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

Dewitt Marine

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Sommerset Pointe Yacht Club & Marina is Opening!

May 22nd

We invite you to make reservations for The Pointe Fish & Grill Opening on Wednesday, May 22nd.

Hours:Wednesday thru Sunday 5-9pm. Book here https://rb.gy/boaufd

Citizens National Bank Grand Opening

May 23rd

Grand opening of the downtown Petoskey branch of Citizens National Bank!

Please join us Thursday, May 23rd from 5-7pm for Hors D'oeuvres & Refreshments.

324 Michigan St, Petoskey


Memorial Day Cook Out at Charlevoix Auto

May 24th

To show appreciation for our amazing team at Charlevoix Auto and our military we will be having a cook out!

We know that car shopping and service appointments can sure leave you working up an appetite! Customers are welcome to enjoy our tasty barbeque as well!

Don't forget we are still showing our appreciation to active and retired military with a free oil change! Friday May 24th is the perfect day to schedule your free oil change and enjoy a meal in your honor.

In the market for a new vehicle? Come on down and meet our amazing sales team. Don't forget to ask them about our employee pricing incentive for everyone on select NEW vehicles!


Charlevoix Area Garden Club Spring Plant Sale at Ferry Beach

May 25th

8:30 am - Noon

Ferry Beach Park, Charlevoix, MI

Welcome the start of planting season and support our Club by purchasing plants during our annual Spring Plant Sale at Ferry Beach Park. A large selection of perennials and annuals will be available. We will also have a wonderful selection of garden gloves and tools for sale. Come early for the best selection of plants.


Under Michigan & Beyond: Opening Celebration at Raven Hill

May 25th

Raven Hill Discovery Center is excited to announce the opening celebration of its latest exhibit, Under Michigan & Beyond, a captivating exploration on of Michigan and Earth’s geological wonders. This immersive and ever-evolving exhibit will be on display from May 25, 2024, to December 31, 2025, offering visitors a unique opportunity to delve into the rich geological history of Michigan and beyond.  Noon-4pm, free for all visitors.


Memorial Day Service and Parade

May 27th

Charlevoix’s Memorial Day observances are planned for 9 a.m. Monday, in Brookside Cemetery, followed by a parade downtown at 10 am. The Charlevoix City Band will be performing in East Park in honor of Memorial Day. 

Watercolor For All Levels-Daffodils Pop!

May 29th

Time: 10am - Noon


CLASS FEE: $45, or 40.50 for members


This watercolor class for all levels that will feature gorgeous white daffodils popping in the spring in a few clay pots and whatnot. This class is for all levels. No drawing experience required. We will focus on values, composition, and negative painting as we bring this charming vignette to life. Whether you’ve never painted or are seasoned, we welcome all and go step-by-step!


Watercolor For All Levels-Bird songs, Bunnies & Blooms!

May 30th

Time: 10am - Noon


CLASS FEE: $45, or 40.50 for members


With Megan Swoyer!

We'll do two to three smaller paintings and some will be more gestural and fast. This class is for all levels. No drawing experience required. We will focus on values, composition, and negative painting as we bring this charming vignette to life. Whether you’ve never painted or are seasoned, we welcome all and go step-by-step!


Our Free Summer Movies Series & Food Drives Lineup is Official! Join us for free weekly movies and bring along a canned/dry good to donate to Charlevoix Rayder Den. We can't wait to see you at the movies!

☆ A huge Thank You and shout out to all our partnerships for helping make this possible ☆

Lakeshore Tire & Auto ServiceReal Estate One of Charlevoix,

Jim Riehl's Friendly FordThe Villager PubCharlevoix Veterinary Hospital PCBridge Street Tap Room4Front Credit UnionCharlevoix Ace HardwareColor WearCharlevoix State BankCharlevoix Agency InsuranceCharlevoix AutoBerkshire Hathaway HomeServices Michigan Real Estate - Charlevoix and our Anonymous donor. Thank you!!


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

June 1st


Great Music Explained

June 6th


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


Fundraising Goal Near For Mt. McSauba Playground; Double Your Contribution With Matching Grant

Since late fall 2023, The Rotary Club of Charlevoix has been raising funds for a new playground at Mt. McSauba. The Club is excited to say they are nearing 50% of the fundraising goal and now have a new opportunity to raise the $250,000 goal even faster.

