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

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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Red Flags of Fraud: Presentation by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan

April 17th

Can you Spot the Red Flags of Fraud?

Is the offer you received real or a scam? How do you tell? Join the Better Business Bureau for a presentation that will help you identify the Red Flags of Fraud. Presented by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan and other community partners, this FREE program will teach you about the tricks used by scammers, and give you practical tools to avoid losing your money.

Join us April 17, 2024 at Noon at the Charlevoix Senior Center (13513 Division St., Charlevoix MI).

Please register here: bit.ly/42rW0NJ

This event is supported by: Ayers Basement Systems, Centennial Securities and Fifth Third Bank.

A Public Forum about Protecting our Health and Waters

April 18th

Did you know that Michigan is the ONLY state without statewide regulations to prevent septic systems from polluting our waters?  The State of Michigan estimates that roughly half of its rivers and streams exceed the safety standard for concentrations of E. coli bacteria, which is an indication of fecal pollution in the water. 

Michigan’s fresh waters and the health of its communities are dependent on having properly working septic systems! 

The League of Women Voters Northern Lower Michigan in partnership with the Petoskey District Library will present a public forum on septic system problems and solutions. Two local experts in septic regulation and health implications of septic pollution will provide information on Michigan’s situation and current efforts to reduce septic system pollution.  


Charlevoix Baby Expo

April 18th

Munson Healthcare proudly presents the Charlevoix Baby Expo, a one-of-a-kind opportunity for all things maternity and newborn care.

Join us for:

 Meet & Greet with OBGYN and pediatric healthcare providers

 Tour the newly renovated Charlevoix Birthing Center

 Gather essential resources for growing families

Plus, enjoy:

• Refreshments

• Giveaways

• Vendor booths with expert advice and support, including:

• Health Department of Northwest Michigan - Learn about the Healthy Futures program

• Michigan State Police trooper - Get expert tips on car seat safety

• Charlevoix Public Library - Explore early literacy resources and book giveaways

And don't miss insights from Munson Healthcare specialists:

• Dietician Rachel Bordogna

• Pelvic Floor Therapist

• Lactation Consultant

Whether you're expecting, planning for a family, or seeking valuable resources, mark your calendars for April 18. It's an evening of education, support, and celebration!

For more information, contact Charlevoix Women’s Health at 231-547-4477.

See you there!


Bigs Social: April (Traverse City)

April 18th

Join us for a Bigs Social to connect with the team at Bigs & other volunteer mentors and applicants to socialize and share experiences and ideas for your match or learn more about becoming mentor.

The event is free to attend. First round of drinks and light appetizers provided by our sponsors Northern Lights Chiropractic & Milestone Partners !

Bigs Social

Thursday, April 18, 5-7:00 pm

MiddleCoast Brewing, Traverse City


The Marsupials at Odawa Casino

April 19th

Victories Lounge, Odawa Casino, Petoskey

9PM | 21+ | No Cover

The Marsupials are a band that defy easy categorization, weaving together a diverse tapestry of genres to create a unique experience. With rock, indie, funk, psychedelic, ska, and progressive elements, their music showcases an impressive array of musicianship while never being afraid to keep it simple for the sake of the song. Led by the main songwriter, Tai Jaxx Drury, The Marsupials have cultivated a reputation for electrifying performances and raucous good times throughout their home state of Michigan


1918 Cellars: Wine Pairing Dinner

April 19th

Experience an exquisite evening of culinary delight at 1918 Cellars in historic Castle Farms. Indulge in an unforgettable wine pairing dinner meticulously crafted to tantalize your taste buds and elevate your senses.


Begin your journey with a captivating appetizer course featuring the effervescent Visionary Sparkling Wine accompanied by a selection of artisanal cheeses, fresh fruits, and artisan breads. Delight in the harmonious interplay of flavors and textures as you sip and savor the bubbly brilliance of the sparkling wine.

