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.

Waterfront Wellness

The Okee Dokee Brothers at Great Lakes Center for the Arts-Family Friendly Event!

May 10th

As childhood friends growing up in Denver, Colorado, Joe Mailander and Justin Lansing were always exploring the outdoors. Whether it was rafting down their neighborhood creek or discovering hiking trails through the Rocky Mountains, Joe and Justin were born adventurers.

Now, as the GRAMMY® Award-winning Okee Dokee Brothers, they have put this passion for the outdoors at the heart of their Americana Folk music.

Joe and Justin record and perform family music with a goal to inspire children and their parents to step outside and get creative. They believe this can motivate kids to gain a greater respect for the natural world, their communities, and themselves. 

The five-time Parents’ Choice Award winners have garnered praise from the likes of NPR’s All Things Considered and USA Today, and have been called “two of family music’s best songwriters.”

Tickets are $10/Youth and $20-$40 for Adults


Sip & See Charlevoix

May 11th

Join Walstrom Marine for a Sip & See event in collaboration with The Argonne House & Blu Dot Farm & Vineyard!

Explore the latest boat models while enjoying delicious shrimp and wine. Don't miss out on this perfect blend of luxury and relaxation!

RSVP Here: https://forms.gle/dxgycyRiTmSLdErb7

The Croods-Free Community Movie

May 11th

Free Community Movie of THE CROODS in partnership with an anonymous donor.

MAY 11 at 11am. Doors open at 10:30am. Concessions available for purchase.

Bring a canned or dry good to donate to Charlevoix Rayder Den.


Home Buying Seminar

May 14th

Join Miranda Swanson, Matt Hausler, and Katie Connolly for an evening of information regarding:

  • Working with a real estate agent
  • Securing your mortgage lender
  • Learning the process of purchasing your home & more!
  • Q&A

5:30-6:30- snacks & refreshments

Please RSVP to Miranda Swanson: swansonm@cnbismybank.com or 231-238-2404

Celebrate with Laura Jasurda at the Wash N Run Event

May 14

In celebration of Rodan and Fields’ recent accolade, Laura Jasurda is delighted to invite you to a special "Wash N Run" event. Join us on Tuesday, May 14, from 5 to 8 PM at 101 Leonard Street, Charlevoix. Drop in anytime to enjoy a personalized skin and hair analysis with customized product recommendations. 

Experience firsthand why Rodan and Fields is a leader in dermatology skincare and haircare. Guests will leave with a pampering package of samples, perfectly tailored to their needs. Plus, a portion of any purchases will benefit Joppa House, a cause close to Laura’s heart.

Come celebrate this remarkable achievement, treat yourself to some well-deserved pampering, and support a great cause!

Making Death Greener with Gabriele Mayer, PhD

May 14th

Gabriele Mayer, who holds a PhD in plant physiology and is a certified death doula, will share her expertise on making death greener.

Traditional burials usually require that the body be embalmed and require cement or metal vaults surround the casket. Cremation also requires considerable energy usage. In this program, we will learn about additional options such as human composting, natural burial, and aquamation.  


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.

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


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

Rock The Lot At Odawa Casino

May 19th


Booktalkers: Brave the Wild River by Melissa L. Sevigny

May 20th


Charlevoix Area Garden Club Spring Plant Sale at Ferry Beach

May 25th


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

June 1st


Five Amazing Facts About Motherhood for Mothers Day, from Blue Cross Blue Shield

No matter what day of the year it is, mothers are pretty amazing. Whether little ones arrive in their arms via childbirth, adoption, surrogacy or foster care, the ability to nurture and care for a child is a life-giving accomplishment. It’s a title that should be celebrated every day, not just on a flowers-and-candy holiday each May.

As long as we’re nearing that mark, it’s a good reminder to make sure to reach out to the maternal figures in your life with some extra-special love. This could be your actual mom, an aunt or grandmother, a big sister, or just a person who was really there for you when you needed her. We’ve pulled together some facts that show just how fantastic moms can be.

  • It's more than a full time job - average moms have less than two hours of free time a day
  • More women are becoming moms - 86% of women age 40-44 have children, up from 80% a decade ago
  • Motherhood can be contagious - studies have shown pregnancy can be a strong influence to others in workplaces and families
  • Moms and bottles go way back - artifacts indicate bottle feeding goes back as many as 7,000 years
  • The average age of first-time moms is rising - the average first-time mom in the U.S. is 26, up from 23 three decades ago

Blue Cross Blue Shield reminds Michigan residents that they offer maternity, family-building, and menopause solutions for both BCBS insured customers and self-funded customers. Check out their resources online!


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!


Mother's Day is this weekend!

Spoil Mom with flowers from BLOOM this weekend!

We are now open for the season and can't wait to see you! Local delivery always available. 


Restaurant Week in Petoskey continues NOW thru Sunday, May 12

…just in time to celebrate Mother’s Day any day of the week!!! Time to eat out, expand your culinary palate, and leave the dishes to Wineguys Restaurant Group. City Park Grill is offering a three-course tasting menu for $35: Choose from 7 specialty appetizers, 6 specialty entrées and 2 housemade desserts! Palette Bistro’s three-course prix fixe is $40 with a choice of 4 starters 4 specialty entrées and 2 housemade desserts. Roast & Toast prix fixe features 2 three-course menus for $20. CLICK for full details.  

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 ⛵

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

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.


She gets the smiles, you get the thanks! We would be honored if you joined us for our Mother's Day Buffet.

Sunday, May 12 from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Adults: $39 Children: $21 (4-10 yrs.)

CLICK HERE to view menu

CLICK HERE to make a reservation on-line, or call 231-547-4311.

