A Word From Our President
As you probably know, this is my last President’s Message with the Bay Area Chamber of Commerce. Later this month, I will depart the Bay Area Chamber of Commerce for a new challenge as Chief Operating Officer with Business Leaders for Michigan.
For nearly five years, we have grown and built the Bay Area Chamber of Commerce together, successfully tackling the biggest issues facing our community, including infrastructure, workforce shortages and global pandemic. I have no doubt the strong Chamber Team and membership will enable a new President & CEO to find great success in our community.
Sheril and I have truly enjoyed being a part of our community and value the friendships we have made over the years. We look forward to the continued success of the Bay Area and Great Lakes Bay Region as we begin our new adventure. 
Ryan Tarrant
President & CEO
Bay Area Chamber of Commerce
Welcome New Members!
Happy Member-Versary!
Auburn P.T.
Saganing Eagles Landing Casino Anderson's Service Centers, Inc. Marine Division
Dobson Healthcare Services, Inc.
Arnold Center Inc.
Kehres Health & Chiropractic
Village Towing
Dan Tuma Media, LLC
Brookdale Bay City
Heartland Hampton Rehabilitation &
Skilled Nursing
Brown Financial
STT Security Services
Wellington LTD
Everbest Organics, Inc.
Superior Title and Settlement Agency
Bri-Car Roofing & Sheet Metal
B's Electric, LLC
Metal Sales Manufacturing Corp.
Symphony Tri-Cities
Valley United Insurance Agency
Cracker Barrel
Great Lakes Bay Michigan Works!
Saginaw Spirit Hockey Club
Bay City Downtown Management Board RE/MAX Results
Pumford Construction, Inc.
Country Meadows Senior Apartments Woodside Hardware, Inc.
Maier & Associates Financial Group, Inc. Wal-Mart
Bangor Township Schools
R.D.S. Management
Continental Rental, Inc.
Bay-Arenac ISD
Graff Chevrolet, Inc.
Serenus Johnson Construction
Northern Concrete Pipe Inc.
Trahan Funeral Chapel
Featured Events
SAVE THE DATE: April Eye Opener Breakfast: Wednesday, April 13
Ribbon Cuttings
Excited Goat Coffee Company: Friday, March 11, 4:00 PM
1480 W Center Road, Essexville
Featured Content
Pickman's Pallette is hosting a 2hr class for St. Patty's Day! All supplies is provided and each student will have a 16x20inch painting to take home. This also a BYOB event since a little liquid courage gets the creative juices flowing!
American Pickers are coming to Michigan this May!

American Pickers is a documentary series that explores the fascinating world of antique “picking” on The History Channel. The hit show follows skilled pickers in the business, as they hunt for America’s most valuable antiques. They are always excited to find sizeable, unique collections and learn the interesting stories behind them.

As they hit the back roads from coast to coast, the Pickers are on a mission to recycle and rescue forgotten relics. Along the way, they want to meet characters with remarkable and exceptional items. They hope to give historically significant objects a new lease on life while learning a thing or two about America’s past along the way. The Pickers have seen a lot of rusty gold over the years and are always looking to discover something they’ve never seen before. They are ready to find extraordinary items and hear fascinating tales about them.

The American Pickers TV Show is looking for leads and would love to explore your hidden treasure. If you or someone you know has a large, private collection or accumulation of antiques that the Pickers can spend the better part of the day looking through, send us your name, phone number, location, and description of the collection with photos to:
americanpickers@cineflix.com or call (646) 493-2184. Thank you!
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
The Iron Gorilla Gym provides an environment that allows all individuals a haven to reach their fullest potential to their desired level of fitness. 
Young and old, pro-athlete or beginner, a healthy lifestyle is important; they are there to provide a venue and services to guide you to the best version of yourself. 

Classes and equipment for all abilities and fitness needs. Go check them out today!
Ambassador Highlight
Lynn Roberts is the PR Manager & a Sales Consultant at Thelen Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram of Bay City. As the PR Manager, she has a couple of fun events she is currently working on. The first is the Mr. Vanderquack Jeep Convoy Sunday, March 6 at 9am, which will benefit St. Jude. She is also working with Bay County Michigan Jeeps to plan the annual Jeep Freedom Ride on May 21st (Armed Forces Day) to benefit the Veteran's Workshop in downtown Bay City.
Lynn loves being involved in our community. She is also on the committee for the Women's Center's Power of the Purse.  
She is a proud member of the Bay City Lions Club w/ fellow Ambassador Jessica Gregory, who is the current President.
Lynn loves CrossFit and running. She enjoys doing both with her hubby Jeff. She is also currently a race Ambassador for the Bay City St. Pat's Race. She'll be running the Irish Double with Jeff. "Well, not actually with him...he will be way ahead of me lol!"

