Jay’s Sporting Goods


A Game Changer for Us

“When Michigan’s new paid sick leave law passed late last year, it was very concerning,” says Jeff Poet, President of Jay’s Sporting Goods, Inc., in Clare. “We relied heavily on a webinar the Michigan Chamber had developed on the law and it was a game changer for us. We made changes right away.”

As a business owner with roughly 100 employees and a second store in Gaylord, finding the time to stay on top of what is happening in Lansing can be challenging. “Being a member of the Michigan Chamber keeps us plugged in,” says Jeff, “and the Chamber represents us well. We get way more than we give.”

With firearms and fishing as their father’s passion, a very successful company was born out of the family garage.  Jay’s Sporting Goods is a premier destination for every outdoor sports enthusiast.  From firearms to clothing to camping and fishing supplies, if you can’t find it at Jay’s, well it probably doesn’t exist. In 1994, Jay’s Sporting Goods expanded its footprint and added a location in Gaylord.