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
An Announcement from Our Board

We have previously shared that Alison Hubbard, our Chamber President, has taken a new job opportunity.  We wish her well in her new endeavor and hope you can join us Wednesday, September 5 from 5-7pm at Shanahan’s Pub to say farewell.

We have started the search 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 .

Proactive Preservation
September 5
Join us for an evening of placemaking and networking! Building on the demonstration workshops hosted in August, this workshop will focus on networking and visioning for the future of historic preservation in Charlevoix. Let’s discuss the benefits and challenges of maintaining, saving, and reusing old buildings, and how we can build and support a community of old house enthusiasts and rehabbers in the Charlevoix. Community leaders, elected officials, stakeholders, and residents who care about historic places shouldn’t miss this free workshop!

7 Key Characteristics All Great Leaders Possess- Tony Rublesk i
September 6

Tony Rubleski is the bestselling creator of the Mind Capture book series. He is also an in-demand keynote speaker, strategic business coach, and global event promoter. His work has been featured in various media outlets ranging from Bottom Line Magazine, The Detroit Free Press, the FOX TV network, ABC, to CNN Radio, NPR and Entrepreneur Magazine Radio. He’s a 1994 graduate of Western Michigan University with a degree in marketing and has also been a faculty member and instructor with the U.S Chamber of Commerce (IOM) and CEO Space International. His core expertise and message is designed to help people ‘Capture’ more minds and profits.

Lecture on Climate Change
September 6
7 - 9pm 

North Central Michigan College’s Corporate and Community Education department will present a free lecture on our unfolding climate crisis, Thursday, September 6, 2018 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the Library Conference Center. Our presenter will be Knute Nadelhoffer, Director of the University of Michigan Biological Station in Pellston and Professor in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology.  This is a free lecture, but you must register. Online registration is available here or email ccefaq@ncmich.edu. ncmich.edu

State of the Community
September 11

Join us for the State of the Community luncheon on Tuesday, September 11, 2018 at Castle Farms from 11:30am - 1:30pm.
The State of the Community provides attendees an opportunity to learn from community leaders about their successes and upcoming initiatives, as well as specific topics that are timely and insightful to businesses and the Charlevoix community.

Speakers for the event are: 
Amanda Wilkin, Executive Director, Visit Charlevoix 
Sarah Lucas, Director of Community Development, Networks Northwest
Mike Ritter, Superintendent, Charlevoix Public Schools
Charles Vondra, Sheriff, Charlevoix County 

To more information or to register to attend, please contact the Chamber at 231-547-2101.

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.   

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 6 | Sushi Plus
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 11 | Pete- Big Dog Fetters
September 16 | Red Mesa’s
21 Year Anniversary Party
w/ Dave Cisco... 21% off your bill!

 The Landing

The Landing will be open weekends through September!

Business After Hours

September 19, 2018
JAX Northside Spirit & Food
Luncheon Lecture Series:
Great Lakes Center for the Arts with Jill O'Neill

September 21, 2018
North Central Michigan College
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
Munson Healthcare Charlevoix Hospital Welcomes New General Surgeon
Munson Healthcare Charlevoix Hospital is delighted to welcome its newest medical staff member, Barrett A. Kielhorn, DO, to the general surgery team.
Dr. Kielhorn is a graduate of The Ohio State University and Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine. He recently completed his residency as a general surgeon at Metro Health Hospital in Wyoming, Michigan, where he was nominated for the American College of Osteopathic Surgeons Resident Achievement Award. Dr. Kielhorn is looking forward to starting the next chapter of his life here in Charlevoix with his wife, Ashley, and 19-month old daughter, Jolie.

Great Lakes Chamber Orchestra Concert at Raven Hill Discovery Center
Almost 90 concert patrons braved the rainy weather to enjoy the Great Lakes Chamber Orchestra concert at Raven Hill Discovery Center on Saturday, August 25 th . In a unique celebration of water through music, the audience enjoyed Mozart’s Eine Kleine Nachtmusik, Handel’s Water Music and Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons, Summer. The rain did nothing to dampen the mood and many came early or stayed after to see the Smithsonian Museum on Main Street Water/Ways exhibit and enjoy the new Watershed Model installed by Water Paw

Welcome, Leadership Charlevoix County Class of 2018-2019
Leadership Charlevoix County is excited to announce its newest class for 2018-2019. The program is entering its eighth year as a comprehensive training experience for community members seeking to play a more active role in leadership and their communities. The program creates community awareness, networking opportunities, and focuses on leadership skill development through an educational and hands-on curriculum. The 16-member class started with an orientation meeting at Boyne Mountain Resort, where they met each other and potential mentors. Their first class session is a two-day overnight retreat to Beaver Island on September 9-10, followed by one all-day class every month until graduation in May 2019.

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.

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