• About the Bay Area Chamber of Commerce 

    Since 1882, the Bay Area Chamber of Commerce has been the premier business leadership organization providing cutting-edge, value-added services to all members of the Bay Area business community, including the Great Lakes Bay Region. We are a membership organization that serves as an ambassador and a liaison between business and other sectors of the Bay Area.



    Our Mission: 

    The Bay Area Chamber of Commerce is a membership organization joining businesses and the community for economic growth and the well-being of the entire Bay Area.


    Our Vision: 

    The Bay Area Chamber is a facilitator and collaborator that supports a thriving community and economic growth. It is a resource for all businesses and advocates for diverse business interests in Bay County and the Great Lakes Bay Region. It has an engaged membership that works to influence the community to be more business-friendly and competitive for jobs. 

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    Strategic Priorities

    The Bay Area Chamber has identified five Strategic Priorities to ensure a focused and cohesive approach to advancing the interests of the business community within the region. 



    Advocacy: Maintain a leadership position in the Great Lakes Bay region as an advocate for pro-business policy. 


    Diversity, Equity and Inclusion: Prioritize diversity to increase access and participation from Bay County businesses. 


    Educational Partnerships: Grow collaborative relationships to support talent development and attraction to the area.


    Engagement: Improve engagement and access to programs to enhance membership value. 


    Workforce Retention & Attraction: Leverage placemaking and quality of life efforts to attract and retain employees to the region.