Pet of The Week-Ursula

Ursula (Dottie known by her foster family) is a senior couch potato who loves her ears scratched!

She enjoys a walk around the block and is easy on a leash. She is wonderful with people including toddlers and strangers. Dottie is helpful in the kitchen when snacks roll off the counter.

She is currently living in a foster home with cats and does well.

She does struggle with other dogs and should be the only dog in the home. Dottie loves attention from her people and is working on recall and stay.


Raven Hill Weekly Update:

Rodan + Fields Ranked #27 in Top 100 Global Beauty Brands

Laura Jasurda is excited to announce that Rodan and Fields, the brand founded by the Creators of Proactiv, has been ranked #27 in the Top 100 Global Beauty Brands of 2023. This is a true testimony to the remarkable results delivered by their products.

Read more about the brand and process here.

Learn more about Rodan + Fields with Laura Jasurda, laurajasurda.com.

Norwood Centennial Farms: “We’re rock stars of the environment!”

Norwood Centennial Farms received all 4 MAEAP certifications on March 28, 2024.

Just eight miles south of Charlevoix on Route 31 there stands, arguably, one of the most remarkable dairy farms in the entire country: Norwood Centennial Farms, at 1498 Barnard Road. Created and run for almost 100 years by a handful of individuals springing from the same family, their names are Rolland and Mary Baumbach, Grace (Baumbach) and Harrison Warner, their son Doug Warner, and today, Doug’s daughter Sarah (Warner) Roy, and her husband Jason. Sarah may properly lay claim to the “rock star” title because it is she, following in the footsteps of her father, who saved the farm through several decades of enlightened struggle. Doug himself had to overcome PPB, getting crushed by a semi and fighting off a maddened bull.

“Sarah took over the farm three years ago. I was going to sell after 45 years,” Douglas recalls, (too much paperwork), “but she took over.”

That’s a big job by itself and Sarah found good help near the home she occupies with Jason outside Chicago. She alternates visits home with time devoted to the farm.

Today, Sarah declares, “we use as much of the cow as we can,” producing record amounts of milk, beef sticks, summer sausage, ground beef, suet wreaths, and soon to be a line of A2 Fromage cheese spreads.

Now, when you think of milk, you think of all that’s involved and, especially, of the need for an impeccably clean environment: That’s where the Michigan Agricultural Environmental Assurance Program comes in: MAEAP, as it is known, is an innovative program that helps farms of all kinds and sizes prevent or minimize agricultural pollution. And, for those who succeed, Norwood Centennial stands at the very top.

Participants can be recognized as top stewards of the environment; they can qualify for regulatory protections and preferred consideration for technical help. A great many farms are already there but “Norwood Centennial Farms was the first farm in the area to jump on board,” Sarah says, the first farm to qualify in the Charlevoix, Cheyboygan, Otsego and Emmet region.

“As long ago as Sept. 28, 2006, we had our cropping system certified, and we were the first to receive any certification in our region.” The farm has to recertify every five years. This dates to Dec. 2, 2009. “We have taken great strides to ensure that the farm reflects commitment and good stewardship of our land and water,” Sarah notes.

You can’t have cows and milk without growing crops, and the Cropping system reviews wherever crops are grown, it reviews risks related to pesticide, nutrient application and erosion control.

“So far,” Sarah says, “3,743 farms in the State of Michigan have at least one certification. Norwood Centennial Farms has all four. Only 36 other farms in the state of Michigan have four.”

So: you have the Cropping System, you have the Farmstead System, the Livestock System — involving manure storage and disposal (Oldtimers can recall ancient manure spreaders with stained siding, underneath which it read: New Idea.)

And the fourth system to be certified is the Forest, Wetland and Habitat system. Norwood Centennial Farms has forests and wetlands sufficient to qualify — “we have that system,” Sarah adds, noting that it was not easy to certify any of the systems. As seems apparent, the four systems clearly exhibit Norwood Centennial Farms and Michigan agriculture’s commitment to a safe, healthy environment.

Meanwhile, a lot has been happening at Norwood Centennial Farms, as the record shows:

“We produce A2 milk,” Sarah notes, “naturally lactose free, which is easier to digest. It took 12 years of breeding the A2 gene into the herd.” Seeing a need to adjust dehorning practices based on societal opinions, Norwood Centennial Farms started breeding the “polled” gene into the herd three years ago. “Polled” means horn free. “It’s exciting to see genetics at work” Sarah declared. Several of their calves are being born polled already.

What’s next for Norwood Centennial Farms you might ask? “We like to keep people guessing, but we are willing to do whatever it takes to keep our family legacy alive in Northern Michigan.” Sarah exclaimed.

If you are interested in learning more about the farm you can visit the website, norwoodcentennialfarms.com or follow the farm on Facebook and Instagram.

By Larry Smith

Larry Smith was the managing editor of Parade magazine for 20 years. He also worked for the New York Times. He is the author of several books, including The Original, which is set in Antrim County. He lived on Norwood Centennial Farms as a teenager, in the 1950’s.

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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

Assistant Retail Manager

Retail Ambassador

Retail Keyholder

City of Charlevoix

Dock Attendants

Full-Time Police Officer

Camp Counselors

Assistant Camp Director

Charlevoix Beautification Crew

Golf Grounds Maintenance



Inside Sales

Field Service Technician

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

McBride Custom Homes

Summer Administrative Intern

Northern Community Mediation

Case Manager

Platinum Yacht Services

Seasonal Boat Detailer

Schulman Paddleworks

Retail/Customer Service

The Happy Troll





Wineguys Restaurant Group



Food Runners



Server Assistants

Restaurant Management and Event Coordination Internship

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