August 11, 2016

State of Harrison Township
-Sept. 9-
May Ray Banquet Center
30675 N River Rd
Harrison Twp.

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

Political Hot Topics
-October 10-
Location TBD


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

Get to Know Your Chamber
-October 6-
First State Bank
41240 Hayes
Clinton Twp.


PO Box 380913
Clinton Twp.

32680 Van Dyke

25435 Van Dyke

Renovated Play Park Open

The Chamber was proud to be part of a great event at The Mall at Partridge Creek on Wednesday, August 3. Henry Ford Macomb's updated Children's Play Park is now open at the mall, following a week-long renovation. The play park has been a popular spot for children and parents since the mall opened almost nine years ago. The play park features 10 new structures with a healthy eating theme. "Henry Ford Macomb is proud to sponsor this play park, which is so well-loved by families in our community. It not only encourages active play, it reinforces a positive attitude about healthy foods with our children," said Barbara Rossmann, Henry Ford Macomb president and CEO.

Get to Know Your Chamber 
The most recent Get to Know Your Chamber event was held Thursday, August 4 at First State Bank on Hayes in Clinton Township.  This event is held several times each year and is perfect for both new members, who want to know who the Chamber staff are and what we can do for them, as well as established members who want to get more involved.  Attendees are able to introduce themselves to the group and enjoy networking time as well as refreshments.  The next Get to Know Your Chamber event is Thursday, October 6 at First State Bank.  Click here to register.  

Chamber Attends Ceremony at  Executive Drive
The Chamber was honored to be invited to attend the ribbon cutting ceremony celebrating the reopening of Executive Drive in Harrison Township on Wednesday, August 10.  The event was also attended by Macomb County Executive Mark Hackel, US Representative Candice Miller and David Wang, vice president of Yanfeng USA Automotive Trim Systems, among others. The event marked the opening of the one-mile stretch of new roadway along Interstate 94 between Production Drive and Joy Boulevard.

Macomb Foundation to Induct 
Terry Hamilton into Hall of Fame
Terry Hamilton is the President of 534-bed St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital.  Previously, he worked for St. John Providence Health System and Ascension Health's Indianapolis ministry.  Terry spent 14 years with the health care consulting practice at Deloitte and earned his MBA from the University of Michigan.  He is active in his community, participating in various governance roles with the Macomb County Chamber, Catholic Charities of Southeast Michigan, the Archdiocese of Detroit, Advancing Macomb, World Medical Relief and the Madison Heights/Hazel Park Chamber of Commerce.  He is married to Debbie and has two children, Emily and Will.

Macomb County Chamber TV
Click on the image to see the first episode
If you haven't seen it yet, the first episode of Macomb County Chamber TV is a must-view!  The episode is sponsored by McLaren Macomb, My Virtual Academy, Schott Cultural Consulting and Vibe Credit Union. Chamber member Yellow Flag Productions produces the monthly episodes.  
Reaction on the Chamber Facebook page continues to impress, with 4607 reaches, 2188 views and 211 reactions, comments and shares (at press time)!  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.
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Member News and Events 

McLaren Macomb Re-Verified as 
Level II Trauma Center
McLaren Macomb in Mount Clemens has earned re-verification as a Level II Trauma Center from the American College of Surgeons. This achievement demonstrates the McLaren Macomb Emergency Department and Trauma Center's dedication to providing exceptional care to injured patients.To achieve verified trauma level status, medical centers must meet the essential and rigorous criteria that ensure trauma care capabilities and institutional performance set forth by the American College of Surgeons. In addition to being the first verified trauma center in Macomb County, McLaren Macomb remains the county's only center with trauma surgeons in-house 24 hours a day, seven days a week, allowing for patients to be examined immediately upon arrival, besting the national standard of being seen within 15 minutes.  To learn more about McLaren Macomb's life-saving trauma services and certifications, visit

Genisys Credit Union Ranked in Top 200 Healthiest Credit Unions in America
Genisys Credit Union ranked as one of the healthiest credit unions in the nation by DepositAccounts.comFor the second consecutive year, Genisys was recognized among America's 6,003 federally insured credit unions. is the largest and most comprehensive online publication in the U.S. dedicated to banking/savings information for consumers. This award recognizes Credit Unions who have shown exceptional fiduciary responsibility. Each institution is graded on a number of factors - including capitalization, deposit growth and loan to reserve ratios, in order to determine a comprehensive health score. 

Credit Union Earns Diamond Award for 
Veterans Documentary
On behalf of FreeStar Financial Credit Union (formerly known as Central Macomb Community Credit Union), the Michigan Credit Union League and Affiliates was honored with a 2016 Diamond Award for their work on the custom production "Vets Returning Home."  The documentary won in the Best Original Production category.  The video, which highlights how the credit union helps the underserved in the community, was created through a grant received from the Michigan Credit Union Foundation, in collaboration with Roseville's non-profit organization Vets Returning Home (VRH).  FreeStar has partnered with VRH to provide financial education classes and support for veterans working to get back on their feet.  The award was presented by the Credit Union National Association (CUNA) Marketing & Business Development Council, a national network comprised of over 1,200 credit union marketing and business development professionals. The video may be viewed here. FreeStar was originally established in 1957 at what is now the Selfridge Air National Guard Base. Today, the credit union serves over 18,000 members with the ability to accept members from 10 counties in Southeastern Michigan and military and veterans throughout Michigan.

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