The energy in downtown Mount Clemens was easy to see as a large group of young professionals turned out for the inaugural launch of NextGEN Macomb, a new group dedicated to engagement in community.
Attendees had the opportunity to share why they make Macomb their home and to meet and network with other young professionals who live and work in Macomb County.
The event was fittingly held at Three Blind Mice, itself a newly renovated attraction in Macomb County. Metro Detroit is home to great groups for those in the community to come together and affect positive change, but this is one that Macomb County can claim as its own.
The event was a positive success not only for the buzz and attendance in the room, the quality and quantity of guests, but also for raising the profile of Macomb County. Mount Clemens’ reputation as a fledging tech center is a story that can be told through this group.
At the event, organizer Kevin Chandler, asked attendees to share their thoughts on two questions: “I will stay in Macomb if….” or “I will make Macomb my home if…..” Kevin told those there that these answers would be used to drive the group’s agenda going forward.
NextGEN Macomb plans to meet weekly, and young professionals (aged 20-40) in Macomb County interested in getting involved or meeting new people can find more information on their website http://nextgenmacomb.org/.
Nick Posavetz is an Associate Planner for Macomb County, often providing content for the Make Macomb Your Home website and associated social media accounts. If you have something you’d like to feature on Make Macomb Your Home, reach out to him at firstname.lastname@example.org.