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
St. Mary School's Christmas Program
December 11
6pm

Join us for St. Mary School's Christmas Program on Wednesday, December 11th at 6 pm at the St. Mary of Assumption Church.

Thrive 45 Young Professionals Ugly Sweater Holiday Party
December 12
5:30pm

Grab your ugly Holiday sweater and head to The Back Lot to mix and mingle with other young professionals. It's a perfect opportunity to say hello to old friends and to meet some new ones. T here will be prizes. F ood & drinks will be available for purchase from The Back Lot and food trucks. And if you feel like sticking around after the event, trivia will be hosted at The Back Lot starting at 7pm.
Help us spread some generosity this season. Each year Thrive 45º gives–back to our community during the holidays with a gift of donations. This year, we'll be putting together a gift basket for the Friendship Centers of Emmet County, Council on Aging . P lease bring a small activity–based donation to add to the basket (think adult coloring books+supplies, crossword puzzles, sudoku puzzles, books, games, cards, etc).
Luncheon Lecture: Solo Kayak Trip Along Lake Superior
December 13
11:30am

NCMC Luncheon Lecture will focus on author, traveler and grandfather Tom Renkes’ solo kayak trip along Lake Superior. The lecture will be held in the Library Conference Center on the Petoskey campus. Lunch begins at 11:30 a.m. and the program begins at noon.

Renkes, who kayaked 1,000 miles along the world’s largest (by surface area) freshwater lake. He will share his observations following a long trip along the most rugged of the Great Lakes. 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. 

Cloud Wine, Wine Dinner
December 14
6-9pm

Join Sommerset Pointe for an evening of decadent food and fine wine. Just $50 per person includes four courses and four wine pairings. For reservations, please call (231) 582-9900. Click HERE to view full menu! Please make reservations by Friday, December 13th. See Facebook event HERE .

Christmas Buffet
December 15
11:30am | 1pm | 2:30pm

The Blue Pelican Inn & The Central Lake Community Food Pantry Cordially invite you to a Christmas Buffet! For those attending this years Buffet we ask that you bring someone who may not have been able to make it alone or someone in need. Paying forward the generosity of the Blue Pelican Team. Please call to make reservations for the 11:30, 1;00 pm or 2:30 pm seating, we will be closed for dinner that evening. Everyone welcome and Free to All!

Christmas Light & Decoration Tour
December 17, 18 & 19
6pm

The COA Local Travel Club will be taking a Christmas Light and Decoration Tour in each of our communities. Bus will leave the centers at 6pm, returning about 7:30p. These tours will be weather dependent and you must sign up at the Senior Center for the trip you want to attend as there is limited room. Hot Cocoa and Cookies will be included.

Boyne Area Tour: December 17, 2019
Charlevoix Tour: December 18, 2019
East Jordan Tour: December 19, 2019

GLCO Annual Messiah Concert
December 19 & 20
7pm

The Great Lakes Chamber Orchestra and Chorus is proud to present our annual Messiah concert. The quintessential musical crown of the season, the GLCO performs with dazzling vocal solos, instrumental fireworks, and splendid choral writing making this one of the most beloved Holiday traditions. Soloists include Karen Hughes Beacom, Christine Amon, John Bragle, and Clay Thompson. Libor Ondras leads the orchestra and chorus in a performance not to be missed. Two 7:00 pm performances December 19 and 20 at The Great Lakes Center for the Arts. Tickets $25-50, age 18 and under free. Tickets and details at glcorchestra.org or call 231.487.0010

Charlevoix Elks Blood Drive
December 23
1-7pm

Season of Giving! The Charlevoix Elks Club is having another community blood drive. It takes place at the lodge located at 12735 US 31 N in their Community Room. We welcome walk-ins and honor appointments. For more information call or visit: 1-866-642-5663 or versiti.org.michigan.

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

December 17 | Blake Elliott
December 31 | Tic Tac Go
Bier's Inwood Brewery

December 20 | DJ Fanck | 7-10pm | White Elephant gift exchange for anyone who wants to participate at 8pm
Cafe Sante Winter Biergarten
Featuring a Winter Biergarten menu from 11am to close Wednesdays and Thursdays!
Featuring German food, $5 German beers and piped-in German music. Click HERE for menu!
Dinner Specials!

Wednesdays : Italian Night with Lasagna on select dates. House wines $5/glass
Thursdays : Chinese Night
Sundays : Select 2 entrees for $24.05! Choose two: Chicken Wellington, Crab Stuffed Whitefish, Stuffed Pork Chops, Beef Tips, Creamy Garlic Shrimp, or Squash Ravioli! 10% off bottles of wine.
New Years Eve/ Ugly
Sweater Party
The Side Door at Blue Pelican
December 27, 2019
Charlevoix Bridge Drop
Downtown Charlevoix
December 31, 2019
Roaring 20's NYE Bash
Castle Farms
December 31, 2019
Live From Charlevoix:
Three Men & a Tenor
Charlevoix Cinema III
January 18, 2020
Munson Charlevoix Wellness Workshop Now Offering Evening Yoga
Every Monday evening, the Munson Charlevoix Wellness Workshop offers an evening yoga class from 5:15pm-6:15pm, walk-ins welcome! Cost is $10 per class or purchase an 11-class punch card for $75 for those 59 years and under and $50 for those 60 years and over. The card is good for all Yoga and Body Fit classes and as always, your first class is free! For more information, contact the office of Community Health Education at the Munson Healthcare Charlevoix Hospital Wellness Workshop at 231-437-3482 or by email at chx-wellness@mhc.net

