March 24, 2016
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Governor Snyder's Macomb County Business Luncheon
-April 4-
MacRay Banquet Center
30675 N. River Rd
Harrison Twp.

State of Chesterfield Twp.
-April 8-
Township Offices
47275 Sugarbush Rd.
Chesterfield Twp.

ATHENA Awards Ceremony
-May 6-
Palazzo Grande
54660 Van Dyke
Shelby Twp.

Chamber Golf Outing
-June 6-
Gowanie Golf Club
24770 South River Rd
Harrison Twp

Coffee Connection
-May 13-
Central Michigan University
28241 Mound
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Get to Know Your Chamber
-June 2-
First State Bank
41240 Hayes
Clinton Twp.
Registration Opening Soon!

Member Mixer
-June 14-
Blackfinn Ameripub
The Mall at Partridge Creek
17380 Hall Rd
Clinton Twp
Registration Opening Soon!


Matthew Homes LLC
10015 Bergin Rd
17721 Montage West
Clinton Twp.

Prime Green Scape Inc.
91 Riverside Dr
Mount Clemens

50900 Corporate Dr.
Macomb Twp.

25 North Main
Mount Clemens

14460 Lakeside Circle
Ste 250
Sterling Heights

Baseball's Andy Appleby Shares Secrets
The Macomb County Chamber held its latest Secrets of My Success event on Tuesday, March 22, featuring Andy Appleby of the United Shore Professional Baseball League.  Andy spoke with Chamber CEO Grace Shore about the USPBL's three teams - Utica Unicorns, Eastside Diamond Hoppers and Birmingham Bloomfield Beavers and the new Jimmy John's Field where they'll play.  He shared his thoughts on why Macomb County was chosen as the home of the new league and park.  Games will be played Thursday - Sunday.  For more pictures, click here to go to the Chamber's Facebook page. 
Introducing ATHENA Award Nominees 
Karen Beger and Mashell Carissimi!
For the next four weeks, we will be featuring our eight candidates for the 
May 6 ATHENA International Award Ceremony.

Karen Beger, St. John Providence
Karen has been working with women and the community for much of her career, beginning as a nurse in labor and delivery.  Involved in parish nursing at St. John Providence, she currently oversees a network of more than 80 churches in five counties.  Karen is an active volunteer in her church community and on the Board of Directors for CARE of Southeastern Michigan.  She has been a member of several community coalitions focused on reducing risky behaviors and has partnered with the National Kidney Foundation.  Karen has twin sons, Adam and Ryan.

Mashell Carissimi, JMC Electrical Contractor, LLC
Mashell is the CEO and Owner of JMC.  She served as the treasurer of the National Association of Women in Construction, Detroit chapter.  She is also a Trustee on the National Association of Women Business Owners' EXCEL board and the program manager for NAWBO's Young Entrepreneurs Academy program.  Through JMC, Mashell has donated lighting fixtures and electricians to light the warehouses of local charities and participated in a women's build for Habitat for Humanity.

Next week:  Loraine Cusumano of McLaren Macomb and Patricia Lopez of Rose-A-Lee Technologies

Get more information and register for this 
wonderful event by clicking here.

Member News and Events 

Credit Union Holds Hiring Event
Central Macomb Community Credit Union is hosting an open interview day on Thursday, March 24, 11 am-1 pm, at its Clinton Township branch (37570 S. Gratiot).  Human Resources is seeking applicants for part-time tellers, accounting specialists and member service representatives.  For details on position requirements, visit  Walk-in applicants should bring in a resume and be prepared to interview.  

Sign Up to Ride and Win Tigers Tickets
CARE of Southeastern Michigan is holding its 4th Annual Bike PATH:  Ride for Recovery on Saturday, September 24 at Lake St. Clair Metro Park.  Sign up to ride by March 31 and be automatically entered to win four tickets to Opening Day at Comerica Park.  This year's winner will be selected and notified on April 1.  Click here for information and to register.

There's Still Time to Enroll for Baker Spring Term
Baker College of Clinton Township continues to enroll students for its 2016 spring quarter.  Classes begin Monday, April 4, with registration continuing through the first week of classes.  Students can take classes on ground at the Clinton Township campus, online or a mix of campus and online.  Baker College Online offers two sessions that begin Thursday, March 31 and Thursday, May 12.  Financial assistance is available.  For information, email or call 586-791-3000.  Students can schedule an appointment by visiting  

Be a Sponsor at the Senior Expo 
The Clinton Township Senior Adult Life Center is holding its 13th Annual Macomb County Senior Wellness & Retirement Expo on Friday, April 8, 10 am-1 pm.  Sponsorships and booths are available.  Contact Debbie McClellen at 586-723-8120 or  Payments must be made no later than April 1.  The expo will be held at MISD, 44001 Garfield Rd. in Clinton Township.  

Attend Advanced Integrated Marketing Symposium
The Direct Marketing Association of Detroit is holding its 20th annual Advanced Integrated Marketing Symposium (AIMS) on Wednesday, April 13 at the Motor City Casino Hotel Conference Center in Detroit.  There will be speakers from Penske Corp., Google, General Motors, Pandora and the State of Michigan, as well as the luncheon speaker, J Walker Smith of The Futures Company.  Breakfast, lunch and cocktails are included in the fee.  Click here for more information and to register.  

Is Your Staff Ready to Save a Life?
First aid, cardiac and breathing emergencies happen.  In fact, business and service industries report more than 211,000 workplace injuries each year.  If you have eight or more employees to train, American Red Cross will send expert instructors to you.  Sign up by April 15 to save up to 20% off the training and/or add Bloodborne Pathogens training for just $10/person.  Call 1-844-RED-CERT or visit for more information.

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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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