What awaits at the Macomb Business Awards

MBA 2016 Purchase Tickets - carousel 980x410.jpgWith only a few days left to purchase tickets, anticipation is building for the Macomb Business Awards. Fifty-one Macomb County businesses have been nominated in six categories, and on Tuesday, Feb. 9, we will find out the winners.

In its fourth year, the Macomb Business Awards continues to evolve and offer something new. This year, it will be held at the Fern Hill Golf Club. This facility features a beautiful banquet hall to accommodate wedding receptions and social events, Floodz Sports Bar, a 12-lane bowling alley and a pleasant 18-hole golf course. They also offer a full menu, so the attendees can look forward to a delicious breakfast spread.

The event will be emceed by Fox 2 Detroit’s Huel Perkins. Macomb County Executive Mark A. Hackel will present the awards. This year’s keynote will be delivered by Kim Yost, CEO of Art Van Furniture. Headquartered in Warren, Art Van Furniture is the Midwest’s largest furniture retailer – which is a big deal! Art Van Furniture is involved in the community in many ways and often participates in philanthropic activities. During his address, Yost will discuss the 68 Day Challenge, an inspirational philosophy meant to spur individuals and businesses to achieve their goals.

Guests can also look forward to the many new businesses nominated this year. Although only a few will receive awards, all 51 will be featured in the program book. Despite being in competition with each other to receive an award, this is actually a great opportunity for businesses to network with one another and share best practices.

This year, there are many unique nominations spanning diverse industry sectors. For example, Bruce Township-based Custom Biogenic Systems, Inc. manufactures products for cryogenic freezing. Warren-based College Park Industries, Inc. is a prosthetics manufacturer whose product line includes a high-impact foot worn by Paralympic athletes. Roseville-based I.F. Metalworks supplies products ranging from industrial tools to architectural and ornamental metalwork. Shelby Township-based Motorcity Malt House is a micro-malter that provides malted barley and other grains to Michigan microbrewers and craft distillers.

These are just some of the very interesting companies thriving in Macomb County. Visit MacombBusiness.com to view the rest of the nominees, and buy your ticket to the Macomb Business Awards to learn more about all of these outstanding companies.

This event is sponsored by Henry Ford Macomb Hospitals, the Michigan Economic Development Corporation, Advancing Macomb, Automation Alley, First State Bank and many other supporters.

Gerds- Katlyn IMG_0004 LOW_RESCaitlin Gerds-Habermas is an associate planner in Business Outreach and Communications for the Macomb County Department of Planning & Economic Development.

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