Great Lakes Bay Businesses

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

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 […]

COLORFUL CHARACTERS…AND TASTY TIDBITS – Henna Art By Becca

By: Jen Wainwright Discover something you might not know…about a local place or face you might just love! Colorful Character: Becca Watz, Henna Art By Becca Location: www.soulsisterstudio.com You may recognize Bay City resident and local artist Becca Watz by the intricate henna tattoos she has offered at Painterly Pottery locations and shops/restaurants around our […]

Parentpreneurs: How Do They Do It? – LoCoMaMa

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 She had previously worked as […]

COLORFUL CHARACTERS…AND TASTY TIDBITS – Jack Barstow Airport and EAA #1093

By: Jen Wainwright Discover something you might not know…about a local place or face you might just love! Colorful Character: Jack Barstow Airport and EAA #1093 Location: 3610 Airport Drive, Midland, 989.835.3231, www.eaa1093.org Jack Barstow Airport is described as an airport that “belongs to the community”. Not only is the public welcomed to visit the […]

COLORFUL CHARACTERS…AND TASTY TIDBITS – Primed to Paint

  Discover something you might not know…about a place or face you might just love! Colorful Character: Primed to Paint Location: 487C N. Main St., Frankenmuth, 989.262.8199, www.primedtopaint.com Primed to Paint is a studio that provides “instruction in a relaxing atmosphere to inspire individuals of all ages and artistic abilities”. Participants can choose a picture/class […]

COLORFUL CHARACTERS…AND TASTY TIDBITS – Sweet Peach Baby Boutique

Who is behind making our region a mecca for family-friendly events and places? Read “Colorful Characters… and Tasty Tidbits” — our local version of People magazine. Get to know the Faces and Places of our Great Lakes Bay region! Sweet Peach Baby Boutique 910 Washington Ave, Bay City, 989.891.1945, www.sweetpeachchildrensboutique.com Katy Bauer started Sweet Peach […]