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
Chamber Recharge Raffle
Tickets still available! Drawling takes place November 16th. Click graphic for more info!
Apple Fest Poker Run
Still taking place until October 31st
Building Resilience in Times of Uncertainty
November 11, 11:00am

We are all facing unprecedented change in the workplace and in our personal lives. This presentation will provide tips and techniques on how to develop and strengthen resilience, enabling you to weather the storm of uncertainty.
 
Kathy Grinsteiner is the Provider Engagement Manager for Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan and Blue Care Network’s northern and west Michigan region. She also leads a frontline leadership coaching program for the operational areas. She holds a Master’s degree in Communication Arts from Grand Valley State University. Kathy has created and delivered a number of skill-building presentations for local Chambers and employer groups.

Register HERE!





The LEAD by Local sessions will conclude with time for each attendee to share - about your business, an event you have coming up, a service you are looking to provide or find, a need you are looking to fill, or anything else! $5 to attend, register online for these virtual sessions.


Greg Denzinger
Realtor®

(231) 242-3317
Email Greg Denzinger
Virtual Well-Being Webinars

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Michigan, a key partner and sponsor of the NM Chamber Alliance is offering Virtual Wellbeing Webinars to our Chamber Members at no cost! These webinars are available to everyone on a variety of great health and wellness topics. Topics include: Safeguard your sleep, Navigating change, Fitness at home at any level and creating a personal well-being calendar. Follow the link below for more information and to Sign Up – COME JOIN US! Virtual Well-Being Webinars - HERE.

Northwest Michigan Works! Virtual Job Fair
October 28
9-12pm

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.

Master Class
October 29
12-1pm

The Blue Cross Master Class webinar series offers insights into the complex world of health care. As a benefits leader, you strive to balance employee morale and engagement with business concerns such as benefit costs. The Blue Cross Master Class series is designed to keep you up-to-speed on health care trends and topics to maintain success in your role. *Both of the upcoming webinars are certified by the Human Resources Certification Institute for continuing education credit.

Upcoming Master Class webinars:
·        October 29, 2020 12 - 1 p.m. EDT

·        November 19, 2020 12 - 1 p.m. EST

We're Hacking Economic Resiliency!
November 2 | 2pm | The Vault
November 9 | 2pm | Virtual

Studies show that businesses with intentional, measurable impacts are more resilient in times of economic hardship. But between social media, environmental, and economic urgency, it's hard to know where to start.

In this hackathon, Good for Michigan Program Director Alice Jasper will walk you through free, online tools that can help you benchmark and set goals towards a regenerative and financially stable future. Use these tools as a roadmap alongside numerous resources to support you along the way. Become Good for Michigan and take charge of your future by assessing your present.

Businesses who track, report and act on their impacts: are 63% more likely to survive economic turmoil, have greater revenue growth, and show an annual survival rate of 90-99%

Blood Drive Hosted by Odawa Casino
November 4
9-3pm

Odawa Casino is sponsoring a blood drive in partnership with Versiti Blood Center of Michigan on Wednesday, November 4th, 2020 from 9am to 3pm. The location is the Michigan Huron Room, located at Odawa Hotel (1444 US 131, Petoskey).

Walk ins are welcome but reservations are encouraged by visiting https://bit.ly/33RAHsc or email Marty Van De Car at mvandecar@odawacasino.com. Let’s save some lives!

Etienne Charles & Creole Soul
November 7
8pm

Experience the critically acclaimed trumpeter and seven-member band as they filter reggae, Calypso, and Afro-Caribbean music into a modern jazz conception.



Charlevoix Conservation District Open House
November 12, 2020
6-7pm

Tip of the Mitt Score Offering Free Webinar on Business Credit for State Up Businesses
November 18, 2020
8:30-10am
Macrame Class
November 19, 2020
6-8pm
Charlevoix Circle of Arts
Register by Nov 12
New Website Alert
Have you seen True North Interior Design & Antiques new website yet? Click HERE to check out their new page and get a glimpse of what you might find within their store.

Win a Trip to Maui
Charlevoix Area Humane Society Big Ticket Raffle! Call the shelter for your chance to win! 231-582-6774 | $50 ticket | Only 1000 sold.

Win two round trip airline tickets, seven night stay at a beautiful waterfront resort, or take the $10,000 option! You can’t win of you don't play!

