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Macomb Business Academy (MBA) is a program designed to develop leadership potential within the community to meet the demands of tomorrow. MBA identifies emerging leaders within the Macomb area and provides a broad view of civic leadership through direct contact with the leaders and institutions shaping the community. The program runs from September through November with weekly, two-hour sessions. Participants will expand their knowledge and contacts within their community.

Each week MBA will meet from 8-10 a.m. and will hear from a different speaker(s) each week (see the schedule below for more information). Participants will explore "Strengths Based Leadership," while further developing their leadership skills and building connections.

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 information 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.

Sessions for 2024

September 5-November 21, 2024

  • Introduction and Team Development
  • Economic Development
  • Local & Area Government
  • Not For Profit & Service Organizations
  • Health Care
  • Agriculture in our Community
  • Local Safety & Crisis Response
  • Manufacturing in our Community
  • Education
  • Shop Local
  • Transportation
  • Creating an Inclusive Community

Register online soon!

Students will still need to fill out an application to enroll for Macomb Business Academy. Online registration allows employers and applicants to pay online or request an invoice. It will also serve as a placeholder for a spot until the application is received.