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A LETTER FROM OUR CEO REGARDING 2021 PLANS:

It goes without saying that 2020 has been an immensely difficult year. See what the Chamber has planned for moving forward.

SEMC IN NUMBERS:

Number of Chambers: 3

Total Participants:

1000+

Cities Covered:

43

WHO WE ARE

Approximately ten years ago, the Gratiot Avenue Business Association was formed and worked closely with the Macomb First Business Alliance. In 2015, they combined and became the Gratiot Avenue Chamber of Commerce (GACC), serving all 9 communities along the corridor: Eastpointe, Roseville, Clinton Township, Mount Clemens, Chesterfield, Lennox, Richmond, the Village of New Haven and Macomb Township. These communities total more than 350,000 residents. The vitality of the Corridor has significant implications not only for the businesses located on or in near proximity, but also for the communities within which they are located, as well as Macomb County at large.

THE BENEFITS

PROFESSIONAL SUPPORT

The chamber staff assists in marketing your business and helping to build your base with monthly luncheons with educational programs and a chance to network.

A SENSE OF COMMUNITY

Board leadership activity. 

Community projects. Fundraiser participation.

 

GET ACCESS TO BUSINESSES IN 11 COMMUNITIES

 

GRATIOT AVENUE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

Supports 10 communities. Approximately 10 years ago, the Gratiot Avenue Business Association was formed and worked closely with the Macomb First Business Alliance. In 2015, they combined and became the Gratiot Avenue Chamber of Commerce (GACC).

 

WARREN AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

Third largest city in the state with a large business base. The Warren Area Chamber is part of the overseeing body to the Warren Community Foundation which hosts events such as: Run Warren and Cruisin' 53. The WACC is affiliated with the City of Center Line and assists in the annual Center Line Independence Festival.

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SUCCESS: 2020 POLITICAL ACTION COALITION REPORT

The Southeast Michigan Chamber of Commerce (SEMC) Political Action Coalition (PAC) had another highly successful election season. County wide seventeen candidates: Congressional, City Council, Township Trustees (7), Township Clerks (2), Township Treasurers (2), Township Supervisor, County Treasurer, County Commissioner and a Judgeship. Representing eight communities: City of Eastpointe, City of Utica, Chesterfield Township, Clinton Township, Macomb Township, Shelby Township, Washington Township and Macomb County were supported by endorsement, financial support, consulting services, campaign management services or a combination of the aformentioned.

ALL SUPPORTED CANDIDATES WERE SUCCESSFUL EXCEPT ONE.

In addition to its winning record, the PAC had a number of particularly proud accomplishments including:

  • Kathleen Galen to the Judgeship in the Eastpointe 38th District Court

  • Tammy Patton to Trustee in Clinton Township

    • Tammy was the first African American elected to the Clinton Township Board of Trustees.


The PAC also helped a great deal with the re-election campaign of our good friend Macomb County Treasurer Larry Rocca.

*THE SOUTHEAST MICHIGAN CHAMBER OF COMMERCE POLITICAL ACTION COALITION IS NOT AN OFFICIAL BODY OF THE CHAMBER. CHAMBER MEMBERS THAT HAVE INTEREST IN THE LOCAL POLITICAL APPARATUS MEET INFORMALLY TO INITIATE SUPPORT FOR HIGHLY QUALIFIED CANDIDATES FOR PUBLIC OFFICE. 

We are proud partners with the FCA Foundation. Thanks to them scores of students in Warren will have FREE access to these community programs:

  • WARREN POLICE EXPLORERS: law enforcement exploratory program

  • GREAT LAKES EDUCATION PROGRAM: water quality and ecosystem program

2019 GIVING

It's been a strong year. Between the Southeast Michigan Chamber of Commerce, the Gratiot Avenue Chamber of Commerce, the Warren Area Chamber of Commerce, the North Gratiot Cruise, Cruisin' 53 and Run Warren 5K through the Warren Community Foundation, and facilitating giving from our members and local partners, we have raised a grand total of $294,000 given to the following worthy organizations:

