A Word From Our President
Since 1987, an average of 20 people participate in Leadership Bay County each year. We are currently accepting applications for the upcoming class that kicks off in September. As a 2006 graduate of the program, I know first-hand how informational and dynamic LBC is. Even as a lifelong Bay County resident, I learned so much more about our community…its history, arts and culture, governmental, business and nonprofit sector. More importantly, I made many lifelong friends in the process. 
Leadership Bay County is also seeking project proposals for the upcoming class to fund and complete as part of their community service in the program. Prior examples include public art, Infinity Skate Park, community beautification, time capsule, rail trail pavilion, welcome sign, resource library, and so many more projects that impacted and improved our community. 

To learn more about joining LBC or to submit a project proposal form, click HERE.
Magen Samyn
President & CEO
Bay Area Chamber of Commerce
Welcome New Members!
Featured Events
Upcoming Ribbon Cuttings
Serv-A-Pure: Tuesday, August 9, 4:00 PM
6780 Westside Saginaw Road, Bay City

Secure Assets Insurance Agency: Wednesday, August 10, 12:00 PM
901 Saginaw Street, Bay City

Major Skate: Tuesday, August 16, 4:00 PM
106 S. Linn Street, Bay City

Cottage Inn Pizza: Thursday, August 18, 11:00 AM
216 Salzburg Avenue, Bay City

Wholesale Electric Supply: Thursday, August 25, 4:00 PM
705 E. Midland Street, Bay City
Mark Your Calendars!

September Eye Opener Breakfast:
Wednesday, September 7

September Business After Hours:
Thursday, September 15
Want to receive our monthly events notice?

Send your name and email to trey@baycityarea.com and we will get you added!
Featured Content
The Bay Area Chamber of Commerce is now accepting applications for the 2022-2023 Leadership Bay County Class.

Please send your completed application no later than Friday, August 12, 2022 to: renee@baycityarea.com

To download an application, please click here.
For full program details, please click here.
To download a project proposal form, please click here.
Dear Great Lakes Bay Employer,
Great Lakes Bay Michigan Works! in the process of developing a new strategic plan. We want to make sure that we remain relevant as we develop our vision for the future. As a key partner and stakeholder, you are invited to provide some important feedback that will help shape our path forward. Below is a link to a brief survey. All of the data is being collected by an outside consultant, and your opinions are confidential. Please provide your feedback by August 15, 2022
We look forward to working with you in the future and thank you for helping us plan a better workforce in the future.
Member Highlight
Inner Sensory Healing is a depth healing style that incorporates traditional Shamanic and Angelic healing, Reiki healing and several other methods to clear past trauma, to forgive and to rewrite our story, so we can be present and manifest what we want to experience in our life.  

Testimonial #1:
I have never experienced anything like this before so I came in a little uncertain and nervous. But right from the start, Gina makes you feel welcome. She explains everything in detail and puts your mind at ease. I felt safe the entire session and it allowed me to keep an open heart and mind the entire time. The breathwork was more intense than I anticipated, but I committed and it took me to a place I didn’t expect. It truly allowed me to focus on my intention and it brought up thoughts and emotions I didn’t know were there. As I debrief and take a moment to reflect on what I experienced today, I feel lighter, clearer and more happy. I expected the session to help me feel more calm and connected, but it gave me so much more than that. I will certainly be back and I highly recommend Gina’s services to anyone who needs inner healing!

Testimonial #2:
Going into our session with Gina I didn't know exactly what to expect but went with an open mind. Gina did an amazing job establishing a genuine connection with myself and everyone in our group. We all carry life burdens and this experience has me wanting me to continue this journey of Inner Sensory Healing. I truly recommend her services to anyone ready and open to lifting their burdens and are open to putting positive energy in its place.
Minority Business Partnership
The Minority Business Partnership is accepting new applications. You can download them here!
Bay Area Energize
14th Annual Energize Golf Outing
The BEST non-golfer golf outing! 
Friday, August 19
158 N. Mackinaw Road, Linwood, MI
4:00 PM Check-In & 4:30 PM Shotgun Start
$40 gets you:
  • 9 holes w/ cart
  • Giveaways
  • Dinner
  • Cash bar available during dinner
Join Bay Area Energize for our monthly Coffee Social at Populace Coffee
Friday, August 26 from 8 - 9 AM, Downtown Bay City

Wanigas Credit Union is this month's sponsor and will be there with some surprises!
Happy Member-Versary!
Bay Landscaping, Inc.
Quality Transparent Bag, Inc.
Krzysiak's House Restaurant
Hagen Ford, Inc.
Bangor Downs
Neetz Printing, Inc.
Frank's Great Outdoors
Essexville-Hampton Public Schools Bayshire Academy of Beauty Craft, Inc. Bay Valley Christian Church
Studio 23 / The Arts Center
Dow Chemical Employees' Credit Union McDonald's, JTLJ, LLC
Greenwood Financial & Consulting, P.L.L.C.
Sandlot Sports
Legna Technology
Creekwood Estates Association
Brann's Steakhouse & Grille
The Souper Café
New Hope Bay
Grace Church
3rd & Johnson Market & Eatery
The Times Properties
Clements Electric, Inc.
Bangor Township DDA
Millar's Tireman
Dore Corporation/The Jerky Outlet
B & B Threads
Associated Builders & Contractors, Greater Michigan Chapter
Falcon Road Maintenance Equipment, LLC Specification Stone Products
Charter Township of Hampton
River Jordan Inc.
Great Lakes Dyslexia
United Title Agency, Co. LLC
Garske Hewitt PLC
A & B Plumbing, Heating & A/C Inc. Center Ridge Arms LD
Meats & Mooore
Brian's House Community Group Inc. Shango
Regent Floral and Mercantile
Ponder Industrial, Inc
Country Chef Family Restaurant
The Shoot & Share Studio 
Nirvana Center
A Special Thank You