Those of us who are fortunate enough to call New Baltimore home are spoiled, and many of us don’t even know it. Waterfront cities are common in the Detroit area, but none of them feel quite like New Baltimore – a small, resort-like town, just 40 minutes from the bustle of Detroit.
Until you discover Lake St. Clair, its rivers surrounding and surrounding waterways—and the great dining, shopping and recreational opportunities that abound here—you just don’t know what you’ve been missing.
Hosted by the Macomb County Chamber, the eighth annual Lake St. Clair Appreciation Day Boating event was held in July. The Macomb County Department of Planning and Economic Development and several local agencies who have a vested interest in the success and sustainability of Lake St. Clair, including MacRay Harbor and New Baltimore, helped organize the event.
In July, five early-stage businesses from Macomb, Oakland and Washtenaw counties received $275,000 in funding in the inaugural round of awards from the Innovation Fund Macomb Community College, Powered by JPMorgan Chase. Receiving $25,000 grants were AQUASIGHT, Rochester Hills, for a real-time intelligence solution for water pumping systems to identify performance issues; GAP Quality Systems, Southfield, for an automated process for inspecting chrome-plated and high-gloss painted parts; and KTISIS, Sterling Heights, for a composite container system to enable fleet vehicles to use either compressed natural gas or liquefied gas. Receiving $100,000 awards were Ann Arbor companies MyFab5, for an online marketing platform that streamlines social media marketing for restaurants, and TurtleCell, a maker of a thin-profile smartphone case with retractable headphones.
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