Flu Season 2020: "Give it a Shot"
Staying protected during the flu season is more important than ever. Not only is the flu a serious illness, it can also be a huge burden due to stress placed on our health care system, costs related to medical treatment, sick days and lost productivity from employees being off work. The flu vaccine is a smart way to reduce an individual’s chance of getting the flu and benefits everyone around them. Encourage your members to “give it a shot” this year. Visit Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan’s website to get the right information, understand the importance of the flu shot and know where to get vaccinated.

Best of the Charlevoix Photography Club 2021 Calendar
Our Best of the Charlevoix Photography Club 2021 Calendar is for sale! It looks fantastic! Presently, it can be purchased through our club website, or locally at the Charlevoix Circle of Arts. The calendar makes a great gift to friends and family, so grab a few and start on that holiday shopping! 

Odawa Casino Presents More than $11,400 to Local Non-Profits
Odawa Casino raised more than $11,400 in donations to share equally between four local nonprofits, and presented checks to the organizations including Women’s Resource Center of Northern Michigan, Wawatam Area Senior Center, Little Traverse Bay Humane Society, and Cheboygan County Habitat for Humanity, for $2,853.72 each.
 
Odawa Casino launched the Spare Change Donation program in August in response to the national coin shortage and simultaneously supports local nonprofits within the community. The program includes boxes around the casino floor where guests are able to donate the change from their gaming vouchers instead of cashing them in at the casino cashier.

“The Spare Change program was created as a way of doing our part in both the current national situation, but also sending donations to some amazing nonprofit organizations that are crucial to our community. We were pleased to see that the community showed up and had such a positive response to the program”, said Ron Olson, Odawa Casino General Manager.
 
Odawa Casino Petoskey and Mackinaw City will continue the program for the foreseeable future with different nonprofits in the area every few months to continue with addressing both the needs of the community, as well as the coin shortage.
 
Owned and operated by the Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians, the $140 million Odawa Casino in Petoskey opened in June, 2007 and features nearly 1,000 slot machines, table games, multiple dining options, the fabulous new Victories Sports and Entertainment Bar, and an off property 137-room hotel. Odawa Casino Mackinaw City opened in May 2016, and is currently in the process of a brand new expansion for an even higher quality gaming experience.

Rescue Christmas - 2020 Red Kettle Campaign
YOU CAN HELP THE SALVATION ARMY OF PETOSKEY RESCUE CHRISTMAS - For the first time in 130 years, The Salvation Army is starting its annual holiday fundraising campaign early across the country in order to rescue Christmas. The funds raised through the organization’s iconic red kettles are at risk this year due to COVID-19 while requests for services are at an all-time high. For more details click HERE.

NCMC Presents Free History Presentations
NCMC Corporate & Community Education is offering a series of free history presentations via Zoom. “Haunted Petoskey” will take place right before Halloween on Thursday, October 29th at 7:00 PM. Join local historian, Chris Struble, for commentary and a tour through rare, vintage images that will give you a glimpse into local paranormal activity that will be interpreted from a historical perspective. Register here. On November 10th, the anniversary of the sinking of the Edmund Fitzgerald, popular maritime expert, Ric Mixster, will be speaking about the investigations into what may have happened to the ship and its crew. Ric will also be providing information about his personal exploration of the wreck. Register here. Join Ric again on November 16th for a presentation of “Safe Ashore: The 1940 Armistice Day Storm”. Ric will share exclusive footage and interviews that will set the stage for the storm that hit Lake Michigan at 125 mph and slammed into several freighters who were at the mercy of the waves. Register here. These courses are part of the NCMC Lifelong Learning series. See the full class list here.

St. Michael Academy Fine Arts Program Awarded $66,500 Grant, Strings Attached
Moved by St. Michael Academy’s (SMA) desire to fully-immerse students in a Classical Fine Arts experience, a private foundation with ties to Northern Michigan funded a $66,500 grant request to enhance the Academy’s art studio and expand its Music program to include Gregorian Chant and a Strings Program—complete with new instruments.

For the full press release click HERE!

Charlevoix Circle of Arts
Come to the Charlevoix Circle of Arts to be in aww of our "Time with Eagles" exhibit with Charlevoix photographer Bill Dietrich. Exhibit runs through October 31. While you're here, Participate in our KIDS COLORING CONTEST: 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.

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
Housekeeping
Front Desk Clerk
Airport Attendant

Automotive Technician
Assistant Office Manager

Multiple Positions
Send resumes to jobs@hotelearl.com

Hiring Staff

Swim School Coordinator
Lifeguards
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!
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