Transition to the vibrant salad course, where the Birch Lake White Chardonnay Blend sets the stage for a symphony of flavors. A medley of crisp Red Leaf, Green Leaf, Romaine, and Baby Spinach forms the foundation, adorned with the richness of Jammy Egg, Provolone, Apple Wood Smoked Bacon, creamy Avocado, and crunchy Walnuts, all elegantly dressed in a zesty Lemon Dijon Vinaigrette. Let each refreshing bite be a celebration of freshness and finesse.

Prepare for the main course, where the velvety notes of Pinot Noir perfectly complement the savory delights of the dish. Indulge in the succulent Amish Chicken Breast, lovingly stuffed with aromatic Rosemary Ham, earthy Portabella mushrooms, fragrant Shallots, and a medley of Fresh Herbs. Accompanied by a Pasta Tumble bursting with flavors and tender Wilted Greens, this entrée promises to captivate your palate and leave a lasting impression.

As the evening draws to a close, indulge in the sweet finale of decadent delights. The luscious Stonemason Malbec, Syrah, Merlot Blend sets the stage for an indulgent dessert experience. Dive into the rich decadence of Chocolate Mousse, adorned with ethereal Chambord Whipped Cream and plump Raspberries. Let each spoonful be a journey of blissful indulgence, perfectly complemented by the velvety smoothness of the wine.

Join us at 1918 Cellars in Castle Farms for an extraordinary wine pairing dinner, where every sip and bite is a celebration of culinary excellence and the art of fine living. Seating is limited to 30 guests for this intimate affair!

The event begins at 6:00pm and is anticipated to last approximately 2 hours.


Art Exhibit Opening Reception

April 19th

All are invited to CCA's opening reception for the MICHIGAN WATER COLOR SOCIETY SIGNATURE EXHIBITION!

Join us Friday APRIL 19 from 5 - 7pm. Enjoy light refreshments & beverages.

This exhibit run April 19 - May 18, 2024.

Open Monday - Saturdays.

Charlevoixcircle.org / 231-547-3554

SINGO at The Back Lot Charlevoix

April 20th

Singo Music Bingo Fundraiser for The Charlevoix Class of 2024 Senior All Night Party!

$25 per Bingo Board! Join us for a fun night, prizes, and dress in your favorite Era 70's, 80's, and 90's.


Swing In The Season Golf Social At Odawa Casino

April 20th

Join us for the second annual Swing in the Season Golf Social at Victories Sports & Entertainment inside Odawa Casino Petoskey!

Come meet & mingle with reps from local courses and shops. You could win golf from multiple local courses!

Donations are encouraged for entry. Proceeds raised benefit First Tee of Northern Michigan.


The Boathouse Presents A Murder Mystery

April 20th

Get ready for a night of suspense, intrigue, and delicious food. Join us at The Boathouse for an unforgettable evening. Put on your detective hat and try to solve the mystery while enjoying an amazing meal from Wine Guys Catering. Don't miss out on this exciting event with Host Inspector Russell - it's sure to be a killer time! Speakeasy Bar Proceeds benefit the Helping Hearts of EJ.


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

April 20th

Join us for an exciting musical journey inspired by the cultures of faraway lands. 

Musical portraits by celebrated composers will transport you to the distant regions of the Middle East, Asia, Africa, Southern Europe in this smorgasbord-concert of distinct musical cultures presenting works such as Mozart’s Abduction from Seraglio and Turkish March, Rossini’s Italian Girl in Algiers, Turina’s Five Gipsy Dances, and Sibelius’ incidental score for the play Belshazzar’s Feast

The highlight of the concert is Marcus Paus’ Portrait of Zhou for Flute and Orchestra. Paus is the most prominent contemporary Norwegian composer of our time known for promoting works that are influenced by folk music and non-Western classical music, in this case Chinese music. The piece will be presented by an award-winning flutist Nancy Stagnitta, who is a leading crossover artist as both classical flutist and jazz artist. Her passion, versatility, and elegant artistry have led to concert engagements in Africa, Europe, Asia, and across the U.S. In 2018, she gave the Asian premier of David Amram’s Giants of the Night Flute Concerto with the China National Symphony in Beijing. 

