April 19, 2019 in observance of Good Friday. The Charlevoix County COA office is open until noon.
 
This month we have some new and fun things at our various Senior Centers:

Easter Dinner, Healthy Eating Presentations, Make a Container Garden , Face Yoga , Card Making Class, Dental Presentations , Historical Presentation and Slide Show, Hand Massages, Card Bingo, Bingo, Craft Class, Raffles and 50/50’s, Resale Shopping Trips and Music, Music, Music! Please look at our menu calendars for where and when!
 
Print our Calendars, “Like” our Facebook Page “Charlevoix County Commission on Aging”, and look at all the other things going on either on the Senior Hi-Lites Newsletter page or the Menus / Calendars and Activities pages of our website below. We are changing what aging looks like and feels like!
Camp Daggett Offers Wilderness Camps
Camp Daggett offers campers, ages 13-15, an exciting opportunity to challenge themselves and learn new skills in a wilderness setting. Our four wilderness adventure trips offer training in self-confidence, communication and teamwork, in some of Michigan’s most beautiful areas. The four trips vary in location and difficulty and each will focus on “Leave No Trace” back-country ethics, basic survival skills and the general history and ecology of the area.

The Camps are: Discovery 2019- Backpacking Pigeon River State Forest, Pathfinder 2019- Backpacking on North Manitou Island, Canoer 2019- Platte, Batsie & Crystal Rivers, and Explorer 2019- Backpacking Pictured Rocks. For more information and dates click HERE !

March MacGregor Cares
March MacGregor Cares participants are: Kari's Closet and Northern Community Mediation.

One of these find groups will win $500 from MacGregor Plumbing & Heating. Clock the link to VOTE !

Do you know of a group, organization or fundraiser that needs help in the community? We're here to help them reach their goals. Nominate by by clicking the following link! NOMINATE

Thank You for Helping the Salvation Army of Petoskey Do the Most Good for Local Families in Need
Thank you for helping The Salvation Army of Petoskey do the most good for local families in need! Click HERE to view our Community Impact Report for 2018.

McLaren Northern Michigan Names New CEO
McLaren Northern Michigan officials announced today the appointment of Todd Burch to the position of President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Burch brings more than 16 years of executive leadership experience within hospitals, health systems, and managed care organizations.

Most recently, Burch served as the Southern Region CEO for Aspirus, Inc., an integrated health system serving northern Wisconsin and the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. Prior to Aspirus, Burch held senior leadership positions in both the public and private sectors of health care, including Chief Operating Officer for Marshall town Medical and Surgical Center in central Iowa, president and founder of the health care consulting firm Red Rock Health Ventures, and CEO of Greeley County Health Services in Tribune, Kansas.
 
Burch holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in Marketing from Southwestern Oklahoma State University, and a Master of Science in Health Care Administration from the University of Texas at Arlington. He and his wife of 20 years, Niki, along with their children Madeleine, Sydney, Gabriel, and Josie are looking forward to relocating to the Petoskey area. Burch will officially begin his new position on Monday, April 29.
 
Candlelight Hike at Mt. McSauba Event Survey
If you attended the candlelight hike at Mt. McSauba, we need your help. Please take a moment to complete our survey. Your thoughts and opinions will help us plan for next year.

Follow this link to take the survey: Candlelight Hike Survey

2019 Dorothy Gerber Strings Program Announced
When you think of summer music camp, do you imagine students jamming fiddle tunes at a local street festival, playing Eine Kleine Nachtmusik on an Island or performing string quartets in the local library? That was exactly what took place in 2018 and the Dorothy Gerber Strings Program is bringing back their highly successful summer options for 2019.
There are opportunities for students across a wide range of age and experience. Summer residents and tourist are also welcome to participate.

For more information about the program visit this website www.gerberstrings.org !

2019 Charlevoix Chamber Scholarship
We are now accepting applications for our 2019 Chamber Scholarship- awarded to an area high school senior deserving of assistance in covering tuition expenses associated with higher education! Interested students can find more information on our website. We must receive application no later than Monday, April 15, 5pm.

Applicants must be a graduating high school senior who is accepted to and planning to attend an accredited two or four year vocational school, community college or university. The applicant must have a 3.0 or higher GPA, and must either be an employee of a Chamber member business or the child of an employee of a Chamber member business. For application form and requirements, visit charlevoix.org.

Thank you to our first two matching sponsors Boat Works of Charlevoix and Fox Charlevoix & Fox Charlevoix Ford. If your business is interested in partnering to sponsor the scholarship, please reach out to the Chamber office at 231-547-2101.

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