Friday, October 30, 2015

The Department in the News
Call for Nominations for the Macomb County Business Awards
Mac-OU INC Newsletter: October 2015, 10/26/15

Flipsi Awarded First Place at Second-Annual Macomb Pitch Competition
Mac-OU INC Newsletter: October 2015, 10/27/15

Macomb Biz in the News
Development moves forward at 26 Mile, Van Dyke
Advisor & Source Newspapers, 10/29/15

Automation of Things Unveils the FourZero Software Platform
Mac-OU INC Newsletter: October 2015, 10/28/15

Heritage Oaks – A store to explore and more!
The Make Macomb Your Home Blog (blog), 10/29/15

Comcast adding 400 jobs, aims to improve service
Detroit Free Press, 10/29/15

Comcast to Hire 400 New Employees Over Next Year
DBusiness, 10/29/15

Hotts Spots: Plenty of Macomb nightspots to haunt for Halloween
Macomb Daily, 10/28/15

Opportunities
MICHIGAN SBDC PRESENTS “HOW TO BUY OR SELL A BUSINESS” AT VELOCITY CENTER IN STERLING HEIGHTS – NOV 4
Automation Alley (press release), 10/29/15

Business events in November: From networking to infographics
Crain’s Detroit Business, 10/30/15

Industry Trends
Butzel Long: “IRS Announces Employee Benefits Limits for 2016
Mac-OU INC Newsletter: October 2015, 10/28/15

Defense Article of Interest: “Industry CEO: Defense Market Should Embrace Startups” 
Mac-OU INC Newsletter: October 2015, 10/28/15

Power line workers are hot commodity in Michigan
The Detroit News, 10/29/15

What can a city hall do for a business?
Crain’s Detroit Business (blog), 10/29/15

Government in Action
#UberKittens melt hearts at Detroit Free Press
Detroit Free Press, 10/29/15

5 ideas for creating a shared regional vision for southeast Michigan
Metromode, 10/29/15

One-block shutdown of Harper Avenue will start Friday
Macomb Daily, 10/29/15

Airmen return home after six-month deployment
C&G News, 10/30/15

Make Macomb Your Home
Armada Library invites kids to design cards for troops
The Voice, 10/29/15

Community Calendar
The Voice, 10/28/15

Detroit Zoo Wild Lights to Illuminate Holiday Season with 5M Lights
DBusiness, 10/29/15

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Thursday, October 29, 2015

Macomb Biz in the News
Global Tooling Systems wins $475,000 grant for Macomb Township factory build-out
Crain’s Detroit Business, 10/28/15

State OKs $4.1 million private bond sale for Warren-based Packaging Specialties expansion
Crain’s Detroit Business, 10/27/15

Ethel’s Edibles: An example of opportunities for new businesses in Macomb County
Macomb Business Blog (blog), 10/29/15

Opportunities
County exec to be honoree at Ritz event
C&G News, 10/28/15

Industry Trends
GM commits to spend $8.3 billion, upgrade 12 U.S. plants under UAW pact
Crain’s Detroit Business, 10/29/15

Government in Action
Tap Uber app Thursday for some ‘cuddle time’
The Detroit News, 10/28/15

Purr-fect Thursday awaits thanks to Uber kittens
Detroit Free Press, 10/28/15

Fraser drafting ordinance to combat inhumane animal treatment
C&G News, 10/28/15

Cities prepare for winter months amid salt price hike
C&G News, 10/28/15

City website offers features for voters
C&G News, 10/28/15

Make Macomb Your Home
AT THE LIBRARY: Various programs offered at Chesterfield Township Library
The Voice, 10/26/15

Optimists honor firefighters for work in the line of duty
C&G News, 10/28/15

Get in touch with city trucks at Farmers Market
C&G News, 10/28/15

Runners hustle for a cause on Halloween
Macomb Daily, 10/28/15

Donors, TIFA step up to help with park improvements
C&G News, 10/28/15

City, church to salute military for Veterans Day
C&G News, 10/28/15

Roundup: Macomb Community College, Weyn, Wayne Med-Direct & More
Xconomy, 10/26/15

