August 4, 2016

Macomb Hall of Fame
-Sept. 22-
Villa Penna
43985 Hayes Rd, Sterling Heights

Super Prepared! Preparedness Conference
-Sept. 30-
Wayne State University
14601 E 12 Mile


Member Mixer - Break on the Lake
-August 11-
Village Green on Lake St. Clair
35844 Jefferson
St. Clair Shores

Community Conversation
A non-partisan discussion presented by The Center for Michigan
-August 22-
Eastside Teen Outreach
15800 E. 10 Mile


PO Box 751

43533 Elizabeth Rd
Mount Clemens

65 Market, Ste 200
Mount Clemens

21316 Mack
Grosse Pointe
Macomb County Chamber TV Debuts
Click on the image to see the first episode
The first episode of Macomb County Chamber TV has been released and it's already a big hit!  The episode is sponsored by McLaren Macomb, My Virtual Academy, Schott Cultural Consulting and Vibe Credit Union.  It features Chamber Member Mixers at Blackfinn Ameripub in Clinton Township in June and THE CoLABorative in Mount Clemens in July, as well as last week's Lake St. Clair Appreciation Day. Chamber member Yellow Flag Productions produces the monthly episodes.  
Reaction on the Chamber Facebook page has been impressive.  Fewer than 48 hours after uploading it to the page, the video had 2942 reaches, 1404 views and 176 reactions, comments and shares!  To see the post, click here to go to the Chamber Facebook page. If you'd like more information on how you and your business can be a part of this exciting opportunity, click here for information or call the Chamber office at 586-493-7600. 

Sun Shines on Lake St. Clair Appreciation Day 

The Macomb County Chamber, along with Macomb County Planning and Economic Development and a number of businesses with interests in Lake St Clair, treated locally-elected officials and dignitaries to a boating event that began at Brownies on the Lake in St. Clair Shores and proceeded down Lake St Clair to Milliken State Park in Detroit. Once in Detroit, guests ate lunch and enjoyed the view, then continued on to the DNR Outdoor Adventure Center for a private tour.  Special thanks to Congresswoman Candice Miller and Macomb County Executive Mark Hackel for speaking about the importance of this natural resource. And thank you to our sponsors McLaren Macomb, Comcast Business and United Shore Professional Baseball League for their support of this event.

Chamber Holds Member Mixer at 
THE CoLABorative
The Chamber held a Member Mixer on July 21 at THE CoLABorative in Mount Clemens.  Attendees were treated to refreshments, including appetizers provided by Blackfinn Ameripub in The Mall at Partridge Creek.  There were also tours through the building, which houses several small businesses and has room to rent to several more or to someone who works from home but would like the conveniences of an office atmosphere.  Chamber Member Jimmy Gwizdala owns the building and would love to talk to you about discounted rates he's making available. Go to for more information.

Macomb Foundation to Induct David Girodat 
into Hall of Fame
David Girodat, President of Fifth Third Bank, Eastern Michigan, will be inducted into the Macomb Hall of Fame on Thursday, September 22 at Villa Penna in Sterling Heights.   David has had the rare experience of starting as a teller and progressing to President - he started his banking career at The State Bank of Fraser as a senior in high school, later joining First National Bank in Mount Clemens, which was acquired by Old Kent Bank and then Fifth Third Bank.  A Warren native, David's professional and service activities are focused on improving the quality of our communities with a focus on education and healthcare.  He serves on several boards, including those of Walsh College, Henry Ford Health System, Southeast Michigan United Way and Advancing Macomb.  He is married with three daughters and one grandson. 

Don't miss the Chamber's premier event.  

The 2016 Macomb Hall of Fame is sponsored by: 

Member News and Events 

Chalk Creatures Come to Life at Detroit Zoo
Street artist and illustrator David Zinn will create playful 3-D animal drawings composed entirely of chalk on the pavement at three Detroit Zoo locations from 12-8 pm on  Aug. 10. Guests will have the opportunity to view Zinn in action as he draws inspiration from his wild surroundings to create the images.  He will begin his whimsical works of art near the Polk Penguin Conservation Center, and will also stage near Rackham Fountain and the Cotton Family Wolf Wilderness throughout the day.  Zinn's visit coincides with the Zoo's Wild Summer Nights concert series.  Pop cover band Cosmic Groove will perform.  Wild Summer Nights is free with Zoo admission, which is $6 after 6 pm or free for members.  The Zoo remains open until 8 pm on Wednesdays through Aug. 31. Visit for more information.

Get a Discount in August to Paint and Sip 
Pinot's Palette, a paint and sip studio, has events that appeal to everyone. Harry Potter-inspired "The Painting That Must Not Be Named," is Fri., Aug. 5, 7-9 pm.  On Sat., Aug. 6, 1-3 pm, is "Finding Fish Friends," a family class with all ages welcome.  "Paint Your Car" on Sat., Aug. 27 gives painters the opportunity to create a custom painting of their car (or dream car).  The same chance is given to boaters on Sat., Sept. 10 with "Paint Your Boat." Use discount code AUGUSTVIP to get $7 off your next reservation. Click here for more information (cannot be used for private parties, family classes or specialty paintings). Pinot's Palette is located at 40821 Garfield in Clinton Township.  Call them at 586-741-6120.

2016 ROSE Awards at DIA
For more than 20 years, the Detroit Metro Convention & Visitors Bureau has recognized the stars in the hospitality industry with the ROSE Awards, a ceremony that honors the people who provide unforgettable customer service in metro Detroit. Great service is the reason visitors' experiences in area destinations are memorable and it's the reason they return.  The ROSE Awards will be Wed., Aug. 24, 5-10 pm at Detroit Institute of Arts5200 Woodward.  For more information, visit  Click here to register.

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Be a Part of our 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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