WHAT CAN THE BAY AREA CHAMBER DO FOR YOU?
The Bay Area Chamber of Commerce is a private, nonprofit business organization with nearly 800 member firms. The Chamber, founded in 1882, provides programs to assist local businesses to grow and prosper. Chamber policy and program development are guided by a 25-member volunteer Board of Directors and implemented by a professional staff. Numerous volunteer committees and task force opportunities exist for interested Chamber members.
ACCESS TO GROUP PROGRAMS
The Bay Area Chamber of Commerce provides a variety of member benefit opportunities to assist members in meeting the daily challenges of doing business:
• Blue Cross Blue Shield
• Workers Compensation
• Overnight Shipping
• Long-Term Care Insurance
• Auto & Other Insurance
PROMOTE YOUR BUSINESS
The Chamber is here to help you promote your business throughout the Bay Area:
• Bay Area Chamber Business Directory
• Bay City/Bay County Image Book
• Member business referrals
• Chamber Web site
• Mailing lists
• Eye Opener Breakfasts
• Business After Hours
• Regional Business Expo
• Special Events: The annual meeting, annual golf outing, seminars, luncheons with prominent speakers; all offer valuable networking and business opportunities
IMPROVE YOUR BUSINESS
The Chamber offers a variety of professional development and skill training programs for employers and employees. They include:
• Sales Leads Roundtable
• Leadership Bay County
• Small business workshops
• Seminars and training programs
GET YOUR VOICE HEARD
The Chamber acts as a watchdog on city, county, state and national action that affects businesses. Your participation in the Chamber allows us to make a difference in:
• Community & economic development
• Government affairs
• Political action
• Collaborative community efforts
NATIONAL & STATE RESOURCES
The Bay Area Chamber of Commerce is a member of the Michigan and United States Chambers of Commerce. We look to both for legislative information and organizational assistance, but our policies and positions on issues are not necessarily the same.
Commerce One: The Bay Area Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with the Bay County REALTOR® Association, owns and operates Commerce One. The building at the corner of Saginaw and Fifth streets is a “One-Stop Shopping” source for economic development information in Bay County. Also housed in Commerce One are Bay City Downtown Management Board and Downtown Development Authority.
Bay Regional Medical Center
Citadel Broadcasting Company
Dow Corning Corporation
FinancialEdge Community Credit Union
General Motors Powertrain
Gregory Construction Co.
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Spence Brothers, Inc.
St. Mary’s of Michigan
The Dow Chemical Company
Thumb National Bank & Trust Co.
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