It never ceases to amaze me how opening our hearts, minds, and ears to musical traditions beyond the familiar can lead to something so unique, filled with colors, exotic spices, and dreams. ~ Libor Ondras, Music Director

ABOUT | Nancy Stagnitta, Flute Soloist 

Tickets | $35  –  $45  –  $65


Charlevoix Earth Day Clean Up

April 22nd

Visit Charlevoix, is thrilled to announce its upcoming Earth Day Clean-Up event on April 22nd, 2024. This community-driven initiative aims to foster environmental awareness and encourage responsible tourism practices.

The Earth Day Clean-Up invites local residents, businesses, and visitors alike to join in the effort to preserve and beautify our natural surroundings.

Volunteers will be gathering at Lake Michigan Beach, Depot Beach, Ferry Beach, and the Mt. McSauba Recreation Area at 10:00 AM and 4pm, equipped with gloves and garbage bags generously provided by the City of Charlevoix.

Ferry Beach, Depot Beach and East Park clean up will be from 10am-12pm.

Mt. McSauba and Michigan Beach clean up will be from 4-6pm.

For those interested in joining the Earth Day Clean-Up or seeking more information, please email info@visitcharlevoix or contact the organization directly at (231) 547-2101.


Let's work together to make Earth Day 2024 a memorable day of action for a cleaner, greener Charlevoix!

About Visit Charlevoix:

Visit Charlevoix is dedicated to promoting and enhancing the tourism experience in Charlevoix, Michigan, while advocating for sustainable and responsible tourism practices.

Summer Job Fair Event at Charlevoix Middle/High School

April 22


Monday April 22nd, 12pm-2:30pm, if you have positions available for high school students, join the Summer Job Fair event! Contact Kelly Miller at Char-Em ISD if you are interested and able to attend to hire for the summer.


International Lecture: Global Classroom – Expanding Educational Access to Forcibly Displaced Students

April 24th

Wednesday, April 24 10 a.m. NCMC Library

How can institutional infrastructures of universities be leveraged to expand college education to forcibly displaced students? Conflict- and climate-induced disasters around the world affect millions of people every year, forcing many to leave their homes. These devastating events generally result in children and college-age youths being driven out of schools and campuses to refugee camps, forcing many of them into engaging in questionable activities, such as joining a rebel organization.

College campuses around the world are presented with a daunting responsibility to create educational opportunities to address the plight of the forcibly displaced college-age youths languishing in places where educational opportunities are already limited. This presentation describes implementation of a student-led educational exchange program called Global Classroom that is designed to provide college education to refugees living in the Dzaleka Refugee camp in Malawi, Africa.

Prakash Adhikari, Ph.D., teaches political science at Central Michigan University. His areas of research and teaching lie at the intersection of International Relations and Comparative Politics, with a specific focus on forced migration and transitional justice. His work has received several awards, prizes, and funding, including a grant from the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF).

Adhikari has published several articles and book chapters in places such as the American Journal of Political Science, Journal of Conflict Resolution, International Studies Quarterly, Journal of Human Rights, and Oxford University Press, among others. His ongoing research looks at integration of resettled refugees into American society and the implications of forced migration on international security.

This is a FREE event sponsored by North Central's Global Studies Program and the NCMC International Committee. Registration is required.

To register, go to https://www.ncmich.edu/community-events/events/global-classroom-lecture.html

Weather for Agriculture From The Enviroweather Platform

April 24


Attend this free event at Folklor Wine & Cider to learn about weather for agriculture from the enviroweather platform, using enviroweather data to build your vineyard management plan, and hybrid grapes and whether they can survive warming winters. Speakers include Keith Mason, PhD, MSU Enviroweather; Derrick Vogel, Folklor Wine & Cider; and Esmaeil Nasrollahiazar, MSCU Extension NW Michigan. This program is supported with research grand funding from the Michigan Craft Beverage Council.

