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

Congratulations to our 2024 50-Year Members

Join us in congratulating Antrim Dells Golf Course and Village Graphics, who have been Chamber members for 50 years! That’s 50 years of partnership in creating a thriving Charlevoix community. Be sure to add Antrim Dells to your list of tee times this summer and stop into Village Graphics for your next print job, and thank Dave Hill and Paul Casciani for their commitment to Charlevoix!

Antrim Dells Golf Course and Village Graphics join the now 30+ list of Charlevoix businesses who have celebrated 50 years of Chamber membership. 

New Episode of the Keep It Real Social Podcast "Small Biz, Big Wins" with Chamber President Sarah Van Horn!

Tune into "Small Biz, Big Wins," where host Sommer Poquette delves into the crucial role that local chambers of commerce play in fostering connections and driving growth for small businesses.

Joined by Sarah Van Horn, President of the Charlevoix Area Chamber of Commerce, listeners gain valuable insights into what a chamber of commerce entails, debunking misconceptions along the way. From funding to networking events, resource offerings to advocacy efforts, discover how chamber memberships can propel your business forward. Tune in to uncover expert advice on leveraging these invaluable community resources and hear firsthand success stories highlighting the transformative impact of chamber engagement on small businesses.


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McBride Custom Homes

Gypsy Distillery- Tasting Room & Event Center

Puzzles, Pint & Pizza Event at The Happy Troll

April 12th

We are Teaming up with Charlevoix’s own PUZZLES THAT ROCK

to bring Charlevoix’s first Puzzle Contest Event!

How it Works:

Teams of 4 Persons work together on a PUZZLES THAT ROCK Michigan-themed Puzzle and includes:

$5 puzzle event entry fee

1 Free Pint

Unlimited trips to our Pizza Bar

$25/pp or $100/Team

Winner - Each member of the Team

(up to 4 persons) will receive a

$20 Gift Certificate to The Happy Troll

Consolation Prizes- At the end of the event - We will donate the puzzle to your team and you get to decide who gets to keep it!

Reservations are required- Click on ticket link to reserve your spot or stop in The Happy Troll Deli & Pub at 111 Bridge Street downtown Charlevoix to buy your tickets!

*Ages 21+ receive a Pint and

non-alcoholic beverage also available.

*note: singles or duos can sign up too, and we will place you on a team at event night!

Sign-up by clicking on ticket link or call us 231- 237-7827 or stop by the restaurant to purchase your ticket!


Jake Slay inside Victories at Odawa Casino!

April 12th

The Victories Country Concert Series is back and kicking off with Jake Slay Friday, April 12th!

Enjoy up-and-coming country artists the second Friday of every month April-November. Our friends at Big Country 102.9 will be there partying with us!

Doors 8PM l Show 9PM l $10 Cover Charge


Spring Wine Dinner of the Italian Riviera

April 12th

Join us Friday, April 12 and take a short journey to the Italian Riviera! This dinner features 5 courses paired with Lost Cellars wine. Menu items will include, pesto, parmesan pasta, fish and seafood.

Interested in joining us? Spots fill up quick. Please call 231.499.4755


Live Music at The Earl

April 13th

Join us for live entertainment with DJ Parker Marshall, small plates and delicious specialty cocktails!


North Star Performing Arts Presents: RED

April 13th & 14th

Set in the 1950s, and based on a series of real events, Red by John Logan, takes a compelling look at the ever-changing relationship between an artist and his creations.


Art in the Castle

April 13th & 14th

Art in the Castle is a juried fine art fair featuring award winning artists from the Midwest at the historic Castle Farms in Charlevoix, Michigan.

Shop for one-of-a-kind works of art in all styles and media. Ceramic, Painting, Digital, Photography, Jewelry and more are available at this retail shopping experience. You will not be able to find these unique items on Amazon or in big box stores. Buy for those upcoming birthdays and weddings, or to update your home decor, or just treat yourself to something exquisite.

