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Support Your Local Chamber of Commerce Day

is observed annually on the third Wednesday in October. Since 1882, the Bay Area Chamber of Commerce has been the premier business leadership organization providing value-added services to all members of the Bay Area business community and beyond. The primary objective of a Chamber is to strengthen local businesses of all sizes. One of the best ways you can assist us on this mission is to use the services of local chamber businesses...basically, "shop Chamber members first".

This year, Support Your Local Chamber Day falls on Wednesday, October 19. We would love to have you join us at our Eye Opener Breakfast to hear Sam Fitzpatrick from the Bay County Historical Society share the history of Hells Half Mile. We may also have a few other spooky tricks up our sleeve!

Magen Samyn
President & CEO
Bay Area Chamber of Commerce


Newtech Dealer Services

Infinity Bridal

Besom Apothecary

Primerica Financial Services

Woodworth Commercial

Adoption Option, Inc.

United Healthcare

Byizi Coffee


Upcoming Ribbon Cuttings

Essentially UniqueThursday, October 13, 12:00 PM

916 Washington Avenue, STE 325, Bay City 

Make It Happen Real EstateFriday, October 21, 12:00 PM

114 N. Tuscola Road, STE 2, Bay City 

Believe Inspire Beauty & O'MACARON: Thursday, October 27, 4:00 PM

906 Washington Avenue, Bay City 

Open to the Public, no RSVP needed.

Register Here

Join us for Business After Hours!

No cost to attend, no RSVP needed.

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Mark Your Calendars!

November Eye Opener Breakfast:

Wednesday, November 16, 7:15-9 AM, DoubleTree Hotel

November Business After Hours:

Thursday, November 17, 5-7 PM, Brann's Steakhouse and Grille

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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! 

Do you want to move slow-moving merchandise?

Do you have a special to advertise?

Do you want to grab the eye of visitors on the Bay Area Chamber of Commerce website?

Submit your deals now in the Member Information Center by logging in here

Also, check out some additional opportunities:

  • Deals - offer coupons and special deals; fellow members may well be your best customers.
  • Job postings - submit your own job openings.
  • Advertise events - add your events to our online event calendar displayed with quick links; use these links to share in your social media, text to mobile devices, add to your calendar, or email to others.
  • Network with other members - check out other member listings, jobs, deals.

Login today to gain access to all of these features, update your information and more. Forgot your login info? Email Jodi here to recover.

Ambassador Highlight

My name is Cody Strope, I have been married to my high school sweetheart for 12 years, we have 2 very active boys. Brody will be 11 next week and Keller is 8. We have a 4 year old labradoodle Lux, and a 6 year old goldfish that was won at Auburn Cornfest by Keller when he was 2! We are quite certain that fish will outlive us all……………


I have been at Wanigas for a little over 3 years and have loved every minute of it! I was recently promoted to Assistant Branch Manager of the Bay City Branch and I am very excited for all the opportunities that this journey will bring.


When I am not working or running the boys to practices and games, you can find me at a campground, on the golf course, in my pool, basically outside in general! Family is EVERYTHING and I love spending every spare second I have with the.


I am honored to become an Ambassador for The Chamber. Community involvement and building professional relationships is something I have always wanted to venture in and now seems like the perfect time!  


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, October 21 from 8 - 9 AM, Downtown Bay City.

The Doubletree Hotel Bay City - Riverfront is this month's sponsor and will be there with some surprises!

Join us on Tuesday, October 25 to hear a four-person panel discuss financial literacy for young professionals.


Josh Rappuhn, Weinlander Fitzhugh

Zach Christensen, Edward Jones

Kyle Hugo, Weinlander Fitzhugh

Nathan Breidinger, RWS Financial Group

11:15 AM – 12:00 PM: Registration, Networking & Buffet Lunch

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM: Program


$25 Energize Members

$30 Future Energize Members

Register Here


Independent Bank

Michigan Sugar Company

AT & T

Penzien & Steele Funeral Home, Inc. Consumers Energy

Braun Kendrick

Saginaw Valley State University

WTA Architects

Gougeon Brothers, Inc.

Ike's Welding & Mfg. Co.

Great Lakes Fabrics Inc.

The Grand Banquet & Conference Center Smith, Martin, Powers & Knier, PC

Jolt Credit Union

Bay Future, Inc.

Hammer Restoration Inc.

Liquid Calcium Chloride Sales

Crime Stoppers of Bay County

The Cat's Meow

Cobblestone Homes, LLC

Tri-City Chorus

Growers Choice Insurance

Domino's Pizza

Renue Physical Therapy

Kawkawlin Stone Sales

Bay City Afternoon Rotary Club

Asphalt Concrete Services, Inc.

Bangor Veterinary Clinic

Auburn Area Chamber of Commerce Superior Insurance Group

Great Hall Banquet & Convention Center Tavern 101

Gardner, Provenzano, Thomas &

Luplow, P.C.

AMSA, Inc.

Bay City Cooperative Market

Insight Financial Group

The Barckholtz Group


Bring Your Own Data, LLC

Lex & Co.

Greater Michigan Construction Academy Valley Carpet Inc.


Mission 22 Service Dogs

Revivify, Licensed Massage Therapy

The Finest Antiques and Home Decor Survival Fitness

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