The Member2Member promotional program showcases Chamber member businesses in our community’s different industries, emphasizing the vast array of products and services available locally. Utilize these listings to build your partnerships and support your Charlevoix area businesses!
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 sbergmann@charlevoix.org
Annual Meeting

Join us via Zoom for the Chamber's Annual Meeting presentation! Open to all Chamber membership. March 4th, 11:00am.

This presentation is the Chamber's report out to membership on organization activities and progress from the past year, 2020.

Chamber President Sarah Hagen will host the presentation, which will last approximately 30 minutes with time for members to give their comments and questions. Register HERE.
Grand Bay Marine Boat Show
February 18-28

Unfortunately, the Grand Rapids Boat Show is postponed. However, we are doing an in-store boat show at our Traverse City location, February 18th-28th. We will have over 30 boats on display in our safe & heated showroom. Text us today to schedule your appointment 231-943-0333. Facebook event HERE.

Charlevoix Circle of Arts Upcoming Events

FREE online DEMO: Turkish Marbling with Heidi Finley!
This Thursday, February, 25, 2021 from 4-5pm.  What is Turkish Marbling? Find out!  Watch & listen to a free, 30-minute demonstration from Heidi’s Petoskey studio, followed by discussion with Q&A. Pre-registration required: email info@charlevoixcircle.org or call 231-547-3554.

FELTED GNOME MAKING WORKSHOP with Mary Duggan of The Wool Trunk!
In-Person workshop this Saturday, February, 27, 2021 from 10am-Noon.  No experience necessary. In this workshop students will learn the basics of needle felting while creating cute little gnomes! Class Fee $50 and includes all materials.  Pre-register at CharlevoixCircle.org/classes-workshops or call 231-547-3554.

Camp Daggett and Bearcub Outfitters Announce Virtual Torchlight Snowshoe Event
February 27-28

In abundance of caution, Bearcub Outfitters and Camp Daggett announce that the ever popular Bearcub Outfitters Torchlight Snowshoe Outing will once again be a virtual snowshoe event for Camp Daggett on February 27-28. Bearcub Outfitters invites individuals to rent snowshoes for $5.00 at their store at 321 E. Lake Street on February 27-28 (rental fees go to Camp Daggett). Bearcub will be collecting donations for Camp Daggett in the store. While at the store, participants can purchase tickets for exciting prizes. Participants can then take their own individual hike, and post photos online. Tag @bearcuboutfitters & @campdaggett on Facebook or Instagram to be entered in a drawing for Bearcub Outfitters gift certificates. If not on social media, email pictures to sales@bearcuboutfitters.com. Click HERE for more information.

Luncheon Lectures: Talking Trash
March 5
12-1pm

Do you ever wonder what happens to the stuff you put out to the curb every week? Chris Gee knows. He got his start in the trash business at age 9. Today he runs the landfill in Onaway owned by Toronto-based GFL Environmental Inc., which takes all of the trash collected in Emmet County. He can also tell you some surprising things about eagles, and how he’s looking at ways to turn some of your waste into electricity.

Scuba Class Offered in Charlevoix Starting March 9
March 9 - April 6
5-9pm

Scuba North is offering a learn to scuba dive class at the Charlevoix Area Community Pool starting March 9 and running every Tuesday from 5-9 pm until April 6. The class is $399 plus tax and includes instruction books and all equipment. To sign up, contact Scuba North at 231-947-2520. Space is limited so sign up early. 

Charlevoix County Commission on Aging March Updates
Click HERE to see all of the updates including meal updates, March activities, and other announcements! Click HERE to see the March menu calendar!

Social Distancing Fundraiser Yields BIG Results Thanks to Real Estate One
Take a group of determined people, add a swirl of icing, a sprinkling of sparkles and you’ve got a recipe for success!
 
The team at Real Estate One, working collaboratively with Big Brothers Big Sisters held their 7th Annual Bake Sale providing online ordering and social-distancing curbside pick-up to raise funds to provide mentors to children through Big Brothers Big Sisters.
 
Event Chair, Ted Schweitzer, along with his team and community bakers, produced a variety of homemade pies, breads, cookies and more for curbside pickup just before the Thanksgiving holiday. And the icing on the cake? Raising the extraordinary sum of $8,156.00 which was then matched 100% by the Real Estate One Charitable Foundation creating a grand total of $16,312.00 marking the most successful year yet.

To see complete details click HERE to see the press release! To make a donation to Big Brothers Big Sisters, visit bigsupnorth.com!

Rave Hill Discovery Center Hosts Climate Change Zoom
Spring is on its way! Raven Hill is coming to life and looking forward to reopening in mid-April by appointment. The Main Museum and Animals Rooms will be “eyes-only” exhibits. The majority of a family or school visit will be spent outside as a safety precaution.
 
Meanwhile, Raven Hill is excited to host a ZOOM presentation by Robin Gleason of Ann Arbor about climate change.
 