Wine tasting hosted by Castle Farms will also be available in an adjacent room for an additional reasonable fee (see below for details). Sample great wines from an historic venue.

APRIL 13-14, 2024

​Saturday 10a-5p Sunday 11a-4p

Castle Farms, 5052 M-66, Charlevoix, MI 

Admission $5 at the door

Free Parking

Wine Tasting, Additional $20 {details below}

Online tickets in advance of the show 2-for-1


St. Mary School Open House

April 16th

For 113 years, St. Mary School has been serving the spiritual and educational needs of families in the Charlevoix area. We empower teach student to grow spiritually, academically, creatively, and physically so that they may experience, understand, and live their responsibilities to God, family, community, and self.

Along with a strong academic curriculum, our school staff provides St. Mary School students opportunities for spiritual growth and Christian values. Virtue education, skills necessary to get along with others, and a desire to always do, “What would Jesus do?” are a few areas we continually focus on. We try to show the example and motivation that students need in order to know, to love, and to serve God. We expect our students to live as Jesus wants us to, both in school and throughout their lives after they walk out the doors of St. Mary School.

We are proud of the academic growth that we see in our students each year. Students are given the tools and guidance to reach their highest potential. Our student to teacher ratio is small, which allows our teachers to provide individualized instruction for our students. St. Mary teachers also regularly focus on improving teaching techniques, curriculum, and making adjustments to each student’s learning based on their testing performance in order to provide our students with the best academic opportunity in the area. Year after year St. Mary School students outperform Local and National norms on standardized testing.

St. Mary School recognizes the importance of a strong working relationship with our school families. We work closely with parents in all aspects of school life. Our students’ spiritual and academic growth are always the focus of our daily efforts.


Meditation & Sound Bath

March 3rd-June 16th

Class Dates to Register for:

April 7, 21

May 5, 19

June 2, 16

Join Lindsay Walter, certified meditation and breath work coach for a community meditation and breath work group class.

Each session includes a discussion and guided meditation blended with breath work and sound bath. 

Participants will leave feeling grounded, balanced, and relaxed. Classes are held at the Charlevoix Circle of arts on the 1st and 3rd Sunday of each month from 9:30-10:30am.

Please wear comfortable clothing, and bring a yoga mat, pillow, blanket, and water bottle. 

 (Floor surface is hard).

Minimum # of Participants to hold class = 1 

Maximum # of Participants = 10


Frostbite Trail

April 20th

The Frostbite Trail is back for 2024!

No, that’s not just what we’re calling a walk in the woods without proper boots—the Frostbite Trail is a winter ​​tasting and food experience hosted by 12 businesses in Antrim and Charlevoix counties.

There is one remaining scheduled for 2024: April 20. Visit between 12pm and 6pm to sample a small bite food tasting with a pour of wine, beer, or cider. (Cost is $12 per person at each stop.)

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Art-Ventures Begins!

April 11th-May 16th

After school art class!

Pre-register at https://www.charlevoixcircle.org/art-ventures or call 231-547-3554.

Kids ages 6 - 12 get to be creative, try new techniques and explore a variety of materials. With art show finale!

SESSION of 6 CLASSES: APRIL 11 - MAY 16, 2024.

Time: Thursdays, 4 - 5:30 pm

Includes all supplies & snack!

NCMC Summer Learning Academy

June 24th-August 15th


For students entering grades 3rd - 8th

Classes held Monday - Thursday

9:00 am - 12:00 pm or 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Welcome to our Summer Learning Academy! Our academy is a dynamic and enriching program specially crafted for young minds eager to explore, learn, and have fun during the summer months. Through a mix of interactive workshops, hands-on activities, and educational games, participants will have the opportunity to delve into various subjects, develop new skills, and foster a love for learning.

