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A Word From Our President

We’ve officially entered the season of Back to School and Friday Night Lights. We also welcomed back our Eye Opener Breakfasts after being off for the summer. The September breakfast had record breaking attendance compared to the last several years and we hope to keep growing!

Our Chamber team is working hard to refresh our programs to continue to add more value for our members to enjoy. As we work to build programs and events that encourage networking, education, and updates to what is happening in the Bay Area and beyond, we want to make sure we are reaching as many members as possible. If you have members of your organization who you would like to be engaged with us, please forward this email and encourage them to sign up for our newsletter HERE. We would love to grow our network!

Magen Samyn
President & CEO
Bay Area Chamber of Commerce


Major Skate

Hyatt Ewald Funeral Home

Great Lakes Dream Center

LoloBee's Coffee

The Vintage Greenhouse

Genesee Health Plan

First Look Bridal Boutique

Prost Wine Bar


Upcoming Ribbon Cuttings

Native Son Detroit: Friday, September 16, 12:00 PM

406 E. John Street, Bay City, MI

First Look Bridal Boutique: Tuesday, September 27, 12:00 PM

908 Washington Avenue, Bay City

Bay City Academy: Thursday, September 29, 4:00 PM

811 Saginaw Street, Bay City

Open to the public and you are welcome to attend, no RSVP needed.

Join us for Business After Hours!

No Cost to Attend, No RSVP Needed.

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Mark Your Calendars!

October Eye Opener Breakfast:

Wednesday, October 19, 7-9 AM, DoubleTree Hotel

October Business After Hours:

Thursday, October 20, 5-7 PM, Outdoor Adventures

Stay Connected!

Want to receive our monthly events notice? Send your name and email to and we will get you added!

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City of Bay City Boards & Commissions

Do you want to get more involved in your community? Join a board or commission!

Boards and Commissions fulfill an important role in City government by evaluating issues which affect our community and making recommendations to the Commission for needed action.

List of Boards & Commissions
Registration/Sponsorship Here
More Information



Do you have employees that need basic or advanced training to allow them to be more productive? Would you like the opportunity to offset some of those costs? The Going PRO Talent Fund Grant (GPTF) may be what you are looking for.

GPTF is a competitive grant that helps employers by assisting them in training and retaining current employees and developing the skills of new hires. Training is customized to meet the employers needs and the employees skill levels.

Great Lakes Bay Michigan Works! will be presenting information sessions on the 2023 GPTF grant. Employers interested in learning about this statewide competitive grant are encouraged to attend. Seating is limited. 

Please contact Great Lakes Bay Michigan Works! Business Services Team with questions at: 1 (833) 531-1945 x6476 or

List of Info Sessions Here

Our friends at the Saginaw County Chamber of Commerce are hosting a

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for Dart Bank at their new location at 4343 State Street in Saginaw! 

Join them from 10-11 AM on Wednesday, September 21 to celebrate! 


Back-to-School Season is here and Staples wants to make sure you have everything you need! Click HERE to browse the best deals on all school supplies!

Ambassador Highlight

The Ambassador Club facilitates the retention and cultivation of new chamber members, provides assistance to chamber members and represents the Bay Area Chamber at various functions. Ambassadors have the unique opportunity to meet a wide variety of Bay Area business leaders and not only represent the Bay Area Chamber but their own company as well.

Ambassadors are selected on the basis of their interest, dependability, integrity, energy and communication skills. Ambassadors practice and develop skills which will serve them a lifetime both personally and professionally.

Want to join our Ambassador team?!

Click HERE to download the Ambassador Duties and Guidelines.​

​Click HERE to download an application.

​For more information, please contact Breanna Theisen at (989) 893-4567 or

You can also follow our Ambassador Facebook page HERE!


The Minority Business Partnership is accepting new applications. You can download them HERE!


Join Bay Area Energize for our monthly Coffee Social at Populace Coffee

Friday, September 16 from 8 - 9 AM, Downtown Bay City.

Bay Veterans Foundation is this month's sponsor and will be there with some surprises!


Smith & Brooker, P.C.

Bay Cast Inc.

Rowleys Wholesale

Rowleys Tires & Automotive Services

Bay County Library System

Guy Greve, Attorney at Law

Saginaw Bay Underwriters

Bay County Historical Society; Historical Museum of Bay County

Ideal Party Store - Johnson

American Maintenance & Cleaning Services

The Thumb Print

Die Stampco Inc.

Bay Area Women's Center

Bay Area Catholic Schools

ESCON Group, Inc.

Van Sumeren Wealth Management

Mitchell Motorcoach, Ltd.

Edward Jones - Michael Staudacher

Yeo & Yeo Computer Consulting

The Village of Hampton Meadows

Toni & Trish House for the Care of the Terminally Ill

Oakland Orthopedic Appliances

Auburn Jaycees

Rasmussen Trucking Inc.

Mercury Telecom

Valley Lanes Entertainment Center Michigan Health Improvement Alliance, Inc. United States Representative Dan Kildee Vinny's Uptown Grill

Health Advantage Credit Union ExecuSpect Business Consulting

The Kory Agency

Cream & Sugar Ice Cream Company Personal Assistance Options

SOLV Marketing

Varela Renovations LLC 


Costco Wholesale

Avram Golden Inc.

Polish Hillbillies Travel

Farmers Insurance Mark Townsend Agency Advisor Bryce Eyre

Hidalgo Entertainment

Yoked Ox Woodworks Co.

Orion Sports