Chesterfield ~ Ira Twp.~ Lenox ~ New Baltimore ~ New Haven

MAY 2017

The Anchor Bay Chamber of Commerce believes in earning and maintaining a strong image and reputation among all our members, our communities and our elected officials. Our benefits and services will only be as good as our current and prospective members perceive them. For this reason, we will incorporate our values into messages and actions that we sincerely believe in. We will adhere to these values as a means to establish trust and a confidence in our community role.
Note from ABCC  Chairman of The Board

Chamber in May!

Have you checked your Chamber membership lately? 
Have you gone to a Chamber event recently?
Have you contacted the Chamber for Advice or a connection for a need in your business?
Have you signed up for the Golf Outing for some fun and networking on the course?
Are you looking for a way to meet more people who can help open doors for you and your business?

All of these things are what the Chamber is here to help you do the more you reach out and get involved the more doors you are going to open, after all the Anchor Bay Chamber is your key to many doors that may be locked to you right now. Want to grow your business? Take the one year challenge. Get involved with as many chamber activities as you can, meet and network with everyone you see and promote your business. them look back and see how doors will open.

Coming soon, a new text wallet for all Chamber Members, the future of communication watch for it in you email and mail sign up is free then you will never miss another chamber announcement again. 

Time to golf, May 18 is our golf outing Sign up today its always a great time, see Randy McCoy or Catherine for more info.

Music By The Ba, Sponsorship, come join Advia Credit union our 5 year sponsor plus Village of Easy Harbor and Bill MacDonald Ford. This year we are Celebrating the Golden Oldies with the Teen Angels and much more! Plus Arthur Murray's Dancing By The Bay Contest. so much fun so many people all having a great time for a great cause raising money for Families Against Narcotics. 

Call Catherine today get involved join a committee, Ask about board member opportunity. We would love for you to join our efforts to help bring the community and Business together. 

Thank you!

It's good to be in the Chamber

Mark Miller
Chairman of The Board

Up Coming Events

Date: Wednesday, May 10, 2017
Hosted by: Amie Horn 
The Attic Finds 
Where:   8832 Dixie Hwy,
Fair Haven , MI 48023
Time: 8:30 a.m. ~ 9:30 a.m.

This monthly networking event is aimed at creating a platform for chamber members to interact with each other,  to explore collaborative opportunities, and to create the kind of synergies needed for us to move forward. 

Wednesday, June 7, 2017 

9:00 a.m. - noon

This event is open 

to ALL Businesses 

Click here for more info

Tuesday, June 20, 2017
ABCC & ABCF Tastefest

$150.00 Sponsor
2 Tickets to the Event • Logo on all promotional material

Tickets: Adult $25.00,
$10.00 (6-16)
Free 5 & Under per person

Click here to Order your Tickets

Bay Area Networking Group

Group #1 Meets every Thursday at:
Little Camille's By The Bay
51083 Washington St. New Baltimore
from 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.

Group #2 Meets the 1st and 3rd Tuesday at:
The Attic Finds
8832 Dixie Hwy, Fair Haven
from 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.

If you are interested in being part of one of these groups please call the Chamber office at 586-725-5148.

Our groups are exclusive and your business must be in good standing with the ABCC!

Thursday, May 18, 2017
Range open at 10:00 a.m.

Hosted at: 
Sycamore Hills Golf Club
48787 North Ave. 
Macomb TWP

Click here to Register or Sponsor Event

This full day of Golf, Networking
and Fun includes:

Complimentary Bloody Mary 
Bar before 18 Holes of Golf

Hot Dog Lunch at the Turn and Buffet Dinner after Golf

Range Balls Provided 

Cash Bar on the Course  

Goodie Bags for Golfers 

Open Bar at Dinner

Games Included: Hole in One, Closest to the Pin & Longest Drive
(Men & Women)

Events are a Popular Networking Luncheon Gathering

Advance~$10.00 per ABCC Member
Advance~$15.00 per Non Member

Purchase all four Advance lunches and pay just $30.00

All Guest at the Door $20.00

$200.00 Sponsor
2 Tickets to the Event and 
Logo on all promotional material for that date

Here is the latest guest Speakers for these Wonderful Summer Program! 

