Great Lakes Bay Businesses

Family-friendly businesses located in the Great Lakes Bay Region.

Family Fun at the Historical Museum of Bay County

Family Fun at the Historical Museum of Bay County Looking for family fun that involves learning about local history? The Historical Museum of Bay County has plenty of options and activities to offer for all ages! Like many institutions, the COVID-19 pandemic has caused us to re-think how to reach and educate the public on […]

R1SE: Education & Recreation in Freeland & Midland

R1SE: Education & Recreation – After & Before School Program Life as a parent does not have to be this difficult. I get it. I’m the father of two beautiful little girls. I can relate to the pressures, time constraints, etc. By the way, what’s for dinner? Ideas anyone? Does that happen at 4:00 or […]

Santa’s Shopping Locally for STEM Holiday Gifts – 2021

Santa’s Shopping Locally for STEM Holiday Gifts – 2021 The Great Lakes Bay Region is a unique place to live and shop. This year let’s support both our children’s STEM interest and our local STEM-rich businesses by shopping locally. These businesses offer unique gifts, including membership, STEM kits, and gift cards. Gift a membership for […]

2021 FARMERS MARKET in the Great Lakes Bay Region

The Great Lakes Bay region has numerous FARMERS MARKET spread across the three counties, including Bay, Midland, and Saginaw County. If you are interested in listing a Farmers Market please contact me. BAY COUNTY ISABELLA COUNTY MIDLAND COUNTY SAGINAW COUNTY   BAY COUNTY City Market Name Hours Auburn AUBURN FARMERS MARKET 200 Jaycees Dr. (989) […]

Doodles From The Heart

Doodles From the Heart The idea for Lunchbox Doodles came about on the first morning my daughter started second grade in 2012. After a fun-filled summer vacation consisting of an abundance of family time, realizing that our days were going to be spent apart had me feeling the ‘back to school’ blues. So, on that […]

Mid-Michigan Children’s Museum Hops into Spring

Mid-Michigan Children’s Museum Hops into Spring March is the start of spring, which means your Mid-Michigan Children’s Museum in Saginaw, Michigan is done hibernating!  January and February may have seen less kid-friendly events, but March and April will have no shortage. Get ready! March 14th at 10 AM – 4 PM we will host one of […]

COPOCO CCU Annual Kids Club Safety Day in Bay City

COPOCO Community Credit Union has hosted the Annual Kids Club Safety Day for 25 years. COPOCO CCU Annual Kids Club Safety Day FREE Event Open to the public Event Focus: Youth up to 12 years old Bring your Family & your Friends! Event Details: WHEN – 1st Saturday in June each Year WHERE – Wilder […]

FREE Comic Book Day – May 4th

FREE Comic Book Day – May 4th It is almost here, MAY 4TH, the day that we all get to celebrate COMIC BOOKS!  Gather up the kids and head out to one of the many participating comic book stores and libraries across the Great Lakes Bay Region.  Be sure to check out each business’s  individual […]

Chowdown Kids Crew Review – The Playground Midland

Angela Hayes is a co-founder of Chowdown Great Lakes and the mom of two young children. Chowdown Kids Crew Review – The Playground Midland   Have you ever wondered who serves up the best Mexican, Middle Eastern or American food in town? Or what about family events and the places to host a party for […]

FAMILY WINTER FUN FEST at the Bay City Town Center

FAMILY WINTER FUN FEST at the Bay City Town Center Mark your calendar for a day of fun at the FAMILY WINTER FUN FEST.  This FREE event designed for kids of all ages (0-17 years old) will be held at the Bay City Town Center on February 23 from 10 am to 2 pm.  Be […]

Why Everyone Should Know About 2-1-1

2-1-1 is a free, easy-to-remember telephone number that connects people in need with people who can help.  2-1-1 Northeast Michigan call center is available to connect community members with health and human service resources 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.  Often, it can be difficult to navigate the complicated web of health and […]

COLORFUL CHARACTERS…AND TASTY TIDBITS – Fantasy Carriage Company, Inc.

By: Bridget Gross   Discover something you might not know…about a local place or face you might just love! Colorful Character: Fantasy Carriage Company, Inc. (The White Carriages) Location:  Frankenmuth, in front of Zehnders Restaurant 989-777-4757 or 989-245-1891, https://www.facebook.com/FantasyCarriageCompany/timeline If you’ve ever traveled to Frankenmuth, you’ve quite likely seen the Fantasy Carriage Company, Inc. or […]

COLORFUL CHARACTERS…AND TASTY TIDBITS – Tummy Ache Candy Store

By: Jen Wainwright Discover something you might not know…about a local place or face you might just love! Colorful Character: Tummy Ache Candy Store Location: 1116 N. Johnson St., Bay City, 989.891.7669, https://www.facebook.com/pages/Tummy-Ache-Candy-Store/1507935166096276?sk=photos_stream Magical and fantastical meet with tasty and nostalgia inside the colorful Tummy Ache Candy Store, located in the Historic Johnson Business District […]

Parentpreneurs: How Do They Do It? – Accurate Accounting Solutions, Inc.

Entrepreneur: the owner or manager of a business enterprise who, by risk and initiative, attempts to make profit. Parentpreneur: See above, and also juggles the day-to-day demands of parenting, provides income for one’s family and attempts to live out one’s dreams. Parentpreneurs: How Do They Do It? by: Jen Wainwright The call to entrepreneurism seems […]

Parentpreneurs: How Do They Do It? – Extreme Dance Arts Studio

Entrepreneur: the owner or manager of a business enterprise who, by risk and initiative, attempts to make profit. Parentpreneur: See above, and also juggles the day-to-day demands of parenting, provides income for one’s family and attempts to live out one’s dreams. Parentpreneurs: How Do They Do It? by: Jen Wainwright A single mom of six […]