Click here for the full schedule

A Public Forum about Protecting our Health and Waters

April 18th


Bigs Social: April (Traverse City)

April 18th


The Marsupials at Odawa Casino

April 19th


1918 Cellars: Wine Pairing Dinner

April 19th


Art Exhibit Opening Reception

April 19th


SINGO at The Back Lot Charlevoix

April 20th


Great Lakes Chamber Orchestra (GLCO) presents Dreams of Faraway Lands

April 20th


Charlevoix Earth Day Clean Up

April 22nd


Weather For Agriculture From The Enviroweather Platform

April 24th


Northern Michigan Society for Human Resource Management HR Legal: FMLA/FLSA Event

April 26th


Please help us congratulate Noreen on her 25 years of service to the Charlevoix Agency, Inc!

Noreen came to work at the Charlevoix Agency, Inc. on April 15, 1999 after working at Mettlers in Charlevoix and before that moving to Charlevoix from Hudson, Florida where she was an Insurance Agent at an Independent Agency. 

Noreen is one of the friendliest people you will ever meet and anyone that knows her or has worked with her over the years knows what a dedicated Agent and friend she is.  

Congratulations on 25 years!

Pet of The Week- Honey!

This little doll is Honey! Honey found herself her as a stray and looked like she had recently had puppies. We were able to get her spayed, current on vaccines and microchipped. Now she is ready to find her forever home!

Honey is very sweet to her people and loves attention. She could use a little refresher on her manners as she does tend to jump up. Honey is very small for her breed weighing in at only about 30 pounds full grown.

She is not a fan of the other dogs here and we are unsure of how she would be with cats. Besides the jumping, Honey would likely do well with children.


Rent the Charlevoix Conservation District's Community Room!

The room is free to rent for our conservation partners and non-profit groups, and is also available to the public for a small fee ($25hr, $50 half -day, $75 whole-day). The Community room is great for workshops, club/organization meetings, graduation parties, etc. The possibilities are endless! For more information visit our website www.charlevoixcd.org. Contact us with any questions or reservation inquiries at; phone:(231) 590-4895, email: alison.adams@macd.org, or stop in: 303 North St Boyne City



Charlevoix Circle of Arts is thrilled to announce its upcoming show, the Michigan Water Color Society Signature Exhibition.

Running from April 19th to May 18th, the exhibition will kick off with an opening reception on Friday, April 19th, from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm, where attendees will have the opportunity to engage with the artists and enjoy light refreshments.

This Signature Exhibition will spotlight 40 watercolor artists from all regions of Michigan, including 19 Great Lakes Fellows and 21 Signature status members of the Michigan Water Color Society. Signature status is conferred upon artists who have successfully passed the rigorous jury process for a minimum of four annual exhibitions within the past 12 years.

Presently, there are 68 remarkable artists who have achieved this prestigious status. Furthermore, those Signature status members who have completed a three-year term on the Water Color Society’s board receive the esteemed Great Lakes Fellow designation, acknowledging their invaluable volunteer service.

This marks the 2nd Signature Exhibition for the Michigan Water Color Society. The introduction of Signature status took place at the 73rd/74th Annual Exhibition in 2021.

Event Details:

• Exhibit Dates: April 19–May 18, 2024

• Location: Charlevoix Circle of Arts, 109 Clinton Street, Downtown Charlevoix

• Gallery Hours: Monday to Friday: 11:00 am to 4:00 pm, Saturday: 11:00 am to 3:00 pm

• Admission: Free For further information about the exhibition, related events, or the Charlevoix Circle of Arts, please contact (231) 547-3554 or visit www.charlevoixcircle.org

Support Camp Daggett and enter for a chance to own a piece of Boyne Mountain History!

Join Camp Daggett’s Kayak for a Cause raffle for a chance to own a piece of Boyne Mountain history! Thanks to our incredible local partner Boyne USA, you could win this stunning decommissioned Ramshead chair and hanging structure, generously donated to Camp Daggett.