MCC hosts People, Pets and Vets event Nov. 7
Macomb Daily, 10/28/15

UCS program cited by national publication
Macomb Daily, 10/28/15

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

The Department in the News
Macomb County making connections at international Army conference in D.C.
Macomb Business Blog (blog), 10/28/15

Macomb Biz in the News
Manufacturing, hotels to replace former Sunnybrook golf course
Macomb Daily, 10/27/15

ConcertoHealth Opens 3 More Care Centers in Metro Detroit
DBusiness, 10/27/15

BROWN & BROWN OF DETROIT WELCOMES NEW COMMERCIAL LINES LEADER
Automation Alley (press release), 10/27/15

Opportunities
APACC PRESENTS BLOOD OF THE DRAGON A TASTE OF ASIAN FUSION
Automation Alley (press release), 10/27/15

ESD Hosts Fall Engineering, Tech Job Fair
DBusiness, 10/27/15

Walmart to Hire 1,400 Seasonal Employees in Michigan
DBusiness, 10/26/15

Michigan’s Best Mac and Cheese: Did you nominate your favorite restaurant?
MLive, 10/28/15

Industry Trends
Metro Detroit real estate companies could feel impact of Walgreens-Rite Aid consolidation, sources say
Crain’s Detroit Business (blog), 10/27/15

Walgreens confirms it will buy Rite Aid for $9.41B
The Detroit News, 10/27/15

Car dealers raise workers’ pay but struggle with high sales staff turnover, study finds
Crain’s Detroit Business, 10/27/15

Drones are coming soon to an apple orchard near you, farmers and students hope
MLive, 10/25/15

Government in Action
County board approves two new judgeships for circuit court
C&G News, 10/28/15

Board approves tree removal at future site of fifth fire station
C&G News, 10/28/15

Make Macomb Your Home
New DIA director introduced to county commissioners
C&G News, 10/28/15

Terror on Tillson keeps Romeo festive for Halloween 
Advisor & Source Newspapers, 10/27/15

Big Bird Run gets new route in 37th year
C&G News, 10/27/15

Local gardeners recognized for green thumbs
C&G News, 10/28/15

Scout completes project for Macomb Corners Park
C&G News, 10/28/15

Grant will expand TACOM Boys & Girls Clubs of America
C&G News, 10/28/15

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

The Department in the News
Some Michigan counties gain, some lose as state’s population moves around
Macomb Daily, 10/23/15

Marketing the Nautical Mile goal of Resilient Macomb
Macomb Daily, 10/23/15

MCC plays host to apprenticeship workshop Nov. 4
Macomb Daily, 10/26/15

Macomb Biz in the News
Report: New Construction in Metro Detroit Highest Since 2003
DBusiness, 10/26/15

Officials announce plans to redevelop former Sunnybrook site
Advisor & Source Newspapers, 10/27/15

Economic update includes promise of Sunnybrook news
C&G News, 10/26/15

Former Sunnybrook golf course in Sterling Heights to be redeveloped for manufacturing, hotels
Crain’s Detroit Business, 10/26/15

Tweddle Group in Clinton Township Partners with FCA US to Create Touchscreen Manual in Vehicles
DBusiness, 10/26/15

MediLodge of Richmond to undergo expansion
The Voice, 10/26/15

MedPost Urgent Care Center Opens in Livonia, Plans More Clinics Across Region
DBusiness, 10/26/15

ConcertoHealth Expands Presence in Michigan, Introduces New Care Model for Complex Medical Needs, Medicare-Medicaid Beneficiaries
Market Wired (press release), 10/26/15

Washington Township business celebrates 20 years of dog and cat grooming
Advisor & Source Newspapers, 10/23/15

Partridge Creek Mall adds to Christmas tree-lighting party
Macomb Daily, 10/26/15

Art Van Wonderland’s Dazzling Indoor And Outdoor Holiday Decor Display In Warren To Delight Guests During The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year!
SYS-CON Media (press release), 10/26/15

Opportunities
“LADIES EVENING OUT” – PRE-HOLIDAY FASHION SHOW & DINNER
Automation Alley (press release), 10/26/15

Industry Trends
Productivity can soar when working from home
The Detroit News, 10/25/15

Crunch time at small businesses as health care looms
The Detroit News, 10/25/15

Wal-Mart asks FAA to test drones for drone delivery
The Detroit News, 10/26/15

Economic development growing in walkable urban communities
MLive, 10/25/15

Common problems we observe in local zoning: Part 1
Michigan State University Extension, 10/22/15