$294,000

WARREN CIVIC CENTER SOUTH: LIBRARY AQUARIUM AND KIDS WITH DISABILITIES PLAYGROUND

LIBERTY CHURCH WARREN COMMUNITY PROGRAMS

HARVEST TIME OUTREACH MINISTRIES

MACOMB COUNTY WARMING CENTER

MCREST FUNDRAISER AT THE HOME OF PETER THOMAS

MCREST ELIMINATION RAFFLE

MCREST ANNUAL AWARDS DINNER

VETS RETURNING HOME

MCREST PENNY PER MILE PROGRAM

EASTPOINTE TREE LIGHTING CEREMONY

NEW BALTIMORE GOODFELLOWS

NEW BALTIMORE GOODFELLOWS KIDS CHRISTMAS

NEW BALTIMORE MAKE A DIFFERENCE DAY

NEW BALTIMORE CIVIC CLUB

CENTER LINE FESTIVAL FOUNDATION

CENTERLINE HIGH SCHOOL ATHLETIC PROGRAM

CENTERLINE K9 FOUNDATION

CHESTERFIELD HONOR GUARD

FRIENDS OF CHESTERFIELD POLICE DEPARTMENT

SELFRIDGE CHESTERFIELD LIONS

NEW BALTIMORE LIONS

CHESTERFIELD PARKS AND RECREATION PROGRAMS

CHESTERFIELD POLICE DEPARTMENT SHOP WITH A COP

CHESTERFIELD FIRE FIRE DEPT SMOKE DETECTOR PROGRAM

CHESTERFIELD BOY SCOUTS

MCREST GENERAL DONATIONS

FEATURED MEMBER

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FEATURED MEMBER

The Benefits Group is your source for Michigan group health insurance. Based in Rochester Hills, TBG is an employee benefits broker dedicated to assisting client partners in creating a healthier workplace. We provide technology and services that are focused on providing quality benefits while engaging creative cost containment strategies. Available plans include life insurance, group health insurance, employee benefits programs (HR 360), travel medical insurancr, group and individual dental and vision insurance. Discount programs are also available through Telemedicine.

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FEATURED MEMBER

If you're looking for a reliable Certified Public Accounting firm, look no further than MHC Advisors, P.C. MHC plays a major role in helping clients establish operational efficiency and become profitable and dynamic businesses in their industry. They provide their clients the best available service while meeting the standards of the accounting profession. The firm's management expertise, analytical experience, capabilities and technical backgrounds, combined with organizational flexibility, makes them uniquely suited to serve small of mid-size companies.

OUR CORPORATE MEMBERS

Priority Waste was formed by a group of individuals that have spent a lifetime in the Waste and Recycling Industry. Their staff and management have over 75 years combined experience servicing customers throughout Michigan and much of North America. Priority Waste is the official sponsor of the Detroit Grand Prix. Based in Clinton Township, Priority Waste serves over 64 cities in Michigan.

Ascension offers compassionate, personalized care within a wide range of specialties and programs to serve their communities. St. John Macomb Hospital and St. John Oakland Hospital merged in 2007, and today Ascension Macomb-Oakland Hospital has two campuses, one in Warren and one in Madison Heights.

MADISON HEIGHTS CAMPUS

27351 Dequindre Rd
Madison Heights, MI 48071

WARREN CAMPUS

11800 Twelve Mile Rd
Warren, MI 48093

Stellantis N.V. is a multinational automotive manufacturer headquartered in Amsterdam, Netherlands, which was formed by the 2021 merger of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles and the PSA Group on the basis of a 50-50 cross-border merger agreement. The principal activity of Stellantis is the design, development, manufacture and sale of motorcycles and vehicles bearing the Abarth, Alfa Romeo, Chrysler, Citroën, Dodge, DS, Fiat, Fiat Professional, Jeep, Lancia, Maserati, Mopar, Opel, Peugeot, Ram and Vauxhall brands.

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Partners in Architecture, PLC is a full-service Michigan architectural firm. Driven by a passionate pursuit of excellence, they work closely with their clients to achieve project goals and objectives by providing responsive solutions set apart by aesthetic appeal, functionality and value.

OUR WEBSITE SPONSOR

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Highway Auto Parts specializes in locating prime condition OEM new and used auto parts for their customers. They know it can be a trying experience to find quality parts for your car or truck. Their state of the art automotive recycling center guarantees you are ahead of the game when it comes to locating and purchasing the highest quality OEM new, aftermarket and salvage auto parts available to make crucial replacements or modifications to your vehicle.

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OUR SUPPORTERS

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