Trending upward on the shoulders of a re-energized automotive industry, Southeast Michigan has plotted a fresh move forward. What does this forward movement mean to each of the communities and are we truly connected as a region? How do all of our individual strengths come together for an even stronger combined unit? Macomb County is a proud member of the Detroit Region and has stepped up its game as a critical piece of the region’s economic ecosystem. Reinvigorating its own identity, Macomb has made itself more competitive with a greater focus on manufacturing capabilities, enhanced quality of life and making sure that our institutions are educating the workforce of today and tomorrow. This has been instrumental in a much-welcomed upsurge in economic, social, and environmental activities in Southeast Michigan.
We are featuring Advancing Macomb board member Grace Shore. Grace is the CEO of the Macomb County Chamber, a 900-member organization that is respected throughout the state. She has lived and worked in Macomb County for most of her life being involved in numerous professional, civic and business organizations in Macomb and throughout the region. She has built a strong reputation as a progressive and impactful member of the local business community during her more than 36 years with the chamber. Under Shore’s leadership, the Macomb County Chamber of Commerce has been twice recognized with the Outstanding Chamber of the Year Award from the Michigan Association of Chamber Professionals.
Nearly 400 people gathered for the 5th Annual Macomb Business Awards on February 14th. An event designed to celebrate innovative, forward-thinking and community-minded businesses throughout Macomb County, it’s also a great event to meet local business leaders.