If you're in need of a new vehicle or just need some fun energy in your life, stop into Thelen and go see Lynn!
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, March 18 from 8 - 9 AM, Downtown Bay City

United Financial Credit Union is this month's sponsor and will be there with some surprises!
SAVE THE DATE: Prioritizing Your Work Week Luncheon: Tuesday, April 19
Pay It Forward
We would like to THANK the following members that have donated an additional 10% of their membership dues to help provide much needed support to our Pay It Forward 110% fund. Pay It Forward 110% was established to assist Bay Area Chamber members that are facing difficulty during this unprecedented time and need assistance with their membership renewal. Our community is stronger because of you.

989Concierge, A & B Plumbing, Heating & A/C Inc., A & D Home Health Care, A. J. Rehmus & Son, Inc., AHP Financial Services, AKT Peerless Environmental Services, Allsopp Wackerly & Blossom, P.C., American Maintenance & Cleaning Services, AMSA, Inc., Approved Storage, Arnold Sales Complete Janitor Supply, Inc., Artisan's Landscaping & Design, Associated Builders & Contractors, Greater Michigan Chapter, Attractions Salon, Auburn Jaycees, Ayre Rhinehart Bay, Bangor Veterinary Clinic, Bay Area Catholic Schools, Bay Area Community Foundation, Bay Area Hearing, Inc., Bay Arts Council, Bay City Academy, Bay City Bridge Partners, Bay City Comfort Care, Bay City Downtown Management Board, Bay City Fireworks Festival, Bay City Housing Commission, Bay City Orthopedic Surgery, P.C., Bay City Players, Bay Concert Band, Inc., Bay County Child & Senior Citizen Centers, Inc., Bay County Growth Alliance, Inc., Bay County Habitat for Humanity, Bay County Historical Society; Historical Museum of Bay County, Bay Cycle Sales, Bay Landscaping, Inc., Bay Shores Senior Care and Rehab, Bay Veterans Foundation, Bay-Arenac ISD, Bayfield Assisted Living, LLC, Begick Nursery & Garden Center, Berkshire Hathaway Home Services, Bierlein Companies, Inc., Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Great Lakes Bay Region, Birchler, Fitzhugh, Purtell & Brissette, PLC, Boys and Girls Clubs of the Great Lakes Bay Region, Brann's Steakhouse & Grille, Braun Kendrick, Bring Your Own Data, LLC, Buffalo Wild Wings, Cambron Engineering, Inc., Camp Fish Tales, Century 21 Signature Realty, Charter Township of Hampton, City Office, CMU Research Corporation, Cobblestone Homes, LLC, Comfort Inn of Bay City – Riverfront, COPOCO Community Credit Union, Country Meadows Senior Apartments, Covenant HealthCare, Covenant Occupational Health & Wellness, Creekwood Estates Association, Davenport University, Delta College, Die Stampco Inc., Disability Network of Mid-Michigan, Diversified National Title Agency, LLC, DOA, Do-All, Inc., Dobson Industrial, Inc., Domino's Pizza, Dow Bay Area Family YMCA, Dow Chemical Employees' Credit Union, Dow, Inc., Dr. Becky Lang & Dr. Mary Durbin OB/GYN, Dr. Robert M. Taylor III, DDS, Duncan's Outdoor Shop, Inc., Edward Jones - Jeff Staudacher, Edward Jones - Michael Staudacher, Edward Jones - Tammy Claramunt, Encompass Therapy Center, Envoy Mortgage, Ltd., ESCON Group, Inc., Fabiano Brothers, Inc., Fairway Pines Condo Association, Family Foot and Ankle Centers, P.C., FinancialEdge Credit Union, Fletcher Land Company, Frank's Great Outdoors, From Buds to Blooms Greenhouse, Fusion Medical, Garber Buick, Garber Chevrolet Linwood, Gardner, Provenzano, Thomas & Luplow, P.C., Garske Hewitt PLC, General Motors Powertrain, Gephart Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., Go-To Transport, Inc., Grace Church, Great Lakes Bay Michigan Works!, Great Lakes Cleaning Co., LLC, Growers Choice