Macomb Chamber eConnect

November 23, 2016

Macomb County to honor outstanding businesses 

Macomb County will honor outstanding businesses at its fifth annual Macomb Business Awards on Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2017. The awards breakfast will recognize businesses that have achieved success in one of six categories:

* Champion of Workforce Development 
* Corporate Citizen
* Diversification Leader 
* Efficiency Expert
* Model of OneMacomb
* Startup Business to Watch 

Nominations are accepted through an online form until Dec. 9. All nominated companies will receive two complimentary tickets to the breakfast. Sponsorship opportunities are also available. 

Sponsored by the Michigan Economic Development Corporation, the breakfast will feature a celebrity emcee, keynote speaker and exceptional networking opportunities. Last year, more than 400 leaders in our region attended.

More information and a link to the nomination form are available  at this link or by contacting Maria Zardis at (586) 469-5285.

Member News
Get your Socio app now

The Macomb Chamber has added a new member benefit,  Socio app . This is a cutting edge app that will enhance your networking opportunities in our future events! 

With this app, you will be able to optimize your networking opportunities by having real-time visibility of who is at the event and what they do. You will simply Shake your phones to share contact information more completely and efficiently than ever before. You will also receive updates from us via real-time push notifications in Socio. 

Please download this FREE app to your mobile phone and simply set up your profile prior to attending our events. You choose what information to share.  You may set it up with your FaceBook account, but then not share that as part of your contacts. We'll be kicking it off at the Holiday Mixer on Dec. 8.  If you have questions about setting it up, contact Penny at the Chamber.

Check out this video to learn more about Socio.
Volunteers Needed!

M ichigan Schools and Government is hosting two Financial Reality Fairs and needs your help as volunteers!

Friday, December 2, at Sterling Heights High School, 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Friday, December 9, at L'Anse Creuse North High School from 7:15 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

A Financial Reality Fair is an experiential learning event that allows students to simulate living on their own for a month in the real world. Students are each provided with an identity consisting of a job, a starting salary, a credit score, and potential student loans. They then visit several booths to obtain the goods and services they need such as food, transportation, and housing.

Community adult-aged volunteers are needed for a few hours each day. There are absolutely no requirements or experience necessary to volunteer. All materials & information will be provided in order to staff a booth.

Email Jeanette Driver  or call: (586)388-2068.
Michigan Economic Outlook Survey

The Macomb County Chamber, in cooperation with business chambers and associations throughout the state, is participating in a state-wide effort to help better determine how to continue to grow our existing businesses and attract new ones to Michigan.

This survey takes less than five minutes and can be completed on any smartphone or tablet too. Survey deadline date is Friday, December 9th.

New Sign Revealed!

Macomb County Chamber members Signarama and Packard Proving Grounds revealed their new sign on Saturday, November 19.  

Orchard Brook Apartment                      
River Birch Bend Apartments                  
Premier Events Center                           
GG Music Entertainment                         
Level One Bank                                     
The Worship Center                                
Paul Linville Realtor              
Upcoming Chamber Events

Connecting Diverse Business Cultures
Dec. 1, 12:30-2 p.m.
Join us as we work towards connecting the diverse business cultures in and around Macomb County.  Our program will feature several prominent leaders in several different ethnic chambers and will be moderated. (Sponsorship opportunities available)

State of the County Address
Dec. 7, 5-9 p.m.
Join us to hear Macomb County Executive Mark Hackel discuss the current climate in Macomb County. (Sponsorship opportunities available before Nov. 23.)

Member Holiday Mixer
Dec. 8, 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Come and join us at Premier Event Center for a Holiday Member Mixer.  Complimentary appetizers and CASH bar.  Bring an unwrapped new toy for Toys for Tots and receive a raffle ticket for a great prize! Socialize after five with your fellow Macomb Chamber Members and make solid connections. (Vendor tables available)

To advertise in this space, contact Penny at (586) 493-7600.