Macomb Business Academy (MBA) 

    ...a new approach to gaining knowledge and information



    “By investing in our workforce and our infrastructure today, we can build a strong foundation to support tomorrow’s progress” - Author Unknown


    For over 30 years, the Macomb Area Chamber of Commerce has offered the highly successful Community Leadership Academy (CLA). As times have changed, we have found that members are looking for a different level of infromation and, in particular, a different way of receiving that information. After much research and discussion, we have transformed CLA into the the Macomb Business Academy, or MBA.


  • Format

    Through a series of thirteen sessions, which includes our annual Legislative Day in Springfield, participants will have the opportunity to see first-hand how our community works. Each week will feature frank and honest discussions with community leaders on a variety of topics, tours, and behind-the-scenes looks into many of Macomb's institutions. 



  • Schedule

    MBA will meet every Thursday beginning January 18, 2018 from 8 to 10 am. While each week will feature something new and different, not everything has changed. CLA perennial favorite, WIU alum and retiree Gordy Taylor, will be back to open the Academy with his inspiring and thought-provoking discussion on leadership. Each week thereafter, MBA will meet at a different location pertaining to that week's topic. The final schedule will be sent to each participant prior to the start of the program. 



    Application for enrollment is now closed and a full roster has been obtained. Tuition: $250 (includes Legislative day bus and lunch) is due by January 15, 2018.  In the event tuition is not paid, your seat will be opened to the next person on the waiting list. Class size limited to 24.