Macomb Chamber e-Connect

August 10, 2017

Chamber News
Annual Survey Time!

A survey link is available below and we'd appreciate your honest opinions on the ideas presented.  The survey has 15 questions and we expect responses to take approximately 10 minutes to complete. The survey will be available until October 31, 2017 for your feedback or additional ideas for the future of the Macomb County Chamber of Commerce.

Survey Link
Pre-Airshow, Friday Night Exclusive Hangar Party

Experience this exclusive opportunity to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Selfridge Air National Guard Base with their Friday night dinner, twilight airshow, concert and fireworks! Dine and party in an aircraft hangar along with airshow performers, including the USAF Thunderbirds, community and military dignitaries and our local men and women in uniform! Tickets  include a buffet dinner, 2 free drink tickets, a military tribute concert, twilight airshow and a fireworks display to end the evening. Purchase dinner event tickets here. 

Tickets also available for only the military tribute featuring A Thousand Horses with special guest NASH FM Next Talent Competition finalist Mac Watts and Nashville recording artist Kaitlyn Barbee! VIP Seating includes chairs, private bars and restrooms in a preferred viewing area. Tickets available here.

The Selfridge Airshow and Open House are presented by the Macomb Foundation in partnership with the Selfridge Base Community Council.
Member News
Welcome new Member!

Welcome to Macomb County Chamber  Rose Senior Living - Clinton Township !  Visit their gorgeous facilities at 44003 Partridge Creek Blvd, Clinton Township.

Macomb County seeks hosts for Manufacturing Day 2017

The Macomb County Department of Planning & Economic Development is partnering with the Macomb Intermediate School District to organize a countywide celebration of MFG Day on Friday, Oct. 6.

Event sponsors are also needed to help cover related expenses such as bus transportation, program materials and T-shirts for students. 

Information about getting involved as well as a list of current hosts and sponsors are available at . For more information, contact or call (586) 469-6489.  
Criminal Justice Master's Program at Madonna University

Macomb County residents can now earn a Master's in Criminal Justice Leadership and Intelligence from Madonna University, close to home, at the Macomb University Center. Learn more about this exciting master's program at an Open House, Wednesday August 16, from 4-7 p.m. at the Macomb University Center, 44575 Garfield Road, UC-1, Room 120. RSVP to Linda McIntyre at 586-263-6330 or
First State Bank donates $5,000 to aid victims of child abuse

As part of its centennial celebration, First State Bank is honored to award a $5,000 donation to Care House, a Macomb County nonprofit that helps children heal from the trauma of sexual and physical abuse. Care House supports children throughout the investigation of abuse cases and beyond. It also works with non-offending family members to help them cope in the aftermath


Upcoming Events
Connect & Cruise
Thursday, Aug. 10
6-10 p.m.
Clinton River Cruise, Mount Clemens

Network with fellow Chamber members, while enjoying a 3-1/2 hour boat cruise, Dinner buffet, DJ & dancing. Drinks will include (1) alcoholic beverage ticket, unlimited coffee, iced tea & soft drinks & cash bar.
Get to Know your Chamber
Thursday, Sept. 7
8:30 - 9:30 a.m.
First State Bank, Clinton Twp

Meet the Chamber staff and learn how to maximize the value of your Chamber Membership! Free event, but please register!
State of Harrison Township Friday, Sept. 15
8 - 10 a.m.
Bumpers Landing, Harrison Twp

Join Harrison Township Supervisor Ken Verkest as he delivers the State of the Township Address.  Breakfast at 8:30.  
Thursday, Sept. 21
5:30 - 9 p.m.
Villa Penna

Presented by the Macomb Foundation, enjoy an evening celebrating this year's Hall of Fame Inductees!   Sponsorship opportunities and program booklet advertising available.  contact the Chamber (586)493-7600.
2017 Hall of Fame Honorees Announced

The Macomb Foundation will add the following distinguished community leaders and businesses to the Macomb Hall of Fame at its 2017 induction ceremony on September 21.

More than 300 Macomb Foundation supporters are expected to attend the September 21 induction ceremony at Villa Penna in Sterling Heights.

Tickets for the Macomb Hall of Fame, which include a reception, silent auction, dinner, honorary program and entertainment, are $175 per person and may be purchased here. Event sponsorships and program ads are also available. Contact Heather Schmuckel at 586-493-7600.

The 2017 Honorees are:
  • Andy Appleby - President & CEO, General Sports & Entertainment, LLC
  • Christine Johns, Ed.D. - Superintendent, Utica Community Schools
  • Charlie Langton - Langton Law, Fox 2 and WWJ Legal Analyst
  • The Randazzo Family - Randazzo Fresh Markets
  • Brig. Gen. John Slocum - 127th Wing, Selfridge ANG Base
  • Viviano Family - Viviano Law, Judges and Viviano Flowers

Event sponsors are First State Bank, Henry Ford Macomb Hospitals, McLaren Macomb, UHY LLP, IBEW-NECA, Axalta Coating Systems, Consumers Energy, DTE Energy Foundation and Macomb Community College.

5th Annual Business Preparedness Conference
Wednesday, Sept. 27
8:30 a.m.- 1 p.m.
Macomb Community College, Lorenzo Cultural Center

Presented with Leadership Macomb and the Macomb County Emergency Management Office, this conference serves small businesses by preparing them for disasters of all kinds.