Support a great cause and take home a piece of Northern Michigan charm! To purchase raffle tickets, follow this link: https://bit.ly/3P68Ewu (Camp dog Roxy is not included in the raffle )

Registration is now open for the 2024 Indian River Kayak-Bike Biathlon at DeVoe Public Beach on Burt Lake

The event is Sunday, July 21. Check-in begins at 8 a.m., with the start at 9 a.m. To learn more and to register, please visit ttps://runsignup.com/Race/Register/?raceId=127717.. The course includes 2.24 miles of kayaking on the scenic Inland Waterway and 11.68 miles of bicycling on the North Central State Trail. This event is open to the first 100 registrants.

Proceeds from the event support Top of Michigan Trails Council projects in the area. 

Charlevoix County News: Charlevoix County's Favorite Newspaper

The Charlevoix County News is distributed in Boyne City, Boyne Falls, Charlevoix, East Jordan, Ellsworth and Petoskey. Have the Charlevoix County News mailed to your address every Thursday for just $55 a year.

To order a subscription or place an ad, call Dave Baragrey at 989-732-8160 or email office@charlevoixcountynews.com

Chill Retro Open for the Season!

Chill Retro is now open for the season Tuesdays through Saturdays 11am-6pm. Make it a shopping stop for unique finds, antiques, records, vintage pieces and more! Visit the shop at 6900 US Highway 31 South in Charlevoix and follow Chill Retro on Facebook to see what the shop has to offer. 

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April 2024 Chamber Notices

Our Boyne Area Center is now open full time 8am - 4pm!


Please join us for some fun on our special celebration day in April!

Thursday, April 25, 2024 – Special Volunteer Appreciation & Celebration Day

Don’t forget we have a well-stocked exercise room for our aging adults in Charlevoix, East Jordan and Boyne City. We have also added some fun new programming in all of our Centers this year too. Keep an eye out for BINGOCIZE, Cardio Drumming, Technology Trainings, Movies and Travels on our new Smart TV’s, and much more!

Please print our Calendars, “Like” our Facebook Page “Charlevoix County Commission on Aging”, follow us on Instagram “Charlevoixcountycoa” and look all the other goings on either on the Senior Hi-Lites Newsletter page or the Menus / Calendars and Activities pages of our website at www.charlevoixcounty.org/Commission_on_Aging

We are changing what aging looks like and feels like!


The Summer Adventure Classes for Kids (SACK) Program offers a range of exciting and educational activities for kids. Participants may embark on nature hikes, explore outdoor exhibits, engage in science experiments, investigate the past or create art projects. SACK is a fun and immersive experience that com bines new explorations with hands-on learning.


Dock Days Announcement from Bulmann Dock & Lift

We are rebranding our direct-to-consumer team into its own division,

Dock Days. We have created this document which helps to explain why we made this decision and how it affects our customers.


Note: Bulmann Dock & Lift will continue to operate and manufacture premium lakefront products. Our two brands are going to grow together to meet the needs of our customers locally and our customers in the greater Midwest.



New partnership gives CTE students a head start in 13 NCMC programs

North Central Michigan College is helping high school graduates get a head start on their college journey by expanding college credit for students who have completed high school career and technical education (CTE) programs. North Central has partnered with the Michigan Department of Education's Office of Career and Technical Education to provide NCMC credit for high school CTE courses aligned with 13 of the college's academic programs.

“This initiative underscores North Central’s commitment to fostering seamless transitions from high school to college and providing even more accessible pathways to higher education,” said NCMC Dual Enrollment Coordinator Cassidy Leirstein. "Now CTE graduates can save money on tuition while accelerating their progress in programs they’re already interested and invested in, including accounting, business, education, and engineering."

CTE programs offer Michigan high school students hands-on learning experiences aligned with in-demand, high-wage careers in fields such as business, information technology, healthcare, hospitality, and manufacturing. In Michigan, 106,077 high school students were enrolled in 2,130 CTE programs during the 2021-22 school year. Six months after their high school graduation, 71% reported that they were using the skills learned in their CTE programs for continuing education or in their current job.