The Chicago Summer Resort Club of Charlevoix is offering a $50,000 matching dollar grant towards the project. Now is a great time to donate to the project as the Chicago Club graciously matches donations up to a $50,000 total towards the project.

The need for a modern playground facility at Mt. McSauba recreational area was identified through a City of Charlevoix Community Needs Assessment process, though funding for the project has not been available. Given the Rotary Club’s decades-long interest in supporting local youth, raising substantial funds annually for a variety of school and community youth needs, a partnership between the Rotary Club and City of Charlevoix was fitting to help bring this project to fruition.

A community build for the new playground at Mt. McSauba is planned in the spring of 2025.

To donate, visit the Rotary Club’s website at RotaryClubofCharlevoix.org/Donations, or donations can be mailed to Charlevoix Rotary Club, PO Box 532, Charlevoix MI 49720. Donation levels can be seen on the website, and the club plans to recognize donors with signage at the playground.


Pet of The Week-Rusty!

Well hello there! My name is Rusty, it's nice to meet you. I'm sure you can already tell but I have wonderful manners.

I found myself here after being transferred from a much bigger shelter that didn't see my potential to be adopted. I am so grateful to be out of there. I have so much love to give and just want to find the perfect person to give it to.

Though I can be a little shy when I first meet people, I quickly warm up with some affection and my butt wiggles like crazy! I like most other dogs and i don't think I would mind cats or children.

I do have pretty bad allergies and will require a special medication to help keep them under control, but I promise I'm worth it!


Wineguys Restaurant hosts LAST Eating for Others Benefit

Next Wednesday, May 29, when dining at City Park Grill supports Challenge Mountain (challengemtn.org).

This year’s choice holds special significance as Challenge Mountain commemorates four decades of enriching lives through adaptive recreational programs for people with disabilities. Dine in and give back next Wednesday when 10% of dining proceeds benefit this deserving, regional non-profit organization. Read the full story online. Plus, NEW SPRING MENU at JAX with tasty additions like Cuban Sliders, Reuben Flatbread, Caesar Salad, Baked-Five Cheese Cavatappi, Grilled Plath’s Smoked Pork Chop! So many delicious new items to try, bring your co-workers, friends, and family for lunch or dinner. COMING SOON!!! Open 7 Days a week starting Sunday, June 9. JAXCHX.com | 231.437.6400

Through the Lens: Charlevoix Circle of Arts Hosts Annual Photography Club Exhibit

Charlevoix Circle of Arts is excited to announce the Charlevoix Photography Club 15th Annual Juried Exhibition will be on display beginning Friday, May 31 through Saturday, June 15th.

An opening reception will take place on May 31st from 5-7 pm, featuring light refreshments and the awards presentation. This juried exhibit is open to any photographer to participate.

Cash prizes will be given for first, second and third place images in each of the six categories: 1) Landscape, 2) Flora, 3) Wildlife, 4) People, 5) Black & White, and 6) Macro. All entries will be judged while hanging in the gallery by Karen Walker, a professional photographer who has pursued art and photography since childhood. She specializes in portraits, weddings, and more recently, fine art, writing, digital art, and photo restoration.

Walker has won many state and national awards for her work, including being named Artist of the Year by Professional Photographers of Michigan.

The public is invited to attend the exhibit, made possible by the generous sponsorship support of Charlevoix Auto, a local new and preowned vehicle dealership featuring Chevrolet, Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, Ram. When drivers in Charlevoix, Gaylord, Cheboygan, and across the Petoskey area need a quality vehicle, Charlevoix Auto is the place they go.

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 Street in downtown Charlevoix. For more information about the exhibit or the Charlevoix Circle of Arts please call (231) 547-3554 or visit our website: www.charlevoixcircle.org.  

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 ⛵


Saturday, June 15, 2024 - The Salvation Army of Petoskey will hold a building dedication ceremony followed by an open house for the new Community Center located at 2350 Mitchell Park Drive in Petoskey. The dedication ceremony will begin at 10AM followed by refreshments and building tours through 12PM. 

link for more information 

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

Gold Together Partners with Mackinaw Trails Winery & Brewery for Childhood Cancer Fundraiser

Gold Together, the American Cancer Society’s Childhood Cancer initiative, a non-profit organization dedicated to raising awareness and funds for childhood cancer research, is delighted to announce its partnership with Mackinaw Trails Winery & Brewery for a special fundraising event.

