SEMC IN NUMBERS:
Number of Chambers: 3
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 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.
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
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:
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
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