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Featured Events


Coffee with the County

Wednesday, November 20 from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m.
Are you a Macomb County business? Looking to move your company to Macomb County? Come meet our business development team to discuss your business and learn about the many resources available through Macomb County. We can also provide details around services that deal with talent needs, tax incentives, capital assistance and strategic growth. If you’re interested in joining us for coffee and conversation, please let us know you are coming by emailing: for the Biggby Coffee location
or for the Romeo Cafe location.
Locations: Biggby Coffee, 33233 Mound Rd., Sterling Heights or Romeo Cafe, 125 S. Main St., Romeo


Win-Win Communication Skills

Thursday, November 21 from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
The purpose of this training is to provide proven techniques for enhancing communication effectiveness with others face-to-face or over the phone. Participants will strengthen communication skills by identifying techniques that help them communicate with greater impact and clarity. This course will provide opportunities to identify the purposes of communication and what can impede or enhance one’s message.
Location: Macomb County Planning & Economic Development, 1 S. Main, 7th Floor, Mt. Clemens



Tech Takeover: A Real-World Journey to the Factory of the Future

Wednesday, November 20 from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m.
You're invited to Automation Alley for a Tech Takeover presentation centered around how to chart the path to your future factory using a real-world example centered around real challenges and real benefits. Hear from the experts at Omron Automation Americas and Veoneer Brake Systems as they explore advanced technologies and knowledge to get past the hype and buzzwords. You can overcome these challenges with the right knowledge and right automation partner. 
Locations: Automation Alley, 2675 Bellingham, Troy



Prospecting for Federal Opportunities - 301

Thursday, November 21 from 9 a.m. to 12:30
Selling to the federal government can provide significant revenues for to small businesses, but it can be very time consuming trying to figure out where to find them, and how to identify the ones that are a good match for your business. This training will teach you how to find and identify those opportunities that match your businesses capabilities in a resourceful manner. This training session will take place in a computer lab and provide you with tools on how to search for, and recognize opportunities in a more efficient manner. In this training, you will be able to access various federal government e-procurement websites such as FBO, and experience searching for opportunities, as well as how to utilize FBO s advanced features to your benefit. We will also discuss and view other federal agencies e-procurement websites as well as PTACS BidMatch Service, and SBA s SUB Net Database. Furthermore, we will discuss various contracts, methods and competition types. Finally, we will end the training session with reviewing a solicitation and how to make that bid no bid decision. Prerequisite: Government Contracting 101 and 201. WHO SHOULD ATTEND? Management and key players who will support and facilitate government contracting within your company.
Location: Macomb Community College, MTEC, 7900 Tank Ave., Room 123, Warren


Protect Your Small Business ENTR - 8003A

Wednesday, December 4 from 6 p.m. to 8:55 p.m.
Use the law to protect you and your small business and to choose the best legal entity to protect your business from personal liability, unnecessary taxes, and internal or external fights. Taught by an attorney. (3 Contact Hours)

Location: Macomb Community College Center Campus, 44575 Garfield Rd., Clinton Township


Financing Your Business ENTR - 8045A

Monday, December 9 from 6 p.m. to 8:55 p.m.
Explore financing sources for small business and their benefits/drawbacks. Learn how and what to get ready before going to the bank for a loan. Discuss the 5 Cs: Conditions, Capital, Character, Collateral, and Cash Flow. (3 Contact Hours)
Location: Macomb Community College Center Campus, 44575 Garfield Rd., Clinton Township


Get to Know your Chamber- December 2019

Wednesday, December 11 from 8 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.
Please join us for our quarterly Get to Know Your Chamber, a special event that helps newer Macomb County Chamber Members connect with the staff of the chamber. We explain all the working parts of your Chamber and help you navigate your membership. ​You will also have the opportunity to introduce yourself and your business! 
​*This is a quarterly event for NEW MEMBERS ONLY in the past 90 days or PROSPECTIVE MEMBERS*
Location: First State Bank - Clinton Township, 41240 Hayes Rd., ​Clinton Township


Taking the Next Steps - Getting Started ENTR - 8046

Wednesday, December 11 from 6 p.m. to 8:55 p.m.
Completion of previous 6 classes required. Review and assess your business strategy and identify your next steps. Bring your planner to schedule an appointment with the Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship at Macomb Community College. (3 Contact Hours)
Location: Macomb Community College Center Campus, 44575 Garfield Rd., Clinton Township



