The annual Macomb Business Awards are undergoing a few changes this year – and that includes the date of the event. As part of a larger shift in plans, the awards will be held Tuesday, April 23, but at its core, the 7th annual program remains the same. The event will recognize organizations that are striving to build a capable workforce, tap new markets, cultivate a welcoming workplace or give back to the community. A Macomb County Economic Development Partner of the Year will also be honored.
Several new features, such as a new logo, a keynote speaker and new award categories have also been developed. Those categories include:
- Trailblazer of Future Talent – creating partnerships that provide opportunities for the next generation of our workforce to explore career possibilities and experience work-based learning.
- Corporate Citizen – providing meaningful support to our community through service and/or philanthropy.
- Champion of Work / Life Integration – offering innovative benefits that enable employees to balance work responsibilities with personal passions (Sponsored by MetroParent magazine).
- Model of OneMacomb – cultivating an environment where diversity is valued as evidenced by inclusive practices.
- Hidden Gem – uncovering a unique Made-in-Macomb product or place that more people should know about.
- Manufacturer of the Year – in recognition of a manufacturer of any size that is achieving success through its efforts to diversify its customer base, retain employees and/or implement new technologies or efficiencies.
Nominations for the Macomb Business Awards can be submitted through an online form now through Friday, March 15. A panel of judges will then review and select winners in each category. All nominated companies will receive two complimentary tickets to the breakfast, which will feature a celebrity emcee, keynote speaker and exceptional networking opportunities. Last year, more than 400 regional leaders attended.
Sponsorship opportunities for the Macomb Business Awards are still available. More information and a link to the sponsorship form is available at http://www.MacombBusiness.com/bizawards or by contacting Maria Zardis at firstname.lastname@example.org or (586) 469-5285.
Megan Ochmanek is a communications specialist for the Macomb County Department of Planning and Economic Development.