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November 23, 2017

Chamber News
Macomb County launches Shop Local Macomb campaign
Interactive map and a chance for shoppers to win $500

In an effort to support independently owned and operated retailers this holiday season, the Macomb County Department of Planning & Economic Development is partnering with the Sterling Heights Regional and Macomb County chambers to launch the #ShopLocalMacomb campaign.   More details about the campaign - including information about how shop owners can share information about sales and giveaway rules - can be found at

Congratulations on the Ribbon Cutting of McKinley Park with thanks to  Fraser First Booster Club, Inc.
Member News
Dine for Donations Nov. 29

Olga's Kitchen is serving up a generous contribution to Macomb Literacy Partners. To celebrate the opening of their new Chesterfield location, Olga's will be donating 20% of the entire day's proceeds to MLP!  No extra cost to you and no flyer needed. Just go in for a great meal on November 29th and know that 20% of your bill will be donated to help us spread literacy.
The Reference Company - Inquire Before You Hire! Special offer for Macomb County Chamber Members!  

Receive 10% off new Employment Background Screening Services.By carefully screening your applicants' criminal history, education, prior work experience, and checking references you can reduce your risk of negligent hiring, and assure that you are hiring the best candidates. The Reference Company has been providing employment screening services for over 24 years. Whether you have one employee or hundreds, The Reference Company can customize a package to meet your background checking needs. Contact us at 586-228-6550 or for details.
TEAM SBA Financing Roundtable

Before you apply for a business loan, first attend a free financing roundtable. We'll debunk the myths and demystify the process of small business financing, including SBA loan guarantees.  The "team" is a banker, an SBA representative, an Small Business Development Center Counselor, and business owners like you. The team will answer all of your financing questions and give you advice on what steps to take to achieve your goal of starting or expanding a business.
The roundtables are best suited for those who have good credit, a solid business idea, and some money to invest in the business.  The sessions are free, but you must register in advance. 
Macomb County Planning and Economic Development
1 S. Main Street, 7th Floor Mt. Clemens, MI 48043
Friday, December 8, 2017
9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
To Register go to: TEAM SBA 
FreeStar Financial Credit Union welcomes new Chief Financial Officer

FreeStar Financial Credit Union named Eric Heinrich as Chief Financial Officer effective Oct. 16, 2017.  Heinrich previously served as a Regional Capital Markets Specialist and Principal Examiner for the National Credit Union Administration and as a Commissioned Risk Examiner for the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation. He earned a bachelor's degree in Finance from Oakland University.
New Fairfield Inn and Suites By Marriott & Holiday Inn Express and Suites, Chesterfield offers a Chamber Member Gift Exchange

The new Chesterfield Fairfield Inn will offer your place of business a certificate for a 1 night stay at our hotel property to be given away at your holiday party. (Value of $100.00)   In exchange we ask for gift cards to your establishment (5- $20 or 4-$25) to be given away at our holiday party. EVERY ONE WINS AND WE ARE CHEERFUL AND HAPPY FOR THE HOLIDAY! If you would like to participate in the exchange program, please email Greta at  or call her at (248)-489-6345.


Upcoming Events
Get to know your Chamber
Thursday, Nov. 30
8 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
First State Bank
41240 Hayes Rd, Clinton Twp
Free, but please register!

A special event that helps newer Macomb Chamber Members connect with key people in our Chamber. We explain all the working parts of your Chamber and help you navigate your Membership.    

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.