Mackinaw Trail Winery, known for its exceptional wines and commitment to supporting charitable causes, will host a fundraiser in collaboration with Chain of Lakes Relay For Life. The event aims to raise vital funds for pediatric cancer research while providing attendees with an enjoyable evening of wine tasting and entertainment.

“We are thrilled to partner with Mackinaw Trail Winery & Brewery for this important cause”, said Gretchen Stelter, Chain of Lakes Relay For Life committee member. “ this event not only provides an opportunity to raise funds for childhood cancer research but also allows us to engage with the community and spread awareness about the impact of pediatric cancer.”

The fundraiser will feature a selection of Mackinaw Trails finest wines and beers, complimented by delicious appetizers and a live program. Attendees will have the chance to learn more about Gold Together’s mission and the importance of supporting children battling cancer and their families. The Gold Together initiative was started by a 15 year old cancer survivor to raise funds for research, and also provide assistance to families for transportation and housing during treatments.

The event will take place on June 1, 2024 from 5pm-7pm at mackinaw Trail Winery & Brewery, 3423 US-131, Petoskey. The cost of admission is $30, which includes one glass of select beer or wine and charcuterie. Tickets are available for pre-purchase at My North Tickets, mynorthtickets.com/organizations/chain-of-lakes-relay-for-life. 

For more information, please visit www.relayforlife.org/chainoflakesmi or call 231.675.2492.

Please join Chain of Lakes Relay For Life and Mackinaw Trail Winery in raising a glass to support the children and families battling childhood cancer. 

As the American Cancer Society’s childhood cancer initiative, Gold Together empowers individuals to raise funds that directly support research, advocacy, and patient support dedicated to childhood cancer.


Students can register now for summer program

North Central Michigan College (NCMC) announces the launch of Timberwolves Thrive, a free five-week summer program designed to help students build confidence, sharpen study strategies, and be college-ready by Fall 2024.

Timberwolves Thrive offers a comprehensive support system that includes breakfast and lunch provided daily, transportation assistance (up to $175 in gas cards or bus fare), a stipend of up to $25 per day, and all program materials, textbooks, and laptops. Students who finish the program and enroll and attend fall classes at NCMC get to keep the laptop.

“Timberwolves Thrive will provide students with access to important support services, guidance on financial aid, opportunities to strengthen English and math competencies, and access to essential learning materials,” said NCMC Vice President of Student Affairs Renee DeYoung.

The program is open to all new-to-college students who have earned a high school diploma or GED — from recent high school graduates to adult learners — regardless of which Michigan college they plan to attend. However, students who have earned college-level credit for math or English are not eligible for the program.

Michigan’s FY2023 budget allocated $10 million for academic catch-up programs like Timberwolves Thrive. Administered by the Michigan Community College Association, the initiative supports community colleges’ efforts to combat learning loss among recent high school graduates, whose in-person learning was affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

“These programs provide the environment and skills to prepare students for college-level coursework, making their transition to college easier and setting them up for continued success,” DeYoung said.

Timberwolves Thrive runs July 15— August 15, Mondays through Thursdays, from 8:30 a.m.—1 p.m. at NCMC’s Gaylord Center (620 E. 5th Street, Gaylord). Program space is limited to ensure students receive personalized support and guidance. Students are encouraged to register online by June 15. For additional details or to apply, visit https://www.ncmich.edu/academics/timberwolves-thrive.html


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.

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Big Brothers Big Sisters

Development Specialist for Charlevoix & Emmet Counties

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

Harbor Industries

Assembler I

Assembler I (Part-Time)

Assembler I (Seasonal)

Irish Boat Shop

Boat Mover with CDL Class A

Jax Northside





Landscape Logic

Landscape Crew Foreman

Yard Attendant

McBride Custom Homes

Summer Administration Intern

Platinum Yacht Services

Seasonal Boat Detailer

Schulman Paddleworks

Retail Crew

Wineguys Restaurant Group




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