Message from the President

On behalf of your Bay Area Chamber of Commerce Community Beautification Committee, it is an honor to thank the more than 400 volunteers who planted 40,000 daffodils along US-10’s entry way to Bay City between I-75 and the Thomas/Jenny split.

This project was funded in part by a DowGives Challenge Grant.  The chairman of the Chamber’s Community Beautification Committee is Pat O’Brien, EMCOR, Inc.  The committee’s vice chair is Laurie Bush, Century 21 Signature Realty.

The project team leaders were:

  • Deanna Ledesma, The Dow Chemical Company
  • Jerry Somalski, Bay Landscaping
  • Duane Goslin, Dow Corning Corporation
  • Vicki Ribble, Bay County Habitat for Humanity
  • Eric Jylha, WNEM TV5 (Retired)

We especially thank each of the following organizations for their significant contributions to assist in this important community beautification program:

  • A.T. Frank
  • Barton Malow Company
  • Bay City Police Department
  • Bay County Habitat for Humanity
  • Bay County Sheriff Department
  • Bay County Road Commission
  • Bay Landscaping
  • Bay Metro Transit
  • Begick Nursery & Garden Center
  • City of Bay City
  • Congressman Dan Kildee
  • Consumers Energy
  • Delta College Athletic Department
  • Dow Chemical Legal Department
  • Dow Corning Corporation
  • Eurest
  • IBEW Local 692
  • McLaren Bay Region
  • MDOT – Bay City TSC
  • Ponder Door
  • Representative Charles Brunner
  • Servpro
  • SVSU Hockey Team
  • The Dow Chemical Company

During the spring, our entrance to Bay City will “pop” with color, servicing as an inviting “welcome” to our visitors and residents.