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

Event Sponsors: Farm at Frog Hollow & Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan

Food Sponsor: Alpena Area Credit Union

Fun & Games Sponsor: Stiggs Brewery

Sweets Sponsor: Kilwins Boyne City

Florals Sponsor: Upsy Daisy

Music Sponsor: Black Diamond Broadcasting

Non-Profit Participant: Challenge Mountain

Food Catering by Fresh Coast Catering

Bar Catering by Mike's Bar Catering

Entertainment by Nelson Olstrom

Event Photography by Alex Childress

SBA 101

This workshop will discuss topics to assist new or existing business owners with resources that will help entrepreneurs on their business journey, accessing capital for funding a startup or existing business,

federal contracting to do business with the government, and disaster assistance in the event a natural disaster occurs.

Wineguys Restaurant Group presents the 27th Annual Morel Wine Dinner featuring Caymus Vineyards at CITY PARK GRILL

May 16th

Experience the legendary annual fungi-infused, five-course pairings dinner, a sold-out tradition for 27 years. Thursday, May 16 at 6:30pm, delight in exquisite Caymus Vineyards wines alongside gourmet courses like Morel-Potato Gnocchi Duck Confit and Red Wine Braised Short Ribs. Join special guest Eric Bjorkman of Great Lakes Wine and Spirits for guided wine pairings. Discover Caymus Vineyards' rich history of family-owned excellence, crafting unique Cabernet Sauvignons in the heart of Napa Valley. Don't miss this unforgettable culinary journey. $130pp (plus tax & gratuity). CLICK for RESERVATIONS | Full Menu & Pairings | Call 231.347.0101 with questions.

Wine & Chocolate Tasting

May 16th

Enjoy a wonderful time with your fellow HBA members as we taste wine presented by Petoskey Farms Vineyard and Winery which is paired with delightful chocolates from the Alpine Chocolat Haus.

There will be indoor and outdoor seating along wih some light appetizers. All seating is covered in case of rain. Sign up today as this event usually sells out. Event is 6-8 pm and tickets are $28 each. All proceeds benefit the Professional Women in Building (PWB) scholarship fund and other PWB endeavors. 

You can call or email our office to reserve tickets and pay by credit card at 231-348-9770 . Members may be billed for tickets. 

EMAIL:  info@hbanm.com OR  Mail check to HBANM, 455 Bay Street, Petoskey, MI 49770

Please get your reservations in by May 10, 2024. Any no shows with reservations will be required to still pay for their tickets. 

Petoskey Farms Vineyard and Winery is located at 3720 Atkins Rd, Petoskey, MI 49770


Northern Lakes Economic Symposium & Showcase

May 17th

The Northern Lakes Economic Symposium & Annual Showcase is a forum for community and business leaders committed to the economic vitality of our region. It is an opportunity to tackle complex challenges, make strategic connections, and celebrate the many successes of our communities and businesses in Northern Michigan.

This year’s Symposium will focus on innovation—or the act of introducing new products, methods, and ways of thinking—to build on Northern Michigan’s economic success. Our region boasts a rich history of innovation. We’ve witnessed it across communities and across industries, from agriculture, to manufacturing, healthcare, outdoor recreation, and tourism. Fostering a culture of innovation is integral to vibrant businesses and communities. Innovation allows our businesses and communities to continue providing diverse opportunities and experiences for a highly sought-after workforce, and to continue thriving even in the face of significant shifts in the economic climate.

Symposium attendees will engage with local, state, and national experts who have fostered innovation through new practices and policies. Between the mainstage and breakout sessions, attendees will have the opportunity to examine innovation through global, community, industry cluster, and business lenses.

Cost: $90.00 Price will increase to $100 on May 4.

Click here to view the most up-to-date agenda.

Rock The Lot At Odawa Casino

May 19th

Come rock out with us before the busy summer season at our first ever Rock the Lot Locals Event Sunday, May 19!

Enjoy brews, bites, and beats with Room 94 beers, local food trucks, and incredible live music!

We’re also featuring corn hole and other games, room to jam, a sitting area to relax, and Q100 Michigan will be there giving out exciting prizes!

Then, the party moves into Room 94 starting at 8PM with more live music, a delectable menu, great drinks, and a million dollar view from our new deck overlooking Little Traverse Bay!

Music includes:

Derailed from 1PM-3PM

Driving Dawn from 5PM-7PM

Lavender Lions Duo in Room 94 from 8PM-10PM

Food trucks include: Stiggs BBQ

Chavez Kitchen

Beer tickets available day-of to be purchased with cash.

Let’s kick off summer and rock the lot!


Meditation & Sound Bath Class

May 19th

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

$40, or $36 for members

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

(Floor surface is hard).


