For more information, call the Chamber office at 231.547.2101 or email sbergmann@charlevoix.org
Support Your Charlevoix County Chambers of Commerce, With a Chance to Win $10,000!
Throughout the Covid-19 pandemic, your Boyne Area, Charlevoix Area and East Jordan Area Chambers of Commerce have been working tirelessly to promote, inform and support the businesses, organizations, residents and visitors of our area and region. The trusted and professional leadership of these three Chamber’s continue to provide updated information, guidance, education and encouragement through these unprecedented times.

As a result of the ongoing pandemic, many of our special fundraising events and programs have had to be cancelled creating a tremendous financial loss and hardship to the operating budgets of these three organizations.

In a proactive and collaborative spirit, the three Chambers have teamed up to offer an opportunity to help "recharge" the organizations with a one time
“Chamber Recharge” Raffle!
One lucky Chamber supporter will win $10,000 CASH on November 16th at The Boathouse in East Jordan. Only 300 tickets are being offered for purchase at $100 each. Additionally, there will be three “Community Experience" prizes valued at $500 drawn.
All proceeds will help the three Chambers to “recharge” their operating budgets to help them remain open and able to move through the Covid-19 pandemic to continue serving the community. Click HERE to learn more!

LEAD by Local is an educational program presented by the Charlevoix Area Chamber of Commerce and its members. The program features continual opportunities for learning, connecting, generating leads, and developing professionals.


October 28, 11:00AM – Cybersecurity: Identifying Malware & Basic Remediation – presented by Leah Olson of N Point Strategies
Apple Fest Poker Run
Still taking place until October 31st
Candidate Forum

Petoskey Regional Chamber of Commerce and the Charlevoix Area Chamber of Commerce are proud to bring a virtual candidate forum as part of our mission to inform and educate businesses and the community about the candidates running in the 2020 Local Elections. 
Organizers invited Candidates for the 105th State House race and the 107th State House race. 
Like an in-person event, the virtual forum is intended to be non-partisan and unbiased in nature with the purpose of giving the voters a fair understanding of the candidates’ views on issues. Click HERE to view the forum recordings!

We remind you that your vote counts! Election Day is November 3, 2020.
View the VIRTUAL Parade of Homes
October 10-24

The Annual Parade of Homes by the Home Builders Association of Northern Michigan has gone VIRTUAL! Eight gorgeous Northern Michigan homes and one spectacular waterfront deck are featured with video, drone footage and still photography. This FREE event goes LIVE on Oct 10 at www.UpNorthHomeTour.com and runs until Oct 24. Thanks to our sponsors DTE, Preston Feather Building Centers and Design Showrooms, and Lake Michigan Credit Union.

Bergmann Center Inc. Garage Sale
October 14 & 15
Wed 2-7pm | Thurs 9-4pm

Bergmann Center Inc. is having a Garage Sale starting Wednesday, October 14th from 2 pm-7 pm and Thursday, October 15th from 9 am - 4 pm, and Friday October 16th from 9 am -4 pm. at our center on 08855 Martin Road, Charlevoix. All sales are by donation. Rain or Shine.

Elks Fall Fest
October 17

While it has been a trying year for all businesses big and small, The Charlevoix Elks is hosting an event that helps you make money and helps us make money for our charities. Smaller than the Charlevoix Apple Festival, we want to have people come and celebrate safely and start their holiday shopping with all of you, Charlevoix's local art and craft experts.

To register your booth for free call Lori Hart 231-459-8973. This is a public event. Indoor/ outdoor vendors. Raffles and 50/50's. Bonfire and outdoor activities. Charlevoix Elks Lodge is located at 12735 US 31, Charlevoix. See Facebook event HERE.

American House Apple Pie Pick Up!
October 21

Let's celebrate apple season! While we can never replace the joy of Apple Fest, we'll make sure you get your apple pie fix. Our chefs do amazing things with Fall flavors, and we're looking forward to this Charlevoix favorite. During your curbside pickup, ask about the exciting things happening in our beautiful community.

Call and pre-order your apple pie by October 16, 2020 and we'll have it ready. Don't forget to stop for ice cream on the way home!

