Macomb Chamber e-Connect

July 6, 2017

Chamber News
Centennial Airshow to be presented by Community Partners

The 2017 Selfridge Open House and Airshow, which is organized and hosted by the 127th Wing at Selfridge Air National Guard Base, will be presented by the Selfridge Base Community Council in partnership with the Macomb Foundation.  Scheduled for August 19-20, 2017, this year's show will celebrate the 100th Anniversary of military aviation at Selfridge, and will feature the United States Air Force Thunderbirds. 

The Selfridge Open House & Airshow promises to be one of the largest free events in Michigan and is expected to attract visitors from across the region and parts of Canada. Public interest in the show could result in a crowd size exceeding 80,000 people each day which will provide a tremendous economic impact to the region.  

Corporate Hospitality Chalets that include VIP tables, seating and parking passes, are still available!  Contact Penny at the Chamber for more information.
Member News
First State Bank commits $5,000 to youth suicide prevention

As part of its centennial celebration, First State Bank is honored to announce a $5,000 donation to KnowResolve, a Macomb County nonprofit focused on youth suicide prevention.   One of every seven high school students seriously considers suicide. Far too many go beyond contemplation. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, suicide is the second-leading cause of death in teens and young adults, only behind accidents.  To donate to KnowResolve or for more information about youth suicide prevention, please visit the organization online.
Baker College fall 2017 classes start a month early 

The start date for fall 2017 semester at Baker College is Monday, Aug. 28, about a month earlier than in previous years. The college has officially transitioned from a quarter schedule to semesters effective this fall. Enrollment is underway for all on-ground and online courses.
Baker College has day and evening classes for programs in the areas of applied technology, business, education, engineering, health science, information technology and social science.  For more information about Baker College career programs, contact Annette Looser in the admissions office at 586.791.3000, or visit

37th Annual American Polish Festival this weekend

It's a summertime tradition!  July 7-9 at in Sterling Heights:  continuous live music all weekend long, craft show, Polish Pub, beer tent, kids rides, kielbasa cafe, and MORE!  For schedule of events, shuttle locations, and acts, log on to


Upcoming Events
State of Shelby Township
Thursday, Jul. 20
8:30-10 a.m.
Palazzo Grande, Shelby Township

Join Shelby Townshp Supervisor Rick Stathakis as he provides an update and forecast on what's happening in Shelby Twp. $25 members, $35 not-yet-members.  
Chamber Day at Jimmy John's Field
Thursday, July 27
6-10 p.m.
Jimmy John's Field, Utica

What a line up!  Special meet-n-greet opportunity with players, autograph session, dinner buffet including grilled chicken, pulled pork, 2 alcoholic drink tickets, unlimited soft drinks, human cannonball and the Game:  Beavers vs. Wooly Mammoths. Wow! $20 ticket / register through the Macomb Chamber.
Chamber Day at Jimmy John's Field
Thursday, August 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!