MSGCU supports “Macomb is Open” contest and makes $21,000 available for Macomb County eateries and patrons

CLINTON TOWNSHIP, MI (May 20, 2020) — In support of the Macomb County Chamber’s Macomb is Open contest, Michigan Schools and Government Credit Union (MSGCU) is pleased to donate $10,500, matching county and chamber funds, making $21,000 available for local eateries and patrons.

“Locally-owned and family-operated restaurants have been some of the hardest hit during the pandemic,” said MSGCU President/CEO Pete Gates. “With members and communities at the heart of all that we do, our hope is that this contest will help our local eateries sustain business during this challenging time.”

Permitted to stay open under the “Stay Home, Stay Safe” executive order, many food and beverage establishments have been offering curbside pick-up or delivery. Working with minimal crews, they are doing everything they can to survive the pandemic as they await the opportunity to open for dine-in customers.

To help these businesses, Macomb County has joined forces with MSGCU and six local chambers to launch the Macomb is Open contest. Participating chambers include: Macomb County, Sterling Heights Regional, Anchor Bay, Eastpointe-Roseville, Greater Romeo Washington and Richmond.

Interested individuals can stop by any independently owned and operated food or beverage establishment in Macomb County, including diners, coffee shops, breweries, wineries, bakeries, ice cream shops and others. The patron will take a photo, share it on social media with the hashtag #MacombisOpen and submit the photo online for a chance to win a $50 gift card to that establishment. The named business is also entered to win $1,000 grant. Twenty patrons will receive $50 gift cards and 20 establishments will receive the $1,000 grants.

Entries must be received between Wednesday, May 20 and Sunday, May 31 at 11:59 p.m. Winners will be selected live on the Make Macomb Your Home Facebook page on Monday, June 1 at noon. Patrons may enter a different eatery with each entry but can only win once. Businesses may be represented by many entries but can only win once.

Contest details and the contest entry portal can be found at

About Michigan Schools and Government Credit Union

Founded by a small group of educators, MSGCU has been providing quality financial services to the communities they serve for 70 years and welcomes everyone in Michigan to bank with them. MSGCU offers a full range of loan, deposit, checking, credit card, mortgage, and insurance products for those that live in Michigan. With 22 branch offices in Macomb, Oakland, Washtenaw, and Wayne Counties, MSGCU has more than 145,000 members, $3.6 billion in assets, and has earned a 97% member satisfaction rating for more than 20 years. MSGCU has also earned five stars (the highest rating) from Bauer Financial for more than 30 years, and has been honored as a Top Workplace by the Detroit Free Press for the past 11 consecutive years. MSGCU is insured by NCUA and an equal housing lender. Visit for more information.

About Macomb County Planning & 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


Tricia Marion
Marketing Communications Specialist II
Michigan Schools and Government Credit Union
4555 Investment Drive
Troy, MI 48098
P: (586) 263-8800, ext. 519

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