Saturday, April 27, 2013
Help raise money for the March of Dimes Sunday at Lake St. Clair Metropark.
The annual March for Babies walk will be held at 9 a.m. Sunday at Lake St. Clair Metropark. The walk raises money for the March of Dimes, which is celebrating its 75th anniversary this year. The money raised supports programs in your community that help fund important research and programs that help babies begin healthy lives and give hope to the more than half a million babies born too soon each year. Walkers from across the county, including County Executive Mark Hackel will be taking part in the event. For more information, go to Lake St. Clair Metropark walk website.
Sunday, April 21, 2013
A fire April 17 in the Old County Building caused extensive damage and will force the closure of the building Monday.
The Old County Building in Mount Clemens will remain closed until further notice following an Aprll 17 fire. The blaze caused extensive damage to the county's information services, which were based in the building, according to county officials. According to a story in the Macomb Daily, the building houses the Register of Deeds, the Finance Department, the IT Department, the Human Resources Department and the Facilities and Operations Department. These departments have been relocated to due to the blaze. "We are hopeful to have full services restored by the end of this week," said Macomb County Executive Mark A. Hackel, in a release. "We ask the public to be patient with us as we relocate and restore our IT, internet and phone systems. …
Tuesday, April 16, 2013
Students from L'Anse Creuse Middle School South joined Macomb County Executive Mark Hackel to remove trash along Jefferson, have a little fun and kick off the Adopt-A-County Road Program.
Nearly 50 L'Anse Creuse Middle School South students took to Jefferson Tuesday to remove trash along Jefferson and help Macomb County Executive Mark Hackel kick off the Adopt-A-County Road Program. The students were also joined by school and local officials in the program "which encourages residents, businesses and other organizations of Macomb County to clean up local roadways and enhance the area’s curb appeal," according to a release. Officials hope residents, businesses and organizations reach a goal of having 1,000 miles of county roadway adopted. For more information about the program, or to adopt a road, visit the 1,000 Mile Challenge website.
Sunday, March 10, 2013
County Executive Mark Hackel posted the first blog on www.makemacombyourhome.com. The new feature on the website allows people to share their story about living and working in Macomb County.
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
Automatic federal spending cuts to everything from education to the military will occur March 1 if Congress does not reach an agreement.
Federal funding for the military, public schools and other programs in Macomb County and beyond could see major cuts should Congress fail to halt $85 billion in "sequestration" spending cuts scheduled to take hold March 1, according to a statement released Sunday by the White House. In Michigan, the cuts would mean approximately 10,000 civilian Department of Defense employees would be furloughed which would reduce gross pay by around $67.7 million, according to the White House. If sequestration is triggered on March 1, the furloughs for civilian employees would begin in late April, according to an article by Jim Garamone of the Armed Forces Press Service. This could have a big impact on Macomb County, which is home to the U.S. Army's TACOM…
Sunday, February 17, 2013
Mark Hackel, the Macomb County executive, shows his moves as he does the Harlem Shake with others at the Eastpointe Art & Ice Festival.
Mark Hackel shows off in a recently posted video that he can lead Macomb County government, and a flash mob at the Eastpointe Art and Ice Festival in the Harlem Shake. The flash mob took place during an interview segment with WJBK-TV promoting the festival which runs through Sunday at 9 Mile and Gratiot and ffeatures ice carvings on display, entertainment, food, balloon twisting and a hockey shoot contest.
Saturday, February 16, 2013
Macomb County Executive Mark Hackel showed off his hockey skills while promoting the Eastpointe Art and Ice Festival.
Macomb County Executive Mark Hackel stopped by the Eastpointe Art and Ice Festival Friday and showed off his hockey skills. Hackel, of Macomb Township, helped promote the event at 9 Mile and Gratiot which features ice carvings on display, entertainment, food, balloon twisting and a hockey shoot contest. Hours for the event are 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 16; 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 17. For more information call the Eastpointe-Roseville Chamber of Commerce at (586) 776-5520
Sunday, January 20, 2013
Headed to the North American International Auto Show? Here are some facts about Macomb County's impact on automotive industry.
Macomb County is playing a big role in the automotive industry and this year's North American International Auto Show. The Car of the Year, the Cadillac ATS, was engineered and designed at the GM Tech Center in Warren and can be found at Don Gooley Cadillac in St. Clair Shores. The Ram 1500, which is the Truck/Utility of the Year, was assembled at the Warren Truck Plant. “Macomb County has been well represented at the 2013 North American International Auto Show,” said Macomb County Executive Mark A. Hackel in a release. “We have always had a long and successful connection with the industry and continue to be committed to it, encouraging investment in facilities and infrastructure while also developing a skilled and educated workforce to …
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
Dr. Jim Jacobs, a renown economist, delivered his annual address Wednesday in Chesterfield Township.
Dr. Jim Jacobs delivered his 29th annual Macomb County Economic Forecast in Chesterfield Township. Jacobs' speech, which was overall positive, noted that the county was expected to fare better in growth and recovery than the national economy in 2013. County officials, who attended the speech, reacted to the forecast with enthusiasm. Macomb County Executive Mark Hackel said Jacobs' points, such as strides in the housing market and labor force, are "encouraging to know." New Macomb County Board of Commissioners Chairman David Flynn said, "I think that community leaders and elected officials need to have cautious optimism and understand that our recovery is going to be steady but incremental." Commissioner Kathy Vosburg, who previously served…
Economist Dr. Jim Jacobs delivered his annual Macomb County Economic Forecast Wednesday in Chesterfield Township.
With strides in the auto industry, housing market and labor force, Macomb County is expected to fare better than the national economy in 2013, a renowned economist said Wednesday. Dr. Jim Jacobs delivered his 29th annual Macomb County Economic Forecast at Zuccaro’s Banquets and Catering in Chesterfield Township to a crowd of community movers and shakers. “This is a county that’s doing better than Michigan as a whole and even better than the U.S. in terms of our economic recovery,” said Jacobs, economist and president of Macomb Community College. Approximately 6,000 jobs were created in the past year, with MCC placing about 1,000 workers in the county. General Motors' expansion of the Tech Center meant 1,500 I.T. hires and Chrysler's …