The Southeast Michigan Chamber offers programs that add true value to your membership.
You will meet business leaders from the community, learn valuable info to help you succeed and receive the latest news directly from our political leaders.
CHAMBER CONNECT PROGRAM
The Chamber Connect Program is available to membership level that offer consulting and marketing assistance. The following benefits will be applied on your behalf:
Analyze your product offering with an eye forward to your prospective market.
Review and cross reference with Chamber membership , Chamber Friends, Chamber Sphere of Influence and Governmental Entities
Produce a target list as a result of the aforementioned process.
Set and attend appointments on your behalf as dictated by target list analysis process.
Assist with follow up communications, phone calls, emails, and needed information
Every month we hold a luncheon where our members can meet or catch up, talk business, take a break, listen to interesting presentations or grab seconds from the buffet. These luncheons take place in Warren or Clinton Township at the area's best banquet facilities. Also, the SMCC annually recognizes business leaders in our community who have made an outstanding mark in the betterment of society at an Awards Luncheon.
ANNUAL SENIOR EXPO
Our member base includes many veteran companies with lifelong customers. These relationships run deep and prove valuable when seeking to enter into new fields or territories. We offer expert understanding of the needs of the senior community and give access through our Annual Senior Expo.
COMMUNITY ACTION COALITION
The most effective way to help the people of our community is to offer support to local nonprofits. SMCC works closely with 501c(3) organizations that offer food, shelter, clothing, healthcare assistance, and improve the quality of life in our cities. Nonprofits with similar goals and meet and coordinate through us and businesses looking to contribute can form important and impactful relationships.
LOCAL GOVERNMENT COMMISSIONS, BOARDS & AUTHORITIES PROGRAM
We believe that the best business practices and ethics are developed through democratic processes. We succeed when we coordinate and pursue the goals of the group instead of the individual. With so many political figures and industry leaders attending our luncheons, we provide the perfect place to establish yourself for potential appointments on various local government boards, commissions and authorities in the region.
POLITICAL OFFICE MENTORSHIP PROGRAM
SMCC is composed of veteran politicians from multiple cities and counties. Each of our monthly luncheons features a prominent elected official and presentations on the local initiatives or political news coming down the pike. If you have an interest in running for office and serving in a new capacity, we offer mentorship, training and assistance.
BID NOTIFICATION PROGRAM
Members are in a prime position through SMCC connections when there is an upcoming big project at the state, county, city or township level. Through this matchmaking program, we have a jump on the general public when there is a potential business opportunity between our members.
Members can download the bid notification form below.
One of the best qualities of Southeast Michigan is it's incredible diversity. Across our counties, you'll see a rich tapestry of cultures, perspectives and values. A strong community gives everyone a voice and a seat at the table. We work to be inclusive as possible and create equal opportunities for all members.
CONTRACTORS & BUILDING MATERIAL SUPPLIERS MARKETING
A specialty of ours is working with those who are looking to develop, build, or renovate real estate. If you are looking to get your foot in the door with local building departments, planning commissions, planning directors and clerk's offices look no further. Or if you need someone to draw the plans or provide the materials, we've got you covered.
MEMBER TO MEMBER DISCOUNT PROGRAM
With so many contracts and agreements being made in our business community, everyone is looking for a fair deal and an understanding with a representative they can trust. Fostering relationships is key, and the face time you'll receive with our members, from many varied industries, will prove invaluable come time for negotiation.
Are you looking to stand out in our member base in a big way? Sponsor one of our events! The recognition you will receive and the visibility you will be given may do a wonder for the optics of your business. Plus, you will be supporting deserving causes and worthy endeavors. Opportunities include: monthly luncheon speaker's bureau, our annual awards program, charity events for our nonprofits, and political fundraisers.
POLITICAL ACTION COALITION
Through this coalition of members with shared business interests, you can build relationships with our elected officials: local, county and state wide. The SMCC supports candidates that support the interests of our businesses and our citizenry. Find out how you can be a part of driving our community.
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.
MACOMB COUNTY ROTATING EMERGENCY SHELTER TEAM
Early in 1988 nine founders assembled with the idea of a homeless day camp. As a result of that meeting at Trinity Lutheran Church in Clinton Township, the organization now known as MCREST was birthed.
With the success of the day camp venture, the founders evolved into overnight emergency shelters. Twelve original churches were signed up to provide meals and lodging in the Fall & Winter season of 1988. Before the first season ended around Easter 1989, another 9 congregations came on board.
In May of 1989 an official 501c3 application for nonprofit status was granted to MCREST. The first President of the MCREST Board was elected in May and the founding Board went on to develop guidelines, organize volunteers and plan for the first full year of services beginning later in 1989. MCREST has grown from those original 21 churches to over 70 today representing many denominations across Macomb County.
Today, MCREST provides meals, lodging, life-skills training, housing assistance, job readiness training, and emergency shelter 365 days each year to Macomb County’s homeless population.