The Zoom session is Monday, April 5th at 7pm. Robin’s talk is titled, “Must we, Can we, Will we change?”. If you have questions or need more information, feel free to call me at 231.675.6025. Click HERE for flyer.

Charlevoix Pool Launches Winter Exercise-a-thon
Stay fit over the winter while raising money for the Charlevoix Area Community Pool, a non-profit organization. Anyone can enter our S.W.I.S.S. Exercise-a-thon during February. Participants get sponsors for each hour of exercise, or sponsors can donate a flat amount such as $25. Any type of exercise counts -- Our theme S.W.I.S.S. stands for Swim, Walk, Ice Skate, Ski/Snowboard, and Snowshoe. Our Aqua Fit Instructors have formed a team for general sponsors to support with a flat donation. Sign up and details at www.charlevoixpool.org

Think Spring - Beautify Your Business
The Charlevoix Area Garden Club will once again sponsor a beautification contest for Charlevoix. The club hopes to inspire businesses to continue planting window boxes, containers or landscape plantings; they have shown originality and creativity in the past years and the club encourages a continuation of their effort. Certificates will be awarded to several categories of business. Judging will occur on July 16th by members of the garden club. Stay tuned for more information. 

Residents of American House, Gordan and Margaret Talk about 70 Years of Marriage in the Petoskey NewsReview
Through 70 years of marriage, Gordon and Margaret Kjeldgaard learned lessons by way of love and loss, but one thing that never changed is the connection between them.

Gordon, 90, was born and raised in Minnesota. He graduated high school in 1949, and quickly after moved from the small town, claiming there were no jobs to be held there. Margaret, 90, was born on a farm in Northern Nebraska.

Click HERE to read the full story!

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.

Charlevoix Main Street DDA Wins Award
Hoop Skirt Alley Project gets statewide recognition

The Michigan Downtown Association (MDA) recently unveiled the recipients of their 4th Annual Downtown Awards. The Downtown Charlevoix Hoop Skirt Alley Project received the ‘People’s Choice Award’ based upon votes the project received on the MDA’s social media feeds. Over 950 people liked or shared Charlevoix’s project in the fall of 2020.
“We saw a tremendous positive response for the Hoop Skirt Alley Project,” Dana Walker, director of the MDA, said. “I think creating a beautiful and useable space really resonated with their community members and we are thrilled to award the Charlevoix Downtown Development Authority (DDA) the honor of People’s Choice,” she continued.
Each year, the MDA recognizes 7 communities across the state for outstanding marketing and promotional strategies, economic development projects, and placemaking initiatives. The organization is committed to drawing attention to the work downtown organizations do everyday to increase property values, promote community, and encourage small business growth. The Annual Awards are one way the organization fulfills its mission to strengthen downtowns through education, advocacy, and promotions.
To see the full press release and more about the award click HERE! charlevoixmi.gov/312/Main-Street
4Front Credit Union Wins MemberXP 2021 Best of the Best Award

MemberXP, a member experience solution from CU Solutions Group, has named 4Front Credit Union one of their 2021 Best of the Best award winners.
 
The coveted Best of the Best awarded is given each year to credit unions that have consistently provided exceptional member service, as reported by their own members. Only the highest-performing credit unions utilizing the MemberXP platform are given this honor. The Best of the Best award is independently granted by MemberXP based on specific and rigorous criteria. Taking into consideration the extreme challenges of delivering extraordinary member service during a nation-wide pandemic and economic crisis, this year’s award winners reflect some of the most agile and responsive credit unions.
 
MemberXP is a platform that allows credit union members to provide immediate feedback on the service they receive. Serving credit unions in the United States and Canada, MemberXP uses mystery shoppers and member surveys to gauge the overall member experience across multiple delivery channels, then deliver that data on an intuitive dashboard. The platform tracks specific experiences, such as applying for a loan, conducting a transaction — mobile, online or in branch — or opening a new account, and turns qualitative data into quantifiable and actionable information for the credit union.
 
To see the full press release and more about the award click HERE! 4frontcu.com
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.
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Event Director

Hiring Seasonal Positions
Tasting Room, Market, Bakery, Kitchen, Farm

Diesel and Heavy Equipment Mechanic
Landscape Yard Manager
Aster Brands- Machine Operator/ Laborer

Maintenance Technician

Full-Time Teller Charleovix- Year Round
Full-Time Loan Processing Support

East Jordan Senior Center Cook
Charlevoix Senior Center Cook

Full-Time Architect

Comfort Keepers
Caregivers - More than a Living!

Edgewater Inn Condominium Hotel
Housekeeping
Front Desk Clerk
Harbormaster
Camp Counselor
Airport Attendant

Wedding Assistant

Cabin Counselors
Area Directors
Kitchen Staff

Marine Mechanic

Events Manager Interns

Communications Specialist

Hiring Staff

Certified Lifeguards

Caregivers 2nd and 3rd Shift
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