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Planning and Economic Development

Featured Events


 

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Buffalo Wild Wings Member Mixer

Tuesday, June 26 from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Join us at Buffalo Wild Wings - Mount Clemens for a member mixer! Buffalo Wild Wings offers a front-row seat for every sport fan and 21 mouth-watering signature sauces and seasonings. Network with fellow chamber members and build long-lasting relationships. Limited Appetizers available! CASH BAR. 
​This is a FREE event, but registration is appreciated to reserve your spot!
Location: Buffalo Wild Wings, 48 Market Street, ​Mount Clemens

 

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Tech Takeover: Leveraging AI to Build Reliable Products

Wednesday, June 27 from 7:45 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.
Artificial Intelligence (AI) is much more than a buzzword today. In fact, in the manufacturing arena, the application of AI spans across product development, the shop floor, warranty, supply chain, marketing and sales and service functions. Join the AI experts from Hinduja Tech at Automation Alley for a Tech Takeover presentation aimed at helping companies leverage AI across their business in order to build more reliable products and services. Learn how to reduce your warranty, product development cost, downtime, and more. This session is intended for warranty managers, product development managers, sales and service managers, chief digital officers and chief innovation officers.
Location: Automation Alley, 2675 Bellingham Dr., Troy

 

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Know Your Numbers: Using Your Financial Statements to Better Manage Your Business

Wednesday, June 27 from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Know Your Numbers: Five Keys to Using Financial Statements to Maximize Cash Flow and Increase Access to Capital Who Should Attend: Business owners and key staff who want to have a better understanding of how to use their financial statements. The ideal participant in Know Your Numbers will have 2-3 years of financial history and be pursuing financing or having challenges with cash flow. Topics include how to: • Use your Balance Sheet and Income Statement in managing your business • Use break even analysis to improve your decision-making • Find the source of your cash flow problems • Increase your company’s cash flow • Get the banker on your side
Location: Macomb County Planning & Economic Development, 1 S. Main St., 7th Floor, Mt. Clemens

 

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Federal Market Research - 201

Thursday, June 28 from 9 a.m. to noon
Market research is the continuous process of collecting data, and analyzing the information so you have a better understanding of the marketplace. This training will help you identify who your customer and competitors are, as well as the current and future outlook for your Industry.  This training will be conducted in a computer lab, and provide you with useful Market Research tools for:

  • Researching the Consumer: Identify federal agencies who are buying what you're selling.
  • Researching the Competition: Identify who wants to, or who is already selling your service or product to the federal government and for how much.
  • Researching your Industry: Identify what the federal government has purchased in the past, plans on procuring in the future, and Industry trends.

To run a successful business, you need to learn about your customers, competition and industry. Market research will provide you with valuable insight to spot current and upcoming problems in your industry, reduce your business risks and help you identify opportunities.
Location: Macomb Community College, MTEC, Room 123, 7900 Tank Ave. Warren

 

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Bass, Brews & BBQ Festival

Friday, June 29 from noon to 6 p.m., Saturday, June 30 from noon to 7 p.m. and Sunday, July 01 from noon to 6 p.m.
The Bass, Brews & BBQ Festival is a complement to the 2018 FLW Tour at Lake St. Clair presented by Mercury which takes place June 28 - July 1. FLW is the world’s largest tournament-fishing organization, providing anglers of all skill levels the opportunity to compete for millions in prize money in 2018 across five tournament circuits. The festival portion runs June 29 - July 1 and allows guests to enjoy the fishing tournament as well as:

  • Craft beer (including our custom Lake St. Clair Lager!)
  • Live music
  • BBQ and other delicious food
  • Tours aboard the “Pride of Michigan,” an 81-foot former US Navy training vessel
  • Tours of the DIA Away (a fully furnished, vibrantly designed 53' double-expandable trailer that provides a rich educational program beyond the museum's walls)
  • Metroparks Interpretive Exhibit
  • Vendors displaying their offerings
  • Family fun and more!

Location: Lake St. Clair Metropark, 31300 Metro Parkway, Harrison Township

 

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Tech Takeover: Industry 4.0 & The New Frontier of Innovation

Wednesday, July 11 from 7:45 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. 
Industry 4.0 has the potential to transform every aspect of manufacturing, but charting a digital transformation journey can be challenging. Join PTC at Automation Alley for a Tech Takeover presentation aimed at helping companies apply digital technologies on their factory floors. Hear case studies on how organizations are using the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) to accelerate innovation and growth, discover why every organization needs an augmented reality strategy, and more.
Location: Automation Alley, 2675 Bellingham, Troy

 

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Discount Ticket Night at Jimmy John's Field

Thursday, July 12 from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Join us at Jimmy John's Field in Utica for a night of baseball, dinner and networking! Meet and socialize with members of the Macomb County Chamber and NEXTGEN (our young professionals). ​The Utica Unicorns vs. the Eastside Diamond Hoppers will throw the first pitch at 7:05 p.m. ​Arrive by 6 p.m. to check-in. (P​avilion section seating) Enjoy a BBQ Buffet from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. A group photo will take place approximately 6:30 p.m. ​Friends and Families are welcome to join the fun! Tickets must be purchased prior! NEXTGEN members are encouraged to attend.
Location: Jimmy John's Field, ​7171 Auburn Road, ​Utica

 

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Tech Takeover: Equipment Condition Monitoring With Acoustics and AI

Wednesday, July 18 from 7:45 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. 

State-of-the-art artificial intelligence algorithms have recently shown remarkable progress in "making sense" of data generated by both humans and machines alike. Join the experts from Bosch at Automation Alley for a Tech Takeover presentation focused on innovative methods and developments that challenge our preconceptions and demonstrate that the factory of the future is now. Learn how audio/vibration pattern analysis with data-driven AI algorithms can augment machine health monitoring capabilities for Industry 4.0, and discover how Bosch has produced interesting preliminary results involving additive manufacturing process monitoring from subtle "unassuming" audio cues. This event is intended for manufacturing and process executives, engineering professionals, corporate innovation teams and the assembly and machining builder community.
Location: Automation Alley, 2675 Bellingham, Troy

 

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State of Shelby Township 2018

Wednesday, July 18 from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m.
Join us for the "State of Shelby Township" as Township Rick Stathakis offers a comprehensive look at what wonderful things are happening in his community.
Location: Packard Proving Grounds, ​49965 Van Dyke Avenue, ​Shelby Township

 

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Apprenticeship Info Session: Addressing the Manufacturing Talent Shortage

Tuesday, July 24 from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. 
It’s not a secret. Industry 4.0 is challenging manufacturers to integrate new technology and find employees with the appropriate expertise in addition to the looming retirement of about 22 percent of manufacturing employees expected over the next 10-15 years. Finding the right talent now is critical. Join Automation Alley at Michigan Manufacturing Technology Center for a free info session to learn more about implementing a registered apprenticeship program. Registered apprenticeship is a tried and true approach for preparing workers for the skilled jobs of today and the Industry 4.0 era of automated and digitized manufacturing. Learn about ApprenticeshipUSA, a Department of Labor funded grant partnership between Automation Alley and the state of Michigan, that can provide assistance with implementing this proven on-the-job training and retention strategy.
Location: Michigan Manufacturing Technology Center, 45501 Helm St., Plymouth

 

 

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