City of Saginaw, Michigan

November 21, 2023–  Saginaw, MI – City of Saginaw business owners and entrepreneurs are invited to attend one of the upcoming Memorial Cup Informational Meetings scheduled for Tuesday, December 5 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. and Thursday, December 7 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at City Hall Council Chambers, 1315 S. Washington Avenue Room 205. The meetings will also be streamed live on the City’s YouTube channel at

The informational meetings will allow local business owners and organizations to learn more about the 2024 Canadian Hockey League’s Memorial Cup Event coming to Saginaw from May 24 - June 2, 2024 at the Dow Event Center in downtown Saginaw. The 10-day CHL championship tournament is expected to bring thousands of hockey fans and spectators to the Saginaw area, and an estimated $25 million in business opportunity to the Great Lakes Bay Region.

The informational meetings scheduled for December 5 and 7 are a collaborative effort between the City of Saginaw, Saginaw DDA, STARS, Saginaw Spirit, the Small Business Development Center, Go Great Lakes Bay Convention and Visitors Bureau, and the Saginaw Economic Development Corporation. The informational sessions will update small business owners on the schedule of the 2024 Memorial Cup events, planned improvements to downtown Saginaw, enhanced transportation access during the event, opportunities for local participation, and available resources for businesses and organizations. Business owners can attend either session and are asked to RSVP at by December 1, 2023.

Cassi Zimmerman, Director of Planning and Economic Development for the City of Saginaw, commented on the significance of the Memorial Cup event and what it brings to the Saginaw community, “It is an incredible honor to be the host city of this monumental event estimated to bring approximately $25 million to the Great Lakes Bay Region. At the city, we are determined to provide support to our businesses and organizations to be able to prepare for and benefit from the increased tourism. Saginaw will be in the international spotlight, and we want to be ready for our visitors. I encourage all our local business owners to attend one of the Memorial Cup informational meetings to learn more about the Memorial Cup and how they can be prepared for this once in a lifetime opportunity.”

For more information on the Memorial Cup Informational Meetings, please contact
Cassi Zimmerman at (989) 759-1423
Business owners must RSVP by December 1, 2023 at
To view event flyer, click here.