Locally, career and technical education is popular throughout Charlevoix-Emmet Intermediate School District. There are more than 1,050 high school students in 50 classes in 21 different program categories, from aviation to lineworker training to welding. Classes are held at all 11 public school districts in Charlevoix, Emmet and northern Antrim counties. Programs include academic coursework, work experience, occupational training, career counseling, and joint activities between business and education.

CTE is an essential component of the total educational system that is critical to workforce development, according to Jim Rummer, Char-Em's director of Career and Technical Education.

“Articulated credit serves as a crucial time- and money-saving tool for students, enabling them to accelerate their educational journey by recognizing prior learning achievements,” Rummer said. “By bypassing redundant coursework, students can expedite their path to graduation, saving both time and money while still achieving their academic goals.”

Ryan McClintic, CTE administrator for Cheboygan Schools, agrees. "This partnership between high school CTE programs and North Central Michigan College is a monumental step forward for our students, offering them a unique and powerful advantage as they transition from high school to higher education,” McClintic said. “It's not just about earning college credits; it's about valuing their hard work and dedication in their chosen CTE fields, recognizing their achievements, and providing them with a solid foundation for their future careers.”

To receive North Central credit, students must have completed the entire state-approved CTE program in high school with a “B” or better, must be registered for courses at North Central, and must apply to the college within two years of high school graduation. Once accepted by NCMC, high school articulated credit may not transfer to other colleges or universities. Students should check with the college or university they are transferring to from NCMC to see if the credits are eligible for transfer.

"North Central is committed to providing a culture of academic excellence and accessibility, and this partnership exemplifies our dedication to providing students with the tools they need to succeed in an ever-evolving economy,” said NCMC Vice President of Academic Affairs Stephen Strom. “We look forward to welcoming and supporting the next generation of Michigan's workforce on their educational journey."

For more information about North Central credit for CTE programs, visit www.ncmich.edu/admissions/ and select “College for High School Students.”

New Charlevoix Walk-in Clinic Opened Monday, April 1

Offering same-day care to Charlevoix and surrounding communities

Munson Healthcare is excited to announce the Charlevoix Walk-in Clinic opened on Monday, April 1, conveniently located at 14704 W. Upright Street, Building D in Charlevoix – just look for the Walk-in Clinic flags.

Open Monday to Friday, 8 am to 6 pm, the Walk-in Clinic will be staffed by experienced providers, including Melodie Brown, MD, who recently worked in the emergency department, and Jean McDonough, FNP-BC, a seasoned family medicine provider with years of experience in emergency department and critical care settings.

“I'm excited to offer same-day care to our community," McDonough expressed. "This innovative care model will offer patients a more cost-effective and convenient option."

Common ailments treated will include fever, ear pain, pink eye symptoms, sore throat, sinus infections, flu symptoms, cold symptoms, bug bites or stings, vomiting, sprains, shallow cuts, minor injuries (cuts, blisters, wounds), skin conditions (rashes, sunburns, athlete's foot, lice), non-life-threatening allergic reactions, and more. Necessary imaging services will be conveniently accessible at Charlevoix Hospital, located just across the street.

The new Walk-in Clinic is part of the Regional Care Transformation Plan to provide more patient-centric care. The clinic will prioritize walk-in availability and same-day call-ahead appointments, ensuring timely access to care for patients. Additionally, the Walk-in Clinic will offer more affordable options for the community, with a patient’s insurance billed as a specialist visit to support cost-effective healthcare delivery.

Learn more about the new Munson Healthcare Charlevoix Walk-in Clinic by visiting munsonhealthcare.org/CharlevoixWalkin or make an appointment by calling 231-547-8544.

 Public Health is You:

HDNW celebrates community collaboration during National Public Health Week


Public health is a specialized kind of healthcare that focuses on preventing disease, prolonging life, and promoting health. And during National Public Health Week, April 1-7, the Health Department of Northwest Michigan (HDNW) is recognizing how impassioned residents and professionals have worked together to accomplish great achievements: like ending multiple plagues through vaccinations, advancing protections of the public food and water supplies, improving nutrition and dental care for families, and more.