Paint Your Own Pottery
October 22

Paint your own Pottery at Charlevoix Circle of Arts! Thursday, OCT. 22, 2020 6-8pm. Thanks to Cottage Pottery, you can enjoy an evening creating something one of a kind: Choose from Pumpkin Box & Pumpkin Mug, round Serving Bowl or 11" Holiday Lighted Tree! Fun for family, friends or an evening to yourself :) All items made wonderful gifts too. Pre-register at CharlevoixCircle.org or call 231-547-3554.

Community Blood Drive hosted by Charlevoix Elks
October 26

Join the Charlevoix Elks for a blood drive. There is an urgent need for blood donations! All blood will be tested for COVID-19 Antibodies. Appointments preferred, please call 1-866-642-5663, visit online HERE. Charlevoix Elks is located at 12735 US 31 N, Charleovix.

Please wear a face mask, thank you for saving with us!

Northwest Michigan Works! Virtual Job Fair
October 28

Hundreds of jobs in a variety of industries will be featured at a Northwest Michigan Works! Virtual Job Fair Wednesday, October 28. The online event will include 27 employers from around Northwest Michigan and will give job seekers the opportunity to learn about current job openings and connect directly to employers. The Virtual Job Fair will run from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm and participants can register in advance to learn about each employer’s job openings. There is no charge to participate in the job fair and registration provides access to all the employer’s online booths.
Registration and a list of participating employers are available at HERE.

We're Hacking Economic Resiliency!
November 2, 2020 | The Vault
November 9, 2020 | Virtual
Blood Drive Hosted by Odawa Casino
November 4, 2020
Odawa Casino

Etienne Charles & Creole Soul
November 7, 2020
Great Lakes Center for the Arts
FREE Rides to All Polling Locations in Charlevoix County
Charlevoix County Transit is offering FREE rides to all polling locations in Charlevoix County on Tuesday, November 3, 2020.

Due to social distancing and limited vehicle capacity, it is suggested that trips be prescheduled prior to the November 3rd election. Face coverings required on all CCT vehicles. Call 231-582-6900 to preschedule rides.

Dave Kring Donates Car Seats to Emmet County Sheriff's Department
With social distancing guidelines and COVID safety still a priority – Dave Kring was unable to host the annual Car Seat Safety Check event this year. But the importance of safe transportation for children is always great. The free event provided valuable information for both parents and children through evaluation of proper fit, installation and recall check by certified car seat technicians. If a car seat was determined to be unsafe, the Sheriff’s office provided a replacement for free.
Dave Kring has been the exclusive sponsor of this effort for almost ten years – donating the funds needed to purchase car seats, and hosting an annual check event at the dealership. Ongoing education is required to maintain certification, so the check event provides an opportunity for technicians and deputies to meet the requirements.
Since 2011, over 350 car seats have been distributed to the community. The donation made by Dave Kring again this year will be used to purchase another 100 Evenflo car seats for the Sheriff’s department. (Pictured left to right: Corporal Cole Brady, Dave Kring, and Sheriff Pete Wallin).

The Salvation Army of Petoskey Needs Your Help to "Rescue Christmas" this Year!
Due to store closings, reduced foot traffic at local stores and less people carrying cash, we could see a significant decrease of funds raised at Red Kettles this year; yet, the need has increased. We have already provided an increase of over $175,000 in emergency assistance through August and expect to see an increase in our Holiday Assistance as well. Please visit https://centralusa.salvationarmy.org/petoskey/ or call (231) 347-3531 to start helping now! 

