Macomb Chamber eConnect

December 22, 2016

Committee News
Military Affairs Committee hosts Michigan's top general for annual briefing

Major General Greg Vadnais, adjutant general, Michigan National Guard, provided an update to the Macomb County Chamber Military Affairs Committee today. The group, which usually numbers around 25, expanded its attendance at this month's meeting. Attendees included Senator Debbie Stabenow, Congresswoman Candice Miller, and Lt. Governor Brian Calley among more than 40 committee members, industry representatives, elected officials and military members, in what has become an annual update to the Committee from Vadnais.   Read more here.
Member News
Welcome Oak Tree Place!

Wonderful Ribbon Cutting held last Friday with Patricia and Steven Moorish at beautiful Oak Tree Place in Clinton Township attended by Chamber Ambassadors and business supporters Joe Crifasi, Bill Brey, David Gier, Heather Schmuckel, Marcie Gracy Nicole Reinhart, Kim Schmidt, and Beline Obeid. Congratulations on your new business!
Christensen Law continues push for removing drunk drivers from the road with its New Year's 'Safe Ride Home' program

As a reminder, Christensen Law's "Safe Ride Home" program is available to anyone who might otherwise get behind the wheel on New Year's Eve. If you've had too much to drink, call a cab or Uber to take you from the bar to your home. Pay for the ride that night and get a receipt. The next day, simply email a copy of your receipt along with a copy of your driver's license to to receive a reimbursement of up to $35. Offer is good from 4 p.m. on December 31, 2016 to 4 a.m. on January 1, 2017 to those 21 years old or older.
Cynthia and Edsel Ford and Family Fill Tall Order at Detroit Zoo

Longtime Detroit Zoo supporters Cynthia and Edsel Ford are sticking their necks out for the benefit of the giraffes at the Zoo with a $1 million gift which will pay for an expansion of the animals' indoor habitat. Renovations will double the giraffes' interior space, including the addition of a large area for the entire herd to be together. The work is expected to be completed by late spring.
Shore selected for MACP Board

Grace Shore, CEO of the Macomb County Chamber of Commerce, has been selected as a board member for the Michigan Association of Chamber Professionals. This is her third appointment to the board.
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2017 Economic Forecast & Luncheon
Jan. 11, 2017
11:30 a.m.- 1:30 p.m.

Join the Chamber Alliance of Macomb County and over 400 local business and community leaders for the annual Economic Forecast for Macomb County with Dr. James Jacobs, Macomb Community College President and David Sowerby, DFA, Loomis Sayles & Co. 

Coffee Connections
Thursday, Jan. 19, 2017
8:30 a.m.

Start the year off right with a morning networking mixer at Bender Chiropractic Health & Vitality at 33580 Harper Ave., Clinton Township.  FREE event, but please register!

Macomb County Chamber Annual Meeting and Board Induction
Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2017
11:30 a.m.- 1:30 p.m.

Announcing our Keynote Speaker Matt Cullen, CEO, Rock Ventures LLC for this 125th Anniversary Celebration!

Get the SOCIO app here before our next Member Mixer so you're ready to Shake and Connect!
Download the app prior to our meeting and get it set up with your contact information.  At our holiday member mixer, we'll create a SOCIO "event" to join so we can easily share our networking info.