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Who’s Advancing in Macomb: Paul Kropp, Chief Operations Officer, Bakes & Kropp

May 7, 2018 Blog Post

When you look at the website for Bakes & Kropp Fine Cabinetry, you see a portfolio of gorgeous, high-end kitchen and bath design projects pulling clients mostly from the Hamptons and New York City. These beautiful luxury creations start right here in Macomb County at a custom woodworking shop in Mount Clemens.


Who’s Advancing in Macomb: John Myers III, C.J. Barrymore’s Entertainment

May 7, 2018 Blog Post

John Myers III has risen through the ranks at C.J. Barrymore’s Entertainment to become part of the executive management team at the Clinton Township entertainment center. Myers says “For the past 22 years I have operated C.J. Barrymore’s, a multi-million dollar Macomb County based business that, under my leadership, has doubled in size during the last decade and continues to grow substantially each year. I have gained valuable experience in financial planning, projecting growth, and gaining value for the dollar, while also never losing sight of the big picture: ensuring that every dollar spent provides a one-of-a-kind experience for our guests, while also maximizing the return for our business. The best part about my job is my 300 plus staff they help to keep the train on the tracks.”


Mount Clemens River Cleanup a Success

May 7, 2018 Blog Post

On April 27, Advancing Macomb in conjunction with the Clinton River Watershed Council held an inaugural river cleanup along the banks of the Clinton River in Mount Clemens. The organizations will be debuting a new kayak and canoe launch at MacArthur Park later this spring and wanted to clean up the shoreline in the surrounding area to make it more inviting to enjoy the river.


Advancing Macomb Trustee Group

May 7, 2018 Blog Post

Advancing Macomb hosted the first gathering for our new Trustee group at the Rock Room at the Emerald Theatre in Mount Clemens on April 24. The Trustee group was formed to provide a civic-focused, social club for business leaders throughout the county.  With monthly gatherings at venues throughout Macomb, these events allow participants to engage with one another and Advancing Macomb board members to leverage their influence strategically around specific issues.


Who’s Advancing in Macomb: Mark Rathbone

April 9, 2018 Blog Post

I’m Mark Rathbone, CEO of PTI Engineered Plastics. I was born in Detroit and raised in Clinton Township. I attended Chippewa Valley High School, class of 1970. I started in the mold-making trade while attending high school, and enrolled in an apprenticeship program through Macomb Community College during the early seventies. In my earlier years, I worked in mold design, mold making, and manufacturing process engineering.  In 1984, I started my own business which operated under the name of Proto-Tech Industries until 1987.