Please register online. Refreshments provided, wine & cider available for purchase.


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.)

frostbitetrail facebook page

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

Student Research Project: The Siebert Family 1882-1925

April 26th


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

April 26th


1st Annual BBQ Cook Off At The Back Lot Charlevoix

April 27th


Charlevoix Elks Community Blood Drive

April 29th


After Years of Delays, Trail Linking Boyne City with Charlevoix Back on Track

Work on the third phase of the non-motorized, multi-use Boyne City to Charlevoix Trail commenced recently when contractors began clearing the way for the trail’s extension.

Slated for completion this year, the 2.36-mile segment will begin at the north end of Springwater Beach Road (Evangeline/Bay Township line) and continue detached within the right-of-way on the Lake Charlevoix side of Boyne City-Charlevoix Road through Bay Township. Just east of the Village of Horton Bay, the trail will connect to the road’s wide shoulder through the village. The trail will utilize the road shoulder due to the close proximity of homes.

The trail has been envisioned for about 22 years, and under active development since about 2010, but after the completions of Phases 1 & 2, Phase 3 got off track during the pandemic. In the last year county staff, volunteer organizers, and stakeholders in northern Charlevoix County - particularly Bay, Hayes, and Evangeline townships - successfully jump-started the stalled plan.

The plan’s third phase, now underway, will be completed this year and will extend the southern leg by 2.36 miles, running north to Horton Bay.

No dates have been set for the two remaining phases, which account for the remaining six-plus miles that will connect the entire trail. However, the work to get Phase 3 completed has reconnected and re-engaged the three townships and the trail team. This fall the Charlevoix County Trail Team will begin conducting public outreach on plans to finish the trail.


Support Charlevoix Middle/High School Student Council Spirit Shirt Program

The Student Council has partnered with All-American T-Shirts for a Spirit Shirts program, producing terrific looking t-shirts that will be free to the school. Businesses can support the program by showcasing their business on the shirt through various advertising opportunities. Student Council Advisor Sarah Bronson can be reached at the Middle/High School for more information about how the student council will be using the t-shirt program, and more information about advertising can be found on All-American T-Shirts website or by calling 800-556-1380.


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- Snowball!

This little cutie is Snowball!

Snowball is considered a special needs dog as she is totally deaf, but she doesn't let a little thing like that get in her way!

Snowball is full of spunky sweetness and has wonderful manners.

Snowball was originally adopted from us several years ago but was found running as a stray in another county and was never picked up.

After that Snowball found herself back at CAHS in search of a lasting forever home. Snowball is a bit cautious of other dogs and we think she would be fine with cats. She is also house trained.

Open your home to this little lady and we promise she will warm your heart!


BOUNCE BACK NOW thru Sunday, April 21!

Treat yourself to a DOUBLE dose of deliciousness at Palette Bistro and City Park Grill! Dine in for lunch or dinner, then receive a CERTIFICATE OF EQUAL VALUE to redeem between April 22 and May 2, 2024. That's right – dine once, then dine AGAIN on us! (Must mention promo when dining to receive Bounce Back certificate. Program not available with Happy Hour, Take-out, Prix Fixe Pairing Dinners, or in combination with Frequent Diner certificates.) Visit wineguysgroup.com for menus and other Wineguys Restaurant Group happenings.

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

New Study Shows Outdoor Recreation Contributes $1.15 Billion to Northwest Michigan Economy

The outdoor economy employs 4,712 workers in the 10 counties of northwest Lower Michigan and contributed $1.15 billion to the Gross Regional Product in 2022. That information comes from a new Outdoor Recreation Economic Impact Study for Northwest Michigan. The study was developed by Networks Northwest in partnership with the Alliance for Economic Success, the Manistee Area Chamber of Commerce, the Northern Lakes Economic Alliance, and Traverse Connect.


The study looks at the importance of outdoor recreation as an economic driver in the region. It provides baseline data and quantifies the impact of the outdoor economy. The study also includes recommendations for expanding on the strengths and opportunities in the industry.


