January 7, 2016
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2016 Economic Forecast
- January 15 -
Andiamo Banquet Center
7096 E. 14 Mile 
State of 
Clinton Twp.
- January 22 -
Public Library
40900 Romeo Plank
Clinton Twp.

Macomb County Chamber Annual Meeting
with GM's Ken Kelzer
- January 29 - 
Mirage Elegant Banquets & Catering
16980 18 Mile
Clinton Twp

State of 
Macomb Twp.
-February 5-
Sycamore Hills Golf Club
48787 North Ave.
Macomb Twp
Register Now

Secrets of My Success Entrepreneurship Series 
Featuring Jerry Innes and Mike Lotito of Innes & Lotito P.C.
-February 10-
Gowanie Golf Club
24770 S. River Rd
Harrison Twp.
Registration Opens SOON

Adult Learning Systems - Lower MI, Inc.
8170 Jackson, Ste F
Ann Arbor

America's Back Office
13900 Lakeside Circle, Ste 200
Sterling Heights

Block Advisors
29327 Mound

Evans Distribution Systems, Inc.
18765 Seaway Drive

Jazzy Human Services
47169 Morning Dove 
Be a Part of our New Community Calendar
The Macomb County Chamber has launched a community-wide calendar of events on our website.  Each month, we will send out an email to interested organizations, giving them the opportunity to submit their event for consideration. If you'd like to get on the email distribution list, please email patricia@macombcountychamber.com with your contact information.
Member News and Events 

Baker College Appoints New President 
Bart Daig, Ph.D. was named president of Baker College System, taking over for F. James Cummins, who retired as president after nearly 30 years with the school. Daig, who has been with Baker for 25 years, previously led Baker College Online/Center for Graduate Studies and then moved into the position of chief operating officer before taking over as president.  Cummins joined Baker in 1986 as System vice president for finance. Jill Langan, Ph.D. is the new president of Baker College Online/Center for Graduate Studies. She has been with Baker for 17 years. 
In other school news, Baker College of Clinton Township continues to enroll students for the 2016 winter quarter with on-ground classes beginning Mon., Jan. 11.  Online classes begin Jan. 7.  Registration for on-ground courses continues through the first week of classes.  

Grant Awarded to Anton Art Center
Anton Art Center in Mount Clemens received a $50,000 grant from the Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan's Detroit Auto Dealers Association Charitable Foundation Fund.  This grant will be used to implement Arts Educational Programming in cooperation with Mount Clemens Community School District, providing participatory arts experiences and artist residencies for the students in their district. 
In other news, the Anton Art Center Galleries and Gift Shop are temporarily closed. The Galleries will reopen Jan. 16 (second floor) and Jan. 29 (first floor).

Macomb County Home of State's Safest Cities
Five Macomb County communities landed on a list of Michigan's 15 safest cities with a population of 50,000+.  They are: Macomb Township (2), Shelby Township (4), Sterling Heights (6), St. Clair Shores (8) and Clinton Township (15).  The report, compiled by Michigan-based data aggregator Munetrix, used data from the US Census Bureau and Michigan State Police.

Walsh College Names Commencement Speaker
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan President and CEO Daniel J. Loepp will be the keynote speaker at Walsh College's 106th Commencement on Sat., Jan. 23.  Walsh College will confer an honorary Doctor of Laws degree upon Loepp.  BCBSM has also been named one of America's Top Organizations for Multi-Cultural Business Opportunities by DiversityBusiness.com and ranked five consecutive years as one of the top 10 Regional Companies for diversity by Diversity Inc. magazine, including being ranked #1 for 2015.

Webinar on 2016 IRS Updates
Stuart Sobel, an IRS expert with 49 years of unique tax experience, is the presenter in a two-hour webinar offered by Eli Financial.  The 2016 IRS Practice and Procedure Update webinar is scheduled for noon on Jan. 27.  Click here to register.  Use DK20 to $20 off.  

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