Booktalkers: Brave the Wild River by Melissa L. Sevigny

May 20th

The True adventure story of two women scientists from the University of Michigan who risked their lives to make a botanical survey of the Colorado River and Grand Canyon, at a time when human influences had begun to change it forever.

Read the book by Melissa L. Sevigny, join BookTalkers for a discussion on May 20, then come June 4 to hear the author speak.


Charlevoix Area Garden Club Spring Plant Sale at Ferry Beach

May 25th


Watercolor For All Levels

May 29th & 30th


U.S. Coast Guard Station Charlevoix Career/Job Fair

June 1st


June Classes At Charlevoix Circle of Arts

June 2nd: Meditation & Sound Bath Classes

June 13th: Improvisation on Canvas Painting

June 15th: Mini Landscape Painting & Foil

June 27th: Polymer Clay Floral Jewelry


Pet of The Week-Chad!

This handsome guy is Chad.

Chad is a pretty chill dog, but he's a little weary around men. With a slow and careful introduction he comes around pretty quickly.

He is not house trained. We are unsure how he would do with other dogs, cats, or children.

He would do great with someone who has the time and energy to train him, as he is a high energy dog and has the spunk and playfulness of a puppy. Chad is a sweetheart and will surely steal your heart when you meet him!


Swing for a Cause - Sponsor the Good Samaritan Golf Fundraiser!

Good Samaritan Family Services is calling for sponsors for their Golf Fundraiser.

Help raise money for the food pantry and Moms & Tots Center. Classic Sponsor is $1500, includes a foursome and large sign on tee and on prize hole green and in the program. Gold Hole Sponsor is $750 and includes a large sign on the tee and in the program. Silver Hole Sponsor is $500 for a medium sign on the tee and in the program. Bronze Hole Sponsor is $250 for a small sign on the tee and in the program. Plus Cart Sponsor for $100, Driving Range and Putting Green Sponsors for $100, which include signage on the carts, driving range, or putting green. Call or email today!


Wineguys Restaurant Group to Host Three Benefits for Local Non-Profit Organizations.

The second in a series of three EATING FOR OTHERS events is next Wednesday, May 22, when dining at Palette Bistro supports Groundwork Center for Resilient Communities (groundworkcenter.org). Founded in 1995, Groundwork focuses on locally based solutions that create a clean environment, strong economy and healthy community. Programs include climate and clean energy projects, farm-to-school support, community design and more. Dine in and give back next Wednesday when 10% of dining proceeds benefit this deserving, regional non-profit organization. Read the full story online.

Child Care Solutions Showcase Offers a Regional Plan of Action


A new plan offering practical solutions to child care challenges in northwest Lower Michigan will be presented at a Child Care Solutions Showcase scheduled for multiple locations in the region during the month of May. The Showcase event will highlight the challenges and opportunities for child care in our community, including current policy initiatives. Solutions for businesses, local governments and other organizations to increase access to quality care will be presented. The event will also serve as a way to facilitate community conversations about next steps.


Supported by a grant Networks Northwest received from the Early Childhood Investment Corporation’s (ECIC) Child Care Innovation Fund, the Northwest Regional Child Care Planning Coalition spent the past year looking at the capacity and quality of the current child care system, the child care preferences of parents, and the needs of the business community. The Coalition also looked at barriers to increasing access and affordability, and strategies for policy, funding and programs meant to overcome these barriers.


Four options are available for attending the Child Care Solutions Showcase. Live, in-person events will be held May 21 in Traverse City, May 22 in Cadillac, and May 29 in Petoskey. There will also be a regional virtual option via Zoom on May 28. Business leaders, government officials, community leaders, and anyone else seeking to improve our child care system are encouraged to attend.

There is no charge.


Registration and more information are available at, nwm.org/ChildCareShowcase

Terry’s is now open seven days a week!

Join us for dinner from 5-9pm every day of the week!

Visit our website terrysofcharlevoix.com for our full menu. 

Get out on the water! 

The Sail Charlevoix Junior Sailing Program is looking forward to another successful season on Lake Charlevoix! 

Weekly Boyne City sessions begin the week of June 10 and run through June 27. 

Junior sailing sessions at our Depot Beach, Charlevoix location start the week of June 24 and continue for the season through August 9. In addition to Junior Sailing (ages 8-18) and racing (ages 10-18), we offer limited boat rentals and Adult Lessons. To learn more, ask questions, and register, please visit us at sailcharlevoix.org ⛵


Charlevoix Circle of Arts is excited to announce the addition of two captivating outdoor sculptures, crafted by artist TJ Christiansen.

These remarkable metal pieces, a majestic horse and a graceful salmon, now enrich the landscape of the art center, inviting visitors to experience the beauty and splendor of nature through art. TJ Christiansen, originally from Charlevoix and now residing in North Carolina, draws inspiration from his deep connection to the outdoors and his childhood experiences in Michigan.

