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Mount Clemens “Play Everywhere” Call for Artists

Advancing Macomb, in partnership with the City of Mount Clemens, the Anton Art Center and the Macomb Family YMCA, has released a call for artists to design and manage the installation of four separate public outdoor paintings. This project will execute the vision of the KaBoom! "Play Everywhere" challenge to bring “play to unexpected but everyday spaces, making it easy and available for kids and families.”

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County-wide Macomb Bike Drive Kick-off

Do you have more bikes than people in your home? No problem! Help kids across the Eastside and help clear some space in your garage. Consolidating this first-ever county-wide bike drive campaign, Advancing Macomb, the Macomb YMCA, Leadership Macomb, Thoughtful Missions, The Macomb County Executive Office, CARE of Southeast Michigan and No Bike Left Behind are creating a positive community impact by collecting bikes across Macomb this fall and distributing those bikes to kids in need in the spring of 2017.

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Board Member Updates June 2017

Advancing Macomb announces the addition of two new board members – Thom Lipari of Lipari Foods and Jim Sawyer, President of Macomb Community College.

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Advancing Macomb to Sponsor Macomb Manufacturing Day October 7

Advancing Macomb is one of this year’s Manufacturing Day sponsors in Macomb County. After researching and creating a county asset inventory, the Advancing Macomb Board of Directors conducted several interviews earlier this year to determine top priorities for the county. Each of the identified priorities creates a positive impact on Macomb’s economy, community or natural resources. Manufacturing and manufacturing technology emerged as the driving factor for Macomb’s economic success – within the Detroit Region and globally.

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Advancing Macomb Supports Mt. Clemens Riverfront Development

Advancing Macomb is proud to announce its fourth project – $10,000 to support crowdfunding for the downtown WaterTowns® Mt. Clemens riverfront project.

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Advancing Macomb Seeks Executive Director

Advancing Macomb, a Macomb County business and community leadership organization representing nearly 900,000 residents and 18,000 businesses, is seeking an executive director. David Girodat, president and chief executive officer of Fifth Third Bank for Eastern Michigan and Advancing Macomb board chair, made the announcement today.

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Advancing Macomb Gives 670 Bikes to Kids throughout Macomb County

Advancing Macomb completed the very first county-wide bike drive and give-away on Saturday, May 20th. The program began in the fall of 2016 with Macomb County and neighboring residents donating a total of 800 bikes to township and city hall offices.

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Advancing Macomb Board Members Collaborate to Fund Mt. Clemens Riverfront Development

The Advancing Macomb board answered a call to help provide gap funding for the new recreation and launch site on the Clinton River in Mt. Clemens. Final bids for the project came in much higher than anticipated due to additional engineering needed to lower ongoing maintenance costs. The Clinton River Watershed Council spearheaded the project as a part of its broader Watertowns® initiative.

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Advancing Macomb Annual Report

2015 marked Advancing Macomb’s first official year of operation. In its first year, the organization completed an asset inventory for Macomb County, developed a three-year strategic plan, launched its digital and social presence and held its first annual meeting. Modeled after organizations such as Detroit Renaissance and Grand Action, AM provides a unified voice for Macomb’s corporate, institutional, non-profit and public sectors. AM’s mission is to enhance the quality of life for Macomb County communities by leveraging collective support to invest in new and existing assets. While the immediate focus is primarily in Macomb County, AM also will look for opportunities for cooperation within the region.

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Advancing Macomb Announces Executive Director

Advancing Macomb – A group of leaders from across Macomb County have come together to set an agenda focused on creating long term economic opportunities and sustainable communities. Today they announce their new executive director, Melissa Roy. In July of 2012, Macomb County Executive, Mark Hackel asked local community and business leaders to create an entity that could drive community and economic development for the county. Modeled after organizations like Detroit Renaissance and Grand Action, Advancing Macomb (AM) – a 501C3 private non-profit – was launched in June of 2013 and now in the spring of 2015, has established an office in Mount Clemens and secured the executive director services of Melissa Roy.

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