How to Market Your Business to the Federal Government - 401

Thursday, December 12 from 9 a.m. to 12:30
The U.S. Government is the largest buyer of goods and services. Selling to government agencies can be a rewarding experience. But how do you market your goods and services to the Government? Learn how to market your business to government agencies. Topics to be covered include the following: Situation Analysis Developing effective marketing materials Networking wand people to know. We will also discuss the following marketing strategies: Capabilities statement Flyer ontent Additional value add Graphics A better business card Company website/social media platforms The elevator speech. WHO SHOULD ATTEND? Management and key players who will support and facilitate government contracting within your company.
Location: Macomb Community College, MTEC, 7900 Tank Ave., Room 124, Warren



Michigan Resources for Defense Exporting

Thursday, January 9 from 9 a.m. to noon
This event is for Michigan businesses who wish to learn about available resources for defense exporting. MEDC will be on hand to share information about their, no fee, Statewide export resources which are designed to help Michigan companies grow their international sales. Resources are available for all industries and range from matching funding for travel and international customer searches. The U.S. Department of Commerce will share insight into international defense opportunities and how to proactively leverage the U.S. Department of Commerce and other federal agencies to pursue and win defense contracts abroad. Foster Swift Collins & Smith P.C. will share best practices and real-life examples of how US Export Controls impact defense exporting and how to tread a safe path through landmines. And ALBEX LAW, P.C. will dive deeper and present on the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act: The "B" word in Defense Industry's International Transactions.
Location: Macomb Community College, MTEC, 7900 Tank Ave., Room 138, Warren


Global Economic Outlook for 2020 and Beyond

Thursday, January 16 from 8 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
This annual economic outlook will feature international business experts discussing the shifting dynamics of the global economy and how companies can best position themselves to take advantage of the opportunities and challenges of doing business around the world in 2020. How will the seemingly endless U.S.-China trade dispute continue to impact the international economy? Will Brexit finally see closure? What about the current and future state of our nation’s trade agreements with major trading partners? Or the upcoming U.S. presidential election? Closer to home, how will these and other factors affect Michigan’s business climate, especially our automotive, defense and other advanced manufacturing and high-tech industries? Speakers will focus on industries, countries and regions around the world where growth opportunities are particularly strong. They will also examine projected trends in two-way trade and investment flows and identify industries that will either benefit or be challenged by globalization in the short, medium and long terms.
Locations: Automation Alley, 2675 Bellingham, Troy



Great Lakes Water Authority Small Business Initiative Advisory Meeting 

Thursday, January 23 from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Join the Macomb Regional PTAC and the Great Lakes Water Authority (GLWA) for their Small Business Advisory Meeting. This meeting will highlight how to do business with GLWA; resource information from the Macomb PTAC and the U.S. Small Business Administration; and sub-contractor opportunities from GLWA’s primes.
Location: Macomb Community College, Center Campus, University Center 1, 44575 Garfield Road Clinton Township


Save the Date: Macomb County ACES Job Fair

Wednesday, April 1 from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
A Job Fair Connecting Employers with Differently-Abled Professionals. Why should you hire someone with a disability? According to the Centers for Disease Control 25.6% Americans live with a disability 28.2% of Michigan Residents have a disability.

  • Employees with disABILITIES have lower turnover low absenteeism, dedication, and longer tenure. Enabling employers to reduce recruitment costs.
  • A study completed by Accenture, in partnership with Disability:IN and the American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD), concluded that companies employing individuals with disabilities saw, on average, 28 percent higher revenue, double the net income and 30 percent higher economic profit margins over the four-year period we analyzed.
  • A survey conducted by the Job Accommodation Network found, 59% of job accommodations cost employers nothing to make ($0), while the remaining accommodations typically cost only $500.
  • Access to On-the-Job Training through Michigan Works! This program allows up to 50% reimbursement of the new employees wages for a designated period of time.
  • Employers have potential for federal tax incentives when hiring individuals with disabilities A diverse workforce better reflects your customers and the community in which you provide your services.

Location: 44001 Garfield Rd. Clinton Township