A Word From Our President
The Bay Area Chamber of Commerce recently hosted our 139th Annual Meeting. We sold out with over 300 in attendance. I’d like to congratulate all our award members, and thank all of those in attendance. And a special Thank You to all our sponsors. We could not do this without you. I’m sorry I missed it do to a prescheduled vacation, (which you all heard about numerous times that evening).
I’d also like to thank Ryan Tarrant again for the work and dedication he provided over the last 5 years. We wish him all the best with his new career. He left us in a great position and will certainly be missed. 

As I fill in as Interim President/CEO, things are going very smoothly, thanks to our great staff. We have a Search Committee that is working hard to find a suitable replacement soon, that will continue to move our Chamber forward. 

We are looking forward to sharing with you next month more details on the Talent and Attraction Initiative, as the funds come in from the City and County. 

Thank you all for your support and look forward to seeing all you at our upcoming events. 

Jeff Staudacher
Interim President & CEO
Bay Area Chamber of Commerce
Welcome New Members!
Happy Member-Versary!
PNC Bank
Landaal Packaging Systems
Fabiano Brothers, Inc.
Interstate Battery Mid Michigan
Sunrise National Distributors, Inc.
John Groya, Plumbing & Heating
Bay City Players
Hugo Brothers Pallet Manufacturing, Inc. The Salvation Army
Quality Inn & Suites Bay City
Bay County Habitat for Humanity
Old City Hall
Edward Jones - Jeff Yantz
Bay Cycle Sales
Jet's Pizza
Riversbend Rehabilitation
Williams Cheese Co.
Tri-Star Trust Bank
Bay Carbon, Inc.
Owen Moore Agency, LLC
Dow, Inc.
Wanigas Credit Union
Bay City Noon Optimist Club
Farm Bureau Insurance - Engelhardt-Carter Agency
Imageworks, Ltd.
Hungry Howie's Pizza
Great Lakes Safety Training Center
Bay County Medical Care Facility
Bay-Arenac ISD - Great Start Collaborative
Kawkawlin River Watershed Association
Valley Center Technology Park Owner's Association
Jack's Tree Service
Yeager Asphalt
Ayre Rhinehart Bay
Bay City Academy
Bay City Morning Rotary
Chartier & Sons Plumbing & Heating County of Bay County
Dean Boiler, Inc
Frankenmuth Credit Union
Garpiel Group, LLC
Midland Fence Company
Saginaw Art Museum
L & M Scheuerlein Inc
Bayfield Assisted Living, LLC
Propel Promotions
Main Street Gifts
ATS Printing
MDL Investments
DTE Energy
Joletec Inc.
Bay City Bridge Partners
Mid-Michigan Children's Museum
Tex-Mex Grille
Wrapin -n- Rollin
Waste Management of MI, Inc.
O'Connor's Auto Outlet
Montessori Children's House of Bay City, Inc.
Maplewood Pharmacy
Featured Events
SAVE THE DATE: May Eye Opener Breakfast: Wednesday, May 4
SAVE THE DATE: May Business After Hours: Thursday, May 19
Ribbon Cuttings
Our Home & Co. Real Estate: Tuesday, April 19, 4:00 PM
1550 S. Euclid Avenue, Bay City
Featured Content
Congratulations to our 2021-2022 Youth Leadership Graduates! 

Sean Del Amo Langenburg, Jesse Duby, Daniel Ebel, Lauren Gallagher, Olivia Jatczak, Jasmine Johnson, Allison Kaczmarczyk, Grace Kulmacz, Ryan McDonell, Emilee Ryers, Hannah VanOoteghem, Miles Yurgaites

Throughout the program, students were working with their teams to complete a service project. They were asked to find a way to give back to the community. As young leaders it was up to them to come up with the ideas and to research the needs of the community. Each group was guided with mentors who assisted their team in reaching out to community leaders who could help answer questions for the vision. 

Project 1 - Fill the CAN VAN. This was in support of the Can Council of the Great Lakes Bay Region, who provide support and resources to create communities where children are free from abuse and neglect. Students reached out to their home schools and arranged for home supplies to be collected, such as cleaning supplies, paper products and plastic ware to help provide to families in need. 

Project 2 - Students collected gently used and new board games from their schools and surrounding community to donate to the Boys & Girls Club. They collected roughly 300 games.
Volunteer registration for the Dow Great Lakes Bay Invitational is now open!

If you get registered before May 1st, you will automatically be entered into a Masters Tournament gear raffle!
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
Greetings, Cream and Sugar fans!

After a short winter break, they are open for the season and looking forward to seeing you! Their spring hours are Wednesdays through Sundays, 2:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Honey Lavender, Lemon Blueberry, Caramel Macchiato and Red Velvet – oh my!
They are starting out the season with 16 specialty flavors. They have brought back many favorites and will be continuing to introduce some fun new flavors through the year.
Now featuring these fan favorites:
Honey Lavender – a delightful combination of honey (locally sourced from T.M. Klein & Sons), lavender and house-baked lemon shortbread cookies
Lemon Blueberry – zesty lemon custard mixed with blueberries and house-baked oatmeal cookie crunch
Caramel Macchiato – chocolate custard infused with espresso (from Live Oak Coffeehouse) and swirls of salted caramel
Red Velvet Cake – smooth and creamy ice cream flavored with real red velvet cake
See the full list on our website or better yet – stop in to try them all in person.
And while you're on their website, be sure to check out their new and consolidated online store!
Cream and Sugar now ships to 21 states PLUS the District of Columbia. Orders are packed and shipped on Wednesdays (for delivery by Saturday), leaving them all those other days to churn out more delicious ice cream for you.
Isn't great to know you can enjoy Cream and Sugar ice cream at home and even share a local favorite far and wide?
Stop in and check them out!
Ambassador Highlight
Tammy Claramunt-Kibbe finds gratitude from sharing in the good & not so good moments of your life as a financial advisor. She specializes in working with women helping them to be empowered to make sound financial decisions for themselves & their family. She is most proud of her family-Mom to 2, Step-Mom to 4 and Grandma to 5. She is active in the Bay City community as a board member of the Bay City Lions Club and Walk to End Alzheimer's committee. She is also active in her church, co-leading a Divorce care class. She enjoys camping with her family & exploring Michigan on a motorcycle with her husband. 
Minority Business Partnership
The Minority Business Partnership is accepting new applications. You can download them here!
Bay Area Energize
Join Bay Area Energize for our monthly Coffee Social at Populace Coffee
Friday, April 15 from 8 - 9 AM, Downtown Bay City

Rowley's Wholesale is this month's sponsor and will be there with some surprises!
Join us for a luncheon on the topic of prioritizing your work week.
Arielle Roth, Owner, AR Creative, and
Scott Trepkowski, Director of Membership Experience, Outdoor Adventures, Inc.
Lisa Thompson, CEO & Founder, Self Love Beauty

11:15 AM - 12:00 PM / Registration, Networking, Buffet Lunch
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM / Program

$25 Energize Members
$30 Future Energize Members

DoubleTree by Hilton Bay City-Riverfront
One Wenonah Park Place
Ribbon Cuttings
Congratulations to Metanoia Wellness Suites for the Ribbon Cutting Ceremony they held!

Metanoia is an alternative & holistic health provider. They are located here in Downtown Bay City at 916 Washington Avenue, STE 325. Stop in and talk to them about all the services they offer!
A Special Thank You