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Planning and Economic Development

Contact: Vicky Rowinski, Director of Macomb County Planning & Economic Development

Phone: 586-469-5065



June 15, 2022

Macomb Business Awards returns, marking tenth anniversary of the annual event

Nomination period now open for businesses

Macomb County today announced the annual Macomb Business Awards will be held Thursday, September 22. The event, which is now in its tenth year, recognizes local businesses in a variety of categories.

“Every year we look forward to the Macomb Business Awards because it gives us a chance to gather and celebrate local organizations that are outstanding in their field,” said Vicky Rowinski, director of Macomb County Planning and Economic Development (MCPED). “I’m thrilled to see this event return for its tenth year and with several new award categories, I’m excited to see who receives top honors.”

This year’s nomination categories are as follows:

  1. Hidden Gem
    A business with up to 50 employees that offers a unique “made in Macomb” product or service that more people should know about.
  2. Hometown Hero
    An organization that goes above and beyond to help their community by providing assistance, donations, volunteer and/or promotional support to a cause or for a local need.
  3. Manufacturer of the Year
    A manufacturer or supplier of any size in any industry that is achieving success through its efforts to diversify its customer base and implement new technologies or efficiencies, including Industry 4.0 practices.
  4. Small But Mighty Award
    A microbusiness or small operation with less than ten employees that has identified an important community need and addressed it through their service or offerings. Must have a brick and mortar presence.
  5. Trailblazer of Future Talent
    A company that creates opportunities for the next generation of Macomb County’s workforce to explore career possibilities and experience work-based learning.
  6. Workforce Champion
    A company that demonstrates agility and creativity in response to workforce needs, including talent attraction, employee retention and making a conscious effort to build a diverse, equitable and inclusive workplace for all.

Nominations opened on June 13 and will close on July 13. The online application can be found here. Once the submission portal closes, the nominees will be reviewed by a panel of judges, who will then select the winners.

The Macomb Business Awards recognizes outstanding businesses that have made Macomb County their home. It will feature networking opportunities and presentations from leaders who will discuss relevant business topics.

MCPED is also seeking sponsors to help cover program expenses. For more information, please contact Maria Zardis at or click here to learn more.


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