A Word From Our President
Three weeks ago, The Bay County Board of Commissioners unanimously passed a resolution at a special meeting to allocate $2 million of American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funding to assist small businesses that were affected and impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Our proposal included funding for Small Business Grants, Small Business and Entrepreneurial Support, and Workforce Talent Attraction & Retention.

We would like to thank Bay Future, Inc. as they will act as the contractual fiduciary of the funds and Lake Huron Region Michigan Small Business Development Center for their assistance as we begin the implementation process.

We are excited to get these funds out to the community and into the hands that need them, as we believe that these programs will bring the monumental change that the Bay Area needs.

You can read the full press release here. Thank you!
Ryan Tarrant
President & CEO
Bay Area Chamber of Commerce
Welcome New Members!
Happy Member-Versary!
AFLAC, Office of Matt Nemode
Ayres on Point Home Inspections
Bay Area Runner's Club
Bay City Town Center
Bay Shores Senior Care and Rehab
Bay Veterans Foundation
Bay View Foods Products Co., Inc.
Brann's Steakhouse & Grille
Cadmium Design Studios
Charter Spectrum
Charter Township of Monitor
City of Auburn
City Office
Comfort Keepers
D & D Schultz Farms
Davenport University
Disability Services Resource Center Diversified National Title Agency, LLC Ferris State University - Great Lakes Bay Region
Fletcher Land Company
Friends of Timothy H Beson
From Buds to Blooms Greenhouse
Go-To Transport, Inc.
Great Lakes Bay Orthodontics
Great Lakes Bay Regional Convention & Visitors Bureau
Hidden Harvest
HN Kitchens LLC Heather Nicole Kitchens Huntington Place Apartments
Latitude 43
Michigan Crossroads Council, Boy Scouts of America
Omoni Boutique
Renosol Corporation
Saginaw River Marine Historical Society ShineWater
SMM Printing Inc.
Spence Brothers
State Street Academy
The Dow Event Center & Huntington Event Park
The H Hotel
Versiti Blood Center of Michigan
Warmbier Farms
Wieland Contracting
Wolverine Fireworks Display Inc.
Featured Events
Featured Content
Are you hiring? 

We are currently running a weekly Facebook post titled, "Find a Job Friday." Every Friday we are posting Chamber Members that are hiring, on a first-come, first-serve basis! If you are interested in this FREE opportunity to advertise that you are hiring, please send your contact information and job description to Trey@baycityarea.com!

Additionally, we will connect you with Great Lakes Bay Michigan Works!, the leading organization for workforce development in the region!

Please be sure to let us know when the position has been filled so that it can be removed from our list.
Member Highlight
Calling all entrepreneurs, professionals and corporations – join us at Uptown Bay City CMURC for a free day of co-work following the Eye Opener breakfast on Feb. 9. Network with likeminded entrepreneurs, professionals and corporations growing in your backyard.

As a 501(c)(3) organization with diverse co-working space and business accelerator programs, CMURC is the place to connect, collaborate and grow in the Great Lakes Bay Region. With locations in Bay City, Midland, Mount Pleasant and Saginaw, CMURC has the workspace solution to fit your needs and the programs to take your business idea to first sale. 

Contact Kali at kali@cmurc.com for more information!
Ambassador Highlight
Joe Kaczmarek has been a Chamber Ambassador for just over a year and loves it. Joe is a Business Services Specialist with Great Lakes Bay Michigan Works! He has been helping area businesses recruit, train and retain talent for over 9 years. As the team lead for the Going PRO Talent Fund, he has assisted employers with competitive training applications that have secured millions of dollars in training grants to the Great Lakes Bay Region. 

Joe and his wife Melissa reside in Bangor Township and are empty nesters except for their spoiled dog Piper. They have three children, Natalie (CMU 21) Caleb (UofM 19) Claire (MSU 22). Joe’s favorite things about living in the Bay Area are all the activities, restaurants and hanging out at Tri City Brewery. Cheers!
Minority Business Partnership
The Minority Business Partnership is accepting new applications. You can download them here!
Bay Area Energize
Join Bay Area Energize for a Night Out with the Saginaw Spirit!
Wednesday, February 9
Game starts at 7:05 p.m. vs the London Knights
$20 per ticket and includes pizza, soda, cookies and entry to the suite.
Join Bay Area Energize for our monthly Coffee Social at Populace Coffee
Friday, February 18 from 8 - 9 AM, Downtown Bay City

Garpiel Group is this month's sponsor and will be raffling a $20 Populace gift card the morning of!
A Special Thank You