Macomb Chamber e-Connect

June 22, 2017

Chamber News


Macomb County understands the tremendous impact the military, our service members, their families, and veterans have on the State of Michigan. At the direction of County Executive, Mark Hackel, the Macomb County Department of Planning & Economic Development partnered with the Michigan Defense Center to perform a comparative economic analysis of the five candidate communities competing to be one of two Air National Guard beddown locations for the F-35A Lighting II aircraft. Click here to see the results of the analysis!

The US Air Force decision about the next round of basing the F-35 is supposed to happen right before the Selfridge Air National Guard Base 100th Anniversary Celebration and Airshow with which the Macomb Foundation is proud to partner and support.
Member News
FreeStar Financial Credit Union receives state, local awards

The Michigan Credit Union League presented FreeStar Financial Credit Union with the Credit Union of the Year Award at its Annual Convention & Expo June 10 in Grand Rapids. Additionally, on June 18,  the Macomb Daily announced that FreeStar Financial is the winner of its Readers Award for Best of the Best in the credit union category for the sixth year!
New Exhibits at Anton Art Center

Self Portrait Show:  View selected artwork by members of the MCAA, the LPC, and the WTCFA artist groups. Juried by Edward Duff.   May 30 - June 28.  

Palette & Brush Club:   An exhibition featuring members of the Palette & Brush Club artist group: Jan Gongloff, Shirley Gower, Colleen Hilzinger, Deborah K. Marvin, Kristine Olson, Olga T. Pawlowski, Diane L. Radtke, Lisa Richter, Sharyn Scharman, Ev Schwartz, Fran Seikaly, Nancy Slutsky, Rose Marie Starke, Donna Thibodeau, Billie Thompson, and Marcia M. Tournay. 
June 13 - August 25.
First State Bank Summer Sounds Concert Series

The Mall at Partridge Creek's summer concert series, presented by First State Bank, has begun!   Check out the lineup  of artists, bands, and variety acts and get over to the "Creek" for the best shopping, eating and entertainment this summer.
Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Kick-off Dinner to be held August 30
Let's get together and celebrate!  Registration will start at 6 p.m. at Premier Banquet Center, located at 20400 S Nunneley Road in Clinton Township. Event includes a delicious Italian dinner buffet and beverages.  A cash bar will be available for alcoholic drinks. At 6:30 p.m. there will be a short program and video to get us ready to Make Strides in October. RSVP for the celebration dinner by June 16 and be entered to win an English Gardens Year Of Flowers Gift with a value of $300. Register here.
New member Ribbon Cutting

Congratulations to Michael Agnello Jewelers on their ribbon cutting! Find them at 31500 Harper Ave. in St. Clair Shores. Welcome to the Chamber!
New facility Ribbon Cutting

Congratulations to Shelby Township on the ribbon cutting of Fire Station No. 5 north of 21 Mile on Shoehnerr.
Welcome to the Chamber.


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.
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!