The Baroda Area Business Association 2017-09-30T12:46:33+00:00

Welcome to the Baroda Area Business Association

The Baroda area is one of the most beautiful regions in southwest Michigan. With 14,000+ acres of scenic vineyards, endless orchards and fields of agricultural goodness, you will undoubtedly find yourself lost in the winding, aromatic roads of the Baroda area. Whether you are looking for one of the award-winning wineries, incredible microbrews, amazing cuisine, or picking your own fruits and vegetables, you will find it here.

Over the past five years, the Baroda area has made leaps and bounds in its industries. Our businesses are growing and thriving! Whether it’s manufacturing, agri-tourism, retail, or specialty services, business is booming!

The Baroda Area Business Association is committed to fostering a vibrant and prosperous business community for our Members by promoting the Greater Baroda Area. That means we support you!

Member Highlight

Ott Insurance Agency

In 1946, A.H.Greiffendorf saw the need for an insurance provider on the busy main street in Baroda. Already heavily involved in commerce in the community with The Royal Blue Store and Locker Plant, Greiffendorf decided to start The Greiffendorf Agency. The new agency was started with two companies, Westchester Fire and Citizens Insurance, which is still sold in the agency today. A year after opening, Edgar Ott, Greiffendorf’s son-in-law, Edgar Ott (Ottsie), joined the business. In 1951, two years after Greiffendorf’s death, the agency changed names to become The Edgar G. Ott Agency. After graduating from Taylor University in Upland, Indiana, Ottsie’s son, Doug, became the third generation to join the family business. Ottsie retired in 1984 at the age of 65. That same year, the business was incorporated and officially became Ott Insurance Agency, Incorporated. Doug has successfully run the business by himself for the past 22 years and has added new companies. The fourth generation joined Ott Insurance in 2005. Doug’s son, Griffin became office manager that year and is very active in the workings of the agency and community. Today, the agency offers auto, home, business, liability, and life insurance. In addition to Citizens Insurance, the agency represents Auto-Owners, Fremont, Wolverine Mutual, and Michigan Insurance Company and Progressive.

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