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Thank You for Your Service!

As we close out 2017, we would like to bid a special farewell to two of our esteemed board members: Steve Kurmas and Marie Hocker.

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Technical Education Growth

Shannon Williams is the new head of Career Technical Education (CTE) programming at the Macomb Intermediate School District. That means that Shannon has a bird’s eye view of how districts throughout the county are serving technical education. CTE is the combination of schools, institutions, and educational programs that specialize in the skilled trades, applied sciences, modern technologies, and career preparation. These schools and institutions have been the backbone of making Macomb County a successful center for manufacturing. Additionally, CTE has been identified as a key needed area of investment to keep our area a global leader in manufacturing and production technology.

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Tech Careers Made Here

The need for trained and talented IT professionals in Michigan is growing by leaps and bounds. According to CompTIA, a not-for-profit computing technology association, the Michigan IT sector grew by more than five percent in 2016 adding nearly 11,000 new jobs. That brings the estimated number of workers employed in technology in Michigan to almost 222,000. This increasing demand for trained workers is not going to stop. To meet this need, it is more important than ever to have accredited educational programs in place to continue to fill the pipeline of educated IT professionals.

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Summer Soiree 2019

Our board, trustees and guests celebrated the summer and the work of Advancing Macomb at our annual Summer Soiree.

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Summer Soiree 2018

Advancing Macomb held its annual Summer Soiree on July 17, 2018, hosted by board member Maria Silamianos at her home. This event was a time to gather together those already involved with the organization - board members, trustees, and staff - with other business and community leaders to talk about what Advancing Macomb has accomplished and plans for the future.

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Summer is in Full Swing at Lake St. Clair Metropark!

August is upon us and summer is in full swing. Don’t let summer slip away without taking advantage of some of Macomb County’s wonderful recreation opportunities. Head east to the water’s edge at Lake St. Clair Metropark in Harrison Township. This 938-acre park can meet your recreational needs on many fronts and keep your summer calendar full.

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Stunning Art: Macomb Grown, Aged and Perfected in Detroit

Israel and Erik Nordin (The Nordin Brothers) started the Detroit Design Center® in 1999, well before the current renaissance in Detroit was happening.  They worked for their father’s steel company to help pay for school.  In 1999, their father retired and the brothers decided it was time to begin creating their art full time.    They purchased their studio on Michigan Avenue from him and began buildings objects.   They learned about business from their father who taught them important themes that still run true in their company today.   “Do what you say”, “pay your bills on time”, “grow slowly” and “dream big”.

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Spotlight’s On!

In celebration of the giving season, Advancing Macomb is setting the spotlight on a local artist who truly gives back to our community: Anne Nicolazzo. As a long-time resident of Macomb County, you may have spotted her at various community events over the years. She can usually be found behind the camera, but freelance photographer Anne Nicolazzo is more than just a behind-the-scenes gal; in fact, she is a professional and artistic leader, who dedicates her artistry to bettering the community.

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SportPort Programs Provides More Opportunity for Play

Mt. Clemens is one of eight new sites in the region to receive funding for Project Play: Southeast Michigan’s new “SportPort: Equipment Sharing for All” program. SportPort is a free youth sports equipment sharing program that will provide a lending library of sports and recreation equipment that can be checked out at multiple sites within the city.

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SportPort Mount Clemens and Project Play Keeps Kids Active in Tough Times

Recognizing that this summer would be very different for many families, the SportPort Mount Clemens collaborative worked to keep kids active in these challenging times.

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