Jan. 22, 2014
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Reinventing Macomb PAC event

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New and Renewing Members



Primerica Financial Services

Cindy Perri

 (586) 484-8753



Welcome new Chamber Ambassadors



 Susan Blanchard

Anton, Sowerby & Associates

(586) 469-8888



Colleen Dyer

Farm Bureau Insurance

(313) 884-2695


Tom Handlon

Farmer's Insurance

(586) 231-2397


Patricia Walerczyk (Switzer)

(586) 228-0230



Martin to be honored as Member of the Year



Congratulations to Diana Martin--networker extraordinaire and this year's Member of the Year! Diana will be recognized with her award at tonight's Annual Meeting at Andiamo Italia in Warren.


Diana has 15 years of experience in the banking industry and is currently the branch manager at Towne Mortgage of Grosse Pointe Woods, an office she helped to open in 2013.


Diana joined the Macomb County Chamber in 2011, when the Metro East Chamber, where she was actively involved, dissolved.


She not only serves on the Macomb County Chamber's Board of Directors, she also chairs the Membership Committee and the Ambassador Program. In 2013, she helped to start a new networking LEADS group in St. Clair Shores.


"Helping people to make professional connections that benefit their businesses is a very satisfying part of my job," said Martin. "The Chamber is a valuable tool for making those connections and I'm proud to be a part of it."


Personally, Diana is the mother of two children: Shawn, 27 and Miranda, 19. She lives in Eastpointe with her rescue pit bull Jenny. Tom Pollaccia is her significant other.




Economic Forecast for 2014 is good!


Dr. Jim Jacobs of Macomb Community College presented his 30th Annual Macomb County Economic Forecast to a crowd of almost 300 people last week. The outlook for 2014 is good!


If you missed this Chamber Alliance of Macomb County luncheon, but would still like the information, a pdf of the Powerpoint presentation is available for your review. 


Thank you again to our sponsors Wayne State University, Henry Ford Macomb Hospitals and Walsh College.



State of Clinton Twp. is Friday


Only a few tickets remain for Clinton Township Supervisor Robert Cannon's State of the Township address this Friday, January 24, at the Clinton Macomb Public Library, located at 40900 Romeo Plank.  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.



Event sponsors are AT&T, Baker College of Clinton Township, DTE Energy, First State Bank, 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 State of the Community 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

Baypointe Dental invites Macomb County Chamber members to its 30th Anniversary celebration on Feb. 5 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Mirage Banquet Center in Clinton Township. You must RSVP by Jan. 24 to 586-263-1241.

Be part of the March of Dimes March for Babies on Sunday, April 27, 2014 at Lake St. Clair Metropark, 31300 Metro Parkway, Harrison Township. Registration  at9:00 a.m. and walk starts at 10:00 am.  Along the walk route are food and festivities.  Form your team today and help give every baby a healthy start!  For additional information, please contact Cindy Corey at 248.359.1566 or via e-mail ccorey@marchofdimes.com



Did you know?

The 127th Wing at Selfridge Air National Guard Base, had an estimated Local Economic Impact of $650 million in fiscal year 2012. That number was a decrease from $750 million the previous year, due to the financing of several construction projects in FY 2011. The impact number does not include payroll and operations of the numerous tenant commands (Army, Navy, Marines, Coast Guard, DHS, etc.) that operate at Selfridge.


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