Thursday, June 15, 2017
Speaker not confirmed

Sponsored by:
Farm Bureau Insurance
New Baltimore
Lunch Served by

Del Taco ~ Chesterfield

Thursday, July 6, 2017
Attorney General Bill Schuette

Sponsored by:
Little Camille's By the Bay

Lunch Served by: 
Little Camille's
 By the Bay

Thursday, August 10, 2017
State Rep. House District 32
Pamela Hornberger
Sponsored by:

Sponsor not confirmed
Lunch Served by

Lunch not confirmed

Thursday, September 14, 2017
Speaker not confirmed
Sponsored by:

Sponsor not confirmed
Lunch Served by: 

Lunch not confirmed

We are working on our Guest speakers,and as soon as confirmation has been received the events 
will be updated!

If you or your company would like to sponsor one of these lunches please call the chamber office
at 586-725-5148!

Events begin at 12:00 pm with Lunch Provided Held in Mary & Walter Burke Park Pavilion Located in Downtown New Baltimore 
(End of Washington St.)

Event may be cancelled due to inclement weather. 

New Members, Membership Renewals
& Membership Info Changes 
Welcome New Members!

5/3 Bank ~ Fair Haven
~Stacey Stein~

Comcast Business
~ Luigi Lampasona~

Facial Art Permanent Cosmetics
~Pat Yee~

Macomb County  Commissioner
~Phil Kraft~

On The Bay Customs
~Cher Bell~
(586) 273-7695

Stuck in Seaweed
~Shannon  Longstaff~

TC Counseling Transformations
~Erika Collins ~

Thank you for Renewing

The Bay Rama Fishfly
Festival Committee
Member Spotlight

Get your
Merchandise, only at
On The Bay Customs 

On The Bay Customs is a colorful boutique located on the shore of Anchor Bay Downtown New Baltimore Michigan offering hundreds of Michigan LAKE & BAY themed gifts souvenirs, accessories, boutique and nautical clothing. Living in Michigan near The Great Lakes or perhaps one of our 391 Bays is unique and fun.  What started out as a hobby for Cher, has now become a "go to place to relax, enjoy a cup of Joe or virgin pina colada while shopping for beachwear, custom coastal and nautical decor, Michigan Souvenirs, handcrafted wood furniture and art from local artisans. 

Cher Bell, Owner and founder of On The Bay Customs has traveled extensively through the US and abroad with an extensive background as a designer and artist where her products can be found in familiar places like Hobby Lobby, Bradford Exchange and more. Her vision for a "Colorful Boutique" came about from her years of time spent traveling the California Coast and the Florida Keys enjoying the "Jimmy Buffet Life Style".  Cher says  "Whether we visit or live near one of the Great Lakes, enjoy a spot on the river or inland lake, we can all enjoy the pleasures of the life style."

On The Bay Customs  
51034 Washington St,
New Baltimore, MI 48047

TUE-SAT: 11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
SUN: 11:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

Opening April 8th 2017!
30675 N River Rd.   
Harrison Twp. MI  48045
Ext: 443 ask for Brittany
MON-SUN: 9:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m.

April 27, 2017
Del Taco ~ Chesterfield
Ribbon Cutting 

Thank you  to all that came out to support Del  Taco.

Thank you to Del Taco for the
support of the 
Anchor Bay Chamber
the Anchor Bay  Rotary. 

The Anchor Bay Rotary held a fundraiser at  Del Taco on
April 21, 2017.

During the ribbon  cutting,
Anchor Bay Rotary was handed a 
Check for the amount of funds
that was raised  the day of the fundraiser!


Senators Peters, Collins Introduce Bill to Help Small Businesses Applying for Federal Contracts  

Bipartisan Bill Aims to Protect Small Businesses from Fraud in Federal Contract Procurement Process 

April 25, 2017

Allison Green (Peters)

(202) 834-2281

Annie Clark (Collins)

(202) 224-2523

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Senators Gary Peters (D-MI) and Susan Collins (R-ME) announced they will be introducing bipartisan legislation to help protect small businesses from falling victim to fraud when they register to procure federal contracts. The Procurement Fraud Prevention Act would require small businesses to be notified that free assistance is available for help in procuring federal contracts through federal programs, including Procurement Technical Assistance Centers (PTACs), the Small Business Administration (SBA), and the Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA). Many business owners are unaware these resources exist and fall victim to scams that mislead them into paying high sums of money for contract procurement assistance. 

