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Planning and Economic Development

Featured Events


 

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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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Prospecting for Federal Opportunities

Thursday, July 19 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. This training will be conducted in a computer lab where you will access various federal government e-procurement websites such as FBO and experience searching for opportunities by learning how to utilize FBO's advanced features to your benefit. In this training, you will also learn about other federal agencies e-procurement websites, PTACS BidMatch Services and various contracts, methods and competition types. Finally, the training session will end with reviewing a solicitation and how to make that bid, no-bid decision. Prerequisites: Introduction to Federal Government Contracting - 101 Federal Market Research - 201
Location: Macomb Community College, MTEC, Room 123, 7900 Tank Ave. Warren

 

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Starting a Business

Thursday, July 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: Chesterfield Township City Hall, 47275 Sugarbush Road, New Baltimore

 

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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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Tech Takeover: Finding a Balance: Cloud vs. On-premise Solutions

Wednesday, August 8 from 7:45 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.
Resources spent on poorly aligned technologies both on-premise and in the cloud cost businesses untold dollars every year. By expanding your knowledge of different cloud constructs, how they operate, how they are optimized and where they ideally fit into complex technology environments, organizations will be far better equipped to make decisions based on fact, understanding which solutions will in turn save time, money and frustration. Join RSM at Automation Alley for a Tech Takeover presentation on the continuum of cloud services, how they are currently evolving and how each factors into the Industry 4.0 concept. Learn the possible benefits and pitfalls, and how best to leverage the technology of today and prepare for the technology of tomorrow.
Location: Automation Alley, 2675 Bellingham, Troy

 

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Cruise and Connect 2018

Thursday, August 9 from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Join us for an evening of Networking, Dinner, Entertainment and a Cruise aboard the "Clinton Friendship"! ​Network with fellow Macomb County Chamber Members and NEXTGEN MACOMB Members, while enjoying a 3-1/2 Hour Boat Cruise, Dinner Buffet, DJ & Dancing, unlimited Coffee or Iced Tea. ​CASH BAR!
Location: Clinton River Cruise, "The Clinton Friendship", 152 North River Road, ​Mount Clemens

 

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Emagine Macomb - Chamber Discount Movie Night

Wednesday, August 15 (All Day)
Let's All Go To The Movies!!! The Macomb County Chamber and Emagine Macomb have partnered to bring you "Chamber Discount Movie Night".
No pre-registration required! BUT, you must print & bring with you the "Macomb Chamber Pass". One pass is required per person. ​Includes: Movie (Your time & choice) and a small popcorn. Only valid 3rd Wednesday of every month.
Location: Emagine Macomb, ​15251 23 Mile Rd., Macomb

 

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How to Market Your Business to the Federal Government

Thursday, August 16 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. Topics to be covered: Basic Prerequisites; Developing Effective Marketing Materials; Resources; Networking & People to Know; Situation Analysis - SWOT. We will also discuss capabilities statement(s), a better business card, website and social media platforms and the elevator speech. Prerequisites: Introduction to Federal Government Contracting - 101; Federal Market Research - 201; Prospecting for Federal Opportunities - 301
Location: Macomb Community College, MTEC, Room 124, 7900 Tank Ave. Warren

 

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Starting a Business

Thursday, August 16 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: Macomb County Planning & Economic Development, 1 S. Main St., 7th Floor, Mt. Clemens

 

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2018 Meet the Buyer

Thursday, August 23 from 9 a.m. to noon
Meet the Buyer is a program that connects businesses with government agencies and prime contractors. This event will give small businesses access to buyers from across the federal, state and local government sector. These agencies will meet with the aspiring vendors. Major prime contractors will be in attendance as well, seeking capable subcontractors to help them meet their requirements. Seller's benefits include opportunity to diversify your sales, pitch your product and services to decision makers, network with other small or large businesses and help keep business local to the Michigan economy. The benefits to Buyers include an efficient and cost-effective way to meet and identify new suppliers and keep business local to the Michigan economy.
Location: Macomb Community College, South Campus, Building K, Rm 301, 14500 E Twelve Mile Rd, Warren

 

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Hall of Fame Awards Ceremony 2018

Thursday, August 23 from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
The Macomb Foundation presents the Hall of Fame Awards, a premier event in Macomb County. The Hall of Fame Award Ceremony continues a tradition to honor individuals, civic groups, communities and companies who have made outstanding contributions to our community in improving the economic, family and community life of our citizens. ​Join us for an exclusive reception, lavish dinner, entertainment and silent auction. Proceeds aid in the Macomb Foundation, a 501 (c) organization, in providing education and support programs throughout the local communities that we proudly serve.

This years nominees are:

  • Thom Lipari​, Lipari Foods
  • The Carollo Family, RCO Engineering
  • ​Sam and Nada Simon, ​Simon Group Holdings
  • ​The Zuccaro Family, Z​uccaro's Banquets and Catering
  • The Roncelli Family, Roncelli, Inc.

Location: Villa Penna, 43985 Hayes Road, Sterling Heights

 

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Get to Know Your Chamber September 2018

Thursday, September 6 from 8:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.
Please join us for our quarterly GET TO KNOW YOUR CHAMBER, a special event that helps newer Macomb County Chamber Members connect with the staff of the chamber. We explain all the working parts or your Chamber and help you navigate your membership. ​You will also have the opportunity to introduce yourself and your business! *This is a quarterly event for NEW MEMBERS ONLY in the past 90 days or PROSPECT MEMBERS*
Limited Seating! 
​Bonus Presentation: Nick Posavetz, Department of Planning & Economic Development Macomb County.
Location: First State Bank - Clinton Township, 41240 Hayes Rd., ​Clinton Township

 

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