February 12, 2016
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Political Hot Topics
-March 11-
Avante Banquets 
36217 S. Gratiot
Clinton Twp.

Secrets of My Success
with Utica Unicorn Ballpark's Andy Appleby
 -March 22-
Location TBD
Registration Opens SOON

Governor Snyder's Macomb County Business Luncheon
-April 4-
MacRay Banquet Center
30675 N. River Rd
Harrison Twp.

Coffee Connection
-February 23-
27118 Gratiot

Get to Know Your Chamber
-March 3-
First State Bank
Clinton Twp.
Registration Opens SOON


ATHENA Awards Ceremony
-May 6-

Chamber Golf Outing
-June 6-

36468 Groesbeck Hwy
Clinton Twp
17649 Hall Rd
Macomb Twp

Alpine Renovations
20409 Robinway
Clinton Twp

19633 Hampton Dr
Macomb Twp

3330 Broadmoor Ave SE
Grand Rapids
877-974-6338 x132

20836 Hall Rd, #183
Clinton Twp

33651 Giftos Dr
Clinton Twp
Chamber Hosts State of Macomb Twp. 
From left to right:  County Commissioner Fred Miller, Chamber CEO Grace Shore, County Commissioner Don Brown, Township Supervisor Janet Dunn, County Executive Mark Hackel and County Commissioner Joe Sabatini

The Macomb County Chamber held the State of Macomb Township breakfast on Friday, February 5 at Sycamore Hills Golf Club.  Township Supervisor Janet Dunn provided the State of the Community address. Much appreciation goes to our sponsors: AT&T, Baker College, Henry Ford Macomb, First State Bank and C&G News.  Kind regards to State Reps Anthony Forlini and Ken Goike, Macomb Executive Mark Hackel and County Commissioners Joe Sabatini and Fred Miller for providing us with updates on their areas of expertise.
  Special recognition was also given to Belfor Property Restoration and "Super" Ewan Drum, the nine-year-old boy behind Super Ewan, Inc.,a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that has devoted its energy to passionately advocating for the homeless, hungry and less fortunate people of Metro Detroit. Visit www.superewan.org to learn more about his organization.

Fraser Mayor Visits Chamber Office
The Macomb County Chamber's Public Policy Committee welcomed Fraser Mayor Joe Nichols to its offices on Monday, February 8.  Mayor Nichols shared his personal background and how he became interested in running for mayor. He then spoke about Fraser's business challenges and strengths. 

CPA Nerds Entertain at 
Secrets of My Success Breakfast
CPA Nerds Jerry Innis and Mike Lotito were the guests at the Chamber's latest installment of its Secrets of My Success series on Wednesday, February 10.  Jerry and Mike had the audience laughing while telling how Innis & Lotito, P.C. came to be and shared their interesting business techniques. Thank you to First State Bank for sponsoring the Secrets series and to the bank's Kathleen Zenisek for telling us a little about the bank and the importance of buying local. The snow was flying outside, but the dining area at Gowanie Golf Club was cozy with a fireplace and the breakfast was outstanding.

Member News and Events 

Develop Marketing Plan for Your Small- or Medium-Size Business
Direct Marketing Association Detroit is holding a Direct Marketing Boot Camp on Feb. 25 at the Motor City Casino, 9 am-4 pm.  This boot camp is directed at community businesses that don't have the time or resources to develop effective marketing plans on their own.  This hands-on seminar focuses on helping every attending business complete its marketing plan by the end of the day.  All the plans will be submitted to dmaD's panel for review with one selected for execution by the association experts.  The seminar is $99 and allows two attendees per business (additional attendees are $20/person).  For more information or to register, call 313-872-7850, ext. 4, or click here

DIA Director Holds Presentations
As part of his plans to engage with metro Detroit communities, Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA) Director Salvador Salort-Pons has scheduled a series of "Director's Cut" talks for people to get to know him and for him to hear from metro Detroiters.  After introducing himself, Salort-Pons will give an overview of the DIA's history and collections, including some of his favorite works of art, and talk about his vision for the museum. The events are free.  Upcoming dates include Mon., Feb. 22, 7-9 pm at the Grosse Pointe War Memorial, and Tues., Mar. 1, 7-9 pm at Macomb Community College.  Click here for more information.

Cybersecurity Summit Next Month
National Defense Industrial Association's Michigan Chapter, in partnership with the Michigan Economic Development Corp. and its Michigan Defense Center will host Cybersecurity:  Defense Sector Summit on March 1-2 at the Detroit Marriott Troy in Troy.  Military and civilian defense experts will talk about how cybersecurity is impacting not only military ground vehicles but also air and maritime platforms.  Lt. Gen. Edward C. Cardon, Commanding General, US Army Cyber Command and Second Army, will be the keynote speaker.  Click here for a complete agenda, list of table topics and to register.

Michigan WORKS! for Young Adults
Michigan WORKS! is offering career development and employee assistance for eligible Macomb or St. Clair County residents who are 16-24 years old, without a high school diploma or GED and not currently attending any school.  Assistance and development is offered in the form of career training, education, resume development, job shadowing, interview preparation and more.  Click here for more information and Michigan Works! Service Center locations.

Detroit Zoo Hiring for Seasonal Help 
The Detroit Zoo is looking for smiling, energetic, friendly and enthusiastic people for seasonal employment during the Zoo's peak time - March through December. Positions include guest relations supervisors and assistants, as well as sales associates, park safety officers (security) and Summer Safari camp teachers and aides.  In addition, concessions, retail, food service and some custodial and groundskeeping positions will be filled by Service Systems Associates (SSA), the concessionaire that provides these services to the Zoo.  For more information about jobs or to submit an application, click here.

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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 your contact information to:


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