EVENTS

The best way to get to know us is to meet up in person! Check out our upcoming meetings and other related events.

2019 SCHEDULE

AFFILIATE MEETINGS AND EVENTS

Listed below is the 2019 meeting schedule for the SEMC and it's connected organizations:

the Gratiot Avenue Chamber of Commerce and the Warren Area Chamber of Commerce.

 

The meetings vary in topic and scope, but attendance is heartily encouraged to any and all events.

These events do not include the monthly luncheons held by the SEMC.

 

To learn more about registration or participation for any events on our calendar, please contact:

John Johnson 

Chief Executive Officer

(586) 214-9116

 john@semchamber.org 

Joie West

Chief Operating Officer

586-291-2188

west.joie@gmail.com

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 10, 2019

 

ORGANIZER: WARREN AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

Civic Center South Grand Opening

Van Dyke West, Warren

2:00pm - 6:00pm

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 11, 2019

ORGANIZER: SOUTHEAST MICHIGAN CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

MCREST Annual Good Samaritan Awards Dinner

American Polish Century Club, Sterling Heights

6:00pm - 10:00pm

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 24, 2019

ORGANIZER: WARREN AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

Warren Community Foundation Awards Luncheon

Gazebo Banquet Center, Warren

11:30am - 1:00pm

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 6, 2019

ORGANIZER: GRATIOT AVENUE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

Southeast Michigan Chamber of Commerce Joint Holiday Luncheon

Bravado Event Venue, Clinton Township

11:30am - 1:00pm

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 8, 2019

ORGANIZER: SOUTHEAST MICHIGAN CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

MCREST Annual Christmas Party for Homeless Children

Location TBD

12:00pm - 4:00pm

PAST EVENTS

THURSDAY, JANUARY 21, 2019

 

ORGANIZER: WARREN AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

What Every Employer Should Know About Michigan's Marijuana Laws

Presented by: Kirk, Huth, Lange & Badalamenti, PLC

Gazebo Banquet Center, Warren

11:30am - 1:00pm

 

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 2019

ORGANIZER: GRATIOT AVENUE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

Lenox Township Update

Speaker: Supervisor Ron Trombly

Louis' Chop House, Chesterfield Township

11:30am - 1:00pm

THURSDAY, MARCH 21, 2019

ORGANIZER: WARREN AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

City of Center Line State of the City Address

Warren Community Foundation Awards

Gazebo Banquet Center, Warren

11:30am - 1:00pm

THURSDAY, APRIL 25, 2019

ORGANIZER: GRATIOT AVENUE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

Clinton Township Update

Speaker: Supervisor Robert Cannon

Bravado Event Venue, Clinton Township

11:30am - 1:00pm

FRIDAY, MAY 17, 2019

ORGANIZER: SOUTHEAST MICHIGAN CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

MCREST Elimination Raffle

Mirage Banquet Center, Clinton Township

6:00pm - 10:00pm

MAY TBD, 2019

ORGANIZER: WARREN AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

City of Warren State of the City Address

Andiamo, Warren

11:30am - 1:00pm

SATURDAY, JUNE 8, 2019 

ORGANIZER: WARREN AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

Cruisin' 53 Inaugural Warren and Center Line Car Cruise

Van Dyke, M53, Warren and Center Line

12:00pm - 6:00pm

THURSDAY, JUNE 27, 2019

ORGANIZER: GRATIOT AVENUE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

Southeast Michigan Chamber of Commerce Annual Awards Luncheon

Bravado Event Venue, Clinton Township

11:30am - 1:00pm

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 14, 2019

ORGANIZER: WARREN AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

Run Warren 5K Fun Run-Walk

Warren City Hall, Warren

9:00am - 10:30am

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 2019

ORGANIZER: GRATIOT AVENUE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

City of Chesterfield Update

Speakers: Supervisor Dan Acciavatti

Louis Chop House, Chesterfield

11:30am - 1:00pm

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 2019

 

ORGANIZER: GRATIOT AVENUE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

North Gratiot Cruise

Gratiot Avenue, Chesterfield

12:00pm - 6:00pm

 

MONTHLY LUNCHEONS

SEMC members get together for a sponsored lunch each month to meet other members, see old friends and listen to speakers that provide up to the minute insight into what is happening in our local area.  Expect educational and cost savings opportunities, exposure to local and state elected officials and community updates. We focus on booking speakers and topics that matter to our members.