2020 Michigan Economic Outlook Survey
Business owners, managers and employees: We want your input! Charlevoix Area CVB is conducting a survey to gauge the economic climate and outlook of area businesses. We'd like to get your thoughts on your company's outlook and your view of our region as a place to start and grow a business. Please take a moment to take this survey: SURVEY LINK
To thank you for your time, the survey gives you the option to receive the overall results prior to the official release.
This survey is being conducted in cooperation with the Baker Strategy Group, a research and consulting firm focused on supporting business startup and growth. If you have any questions about the survey, please feel free to reach out them at 734.418.0918 or info@bakerstrategy.com .

12 Beers of Christmas
12 festive small batch beers and specialty drinks for the X-Mas season will make their debuts from December 5th thru December 23rd. Come in to try them all while they last! Also enjoy our staple beer, cider & a great selection of wine. Pizzas by Flour Girl Pizza of Petoskey.

Holiday Wine Sale!
Starting now through December 31, 2019. 10% off all retail bottles. 15% instead of 10% Case Discount. This is a Thank You for all our wonderful retail guests! Stop in and shop!!

Mt. McSauba Candlelight Hike
The Charlevoix Recreation Department will be hosting a 2nd season of Candlelight Hikes at Mt. McSauba starting in just a few short weeks. We are currently seeking volunteers to help with a number of responsibilities. We have volunteer opportunities starting on Friday December 20th and running every Friday through February 28th. Volunteer positions include Set-Up, Tear Down, Putting out Candles, Trail Head Greeters and Fire Pit Greeters. 

Here's how to sign up in 3 easy steps:
1) Click this link to see our SignUp on SignUp.com: https://signup.com/go/qkgzeOq
2) Review the options listed and choose the spot(s) you like.
3) Sign up! It's Easy - you will NOT need to register an account or keep a password on SignUp.com.

Charlevoix Circle of Arts
Charlevoix Circle of Arts Annual Circle m AR kE T ! Shop over 30 local artist's handmade gifts, decor, and more! Open daily, Monday-Saturday 11am - 5pm. There's something for everyone!

Coming in January: kids & adult Ballet, Dance Fusion and Tap, plus every Thursday Art classes for anyone looking to Dabble in the Arts!

The Perfect Charlevoix Getaway Sweepstakes
Help CharlevoixCam raise money for the New Round Lake Live Camera! The sweepstakes will run from December 1st - January 31st. One winner will be randomly selected and announced on February 1st. Prizes will be mailed 2 weeks prior to July 4th weekend.

Prize Package: 2 night luxury condo on Round Lake, 2 Sunshine Boat tickets, 2 Mushroom House Tour tickets, $150 downtown dollars, plus...gift cards to these amazing locations: Bridge Street Taproom, Charlevoix Cinema III, Smoke on the Water and That French Place.

$25 for a chance to win! Drawing is January 31st and it is redeemable 4th of July weekend! See flyer HERE!

Magnum Bonus Blitz
For a limited time now through December 15 for every $100 worth of Magnum Hopsitality Gift Cards purchased between November 11 and December 15, receive a $20 bonus certificate to be used a future visit to your favorite Magnum Restaurant. Shop at Red Mesa Grill, Pearl's Cafe or Cafe Sante, or online at MagnumHospitality.com.

True North Interior Designs & Antiques
Make sure to stop into True North Interior Designs & Antiques for your holiday shopping! For every $50 in gift cards spent you will receive $10 free through December 24th!

Gift Local Downtown Charlevoix
Shop for holiday gifts in downtown Charlevoix for a chance to win up to $500 in Downtown Dollars! 1st place= $500, 2nd place = $300, and 3rd place = $100. It's easy! Here's how to enter:
  1. spend $50 on gifts between November 29th and December 24th in 2019 at any of your favorite downtown Charlevoix businesses (receipts may be combined)
  2. Turn receipts into GaGa for Kids + Women Too, The Clothing Company, or The Lake House through December 24, 2019. Receive one entry for each $50 spent on gifts for the holidays. 4,000 entries available.
  3. Winner will be announced on January 3rd, 2020.

Local Realtor Earns Emeritus Distinction

Local Realtor® received an award at the Annual General Membership Meeting of the Antrim Charlevoix Kalkaska (ACK) Association of Realtors®.

Association President, Beth Flynn, presented the Realtor® Emeritus Award to Mark Knapp, Managing Broker of Coldwell Banker Schmidt Realtors offices in Charlevoix.

The Realtor® Emeritus designation is the most prestigious and highest honor that can be bestowed on a member by the National Association of Realtors. Those who have maintained membership in the National Association for a cumulative period of 40 years are eligible for the status.

Prior to joining the Antrim Charlevoix Kalkaska Association in 1994, Knapp was a member of the Emmet Association of Realtors®. He has served on the Board of Directors of both associations as well as numerous committees within those associations throughout his 40 year career.

The ACK Association is proud to recognize the valuable and lasting contributions Mark has made and continues to make to the real estate profession in his community. The annual meeting/luncheon was held on November 12th at the Weathervane Restaurant.

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.  
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