C ity Council Candidate Forum
September 13
Member Appreciation Breakfast
October 5
October 12 - 14
10am - 6pm Friday & Saturday
10am - 4pm Sunday

For more information, call the Chamber office at 231.547.2101 or email  chamber@charlevoix.org
Mirrored Waters Counseling
Child, Adolescent and Adult Behavior
1005 May St., Charlevoix, MI 49720
Thank You for Attending the State of the Community
Many thanks to all who attended the State of the Community. We appreciate your support of our Community and our Chamber. A special thanks to our speakers, Amanda Wilkin, Mike Ritter, Sarah Lucas and Charles Vondra. Also, a big thank you to our sponsors!
Job Opportunity at the Charlevoix Chamber

Last week we said farewell to our President, Alison Hubbard, who has moved on to another opportunity. Our search continues for Alison’s replacement. You can find the job posting and full job description  HERE . Please share with any interested candidates.

Send resumes with cover letter to  jobs@charlevoix.org . For more information about the Chamber and its programs visit  www.charlevoix.org .

Candidate Forum
September 13

Listen to and meet candidates for local office on Thursday, Sept. 13 at 6:30 pm in the Charlevoix High School Auditorium. The forum will feature Janet Kalbfell and Jodi Laurent running for council for Ward 1, Thomas Olesky and Greg Stevens running for council in Ward 2, and Shane Cole and Rick Wertz running for council for Ward 3. It will also feature both mayoral candidates, Luther Kurtz and Gabe Campbell.

The candidates will be answering four prepared questions as well as two questions taken from the audience before the forum begins. Scott T. LaDeur, Ph.D., Professor of Political Science, North Central Michigan College will moderate for the evening. 

Block- Paper- Ink Printmaking Exhibition
September 14

Sixteen Michigan artists have been invited to represent traditional and contemporary methods of printmaking in the September-November exhibition at the Charlevoix Circle of Arts, Block – Paper - Ink . This is an exceptional gathering of artists working at the height of fine-art printmaking in the state. Along with the works in the exhibition will be samples of techniques, displays of materials and tools used for printmaking and gallery demonstrations.   

VanPelt Alley Presents Oktoberfest 2018 in Downtown Charlevoix
September 14 - 15
Friday 5-10pm, Saturday 3-10pm

German Biergarten: stage, music, dance floor, outdoor seating, and German food/bier.
Friday: Donny Hartman Band, 5-9pm (rock/folk)
Saturday: Immigrant Sons, 5-9pm (authentic German Band)
Food includes: Bratwursts, Knackwursts, Hungarian Sausage, German Potato Salad, and Sauerkraut by The Cantina.
Homemade Pretzels with Bier Cheese by That French Place & Brian’s Ice Cream Experience
German Cucumber Salad by The Salad Fork
Beverages available include Authentic German Bier, 1 Liter & Half Liter Steins
Free Wine/ Soda Sampling inside Cherry Republic
Kid’s Activities By Cherry Republic Saturday from 3-5pm: pit spit contest, cookie eating contest and soda ring toss.

The Art of Water Festival
September 15
12 - 4pm

The Art of Water Festival at Raven Hill will bring together talents of professional and emerging artists to share their work with the community. Water-related artwork will be for
sale. Some hands-on art classes will be available for all ages. Artists are invited to participate in a paint out and wet paint art show and sale. Artists may choose to paint the day before or the day of the Festival. The Smithsonian’s Water/Ways exhibit continues at the Center 10 am to 4 pm daily through September 23 rd . There is no cost for the Festival or Exhibit but donations are appreciated.
Business After Hours
September 19
5 - 7pm

Business After Hours is the Chamber's monthly business networking event. Jax's Northside Food & Spirits will host this month's Business After Hours. There is no charge for admission, complimentary hors d'oeuvres will be prodvided.

Luncheon Lecture Series:
Great Lakes Center for the Arts with Jill O'Neill
September 21

North Central Michigan College's Luncheon Lecture Series presents Jill O'Neill. The brand new $25 million facility opened this summer to packed houses and rave reviews for programs by the Detroit Symphony, Joffrey Ballet, the Great Lakes Chamber Orchestra and many others. GLCA Executive Director Jill O’Neill will talk about the finest new performing arts center in Northern Michigan and its amazing contributions to the cultural landscape of our area.

