Macomb County Announces Contest-Winning Business Grants

Mt. Clemens, MI - Macomb County Planning and Economic Development (MCPED) has announced the winners of its Shop Local Macomb Christmas in July contest.

The ten winners will each receive a $150 gift card provided by First State Bank, and the businesses associated with each winner will receive a $1,000 grant from Macomb County.

Grant recipients include:

  • All Around the House Interiors - Romeo
  • Coffee First Cafe and Bake Shoppe - Sterling Heights
  • The Junk Drawer Mercantile - St. Clair Shores
  • Max and Ollie’s - Mount Clemens
  • New DJ Shop - Warren
  • Pop’s Sweets An Treats - Mount Clemens
  • Richmond Meat Packers - Richmond
  • Snider Veterinary Services - Clinton Township
  • Washington Street Wine House - New Baltimore
  • Willy and Babbish Boutique - New Baltimore

From July 16 through July 25, MCPED asked the community to shop or dine locally for a chance to win prizes. The contest saw nearly 300 submissions.

“We are thrilled to see this level of interest from the community for our Christmas in July initiative,” said Vicky Rowinski, director, MCPED. “Our independently owned and operated retailers and restaurants need us to shop, dine and promote their businesses, so even though our contest is over, we hope that Macomb County residents and visitors will continue to support local.”

Patrons were able to enter the contest by taking a photo of their local shopping or dining experience (a selfie in front of the store, in the store, making a special purchase, a plated meal, etc.) and entering it through the Shop Local Macomb online portal. Today, MCPED and its program partners, which include First State Bank, the Macomb County Chamber, the Sterling Heights Regional Chamber, the Anchor Bay Chamber, the Eastpointe-Roseville Chamber, the Greater Romeo Washington Chamber, and the Richmond Chamber of Commerce, gathered to randomly pick the contest winners. Visit makemacombyourhome.com for more details and information.

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

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