Insurance, G's Pizzeria & Deli of Bay City, Guy Greve, Attorney at Law, Haertel Heating Co., Hammer Restoration Inc., Health Advantage Credit Union, Holiday Inn Express & Suites, Hugo Brothers Pallet Manufacturing, Inc., Humane Society of Bay County, Hungry Howie's Pizza, I.B.E.W. Local 692, Ideal Party Store, IDRAHAJE Youth Camp, Imageworks, Ltd., Independent Bank, Interstate Battery Systems, Jack's Tree Service, John E. Green Company, John Groya, Plumbing & Heating, Jolt Credit Union, Junior Achievement of North Central Michigan, Kawkawlin River Watershed Association, Kehres Health & Chiropractic, Ken Shelton Promotions, K-R Metal Engineers Corp., Krzysiak's House Restaurant, Labadie Buick Cadillac GMC, Laboda's Shoes & Accessories, Landaal Packaging Systems, Langenburg Construction Company, Inc., Latitude 43, Leif E. Peterson CPA, M.P.A. Group Ltd., M.P.A. Group NFP, Madison Professionals, P.C., Maier & Associates Financial Group, Inc., Maple Leaf Golf Course, MBS Title Agency, McDonald's, JTLJ, LLC, McLaren Bay Region, Meadowbrook Insurance Agency – Saginaw, Mersen USA Bn Corp Bay City Branch, Metal Sales Manufacturing Corp., Michigan Air Compressor Technologies, Michigan Sugar Company, MidMichigan Health, Moulthrop-Clift, Inc., Mulligan's Pub, NAACP - Bay City Branch, NBS Commercial Interiors, NCVW Management Group, LLC, NetSource One, Inc., Northern Concrete Pipe Inc., Oakland Orthopedic Appliances, O'Connor's Auto Outlet, Old City Hall, Owen Moore Agency, LLC, Paul Davis Restoration, Penzien & Steele Funeral Home, Inc., Personal Assistance Options, Plainview Assisted Living, Populace Coffee, Prime Brothers Furniture, Pumford Construction, Inc., Pyramid Paving & Contracting, Quality Inn & Suites Bay City, Quantum Composites, Inc., R & R Ready Mix, Inc., R.D.S. Management, RAIR, RE/MAX Results, Real Seafood Company - Bay City, Rehmann, Renosol Corporation, Renue Physical Therapy, River Jordan Inc., Riversbend Rehabilitation, Sacred Heart Rehabilitation Center, Inc., Saginaw Bay Dermatology, Saginaw Children's Zoo, Saginaw Spirit Hockey Club, Saginaw Valley Naval Ship Museum, Sandlot Sports, Sargent Docks / Rock Products, Save Our Shoreline, Inc., Serenus Johnson Construction, Serra Chevrolet Toyota of Saginaw, ShineWater, Shred Experts LLC, SPACE, Inc. – Midland, Spence Brothers, St. Laurent Brothers, Inc., Stanley Steemer, Staples, State Theatre of Bay City, Studio 23 / The Arts Center, Sunrise Family Credit Union, SunRise Pedal Trolley, Superior Energy Co., LLC, Symphony Tri-Cities, T. R. McTaggart, TCF Bank, Team One Credit Union, The Arc of Bay County, The Cat's Meow, The Friends of the Historic Masonic Temple, The Salvation Army, The Straits Corporation, The Thumb Print, The Wirt Rivette Group, Three Rivers Corporation, Thrivent Financial, Thumb Bank & Trust, Tondué Medical Spa, Tri City Swimming Pools Inc. & Christmas World, Tri-Star Trust Bank, True Value Rental of Bay City, Two Men and a Truck, United Financial Credit Union, United Title Agency, Co. LLC, United Way of Bay County, Universal Roofing, Urban East, Valley Center Technology Park Owner's Association, Valley Electrical Contractors, Inc., Van Sumeren Wealth Management, Vector Tech Group, Versiti Blood Center of Michigan, Village Towing, Vinny's Uptown Grill, W.A. Trahan Funeral Chapel, Inc., Wade Trim, Inc., Wal-Mart, Wanigas Credit Union, Washington Lanes, Water Street Wealth Management of Raymond James, Weinlander Fitzhugh, Weiss Property Management, Westminster Presbyterian Church, Wheeler Landing Yacht Harbor, Wieland Contracting/Motorsports, Inc., Wirt Stone Docks/Wirt Transport Co., Wood Law Firm, P.L.L.C., Yeo & Yeo Computer Consulting, York Repair Inc.
A Special Thank You