“From defense and auto parts manufacturing to construction and even catering, Michigan small businesses provide a wide variety of goods and services to the federal government while creating jobs in their local communities,” said Senator Peters. “It is important business owners are equipped with tools and knowledge to protect their companies against scams while taking advantage of new business opportunities. I’m pleased to join Senator Collins in introducing this commonsense, bipartisan bill to better educate small businesses about existing, free federal resources so they can spend their hard-earned money reinvesting in their businesses and creating more jobs.” 

“The goods and services provided by the private sector are critically important to the federal government’s operations,” said Senator Collins.  “Unfortunately, the procurement process can be complex and difficult to navigate, which can deter small businesses from competing for contracts or lead them to hire unnecessary and expensive consultants.  Our legislation would ensure that more small businesses are aware of the free tools and resources already available to them so they can focus on making competitive bids, growing their companies, and creating jobs in their communities.” 

All small businesses applying for federal contracting opportunities must register in the General Services Administration’s (GSA) System for Award Management (SAM). Unfortunately, bad actors disguised as vendors or government officials obtain businesses’ contact from this public database and email business owners directly after they have registered asking for high sums of money in return for registration and contracting assistance. Some scammers even impersonate government officials in order to mislead businesses into paying for these services. As a result, many small businesses unwittingly sign up for services they were not seeking at the cost of hundreds or thousands of dollars. While various firms provide legitimate contracting assistance, bad actors intentionally use predatory tactics to drain money from small businesses.

The Procurement Fraud Prevention Act requires GSA and Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to ensure that any direct communication to a small business about its registration in a procurement system, including SAM, contains information about cost-free federal procurement technical assistance services available through PTACs, SBA, MBDA, and other programs. These services are readily available through federal, local, and private investment to help small businesses succeed.  

PTACs across the country regularly report small businesses coming to them after these fraudulent encounters, seeking corrective action, with some PTACs reporting up to 10 fraudulent solicitations per week. Michigan is home to 10 PTACs and over 850,000 small businesses that account for half of the state’s private workforce. 

“The nation’s small businesses are being exploited by fraudulent operators who mislead federal contracting newcomers into believing that they must pay exorbitant registration fees in order to be eligible for government contracts,” said Terri Bennett, president of the Association of Procurement Technical Assistance Centers (APTAC).  “The legislation introduced by Senator Gary Peters and Senator Susan Collins will require federal agencies to be proactive in notifying small businesses that the help they need is available at no cost through programs like the nationwide network of Procurement Technical Assistance Centers (PTACs).  This should go a long way to stop the exploitation of small businesses.”  

“Small businesses would benefit greatly from the Procurement Fraud Prevention Act,” said John Arensmeyer, Founder & CEO of Small Business Majority. “Many small businesses are falling victim to scams after they register with the System for Award Management to compete for a contract because they do not realize they are entitled to free registration and procurement assistance through existing federal programs. Small business owners have enough to worry about without scammers making them think they need to pay additional fees to compete, and we encourage lawmakers to approve the Procurement Fraud Prevention Act in order to make the federal contract procurement process as painless as possible for small firms.” 

 The New Baltimore Farmers Market
Celebrates 10th Season  
The New Baltimore Farmers Market (NBFM) will kick off its 10th season on Sunday May 14, 2017. The market is starting several weeks earlier than normal, bringing back its Indoor/Outdoor “Spring Flower and Herb Markets” on May 14 & 21.  The regular open air (outdoor) market season opens on June 4, and runs through October 22.  There are no markets on May 28 or June 25. FREE Yoga in the park will be held during market days at 11am during the months of June through September. 

This is an especially exciting year: the market will celebrate its 10th season with a special “birthday bash” during the July 23rd market. There will be cake and balloons for market-goers, live entertainment, and special vendors and activities. Other special event market days are planned throughout the season; information and details are available on the market website at  

The NBFM would like to extend thanks to the following businesses and organizations for their seasonal sponsorship: Biggby Coffee of New Baltimore, Davis-Vandenbossche Agency, Little Valley Homes/Millstone Pond Community, Macomb County/Make Macomb Your Home, Meijer Store #242, TJ Maxx, Twisted Rooster, and Washington Street Wine House. States NBFM Board President Cynthia Paparelli: “The support from these sponsors, our other special event and weekly market sponsors, as well as from the City of New Baltimore allows us to continue to bring new events, programs and entertainment to our shoppers and patrons of the market this season. We are extremely appreciative.” 

