Mt. Clemens, MI - Ten local businesses have been announced as recipients of $1,000 grants from the Shop Local Macomb campaign.
The initiative, which is organized by the Macomb County Department of Planning and Economic Development, encourages shoppers to give business to independently owned and operated establishments during the holiday season for the chance to win one of 10 $150 gift cards provided by First State Bank and a grant for the business they supported. In all, there were more than 750 entries. A drawing was held Monday with organizers selecting gift card winners and grant recipients.
Winning businesses include:
- Uptown Girls Novelties - New Baltimore
- The Edge Hair Design - Chesterfield Twp
- Sarge and Red's Vintage Toys - Utica
- Miles Cake and Candy - Clinton Twp
- Willie’s Donuts - Macomb Township
- Belle-Soeur Boutique - New Baltimore
- Hair Designers & Co. Salon - Washington Twp
- Filipo Marc Winery - Clinton Twp
- Lil Sweet Boutique - New Baltimore
- Ventimiglia's Italian Foods Co - Sterling Heights
“We are thrilled to once again host the Shop Local Macomb campaign and to provide support to local small businesses as well,” said Vicky Rowinski, director, Macomb County Planning and Economic Development. “The holiday season is one of the most important for our local retailers, so even though the contest has ended, I encourage everyone to continue to shop local these next few weeks, as independently owned and operated businesses are part of what makes our community special.”
Shop Local Macomb is coordinated by the Macomb County Department of Planning and Economic Development with support from area chambers, including the Sterling Heights Regional Chamber of Commerce, the Macomb County Chamber of Commerce, the Eastpointe-Roseville Chamber of Commerce, the Romeo-Washington Chamber of Commerce, the Richmond Area Chamber of Commerce and the Anchor Bay Chamber of Commerce. First State Bank provides the gift cards.
For more details visit makemacombyourhome.com. Several images of participants from the 2021 campaign can be found here.
About Macomb County Planning and Economic Development
The Macomb County Department of Planning & Economic Development supports an environment where businesses prosper and people thrive. Its activities and programs are focused on stimulating the local economy through business retention, expansion and attraction while improving the overall quality of life for residents. The department specializes in providing services to businesses at all stages of development with a concentration on the high-growth industries of aerospace, alternative energy, advanced manufacturing, defense and homeland security. For more information, call 586-469-5285 or visit: https://ped.macombgov.org/Ped-Home.