Jan. 15, 2014
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The Magic of Macomb:

Annual Meeting and Board Induction

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State of Clinton Township

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New and Renewing Members


 Style Encore

Melissa Harp


(586) 747-4325


Summit Financial Consulting

Ken Wink

Clinton Twp.

(586) 226-2100


Apilson, LLC

Syed Altaf


(313) 318-7591


Compass Self Storage

Christina Jacome


(586) 522-2000


Dickey's Barbecue Pit

Dennis Walker

Clinton Twp.

(586) 286-4400


Legal Shield & GoSmallBiz

Michael Thompson

St. Clair Shores

(586) 777-4019


Primerica Financial Services

 (586) 484-8753


Steve Marino


District 10

Harrison Twp.

(586) 556-1616



Ken Brewer


(614) 753-3889



Six new members join Chamber's Board of Directors






Six new faces will be among the 2014 Macomb County Chamber Board of Directors. They are: (pictured above L to R) 

  • Wendy Batiste-Johnson, The Mall at Partridge Creek
  • Matt Casey, Warner Norcross & Judd, LLP
  • Peter Keating, General Dynamics Land Systems 
  • Mark O'Halla, McLaren Macomb  
  • Joe Viviano,Viviano Law
  • Kathleen Zenisek,  First State Bank

We also have some people who have reached their term limit and are leaving the board. We express our gratitude to the following for their service:

  • Alisha Baker, Akzo Nobel 
  • Dan Bernard, The Law Office of Dan Bernard
  • Don Kiefiuk, Health Alliance Plan              
  • Gary Leach, Affinity Group Credit Union
  • Maria Silamianos Sherman, Omega

Officers of the 2014 Board of Directors are as follows:

  • Chairman: Geary Mauiri, Macomb Community College
  • Vice Chairman: Jennifer Mefford, IBEW-NECA
  • Marketing & Programs: Greg Jakub, Henry Ford Macomb Hospital
  • Public Policy Chair: Ursula Warren, Consumers Energy
  • Economic Development: Kevin Chandler, Wayne State University
  • Finance: Daniel J. Heppler, Edward Jones
  • Membership: Diana Martin, Towne Mortgage 
  • Governance: Mike Lotito, Innes & Lotito

The new board will be inducted at the Annual Meeting on Wednesday, Jan. 22, 5:30 p.m. at Andiamo Italia in Warren. The theme of the evening is The Magic of Macomb. Tickets are $95 each and include a strolling dinner, open bar and live entertainment.


Register now!






State of Clinton Twp. is Jan. 24


Clinton Township Supervisor Robert Cannon will deliver his State of the Township address on Friday, January 24, at the Clinton Macomb Public Library located at 40900 Romeo Plank in Clinton Township.

Cannon will be joined by Congressman Sander Levin, State Representatives Marilyn Lane and Anthony Forlini, Macomb County Executive Mark Hackel and County Commissioners Bob Smith and Fred Miller.


The event is part of the Macomb County Chamber's State of the Community series, held annually in several cities and townships throughout Macomb County so that the business community and citizens can hear from their elected local leaders.


Event sponsors are AT&T, Baker College of Clinton Township, DTE Energy, Henry Ford Macomb Hospitals, HAP and C&G Newspapers.


Tickets, which include breakfast, are $25 for Chamber members and Clinton Township residents, or $35 for non-members. Click to register. For questions, phone 586-493-7600. Doors open at 8 a.m 


Other event dates in the 2014 series:


  • State of Macomb Township, Feb. 21, 8 a.m., Sycamore Hills
  • State of the City of Warren, March 26, 11:30 a.m., Andiamo Italia
  • State of Harrison Township, June 27, 8 a.m., location TBD
  • State of Mt. Clemens, Sept. 19, 8 a.m., location TBD




Member News

Join Congressman Sander Levin on Thursday, January 23, at an important conference dedicated to strengthening the efforts of local community anti-drug coalitions.  The keynote speaker is Ben Tucker, the Deputy Director for the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP).  The conference runs from 9:30 am to 3:30 pm at Macomb Community College South Campus, K Building, 14500 12 Mile Road, Warren.  Please RSVP by calling Levin's district office at (586) 498-7122 or emailing
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Congratulations to Leong's 21 Restaurant and owner Ling Ling Lam on again being inducted into the Chinese Restaurant Foundation's Top Chinese Restaurant (2013) in the category of Top 100 Overall Excellence.





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An innovative surgical technique is changing the lives of thousands of active adults who suffer from unbearable hip pain. Orthopedic surgeon Jeffrey Mendelson, MD specializes in a bone saving alternative to traditional hip replacement surgery. Join St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital for a FREE dinner seminar to learn more about the benefits of Birmingham Hip Resurfacing. Call 1.866.501.3627 to register. Space is limited. The seminar will be at the Warren Community Center from 6:30 to 8 p.m.


Did you know?

Two major facilities related to fighter aircraft operations were opened in 2013 at Selfridge. A new fighter operations building and a new munitions storage facility were both opened in late winter. The buildings cost about $6.6 million and $8.5 million, respectively. Planning and engineering work is currently underway for a new $30.2 million jet fuel storage and delivery system that will facilitate all aircraft operations on the base. The fuel project is expected to become operational in 2018.


Send Member News to Michelle Fusco at michelle@macombcountychamber.com.