Macomb Chamber e-Connect

January 12, 2017

Chamber News
Highlights from the 2017 Economic Forecast 

Dr. Jim Jacobs, Macomb Community College president, started his last Economic Forecast for Macomb County by saying, "Clearly Michigan has begun a recovery." For nearly 45 minutes he talked about growth in Macomb County.   

He forecasted future growth as hinging on three points:  1) Opportunities for new residents, who are largely immigrants; 2) Continued diversification and expansion regionally; and, 3) Expanding our civic culture.  We wish Dr. Jacobs well with his forthcoming retirement and look forward to continuing future Economic Forecasts with David Sowerby of Loomis, Sayles & Co.
Chamber Community Calendar

Did you know the Chamber has a Community Calendar of Events?  Check it out for upcoming classes and networking opportunities.  

You can also submit your OWN events to share on our web page.   Click here for details.
Member News
Monday, Jan. 16 is MLK Day of Service

State and federal offices will be closed on Monday in observance of the Martin Luther King., Jr. holiday.   See the information that OneMacomb has put together on MLK Day 2017 events in which you can participate by clicking here.

FreeStar Financial Credit Union offers scholarships
FreeStar Financial Credit Union is offering high school seniors an opportunity to qualify for four $1,000 scholarships. Online applications are available at and are due by March 31. For more information, contact Paula Rose, vice president of marketing, at 586-466-7806.

Beaumont offering health & wellness class
Beaumont Health is offering  "Living After Cancer with Ease," formerly known as Silver Linings, to both male and female cancer survivors beginning in January. The free, nine class series offered in Warren, teaches meditation, gentle yoga, mindful eating and communication skills to cancer survivors. For more information or to register, click here.


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.
Mirage Banquet Center

Celebrating the Macomb Chamber's 125th Anniversary with Keynote Speaker Matt Cullen, Principal, Rock Ventures, LLC and CEO JACK Entertainment!  Register today!

Clinton Township State of the Community Address
Friday, Jan. 27, 2017
8:30 a.m.- 10:00 a.m.
Clinton-Macomb Public Library


Join Clinton Township Supervisor Robert Cannon as he offers his synopsis of the upcoming year for his community.    

Political Hot Topics & Freshman Forum 
with Congressman Mitchell
Friday, Feb. 10, 2017
8:30 a.m.- 10:00 a.m.
Zucarro's Banquet Center

Local leaders from all levels will be seated with a table of peers and have the opportunity to announce their 2017 priorities and respond to questions from members of the Macomb County Chamber. This event will also include U.S. Chamber of Commerce Freshman Forum with newly elected Congressman Paul Mitchell (MI-10).
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.