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Volunteers pumped up for the big bicycle giveaway at Fredom Hill

Posted May 12, 2017

Volunteers are finishing up the final touches on more than 500 bicycles designated for the upcoming bicycle giveaway, May 20 at Freedom Hill County Park in Sterling Heights.

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Retiring Macomb Community College President James Jacobs

Posted April 19, 2017

In 1967, Jim Jacobs had no idea that the request of a friend would change the course of his life, leading to a 50-year career with Macomb Community College and culminating in the last nine as the college’s president.

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Stunning Art: Macomb Grown, Aged and Perfected in Detroit

Posted April 19, 2017

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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East Side Bike Drive: The Power of Working Together

Posted April 19, 2017

What will you do when the weather gets warm? 500 kids across the East Side will be testing out their wheels on sidewalks of Warren, the streets of St. Clair Shores and bike paths of Sterling Heights. Do you want to be a part of it?

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Baker Industries Grows into it’s 25th Year

Posted March 30, 2017

Advancing Macomb is a proud sponsor of the Macomb Business Awards, which showcases innovative businesses across Macomb county. Our featured company is the winner of the Diversification Leader Award, Baker Industries, who is also celebrating 25 years in the business. Baker shares with Advancing Macomb how diversification and customer satisfaction drive their continued success.

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Growing More Green

Posted March 30, 2017

We’ve all heard about ash trees dying in mass due to this pest called the emerald ash borer, but have we taken inventory of what has happened to our neighborhoods as a result?  Well, when Macomb County Department of Planning & Economic Development participated in a Regional Green Infrastructure study in 2012, we learned just how devastated our urban forest canopy has become.  Not just the ash trees have been affected.  Before that was the Dutch elm disease, and we also need to account for those trees lost due to aging, utility repairs, and storm damage.  When we looked at the data, it became very evident that the areas in Macomb County along and south of the Main Branch of the Clinton River were hit especially hard within the southeast Michigan region.  Hit so hard that we barely have 50 percent of what is recommended by U.S. Forestry standards.

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Macomb: Connecting Our Brand

Posted February 27, 2017

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.

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Meet Grace Shore

Posted February 27, 2017

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.

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Michigan Business Awards 2017

Posted February 27, 2017

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.

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East Side Bike Drive

Posted January 31, 2017

Advancing Macomb has hit the ground pedaling in 2017 with the great success of Macomb County’s East Side Bike Drive bike collection. As the first-ever county-wide bike drive, we are all immensely grateful for everyone who made phase one possible. From our members, partners and volunteers to the cities and townships who provided collection points throughout the county. From inception to collection, the community spirit rose with great enthusiasm throughout and around Macomb County. Phase one yielded 800 bikes from eight communities across the county.

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