Oct. 22, 2014
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Oct. 24

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How to Set Up Your Event for Success 

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 Nov. 12

Walsh College at Macomb University Center-FREE


Breakfast of Nations: Welcoming Schools 

Nov. 19



 State of the County Address

Dec. 3

Macomb Center for the Performing Arts 


Get to Know Your Chamber 

Dec. 16-FREE 

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Economic Forecast

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State of Clinton Township

Jan. 23


Annual Meeting & Board Induction

Jan. 30

Mirage Banquets 



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Macomb County Chamber issues general election candidate ratings 



The Macomb County Chamber has released its evaluation of candidates running for office in the November 4 election.


As the voice of business in Macomb County, the Macomb County Chamber rates candidates based on their knowledge of issues relating to economic development, business environment and the future of Macomb County. The Chamber sends out a questionnaire to candidates each election cycle and also invites them to interview with members of the Chamber's Public Policy Committee and Board of Directors.


"This process is not about party affiliation. Our committee looks for pro-business candidates with the skill set and innovation to move our county forward," said Grace Shore, Chamber CEO.


Click here to view the Chamber's election ratings. Candidates not listed did not respond to the Chamber's questionnaire or schedule an interview.





Breakfast of Nations Welcoming Schools: Learning Together, Growing Together


On Wednesday November 19, Welcoming Michigan will host the third event in the Macomb County "Breakfast of Nations" series. Featured guest speakers include Dr. Jim Jacobs, president of Macomb Community College, Dr. Judy Pritchett and Su McKeithen-Polish of Macomb Intermediate School District, and the voices of students, teachers, parents and community leaders.


Breakfast, networking, and a lively Q&A make this a must-attend event. Tickets are $25 per person; click here to register or contact Danielle Bare at 586.493.7600 with questions .


MISD will provide an overview of how local school districts are welcoming foreign-born students and English Language Learners in K-12 schools across the county. Panel discussions with students, teachers, parents and community leaders will highlight success stories and challenges. Audience will be invited to reflect on how the community as a whole can get involved in welcoming new students and promoting a school environment where longtime and new residents learn and grow together.





Member News

TODAY! (October 22) CARE of Southeastern Michigan will host an Open House from 4 pm to 6 pm.  Stop by and learn what is new at the agency.  CARE is located at 31900 Utica Road in Fraser.    


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Legendary musicals, world-renowned voices, classical firsts, sidesplitting comedy, and simply the best music and family fun are what you will find at the Macomb Center for the Performing Arts this season. Planning a group outing at the Macomb Center for the Performing Arts is a great way to save on tickets!  Group discounts can apply to corporate outings, civic, professional or social organizations, religious organizations, senior citizen groups, scout troops or even a big family. To get the best seats for YOUR group, book your reservations as soon as possible. For more information or to make a reservation, call the Macomb Center Box Office at 586.286.2021.


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Peggy J. Akrigg, MSW, LMSW, of Families In Transition Counseling Services completed the training/certification process and is now a Certified Grief Recovery Specialist®; and is facilitating individual sessions utilizing The Grief Recovery Method®. Akrigg is working to provide this approach in a group setting in early 2015. The Grief Recovery Method® is an action program for moving beyond loss.  There are 43 losses which can produce the range of emotions that we call grief.  The long list includes: death, divorce (or the end of a relationship), loss of health, major financial change, moving, and many others.  Recovery from loss is achieved by a series of small and correct action choices made by the griever. It's a comprehensive approach to deal with losses of all kinds and all levels of emotional impact. If you have experienced one of more losses and you wish to move beyond the pain, the program offers you the probability of a richer and more rewarding life. For more information about The Grief Recovery Method®, please contact Akrigg at 586-770-2465


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



DID YOU KNOW? Thomas Selfridge, the namesake of Selfridge Air National Guard Base, is most generally known as the early Army pilot who became the first person to die in an airplane crash, while flying with Orville Wright in 1908. Lesser known is that Thomas Selfridge was also the first member of the U.S. military to pilot an "aeroplane" and the first to design an airplane, both of which he accomplished while working with famed inventor Alexander Graham Bell earlier in 1908.