Macomb Chamber e-Connect

August 17, 2017

Chamber News
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 for concert only available here.

The Selfridge Airshow and Open House are presented by the Macomb Foundation in partnership with the Selfridge Base Community Council.
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
Member News
Ribbon Cutting Celebration

AT&T has opened a new location in Shelby Township at 15139 23 Mile Road.  The grand opening of the new 2000 square foot AT&T Retail store was held last week to address the growing demand for advanced home entertainment and mobile products and services. Welcome to the Chamber!
Tim Vargas named chief operating officer at McLaren Macomb

Tim Vargas has been announced as the chief operating officer at McLaren Macomb, the 288-bed acute care hospital in Mount Clemens. Vargas assumes the position made vacant after previous COO Chris Candela was named chief executive officer of McLaren Lapeer.
Vargas began his new position effective July 17, 2017.

Baker College Girls STEM Camp opens door to fascinating careers

Baker College Girls STEM Camp at the Clinton Township campus was a flying success for girls ages 12-14 from the Warren and Mount Clemens areas, Tuesday, Aug. 8. The campers were immersed in building small drones, driving robots and learning about cybersecurity, cyber defense and other STEM-related career.  Baker College Girls STEM Camp is one of many efforts across the state that Baker College campuses have undertaken to interest more females early on in pursuing careers in STEM-related fields.
Shine a Light on Safety With Outdoor Lighting

Well-lit entrances and pathways make every home more inviting and more secure. Add safety and peace of mind to your residence with Outdoor Protective Lighting from DTE.   Click here for more information.
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
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!   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.   Sponsorship opportunities and program booklet advertising available. Contact the Chamber (586)493-7600.
5th Annual Business Preparedness Conference
Wednesday, Sept. 27
8:30 a.m.- 1 p.m.
Macomb Community College, Lorenzo Cultural Center
FREE! Includes breakfast & lunch.

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