The NBFM believes that everyone should have access to fresh, healthy, local food, which is why the market has accepted Bridge Cards since 2011, and Double Up Food Bucks (DUFB) since 2012. Once again, the NBFM will offer customers the chance to benefit with a “fresh produce bonus” for shopping local through the DUFB Program, matching up to $20 per market day in FREE Michigan produce for each shopper using their Bridge Card at the market all season long. These programs benefit the entire community in multiple ways: the shoppers get fresh local produce, and the farmers/vendors benefit from the added sales. This year the NBFM has secured a grant which will assist in outreach activities for New Baltimore and surrounding communities, and hopes to double participation and expand use of this program. 

New Baltimore Farmers Market 2017 Season Special Events  

June 4 - Opening Day  (FREE market bags to the first 600 shoppers!) ·
June 18- Street Fair Market 

July  23- Celebrate the NBFM 10th BIRTHDAY!

Event Sponsor: Community First Health Centers · August 20 - Corn Roast & Summer Fun Day  · September 3 - Art on the Bay · September 10 - Grandparents & Senior Citizens Day  Event Sponsor: Village of East Harbor · September 24 - Kids & Family Day  Event Sponsor: Anchor Bay Community Foundation · October 8 - Harvest Festival Event Sponsor: Washington Street Wine House · October 22 - Vendor Blowout / Final Market   ~~Event Sponsorships Still Available!~~ *NOTE: No market June 25 
Thanks to our 2017 Premium
New Baltimore Farmers Market
P.O. Box 116
New Baltimore, MI  48047 

Woman and Wine! A Business Networking Event 

The Anchor Bay Chamber of Commerce would like to THANK our sponsors for their support! 

Without their sponsorship for the 2017 “Woman and Wine”  event, this event would not have been as much of a success. It is members like them that makes the Chamber a great origination to be a part of.

The ABCC would like also give Thanks to

Little Camille’s By The Bay 
Washington Street Wine House 

Both Chamber members did a Wonderful Job with their professional services!


Our Guest Speaker was
New Baltimore Historical Society
"Richard Gonyeau"
Historical Women of Anchor Bay 
“ How they MYSTICALLY Appear" 

Thank you to our Event Sponsors:
AFLAC ~ Wendy Downing
American Family Life Assurance Co.
Facial Art Permanent Cosmetics~ Pat Yee ~
The Attic Finds ~ Amie Horn

Text to Win "Wine Basket" Give A Way Sponsored by: 
Monster Mobile Marketing 

Text to Wine "Gift Basket" Give A Way
Sponsored by: 
On The Bay Customs 

Text to Wine "Gift Basket" Give A Way
Sponsored by: 
The Attic Finds

Member to Member Savings

G. Alena Salon
10% off all Products and Services
31121 23 Mile Road, Chesterfield

The Attic Finds 
10% off all Products
8832 Dixie Hwy, Fair Haven

KD's Estate Sale
10% off total price at any Estate Sale

TC Counseling Transformations, PLLC
10% off First Session
58089 Main St, New Haven

Always Best Care Senior Services
20 % off In-Home Care Services
319 Northbound Gratiot Ave, 


Priority Quick Tax, Inc.
First month FREE for new Monthly Accounting Clients
47569 Jefferson Ave, Chesterfield  


On The Bay Customs
10% off all Products

51034 Washington St. New Baltimore

Washington Street Wine House 
10% off Wine
50969 Washington St.

Bay Pointe Financial Management
10% off initial financial planning fee

34462 23 Mile Rd. Chesterfield


Comcast Business
Depending on your business location (Zip Code), I can offer $40 - $155 discount on higher speed internet.

Penzien & McBride
We offer a 10% discount on estate planning services to the Friends and Family of Anchor Bay Chamber Members.  In order to secure the discount just contact one or our attorneys at the initial client meeting or at the time of the referral and the discount will be applied to the cost of any services provided.

17001 19 Mile Rd. Ste 1B, Clinton Twp



Anchor Bay Chamber of Commerce  | 586-725-5148 |  51180 Bedford St. New  Baltimore, MI 48047