Everyone from students and organizations, communities, and public health workers are applauding the collaborative efforts and their outcomes of public health with this year’s theme is “Protecting, Connecting, and Thriving: We Are All Public Health.”


“Our goal of Healthy People in Healthy Communities seems simple, but it takes a high level of commitment to attain and maintain,” says Dan Thorell, HDNW Health Officer. “Our residents’ health is impacted in a variety of ways: food, water supply, proper sewage disposal, health screenings, prevention and control of infectious diseases, and immunizations. We focus on these daily so our neighbors living throughout Antrim, Charlevoix, Emmet, and Otsego counties can focus on their families, careers, and healthy living.”


Throughout the week, HDNW is releasing a series of new videos to explain who we are and what we do. The videos will be featured on our social media channels. Here is a link to one of those videos, Healthy People in Healthy Communities: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RBA8N-Ryycc.


In addition, HDNW representatives will spend Wednesday, April 10, in Lansing meeting with local elected officials to discuss public health legislative priorities and funding needs for local programs. HDNW representatives will also attend a presentation on the 2024 County Health Rankings & Roadmaps Findings Report, which contains a nationwide collection of health data that can be broken down by county.


“As your local health department, we focus on specific services, like clinics and inspections, but we also maintain a big-picture view of how communities flourish when their basic needs are met,” says Holly Campbell, HDNW Deputy Health Officer. “We want everyone to know that they can help make their communities healthier, safer, and stronger by supporting and engaging with one another—and with us.”


To view more videos, ask questions, or following our social media accounts, go to:

·       YouTube: hdnw

·       X: nwhealthorg

·       Instagram: healthdeptofnwmichigan

·       Facebook: nwhealthdepartment

·       Website: nwhealth.org

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The easiest way to find jobs in the Charlevoix Area! Click here or read below for a list of jobs with our chamber members.

Absolute Enterprises

Construction Work

Big Brothers Big Sisters

Advocacy/Developmental Specialist

Brady's Carpet Cleaning

Carpet Cleaning Technician

Castle Farms

Bistro Tour Food Setup Leader

Assistant Venue Coordinator

Wine Room Associate

Charlevoix Area Community Pool

Certified Lifeguards

Swim Team Coach

Charlevoix Auto

Automotive Technician

Detailer/ Porter

Charlevoix Area Humane Society

Veterinary Technician

Kennel Attendant

Charlevoix Conservation District

Conservation Outreach Intern

Charlevoix County Commission on Aging

Boyne Area Senior Center Part Time Cook

Charlevoix County Community Foundation

Administrative Assistant

Charlevoix State Bank

Management Trainee

Cherry Republic

Retail Ambassador

Retail Keyholder

City of Charlevoix

Dock Attendants

Full-Time Police Officer

Camp Counselors

Assistant Camp Director

Charlevoix Beautification Crew

Golf Grounds Maintenance



Drost Landscaping

Multiple Seasonal Positions

Goodwill Northern Michigan

Sales Associate

Assistant Store Manager

Retail Team Lead

Harbor Industries

Assembler I

Assembler I (part time)

CNC Operator

Manufacturing Engineer

Horizon Bank

Customer Service Representative

JAX Northside

Restaurant Manager

Manthei Construction

Diesel Mechanic

Field Construction Laborer

Forklift Operator 

Gravel Train Truck Driver

Heavy Construction Foreman

Heavy Equipment Operator

Production Laborer - Demolding

Production Laborer - Pouring

Manthei Supply

Graphic Designer

Northern Community Mediation

Case Manager

Platinum Yacht Services

Seasonal Boat Detailer

Wineguys Restaurant Group



Food Runners



Server Assistants

Restaurant Management and Event Coordination Internship

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