Government in Action
Memphis ordinance prevents opting out of trash pick-up
The Voice, 10/23/15

127th Wing returns to Selfridge from Middle East
The Detroit News, 10/24/15

Make Macomb Your Home
Improvement projects complete at Walter and Mary Burke Park in New Baltimore
The Voice, 10/23/15

Senior center receives Alzheimer’s Friendly Business designation
Advisor & Source Newspapers, 10/26/15

April Millsap Memorial Garden takes home top state award at Keeping Michigan Beautiful annual awards ceremony
The Make Macomb Your Home Blog (blog), 10/27/15

Veterans Day ceremonies planned in Shelby Township, Sterling Heights
Macomb Daily, 10/26/15

Photos: Spooktacular: Recreation department hosts annual event
Advisor & Source Newspapers, 10/23/15

Historian to discuss cemetery folklore
Advisor & Source Newspapers, 10/26/15

Ghost hunters report paranormal activity at Octagon House
C&G News, 10/26/15

Local haunted house raises funds for Anchor Bay Community Foundation
The Voice, 10/26/15

Dan Yessian to unveil ‘An Armenian Trilogy’ in Metro Detroit
MLive, 10/25/15

BRAvo 2015 – Macomb County’s premier breast cancer awareness event
The Make Macomb Your Home Blog (blog), 10/23/15

Polish Century Club celebrates a century in Detroit area
Macomb Daily, 10/26/15

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Macomb Biz in the News
Video: Episode 1223
Discover the ‘D,’ 10/19/15

Business hopefuls share $9,000 in prizes in MCC competition
Macomb Daily, 10/21/15

Roseville sets up DDA for Utica/Gratiot neighborhood
Macomb Daily, 10/19/15

County chamber hosts Emagine Entertainment owner
C&G News, 10/22/15

Women designers and the making of a modern General Motors
Metromode, 10/22/15

General Motors execs say Chevrolet Bolt electric car’s range could surpass 200 miles
The Province, 10/20/15

Art Van names Sharon Gjersten 2015 buyer of the year
Furniture Today, 10/20/15

Painting with a Twist owner seeks liquor license for Chesterfield Township location
The Voice, 10/21/15

Olive Garden to hold fundraiser for area high schoolsNov. 3
Macomb Daily, 10/21/15

Opportunities
LEARN HOW TO CREATE A GLOBAL BUSINESS PLAN AT AUTOMATION ALLEY, NOV. 19
Automation Alley (press release), 10/21/15

Michigan State Conference Targets Food Product Creators
DBusiness, 10/21/15

Federal agency offers disaster loans to Michigan small businesses hit by cold weather
Crain’s Detroit Business, 10/22/15

Industry Trends
AUTOMATION ALLEY EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR KEN ROGERS APPOINTED TO MSU’S LEADERSHIP ADVISORY COMMITTEE DEDICATED TO FACILITY FOR RARE ISOTOPE BEAMS
Automation Alley (press release), 10/21/15

Domino’s launches oven-equipped pizza delivery car
Crain’s Detroit Business, 10/21/15

Design mentality key to Michigan companies’ success in new economy
Michigan Radio, 10/15/15

Government in Action
Officials: ‘Call county to report property damage along 24 Mile Road’
Advisor & Source Newspapers, 10/21/15

City to seek open bidding on waste contract
C&G News, 10/22/15

Gov envisions progress on bridge with Canada’s new PM
The Detroit News, 10/20/15

Make Macomb Your Home
Self-help center for legal matters opening in Macomb
Detroit Free Press, 10/21/15

Sterling Heights Lions host Trunk or Treat on Halloween
Macomb Daily, 10/22/15

New horror movie uses Roseville locations and history
C&G News, 10/22/15

The United Nations of St. Clair Shores
C&G News, 10/21/15

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Macomb Biz in the News
GM and DTE partner for automaker’s largest solar project in Michigan
MLive, 10/19/15

Video: New Macomb County program brings medical care home
Fox 2 Detroit, 10/15/15

Pet Supplies Plus celebrates 25 years
Macomb Daily, 10/20/15

Dempsey praises business owners, residents in State of the City
C&G News, 10/21/15

