For more information, call the Chamber office at 231.547.2101 or email  chamber@charlevoix.org

Enhanced Business After Hours
East Park Tavern
April 17, 2019

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

Grow with Google
Charlevoix Public Library
April 30, 2019

2019 Chamber Scholarship
Charlevoix Chamber of Commerce
Application Deadline: April 15, 2019

Courtyard by Marriott Petoskey at Victories Square
1866 Bear Place
Petoskey, MI 49770
(231) 439-3333

Petoskey Wine Region
3423 US 131, Suite A
Petoskey, MI 49770
Lenten Fish Fry- St. Mary Family Center
April 12

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.

Students Veterans Association host Veterans Assistance Fair at Open House
April 10

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

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.

Exhibit Opening Reception: Portraits of Whimsy
April 12th

Charlevoix Circle of Arts will have an Exhibit Opening Reception: Portraits of Whimsy - This Friday, April 12th, 5-7pm. Enjoy a Not-So-Serious interpretation of portraiture from 6 Northern Michigan artists! 

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.

29th Annual Children's Health Fair
April 13

Providing a fun family atmosphere, the Children’s Health Fair is an educational environment where parents can learn best practices to keep children healthy and safe. The event will be held at the Petoskey Middle School, located at 801 Northmen Drive, off of Mitchell Street in Petoskey. The event will have many activities for parents and children, including:
Action Hero Fun Run – held outside. Bring a “hero” cape (weather permitting)
Fire engine and helicopter tours (weather permitting)
Face Painting
Child Fingerprinting and DNA completion
       provided by Petoskey Public Safety for the National Child Identification Program
Meet & Greet with Characters throughout the day
Special Preview of “Junie B. Jones, JR” Play at 11:30 a.m.
Hands-on activities
Prize raffle
Free Cycle BookBin (Bring a gently used book and take one home)
There is a low-cost lunch available at the event for $3 each or $8 for the family.

Creative Marketing: Leveraging Community Events
April 18

Think of it as "opportunistic advertising." Consumers get tired of being marketed at, so it makes perfect sense to leverage other community events already in the works. How can you align your own advertising efforts to attract some of that additional traffic through your front doors instead of fighting it? Participants will learn how to leverage community events as a viable marketing strategy, Get Your Business Online with Google, and even to create customer databases that can work for you. Registration required - $25. Main Street businesses can register for free using a special code. Contact Lindsey Dotson for more info!

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

Live Music every Tuesday night, 6-9pm
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
Charlevoix Restaurant Week
April 22- 28, 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
Petoskey Wine Region/ Ambassador Training
Great Lakes Center for the Arts
May 6, 2019
Ironton Public Boating Access Site Announcement
The Ironton Public Boating Access site will be closed for site improvements from June 3, 2019 to Mid-August 2019.

The site will be completely closed to all use, please use Dutchman's Bay Boating Access site or one of the local city or township launches during this period. If you have questions, please contact Young State Park at 231-582-7523.
Open for the Season!
Spare Key Winery is now open for the season.

Friday 1-6pm, Saturday 11am-6pm and Sunday 12-5pm.

Let Friske Farm Market Host Your Next Event!
Looking for a warm, intimate space that provides a charming country feel for your next party or gathering? Look no further than Friske Farm Market! Choose from 3 venue options: our Cozy Cafe, Rustic BBQ Barn or Scenic Back Porch. All are perfect for that birthday, anniversary, graduation, rehearsal dinner, bridal/baby shower or business lunch/meeting and are available year 'round Monday-Saturday (outdoor spaces May-October) Check out our Private Events Page for more information and peak at our delicious menu offerings! You may also contact us at 23.599.2604 or email tours@friske.com .

Live on the Lake Thanks Sponsor Contributions for Making Event Possible
Our beloved summer concert series, Live on the Lake, is all set to rock the East Park for 2019! The free Thursday evening performances have become a staple in the summer plans of residents and visitors alike. What an exceptional aspect of our community! With the addition of street performers leading into the main act in 2017, the increased foot traffic has led to more exposure for Charlevoix, our businesses and what our area has to offer.

Last year, Charlevoix Area businesses and the Charlevoix Main Street DDA contributed $14,000 to host this series for the area to enjoy. We thank you for your past support, and we hope we can count on you again this season. Sponsorship Opportunities are available to be a part of this great program.

2019 Live on the Lake Line-Up:

June 27 – The Horton Creek Band (thank you to concert sponsor, Primerica)
July 11 – The Gordon Lightfoot Tribute Band (sponsorship available!)
July 18 – The Petoskey Steel Drum Band (thank you to concert sponsor, The Villager Pub)
August 1 – Ray Kamalay & His Red Hot Peppers (sponsorship available!)
August 8 – 1000 Watt Prophets (thank you to concert sponsor, Fox Charlevoix)
August 15 – Matt Austin (sponsorship available!)
August 22 – Doug Thomas Music (sponsorship available!)
Series Sponsorship also available – be a presenting sponsor for all seven shows!

Contact Charlevoix Main Street, DDA for more information and to support this free community entertainment.

4Front Credit Union Announces New Vice President of Treasury Management
4Front Credit Union is pleased to announce the appointment of Jeff Bassett as its Vice President of Treasury Management. Bassett offers 4Front’s burgeoning business membership more than 20 years of community financial services experience with focuses in both lending and business development sectors. Bassett previously served as a Sergeant Combat Engineer in the United States Marine Corps and is Board Treasurer for Veterans Housing USA, a Traverse City-based non-profit organization dedicated to providing truly affordable housing options to those transitioning from the military.

Bassett channels his passion for service into providing tailored financial solutions and counsel to northern Michigan business owners of all sizes, helping them prosper today while preparing for future sustained growth and success.
A northern Michigan outdoors men at heart, Jeff and his family enjoy time spent hunting, camping, and fishing.

Charlevoix Circle of Arts Announces New Executive Director
The Charlevoix Circle of Arts announced that Sarah Matye has been named Executive Director of the nonprofit committed to cultivating a more inspired and educated community through arts. She succeeds Gail DeMeyere, who retired as Executive Director in January 2019.

A native of Charlevoix, Matye is involved with numerous organizations, including: Board Member of the Rayder Enrichment Foundation, Recreation Advisory Committee Member for the City of Charlevoix, and founding member of the Women Who Care Charlevoix Giving Circle. Matye has spent the last four years serving as Development Director at the Women’s Resource Center of Northern Michigan. She previously worked as a Program Officer at the Charlevoix County Community Foundation. Prior to moving back to Northern Michigan, she served as Development Manager for Community Gatepath, a nonprofit in the San Francisco Bay Area. She received a bachelor’s degree in social work from Western Michigan University in 2004, and recently completed a graduate certificate in nonprofit leadership from Grand Valley State University.

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!
Easter Bag & Crown Craft: Before the Hunt!
Saturday April 20, 2019 
11 am - 1:30 pm

Free for Kids!

Come decorate & color you Easter Crown & Bag at Charlevoix Circle of Arts! Easter Egg Hunt starts at 2pm in Charlevoix's East Park.​

Sponsored by Mason, Kammermann & Rohrback P.C.

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