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Planning and Economic Development





Tickets for the 10th annual Macomb Business Awards are available here.


The Sept. 22 event, presented by Consumers Energy, will be held at The Emerald Theatre in downtown Mount Clemens. The iconic location, which is more than 100-years-old, will play host to the more than 130 nominees in the following categories:


Hidden Gem: A business with up to 50 employees that offers a unique “made in Macomb” product or service that more people should know about.

Hometown Hero: An organization that goes above and beyond to help their community by providing assistance, donations, volunteer and/or promotional support to a cause or for a local need.

Manufacturer of the Year: A manufacturer or supplier of any size in any industry that is achieving success through its efforts to diversify its customer base and implement new technologies or efficiencies, including Industry 4.0 practices.

Small But Mighty Award: A microbusiness or small operation with less than ten employees that has identified an important community need and addressed it through their service or offerings. Must have a brick and mortar presence.

Trailblazer of Future Talent: A company that c​reates opportunities for the next generation of Macomb County’s workforce to explore career possibilities and experience work-based learning.

Workforce Champion: A company that demonstrates agility and creativity in response to workforce needs, including talent attraction, employee retention and making a conscious effort to build a diverse, equitable and inclusive workplace for all.


More than 400 guests are expected to gather at the event to see local businesses recognized for their innovations, their generosity and their agility and to hear from keynote speaker Telva McGruder, the Chief DEI Officer for GM. Interested in sponsoring the event? Sponsorship opportunities are available here