Macomb Chamber e-Connect

November 30, 2017

Chamber News
The Results are in!

A grateful Thank You is sent to all our members who responded to our annual membership survey.  This survey helps us know if we're on the right track to support you and your organization; and offers insight into the our local business community and your concerns and issues.  Here's what we found this year:  

Top Reasons for Membership: networking; community involvement; and customer referrals.  

Top Issues Facing our Community:  roads, employment; healthcare.

Critical Business-Related Issues Affecting Members:  continued business growth; Affordable Care Act; marketing.

A whopping 94% of respondents are satisfied with Chamber advocacy efforts for business on your behalf.

90% of respondents will be renewing membership with the Macomb Chamber of Commerce because we have far exceeded, exceeded or met your expectations as a business advocacy and networking organization.

We appreciate your feedback!  Please don't wait until the next survey to let us know how we can best serve your business needs!

Member News
Operation Rx hosts its annual "Community in Crisis" conference
Community in Crisis: Macomb County's response to the opioid epidemic will be held December 13, 2017, 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.  Prescription drug abuse continues to plague our region. This conference will provide awareness and education on statistics, trends, outcomes, and opportunities for community members to become active in addressing opiate abuse throughout Macomb County.  Social service professionals, law enforcement personnel, members of the recovery community, teachers, and concerned citizens are welcomed to attend this free event .   Please register here.
Great Lakes Ace Hardware hosts Cookies with  S anta!
Join the Sterling Heights Great Lakes Ace Hardware Store in welcoming Santa Claus with Christmas cookie decorating, hot cocoa and free photo with the big man, himself! Saturday, December 2 from noon - 3 p.m.

EMU Center for Entrepreneurship Seeks Business Community's Input
If you are a business owner or trying to start a venture, please participate in the Entrepreneurial Stress Study by EMU Center For Entrepreneurship.
This anonymous study seeks to understand specific stressors in running and starting a business and factors that may alleviate the effects of these stressors. Entrepreneurs play important roles to spark economic development by starting businesses, creating jobs, etc.  Yet, demands of entrepreneurship may place entrepreneurs/business owners at a higher risk of specific health problems. According to the Gallup, 45% of entrepreneurs report being stressed, and another survey entrepreneurs reports that 30% identified as depressed (compared to the national average, which is 7%).  According to Huffington post, "Being an Entrepreneur is Stressful" "if you're not effectively managing your stress levels, the excitement will undoubtedly have adverse effects on your health." Considering your busy schedule, the questionnaire was designed so that it is easy to complete and can be completed in about ten minutes.  Your information will be completely confidential and anonymous. EMU will not collect any identifying information.  


Upcoming Events

nextGEN Macomb Connect
Thursday, Nov. 30
5:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Kuhnhenn's Brewery
36000 Groesbeck Hwy, 
Clinton Twp

Join the Macomb County Chamber and nextGEN Macomb at this exclusive
event! We will introduce our new partnership and explain future opportunities on how the Macomb County Chamber can assist in connecting young professionals with business owners and leaders in Macomb County. 
A fee of $20 per person includes (2) Drink Tokens and a professional Headshot provided by Bran Marie Photography! 

2017 State of the County
Wednesday, December 6
5:30 - 9 p.m.
Macomb Center for 
Performing Arts
44575 Garfield, Clinton Twp
Free, but MUST register!

Join us to hear Macomb County Executive Mark Hackel discuss the current climate in Macomb County and stay after for "Taste of Macomb".  Event Presenting sponsor - St. John Providence.