PAST LUNCHEON SPEAKERS INCLUDE:

Andy Dillion, Speaker of the House
Anthony Forlini, State Representative (24th District)
Anthony Wickersham, Macomb County Sheriff
Antonio Viviano, Macomb County Circuit Court Judge
Barbara Dempsey, Mount Clemens Mayor
Bob Cannon, Clinton Township Supervisor
Candice Miller, Congresswoman (10th Congressional District)
Cindy Berry, Chesterfield Township Clerk
Dan Acciavatti, Chesterfield Township Supervisor

Harold Haugh, State Representative (22nd District)
Goldman Sachs: 10,000 Small Businesses
James Fouts, Warren Mayor
James Thomas, Attorney
Jim Jacobs, Macomb Community College President
John Chirkun, State Representative (22nd District)
Kathy Vosberg, Macomb County Commissioner
Larry Rocca, Macomb County Treasurer
Larry Smith, New Baltimore Mayor
Marilyn Lane, State Representative (31st District)
Mark Hackel, Macomb County Executive
Mark O'Halla, Mount Clemens Regional Medical Center President
Matthew Moron, Owner of Detroit Ambassador Bridge Company
Michigan Works
Mike Bouchard, Oakland Sheriff
Mike Tierney, Flagstar Bank President & CEO
Mitch Albom, Nationally syndicated radio host and best-selling author
Paul Mitchell, Congressman (10th Congressional District)

Peter Lucido, Michigan State Senator (8th District)
Phil Pavlov, Michigan State Senator (25th District)
Rick Snyder, Governor
Richard Notte, Sterling Heights Mayor
Sander Levin, Congressman (9th Congressional District)
SCORE
Ted Wahby, Macomb County Treasurer
Tom Brisse, McLaren Macomb President
Virg Bereno, Lansing Mayor

RECENT POLITICAL ACTION COALITION FUNDRAISERS:

 

Eastpointe City Councilman Cardi Demonaco

New Baltimore City Councilman David Duffy

Harold Haugh for Macomb County Commissioner

Warren Mayor Jim Fouts

Macomb County Treasurer Larry Rocca

Nate Shannon for State Senate

Paul Wojno for State Senate

Stanley Grot for Secretary of State

PLEASE NOTE: The Southeast Michigan Chamber of Commerce Political Action Coalition is not an official body of the chamber.

Chamber members that have an interest in the local political apparatus meet informally to initiate support for highly qualified candidates for public office. 

 

ANNUAL EVENTS

SEPTEMBER

NORTH GRATIOT CRUISE FOUNDATION

The North Gratiot Cruise is a one-day celebration of automobile history that attracts muscle cars, street rods, customs, collector cars, special interest vehicles and the people that love them. Expect to find your dream car, live music, great food vendors, parties and family fun. The Gratiot Avenue Chamber of Commerce has been presenting the North Gratiot Cruise for over a decade and in that time has granted $50,000 to community groups.

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OCTOBER

MCREST

Macomb County Rotating Emergency Shelter Team (MCREST) is an outstanding nonprofit and each year we partner in presenting the Good Samaritan Awards. Aside from a chance to thank the volunteers and churches that form the backbone of MCREST, the gala is the organizations biggest fundraiser of the year. Those funds are used to finance the programs and operational costs in support of MCREST's mission: offering temporary shelter to the homeless individuals and helping them transition to independence.

AUGUST

WARREN COMMUNITY FOUNDATION

Run Warren is a community 5K Run, Kids Fun Run, and Senior Walk to promote wellness and raise funds for The Warren Community Foundation to distribute to deserving groups and philanthropic organizations. The Warren Community Foundation was formed for the coordination, marketing, and implementation of various community events designed to promote the welfare of the city.

JUNE

CHAMBER AWARDS LUNCHEON

Each year the SEMC recognizes business leaders in our community who have made an outstanding mark on the betterment of our society.  We present these awards at an all-member luncheon. Awards include Ted Wahby Elected Official of the Year, Jim Binson Business of the Year and Business Volunteers of the Year.

JUNE

CRUISIN' 53

This June, the Warren Community Foundation brings a long-awaited event to the city: a rockin' car cruise to call it's own. Highway 53 will transform into a giant block party, with food trucks, local vendors, exciting bands, restaurant specials, and of course, some beautiful and unique automobiles. The whole family will want to return for this new Warren tradition year after year.

COMMUNITY GIVING EVENTS

MCREST GOOD SAMARITAN AWARDS

ANNUAL FUNDRAISING EVENT

IN PARTNERSHIP WITH SEMC

PAST YEAR RAISED $30,000

NORTH GRATIOT CRUISE

ANNUAL FUNDRAISING EVENT

WITH NORTH GRATIOT CRUISE FOUNDATION

PAST YEAR RAISED $8,000

RUN WARREN

ANNUAL FUNDRAISING EVENT 

WITH WARREN COMMUNITY FOUNDATION

PAST YEAR RAISED $10,000

SENIOR DAY AT JIMMY JOHN'S BALLPARK

CO-SPONSORED WITH KARANA LAW

MCREST PERMANENT SHELTER FUNDRAISER DINNER PARTY 

RAISED $32,000

MCREST ELIMINATION RAFFLE

RAISED $26,000

MCREST CAPITAL CAMPAIGN FOR PERMANENT SHELTER

RAISED $100,000

MACOMB SPECIAL OLYMPICS LUNCHEON

RAISED $5,000

MCLAREN MACOMB CRYSTAL BALL

RAISED $5,000