The Farley Calendar and Promotional Products Company and VP Demand Creation Services Announce a Joint Marketing and Selling Agreement!
In an effort to better reach and serve the Banking and Credit Union markets currently served by The Farley Calendar and Promotional Products Company of Boyne City, MI., Farley and VP Demand Creation Services of Traverse City will be working together to do just that. Farley, now celebrating 50 years of doing business with the financial sector nationwide, and VP, offering complementing products and services that will serve the industry well. 
That, along with the addition of seasoned sales professional, Jeff Dufort, of Traverse City, to the sales efforts for both companies, should prove very beneficial for all involved. “Jeff and I shared the same profession, representing different companies, for a very long time. I am excited not only to partner with VP Demand Creation Services but also to have Jeff representing our companies in that partnership. VPDCS and Farley share a similar culture and customer bases but in complementing capacities. This partnership, along with Jeff’s sales experience and expertise, gives us a unique opportunity to offer expansive product lines and customer service that are second to none to the markets that we serve!” said Jeff Streelman, Owner of The Farley Calendar and Promotional Products Company.
“At VP Demand Creation Services, we have found numerous opportunities to deliver products and services to our national, state, and local clients from other local businesses,” said Dave Moore, owner and CEO of VPDCS. “Our Clients now utilize several of our local business partners, and we feel the products and services which The Farley Calendar and Promotional Products Company offers are a natural fit for our clients, as well”
“The Farley Calendar and Promotional Products Company and VPDCS have similar client bases, so having one sales rep/contact person makes sense. I am honored to be representing these two great companies,” said Jeff Dufort, Business Development Manager for both VPDCS and Farley. For more information on both companies please visit www.farleycalendars.com and www.VPdemandcreation.com
McLaren Northern Michigan Welcomes New Cardiologist
McLaren Northern Michigan is pleased to welcome board-certified cardiologist, David Ternes, DO, to Michigan Heart & Vascular Specialists.
Born and raised in Michigan, Dr. Ternes began his health care career right out of high school as a patient transporter and continuing his career in health care to others areas of the hospital.
Dr. Ternes received his medical degree for Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine. He completed his Internal Medicine and Cardiology residency at McLaren Macomb and completed his interventional cardiology fellowship with Kettering Medical Center.
With over 15 years of cardiovascular experience, Dr. Ternes is looking forward to practicing cardiac care in Northern Michigan. “McLaren Northern Michigan has a reputation for quality care,” expressed Dr. Ternes. “This is a beautiful area to live and I am excited to continue my practice in Northern Michigan.”
Dr. Ternes has a special interest in heart failure and long-term risk reduction and overall wellness.  “It is fulfilling to make a connection with my patients and be a partner in improving their health,” he expressed.
In his free time, Dr. Ternes enjoys being outdoors either mountain biking and hiking.
For more information on cardiology services, or to make an appointment with Dr. Ternes, please call 231-487-2490 or visit www.mclaren.org/northernheart.

Kids Coloring Contest at Charlevoix Circle of Arts
Participate in our KIDS COLORING CONTEST inspired by our current exhibit: Time with Eagles, a photographic study by Bill Dietrich. Bill Dietrich is a respected local wildlife photographer and a founding member of the Charlevoix Photography Club. Each youth under the age of 18 may submit one coloring page for a chance to win an original eagle photograph by Bill Dietrich. Visit CharlevoixCircle.org to download and print a bald eagle coloring page or pick one up at CCA! All entries due by October 31, 2020.

Charlevoix Conservation District Native Plant Demonstration Garden Planted!
We are excited to share with you our newly planted Native Garden! Provided all by the way of donations, starting with local native plant enthusiast, Pat Brinker, and her donation of $400 to begin the project. Pat's idea to begin a demonstration garden on site came together by way of additional plant donations from Vern Stephens of Designs By Nature and Birdsfoot Native Nursery of South Boardman. Additional support for the garden was also provided by participants through our Fall Native Plant Sale through flat donations and rounding up orders. A total of $280 was raised through our Fall sale, with our largest donation for this year's sale from local resident, Nancy Winter. Many thanks to everyone for their support - every little bit adds up and makes a huge difference!

Check out the photo gallery HERE! We can't wait to see what it looks like this time next year!

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.

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. 
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 below for a list of jobs with our chamber members.
Bartenders/ Servers

American Spoon
Seasonal Retail Associate

Full-Time Architect

Comfort Keepers
Caregivers - More than a Living!

Senior Center Cook

Part and Full Time Seasonal Retail Sales

Edgewater Inn Condominium Hotel
Front Desk Clerk
Police Officer
Airport Attendant

Automotive Technician
Assistant Office Manager

Multiple Positions
Send resumes to jobs@hotelearl.com

Hiring Staff

Swim School Coordinator
Full & Part-Time (Seasonal) Staff for All Positions

Hiring All Positions

Caregivers 2nd and 3rd Shift
Sign on Bonus
For more information on these openings view our Jobs page by clicking the link below! Is your business hiring? Send us the position information and we will post it!
Please visit the below resources for other job opportunities in our area.

VIP Members
Platinum Members
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call the Chamber at 231.547.2101 or chamber@charlevoix.org for more information