Center Line recognizes beautiful homes, businesses
C&G News, 10/21/15

Commission presents annual beautification awards in Sterling Heights
Advisor & Source Newspapers, 10/20/15

Opportunities
GEOMETRIC SOLUTIONS’ WEBINAR EPISODE TO DISCUSS VIRTUAL VALIDATION OF MANUFACTURING PROCESSES AND OPTIMIZATION OF ROBOTICS PATHS
Automation Alley (press release), 10/16/15

Metro Detroit Digital Job Platform for Chefs, Mixologists, and Servers to Launch Nationally
DBusiness, 10/20/15

Industry Trends
With so many jobs to fill, automakers and dealers need to entice young people
Crain’s Detroit Business, 10/21/15

Will Anheuser-Busch’s acquisition of SABMiller cause spillover in Michigan’s beer market?
Crain’s Detroit Business (blog), 10/21/15

Michigan receives $980,000 grant to develop behavioral health clinics
Crain’s Detroit Business, 10/20/15

Crowdfunding opens doors for entrepreneurs and communities to fund project in new ways
Michigan State University Extension, 10/19/15

Government in Action
Video: Macomb County, Mich., Struggles to Recruit IT Talent
Government Technology, 10/14/15

Construction coming to North Avenue
C&G News, 10/21/15

Great Lakes Water Authority names CEO of regional rate-setting entity
Macomb Daily, 10/19/15

Regional water authority names interim CEO to top spot
The Detroit News, 10/19/15

McCormick named 1st CEO of Great Lakes Water Authority
Detroit Free Press, 10/19/15

Shelby residents invited to offer input at master plan open house
C&G News, 10/20/15

Make Macomb Your Home
Why I volunteer
The Make Macomb Your Home Blog (blog), 10/19/15

Rescue dogs and at-risk youth heal each other
The Make Macomb Your Home Blog (blog), 10/20/15

Mount Clemens Library plays host to comedian Ziggy Klett
Macomb Daily, 10/20/15

Ultimate Michigan bucket list: 50 things you must do
Detroit Free Pres, 10/21/15

Entertainment calendar
The Detroit News, 10/21/15

Sound Check: Tiles prepping new concept album for 2016
Macomb Daily, 10/20/15

Sound Check: New Year’s Day celebrates new status
Macomb Daily, 10/20/15

Detroit Zoo looks to create more parking as visits boom
Detroit Free Press, 10/21/15

DIA offers a potent exhibit of African-American artists 
Detroit Metro Times, 10/21/15

Friday, October 16, 2015

The Department in the News
Fori Automation reinvests in Shelby Township, adds 52 new jobs
Advisor & Source Newspapers, 10/15/15

Macomb Biz in the News
Art Van ‘keeping the magic alive’ with new Thanksgiving parade float
Crain’s Detroit Business, 10/15/15

GM Has ‘Aggressive’ Plans for Self-Driving Cars
Wired, 10/15/15

EAGLE THREAD VERIFIER TO PRESENT AT ENGINE EXPO 2015 ON OCTOBER 22
Automation Alley (press release), 10/15/15

Mount Clemens magic show to help Boy Scout project
Macomb Daily, 10/15/15

Welcome Mat: Home news, events around Metro Detroit
The Detroit News, 10/15/15

Macomb County food bank gets $50,000 grant
The Detroit News, 10/15/15

Opportunities
Automation Alley Opens $10.5M Innovation Lab at Oakland University
Automation Alley, 10/15/15

Government in Action
On-demand snow plowing, lawn mowing available to Sterling Heights residents
Advisor & Source Newspapers, 10/15/15

Michigan Supreme Court hears case on whether cities can adopt prevailing wage ordinances
Crain’s Detroit Business, 10/15/15

Make Macomb Your Home
Warren earns Purple Heart City designation
Macomb Daily, 10/15/15

Seniors invited to play cards over dinnertime
Advisor & Source Newspapers, 10/15/15

History’s Mysteries Book Group discussion to be held
Advisor & Source Newspapers, 10/15/15

Second annual winter clothing drive takes off in Memphis
The Voice, 10/15/15

Local communities offer trick-or-treating activities
The Voice, 10/15/15