For reservations, email luncheonlecutres@ncmich.edu.
FREE Marketing Workshops
September 25
8:30am, 10:30am, 1:30pm, 3pm

Over whelmed by all the marketing options out there? Learn how to grow your business by reaching your potential customers in today’s ever-changing world. We invite you to a marketing workshop for local businesses. At Black Diamond Broadcasting we understand your time is valuable, to thank you for attending each business will be entered to win $500…

For more information, download the event flier or visit
Solstice Soiree Thursday Night Dinner Series at Tapawingo
Thursday throughout the Summer
Farm-to-Table flair, music, art & local ingredients. It’s an experience designed to engage all of your senses at our iconic venue, Tapawingo, on St. Claire Lake in Ellsworth.

September 13| Northern Michigan Take 3
September 20| Italian Trattoria Take 2
September 27| Fall BBQ with an Asian Flair

$35 per person | Cash Bar | Tickets may be purchased  here.
$3 Casa Tuesdays at Red Mesa Grill
$3 Casa Margaritas, $3 Premium Drafts, $3 Food Features
 Live Music every Tuesday night, 7-10pm

September 16 | Red Mesa’s
21 Year Anniversary Party
w/ Dave Cisco... 21% off your bill!

 The Cantina

September 14 | 7-10pm | Dave Cisco
September 15 | - 9pm | Ben Overbeek
September 21 | 7-10pm | Dave Cisco
September 22| 6 - 9pm | Chris Sterr

 The Landing

The Landing will be open weekends through September!

Praise and Worship

September 26, 2018
St. Mary's Parish
35th Annual Charlevoix County CROP Walk

September 29, 2018
Walks in East Jordan, Boyne City, and Charlevoix.
Connecting Entrepreneurial
Communities 2018

October 3-4, 2018
Downtown Charlevoix
General Election Candidate Forum

October 10, 2018
Iron Horse Cafe at North Central Michigan College
North Central Instructors and Staff Create Tempestry Project
Nine women from North Central Michigan College combined their talents for knitting and art with their concern about the environment to create an exhibit now on display in the North Central Library. Inspired by the work of the Tempestry Project, and grounded in NOAA weather data kept at the North Central Weather Station, they created a series of long, knit works where changing color represents the daily high temperatures for one year. This data tells a story of how our climate is changing in Petoskey and on our campus.  Each artist knit two rows for one day of a specific year, from January to December. They used the same colors to designate temperature ranges across the project, so the years could be comparable. The NOAA data becomes a brightly colored representation of the high temperatures for that year, shifting from blues and greens to yellow, red and orange, and then back again to green and blue. Science and art come together to tell the story of our lives, our climate, in Northern Michigan from 2009 to 2017.

McLaren Northern Michigan: Giving Back to His Home Country
The Rwanda genocide of nearly 800,000 Tutsi is a sad history of a beautiful country. The genocide left many doctors dead and hospitals and clinics in shambles. Today, Rwanda is pushing forward and has established hospitals and health care that can serve the country, however, they still need assistance.

To help, Vianney Ruhumuliza, Rwanda native and nurse at McLaren Northern Michigan, and his wife Cairn Ruhumuliza, RN, MS, Sepsis/Special Projects Coordinator at McLaren Northern Michigan have started Helping Hands for Rwanda.

Michigan Based Marketing Company Launches Recruitment Web-site
Black Diamond Broadcasting, a Michigan based broadcasting company joins forces with Binary trail’s after consulting with numerous Northern Michigan business owners and community leaders to help solve the on-going employment epidemic plaguing Michigan businesses. On July 1st, 2018, michiganforhire.org was launched by Black Diamond Broadcasting in partnership with local Traverse City Media Firm, Binary Trail.

Dry Harbour Marine's Fall Incentives
With fall approaching it's time to think about service, storage, detailing and winterization. With over 21 years of experience we are the best choice for all of your haul-out, service, and storage needs! Northern Michigan's longest running full-service Formula Dealer.

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