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Planning and Economic Development

Featured Events



General Dynamics and PTACs of Michigan Leading the Way Industry Day

Supplier Application/Registration open Feb. 1 - April 1

Wednesday, May 9 from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Please join us for this all day event bringing together Michigan businesses with General Dynamics Corp, Defense Agencies and Government resources. This will be an excellent networking event for businesses interested in selling to General Dynamics, a leading aerospace and defense company, and to Government Defense Agencies. This conference offers businesses an opportunity to learn more about General Dynamics and its 4 major industries: Aerospace, Combat Systems, Information Systems and Technology, and Marine Systems. Attendees will have the opportunity to hear about General Dynamics’ supply chain & business units, meet decision makers and members of the Procurement Team, build partnerships, identify opportunities and consider if your business is a good fit to work with General Dynamics.
Location: Macomb Community College-South Campus, 14500 E. 12 Mile Road, Building K, Warren



Government Connect at MDEX

Applications will be accepted until March, 22 at close of business.

Wednesday, April 25 - Thursday, April 26 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The Macomb Regional PTAC, in collaboration with the NDIA Michigan Chapter, will work with Government Small Business representatives to identify opportunities at the 9th Annual Michigan Defense Exposition (MDEX). The Macomb Regional PTAC will schedule meetings between qualified suppliers
and the government, providing potential solutions to fill requirements and saving time and resources. The Macomb Regional PTAC will manage all Government Connect planning, including the online application process, communication with the applicants, and onsite logistics. Confirmed agencies participating: TACOM SBO, DLA and Selfridge ANG Base.
Location: Macomb Community College South Campus, Sports & Expo Center, 14500 E. 12 Mile Road, Warren




Digital Marketing Secrets Revealed

Thursday, Mar. 22 at 7:30 a.m.
Focusing on advanced digital marketing strategy, this event will provide a glimpse into the industry’s future as well as tips on hiring and managing digital marketing talent. Speakers will focus on cutting-edge topics such as online reputation management and influencer marketing. Digital Marketing Secrets Revealed targets marketers with intermediate or advanced digital marketing knowledge.
Location: Greektown Casino-Hotel, 1200 St. Antoine Street, Detroit



Prospecting for Federal Opportunities - 301

Thursday, March 22 from 9 a.m. to Noon
Selling to the federal government can provide significant revenues for small businesses, but it can be very time consuming trying to figure out where to find opportunities that match your capabilities. This training will provide you with useful tools on how to search for and identify opportunities that match your capabilities in a more efficient manner.
Location: Macomb Community College, MTEC Bldg. Room 123, 7900 Tank Avenue, Warren




Chemical Bank Sales & Marketing Conference - Second Annual

Friday, March 23 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Join the Macomb County Chamber and the Sterling Heights Regional Chamber of Commerce at our second annual conference; Including Title Sponsor Chemical Bank. This conference is designed to help small and medium-sized business owners, operators and managers take their business to the next level! Jumpstart your business growth: amplify your brand in the marketplace; elevate your digital marketing and increase your income through improved skills. Networking, Exhibitor Tables and short, powerful sessions (think TED talks) full of ideas you can use immediately!
Location: Vintage House, ​31816 Utica Rd., Fraser




NDIA’s Membership Social

Tuesday, March 27 from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
NDIA’s Michigan Chapter is rolling out the red carpet for its members, guests and volunteers who have helped achieve the NDIA mission throughout the year, and those who may have an interest in joining NDIA.
Location: GM Heritage Center, 6400 Center Drive, Sterling Heights



U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) “Getting Back 2 Business”

Wednesday, March 28 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The purpose of this event is to inform and educate small business representatives and interested business and medical student entrepreneurs about the federal procurement process so they can more effectively pursue contracting opportunities with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (the largest funded federal government department) as well as all other government departments. This is a one (1) day event in partnership with the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and supporting resource partners.
Location: Macomb Community College, South Campus, K Building, Room 301, 14500 E. 12 Mile Road, Warren


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Team SBA Financing Roundtable

Thursday, April 5 from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30
Before you apply for a business loan, first attend a free financing roundtable. We will debunk the myths and demystify the process of small business financing. The "team" is a banker, an SBA representative, an SBA business counselor, and business owners like you. You will get first hand information on what credit criteria your banker has. The team will answer all of your financing questions and give you advice on what steps to take to achieve your goal of starting or expanding a business. We will explain how the SBA loan guarantee can work for you. The roundtables are best suited for those who have good credit, a solid business idea, and some money to invest in the business.
Location: Center Line Recreation Center, 25355 Lawrence St., Center Line



How to Market Your Business to the Federal Government - 401

Thursday, April 12 from 9 a.m. to noon
The U.S. Government is the largest buyer of goods and services. Selling to the federal government can be a rewarding experience, but how do you market your
goods and services to them? In this training you will learn how to market your business to the federal government as well as prime contractors.
Location: Macomb Community College, MTEC Building, Room 124, 7900 Tank Avenue, Warren




Breakfast of Nations 2018

Friday, April 13 from 7:30 a.m. to 10 a.m.
Special guest Macomb County speakers representing: German, Mexican, Iraqi, Polish, Canadian, African American. Networking and breakfast. 
Location: Carpathia Club, Inc., 38000 Utica Rd., Sterling Heights




Member Orientation/Refresh

Wednesday, April 18 from 11:45 a.m. to 1:15 p.m.
Learn how to maximize your membership. 
Location: UHY Innovation Lab, 12900 Hall Rd., Sterling Heights


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Starting a Business

Thursday, April 19 from 9:30 a.m. to noon
This workshop is designed for individuals who are at the beginning stages of starting a business. It will help aspiring entrepreneurs assess their abilities to lead and manage a company, as well as evaluate market and sales potential for their products/services. Start-up costs, financing options, and business planning are introduced, along with necessary steps to getting started.
Location: Romeo District Library, 65821 Van Dyke, Washington




4th Annual Chamber Cares

Thursday, April 19 from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Proceeds benefit Henry Ford Cancer Institute.
Location: Parkway Christian School,14500 Metropolitan Parkway, Sterling Heights


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2018 Spring Conference of the Center for Advanced Automotive Technology (CAAT) and the Design Manufacturing Alliance (DMA)

Friday, April 20 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Behind the industry's push toward advanced technologies, is the desire to increase safety, provide options for those unable to drive themselves, and to reduce emissions. Simultaneously, ride-sharing is providing new options to get from one point to the next, with nothing more than a phone in hand. This technology-driven innovation requires us to consider the new and unique challenges of testing autonomous vehicles. Will physical testing take a back seat to computerized simulation testing? The conference will explore how automakers are looking at the future of mobility and testing vehicles for an endless array of possible driving scenarios, and how technical training will need to adapt and change. The conference is targeted to automotive industry representatives and secondary and post-secondary automotive educators, counselors, and administrators. Representatives from automotive-related government and professional organizations are also encouraged to attend.
Location: Macomb Community College, 14500 E. 12 Mile Road, John Lewis Student Community Center, Building K, Room 301, Warren




BRAG Recruiting

Friday, April 20 from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m.
Frustrated you aren't getting enough leads? Want to expand your reach? Want to learn more about our trademark referral program? Join us at this recruiting event to learn more.
Location: Wyndham Garden Sterling Heights, 34911 Van Dyke, Sterling Heights