His journey as an artist began with a fascination for chainsaw carvings, nurtured by his family's encouragement and his own dedication to honing his craft. As an educator, Christiansen instilled in his students a love for creating with their hands, passing down the values of craftsmanship and creativity that were instilled in him by his father and grandfather. Christiansen's sculptures reflect his passion for wildlife conservation and environmental awareness. Through lifelike representations of animals, he strives to raise awareness about the importance of preserving natural habitats and protecting endangered species. Each sculpture is a testament to his commitment to bridging the gap between humanity and the natural world.

"We are thrilled to showcase TJ's sculptures at the Circle of Arts, and we are grateful for the opportunity to share his incredible artwork with our community and visitors," says Sarah Matye, Executive Director. Both sculptures, made from recycled steel, are available for purchase. These unique pieces not only serve as stunning works of art but also carry a meaningful message of sustainability and environmental responsibility.

Charlevoix Circle of Arts is a nonprofit organization that’s mission is to cultivate a more inspired and educated community through the arts. The Circle of Arts offers year-round exhibits, art classes, dance instruction, yoga, special events, and more. Charlevoix Circle of Arts is open 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday and Saturday 11 a.m. to 3p.m. and is located at 109 Clinton St., in downtown Charlevoix. For more information about Charlevoix Circle of Arts please call (231) 547 3554 or visit our website: www.charlevoixcircle.org. 

Please join us for Charlevoix Circle of Arts TRIBUTE DINNER fundraiser event! 

Honoring Paul & Linda Weston, Circle Patrons of the Year and Bill Dietrich, Circle Artist of the Year.

THURSDAY, JUNE 20th, 2024 at 5:30pm.

Located at Grey Gables Restaurant.


Charlevoixcircle.org  231-547-3554


400+ students have gotten their start via the free program, which is expanding to include Cheboygan High School and Inland Lakes School District.

North Central Michigan College is marking the 10-year anniversary of its Early College program, celebrating a decade of providing Northern Michigan families with an innovative, affordable path to higher education.

Since its launch in 2014, the Early College program has flourished, initially welcoming a cohort of 25 students from Petoskey High School. Today, the program boasts 413 graduates from Petoskey High School, Boyne City High School, and Gaylord High School, all of whom earned their associate degree from North Central at no cost.

Fall 2024 marks another milestone in the program’s history, as students from Cheboygan High School and Inland Lakes School District join as NCMC Early College partners.

Admission into Early College follows criteria set by both North Central and participating high schools, with new students starting their journey in the winter semester of their sophomore year. They balance high school classes with college courses, gradually building up to a full associate degree by their fifth year. Coursework is undertaken both at the students' respective high schools and on North Central's Petoskey campus.

Corey Lansing, North Central’s director of admission, reflected on the program’s impact to the region. “We're incredibly proud of the growth and success of our Early College program and the students who have embraced this fantastic opportunity,” Lansing said. “Early College isn't just about accelerating academic progress; it's about fostering a love for learning and empowering students to realize their full potential.”

Early College graduate Cassidy Leirstein, who now serves as North Central’s dual enrollment coordinator, agrees, calling the program’s growth “incredible.”

“As a high schooler in 2015, I never imagined I would be able to save $55,000 through Early College — savings that helped me finish my college education with minimal debt. Now I’m honored to support students across Northern Michigan to achieve the same goal,” Leirstein said.

For more information about Early College and dual enrollment opportunities, contact Director of Admission Corey Lansing at 231-439-6349 or clansing@ncmich.edu, or visit www.ncmich.edu/admissions and select "College for High School Students."

About the Early College Program:

The Early College program at North Central Michigan College offers motivated high school students the opportunity to earn both their high school diploma and an associate degree tuition-free in five years, providing a seamless transition to higher education and future career success. Learn more at https://www.ncmich.edu/admissions/college-for-high-school-students.

Have a business or member success story? We want to hear it! Hitting a growth landmark, meeting a personal or financial business goal, adding to your team, being awarded industry certifications or recognition's… we want to share that accomplishment!

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.

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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.

Cherry Republic

Retail Ambassador

Retail Keyholder

City of Charlevoix

Beautification Crew

Golf Grounds Maintenance

Elaine Keiser Architect, Inc

Technical Draftsman II

GaGa for Kids & Women, Too

Part Time Retail Sales

Full Time Retail Sales

Goodwill Northern Michigan

Retail Team Lead

Assistant Store Manager

Store Associate

Jax Northside





McBride Custom Homes

Summer Administration Intern

Platinum Yacht Services

Seasonal Boat Detailer

Schulman Paddleworks

Retail Crew

Wineguys Restaurant Group




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