April 15, 2015
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  FREE Member Mixer 

April 17
Westview Orchards Winery 


Secrets of My Success: Conversations with Entrepreneurs

April 24

Villa Penna  

Featuring Wendy Achatz of Achatz Handmade Pie Co. 



  Get to Know Your Chamber 

April 28

First State Bank-Clinton Township 


  ATHENA Award 

May 1

Mirage Banquet Center


  FREE Coffee Connection

May 7

Sellers Subaru



Breakfast of Nations:

Diverse Pasts, Shared Futures 

May 13

Italian American Cultural Center 


  WJR Macomb Boating Season Kickoff/Live Remote 

May 22

Brownie's on the Lake 



Secrets of My Success series kicks off with Achtaz


Wendy Achatz of Achatz Handmade Pie Co. will be the featured speaker at the inaugural Secrets of My Success: Conversations with Entrepreneurs on Friday, April 24, at Villa Penna in Sterling Heights. And YES, there will be pie! 


The event is part of a new series hosted by the Macomb County Chamber and sponsored by First State Bank. Speakers will share their business philosophies and offer valuable lessons from their own experience.


"We have a wealth of knowledge in Macomb County on how to grow a business. This series is a wonderful opportunity for entrepreneurs who have done well to share what they've learned with other small business owners."


Tickets, which include lunch, are $30. For questions, phone 586-493-7600. Villa Penna is at 32985 Hayes Road in Sterling Heights.  




Verde Media of Warren marked its first anniversary with a ribbon cutting attended by Sen. Steve Bieda. 



FRIDAY: Free Member Mixer
at Westview Orchards Winery

Come wine down with us this Friday afternoon at the official Grand Opening of Westview Orchards Winery. Ribbon cutting at 3 p.m. followed by a free Member Mixer until 6 p.m. includes complimentary appetizers and music. Cash bar. Hope to see you there!  Don't forget to register so we know how many to expect. Can't make Friday? Westview continues the festivities with Wine-a-Palooza all weekend long! 



Member News


Stop by Kabob Castle's official Grand Opening on Monday, April 20, from 11 am. to 3 p.m. (ribbon cutting at noon) for a free lunch! Located at 33133 Gratiot Ave. in Clinton Township.


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Central Michigan University in Clinton Township presents the 3C's - Confidence, Credentials, Career! Join us on May 12, 11 am - 7 pm for a tour of CMU's Clinton Township Center and explore the many programs that we offer right here in your backyard and online. Attend a live webinar May 13, 7 p.m. - 8 p.m. or join us for our Twitter Chat on May 14 from 7 p.m. - 8 p.m. Attend any event to qualify for a $50 application fee waiver! You can RSVP by going to global.cmich.edu/CMU3 and choosing the option that is right for you!

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Join the Roseville Heritage Foundation for a "Back in the Day" dinner dance fundraiser on May 8 at Vintage House in Fraser. Tickets are $20. For more information, phonen Dee Lindroth, 586-381-3445 or Tanya Hochberg, 586-709-4333 or Robyn Hamilton,   586-850-1509.


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Huntington Bank has been named the winner of the 2015 TNS Choice Award for Consumer Retail Banking in the Central Region of the U.S. This marks the third time Huntington has won the recognition and led the Central Region. TNS presented the award to Huntington for both attracting and retaining customers at rates better than any of the top 15 banks in the Central region. TNS also recognized Huntington as earning the highest overall customer satisfaction rating, and as having the most favorably regarded bank brand.  



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