“This study showcases the critical importance of the outdoor recreation industry in Northwest Michigan, as well as its potential for further business opportunity,” said Janie McNabb, CEO, Networks Northwest. “These recommendations underscore the need to work collaboratively for the benefit of both our economy and our natural resources.”


Findings and recommendations are based on a thorough analysis of labor market information, demographic data, business and industry trends, as well as individual interviews and a survey of more than 200 local companies. 


“The Outdoor Recreation Economic Impact Study aims to gain insight into the opportunities available in the recreational sector in our region,” said Stacie Bytwork, President, Manistee Area Chamber of Commerce and Networks Northwest board member. “This study assists with developing a plan to attract growth and make us stand out as a place of choice. With our numerous unique recreational assets in the region, we are grateful to be a part of this process and excited to work collaboratively towards implementing strategies that will benefit both our region and individual communities.”


The study shows that the region has almost double the concentration of agriculture, forestry, fishing, and hunting employment than national averages for regions of similar size. The region is 32% above the national average for spending on boats, trailers, campers, and recreational vehicles, and surpasses the national average in other sports equipment, and water sports equipment.


Opportunities for business investment and development are recommended in the following categories: Camping and camping equipment; bicycles; sports, recreation, and exercise equipment; and rental/repair of sports, recreation, and exercise equipment. 72.2% of businesses surveyed for the study have plans to grow or expand their businesses in the next three years.


A full copy of the study is available at nwm.org/OutdoorRec.


The project was funded by a 2023 Michigan Economic Development Corporation Collaborative Development Council Regional Grant. 



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


Protecting Children and Infants  

HDNW invites all to make a difference during National Infant Immunization Week 


National Infant Immunization Week is more than a health observance. It’s a priority. With measles – once eliminated in the United States by vaccination – making a comeback, the Health Department of Northwest Michigan (HDNW) and Northern Michigan Public Health Alliance urges residents to get their children vaccinated.


On average, nearly one in five unvaccinated people in the United States who get measles need to be hospitalized, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Preventions. In a recent outbreak in Ohio, more than 40% of infants and children infected with measles were hospitalized.


“Giving children and infants the recommended vaccines is the best way to protect them from serious childhood diseases like measles and whooping cough, also known as pertussis,” says Dan Thorell, HDNW Health Officer. “A moment of discomfort ends up providing prolonged protection for children and our communities from infectious diseases.”


National Infant Immunization Week, which runs from April 22-29, highlights the importance of protecting children two years and younger from vaccine-preventable diseases. Routine vaccinations protect again these 14 diseases:

·       Polio

·       Tetanus

·       Flu

·       Hepatitis A and B

·       Measles, Mumps and Rubella (one vaccine)

·       Hib

·       Whooping Cough

·       Pneumococcal

·       Rotavirus

·       Chickenpox

·       Diphtheria 

According to the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), childhood vaccination is important because it helps provide immunity before babies and children are exposed to potentially life-threatening diseases. Many infants and kids are behind on routine vaccinations, which puts them and others at risk.


“Infants and children have developing immune systems that can fight off germs they encounter daily through food, air, or on objects,” says Joshua Meyerson, HDNW Medical Director. “However, some diseases require a more robust immune response to prevent severe illness, making childhood vaccination highly effective because it is scheduled for when the child’s immune system learns the most from the vaccine.”


For an easy reference on infant and child immunizations and when they should be given, see https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/parents/diseases/forgot-14-diseases.html. If you are unsure of whether your child has missed any shots, please reach out to your primary care provider or HDNW at 800-432-4121. HDNW uses a variety of programs and bills most insurances to offer free vaccines to families. No one will be turned away due to the inability to pay.


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.


 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

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



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

The Happy Troll





Wineguys Restaurant Group



Food Runners



Server Assistants

Restaurant Management and Event Coordination Internship

For more information on these openings view our Jobs page by clicking the link below! Is your business hiring? Send us the position information and we will post it!


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