About Us

Route Bay City is a digital news magazine and Bay City institution focused on the dynamic communities, businesses, and residents of Bay City, Michigan. We cover what's next in entrepreneurship, creative culture, and urban development in and around the county, and are part of the Issue Media Group family.

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You can contact Managing Editor Kathy Roberts at editor@routebaycity.com.

Coalition Sponsors and Partners: Bay Area Chamber of Commerce, Bay Area Community Foundation, Bay City, Bay County, Dow, Bay Future Inc., Independent Bank, The Kantzler Foundation, McLaren Bay Region, Russell H. and Maxine Smith Charitable Foundation, United Way of Bay County, and Wildfire Credit Union. 

Route Bay City is published by Issue Media Group. Incorporated in 2005 in Detroit, Michigan, IMG operates a national network of online media outlets leveraging the power of solutions-based journalism to report on community change. Our publications aim to connect readers to their communities’ most visionary and innovative people, projects, businesses, and organizations – fostering civic capacity, improving understanding of key issues, amplifying underserved voices, and building community attachment during a time of local media decline. 
We work with like-minded stakeholders across public, private, nonprofit, and grassroots organizations whose values and missions align with ours through an underwriting model of publishing.  Our journalists connect with community stakeholders through regular listening sessions designed to build trust and shape authentic community stories.
IMG's work has been recognized and supported by leading journalism organizations nationally including INC Magazine, Knight Foundation, Columbia Journalism Review, Facebook, Lenfest Institute, Google, Solutions Journalism Network, Ground Source, and Society for Professional Journalists.