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A Word From Our President

Happy Holidays!!

With the hustle and bustle of the year starting to wind down, I hope each of you are able to spend some quality time with your family and friends this holiday season. If you still have shopping left to do, please consider the nearly 750 Chamber member businesses. We truly have some of the best merchants who offer unique gifts and amazing customer service!

Looking back, we had a great year that included over 40 events, numerous advocacy activities, dozens of partnerships, and the start of our new Talent Attraction and Retention initiative. We have an even bigger year planned for 2023 and look forward to working together with all of you!

Wishing all of you Happy Holidays!

Magen Samyn
President & CEO
Bay Area Chamber of Commerce

Welcome New Members!

Enbridge Energy

Garber Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram

The River Rock

Rhapsody Massage

Auburn Chiropractic Center

High Haven Retail

Dover and Company

AAA Kolm Insurance Agency

Gilly's Bistro

Stricker Cosmetology & Esthetics

Edward Jones - Matthew Beattie

Hampton Auto Repair

luxXEssence Wellness Studio

Featured Events

Join us for Business After Hours!

Upcoming Ribbon Cuttings

Stricker Cosmetology & Esthetics: Thursday, December 15, 12:00 PM

887 W. Midland Road, Auburn, MI 48611

No cost to attend, no RSVP needed.

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Mark Your Calendars!

January Eye Opener Breakfast:

Wednesday, January 11, 7:15-9 AM, DoubleTree Hotel

January Business After Hours:

Thursday, January 19, 5-7 PM

Holiday Hours!

Our office will be closed on the following days:

  • Friday, December 23
  • Monday, December 26
  • Friday, December 30
  • Monday, January 2

New Year, New You??

We want to make sure we have the most recent version of your logo. If you have updated in the past year, please send us the new copy!

If there are any other updates you would like us to make to your account, please let us know. Thank you!

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Stay Connected!

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

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Featured Content

Would you like to get more involved with the Bay Area Chamber of Commerce? We have MANY opportunities to help make that happen! Please check out our 2023 Sponsorship Sourcebook to see what would work best for you and your organization!

Our 2023 Sponsorship Sourcebook is updated and available for download.

Please contact Breanna with any questions:

View & Download 2023 Sourcebook Here
Register Here

Michigan Education Apprenticeships  

The Michigan Department of Education (MDE) today joined the Michigan Department of Labor and Economic Opportunity (LEO), 10 school districts in Saginaw County, Saginaw Valley State University, and the U.S. Department of Labor (USDOL) to establish a registered apprenticeship program to develop highly skilled educators in Michigan.

Registered apprenticeships for educators are a new route for those with a passion to serve children as teachers to master their craft while they work in the classroom and are mentored by veteran teachers.

“Through the Registered Apprenticeship program, the Michigan Department of Education is creating a pathway for school districts and educational institutions to address their talent needs while providing new, life-changing opportunities for our future educators,” said Susan Corbin, director of the Michigan Department of Labor and Economic Opportunity. “We applaud our partners at MDE for embracing the earn while you learn apprenticeship program and launching an initiative that will drive success for students and educators throughout our state.”

Read Full Article Here

We are bringing back the ATHENA Award at our 140th Annual Meeting on Thursday, March 9, 2023!

The ATHENA award recognizes the accomplishments of women who have attained and personified the highest level of professional excellence in business or their profession or men who have supported women in reaching their fullest potential.

For more information, please contact our office at 989-893-4567. Thank you!

Download Nomination Form Here

The Regional Talent Innovation Program is a program that provides FREE, short-term training in areas targeted towards advanced manufacturing. Trainees can select up to 40 hours of trainings from the 30 courses being offered through Delta College and Mid Michigan College. 

The application opened in October 2022 and trainings will be offered through April 2023.

More Information Here
Training Request Form

We were featured in Route Bay City this month!

View Article Here

Get your Fast Track Pass today!

The Fast Track Pass is a fast and convenient way to attend our monthly Eye Opener Breakfasts for the whole year. With a Fast Track Pass you will automatically be registered to attend each month, have the convenience of a one-time payment, and get express check-in. The Fast Track Pass is $150 for the whole year – that’s for all ten breakfasts in 2023. 


Can’t commit to every breakfast? We’ve got you covered. 

Each Fast Track pass is assigned to a specific person who plans to use it every month. However, if you can't make it to a breakfast another individual from your organization can use your pass - as long as you let us know prior to the breakfast. 


Does this sound convenient to you? If you would like to renew or purchase a Fast Track Pass for 2023, please reach out to Leann.

Email Leann Here

Member Deals

Heidi's Darn Good Cookies is offering a 10% discount to all of our Chamber members! 

Heidi's is located at 111 N. Linn Street, here in Bay City. Make sure to stop in and tell them we sent you! 

Ambassador Highlight

Thank you BACC Ambassadors!!

As the year comes to an end, we want to thank all of our Ambassadors for all of the time they commit to us and our members. Without you, our Chamber certainly would not be as strong as it is.

The next time you see one of the Ambassadors, please give them a warm


Minority Business Partnership

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

Bay Area Energize

Thank you to everyone who came out to our Holiday Bowling Bash!

We loved seeing all of the ugly Christmas sweaters!

Big shoutout to Monitor Lanes for accommodating us last minute!

Thank you to Rair for being our Event Sponsor for the second year in a row. We appreciate all the support you guys give us!

From all of us at Energize, have a wonderful holiday season, and we'll see you in 2023!

Happy Member-Versary!

Wirt Stone Docks/Wirt Transport Co. Andrews Hooper Pavlik PLC

Cambron Engineering, Inc.

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan Newton Eyecare Center

Plyforms, Inc.

Mulligan's Pub

Two Men and a Truck

Sunrise Family Credit Union

Bay Area Hearing, Inc.

ROWE Professional Services Company Bay City Housing Commission

CAN Council

Outdoor Adventures, Inc.

Quantum Composites, Inc.

Elliot Environmental

Thumb Bank & Trust

Good Samaritan Rescue Mission

AHP Financial Services

The Arc of Bay County

Supreme Floor Covering, Inc.

Wheeler Landing Yacht Harbor

Holiday Inn Express & Suites

Garber Chevrolet Linwood


Humane Society of Bay County

Midland Center for the Arts

Unclaimed Freight, Ace Hardware RiversEdge Development Corporation Learman Law Firm, PLC

Friends of Bay City State Park

Great Lakes Bay Health Centers

Future Insurance Agency, Inc.

Ideal Party Store-Salzburg

SunRise Pedal Trolley

Comfort Inn of Bay City - Riverfront Washington Lanes

Serra Chevrolet Toyota of Saginaw Superior Energy Co., LLC

Fresh Aire Samaritan Counseling Center PINCANNA

The Tipsy Cowboy Food & Spirits LLC Securatech

1UP Games and Repairs

A Special Thank You!