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Shop local: Stores to visit this weekend

The holidays are here! And it’s time to buy gifts for your loved ones. If you haven’t started yet, we suggest you head out this weekend and check out some local stores. Today’s MMYH blog features two unique shops where you might find the perfect present for a family member or friend (or for yourself!).

Business and community leaders invited to attend FIRST Robotics showcase

Macomb County, the Macomb Intermediate School District and students from the International Academy of Macomb’s I.AM.Robot FIRST Robotics team will host a showcase on Wednesday, December 11 to promote FIRST Robotics and its role in building a STEM-trained workforce for the future. The goal - to get business and community leaders to connect with these talented young people.

Progress, growth and new initiatives highlighted at 9th annual State of Macomb County

Macomb County Executive Mark A. Hackel last night delivered his 9th annual State of the County address at the Macomb Center for the Performing Arts. The event, which was presented by Ascension Macomb-Oakland, covered a wide-range of topics, including community metrics, economic investments and quality of life initiatives. Click today's MMYH to learn more.

How you can watch the 9th annual State of the County address tomorrow

As we close out 2019, it is important to reflect on the work being done in our Macomb County communities that improves quality of life and provides opportunities and resources. Our State of the County address, delivered by County Executive Mark A. Hackel, gives us the opportunity to do just that. The address will air live tomorrow evening. Here’s how you can tune in.

Shop Local Macomb: Find vintage pieces and quirky gifts at Something Back in Time

A new retail store has opened in downtown Utica – just in time for the holiday season and the Shop Local Macomb campaign. Located at 45161 Cass Avenue, Something Back in Time is a destination for lovers of gently used home furnishings, quirky knick-knacks and kitchen gadgets.

Shop Local Macomb: Places sure to please the palate

Amongst Macomb County’s many retailers, there are plenty that offer delicious treats sure to delight the taste buds of everyone on your holiday shopping list. Today’s MMYH blog features several of these local establishments – places where you can go to pick up aromatic coffee, freshly baked desserts, gift baskets and so much more for family, friends and coworkers.

Free event offers opportunities to explore careers in manufacturing and technology

In an effort to expose teens and their parents to the high-demand opportunities of tomorrow, Macomb Community College is hosting the Explore Careers in Manufacturing and Technology event on Thursday, Dec. 5 from 5:30- 8 p.m. at its South Campus in Warren.

Macomb County announces Shop Local Macomb campaign

Shoppers have a big reason to shop small in Macomb County this holiday season: a chance to win one of five $500 gift cards donated by First State Bank. The gift card giveaway is part of Shop Local Macomb, a campaign that supports locally owned and operated businesses.

Mark your calendars: Coffee with the County is back!

You may already be familiar with Macomb County's business development team. They are frequently out in the community meeting with small businesses, large corporations and various government and nongovernment organizations to help the economy. But if you don’t yet know about this group, now’s your chance to learn more --- as Coffee with the County is back!

Free event aims to celebrate reading, highlight its importance

Reading is an essential life skill. It can impact your economic wellbeing, your health and your safety. This is why state leaders have prioritized literacy through legislation and why the Macomb Intermediate School District is launching a literacy campaign. Macomb Reads, a free festival taking place this Saturday, is one of the MISD's efforts. The event, which is targeted to parents and children in preschool and early elementary, hopes to to celebrate reading and increase literacy awareness in a way that improves outcomes for the next generation.

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