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Posted on: October 19, 2018

Automotive company and Iraqi refugees join forces to fill workplace gaps

When AGS Automotive Systems built a major manufacturing plant in Sterling Heights, they needed to recruit more workers, and fast.

So they took a non-traditional approach to hiring.In 2013, the company had just purchased and restored a 360,000-square-foot vacant manufacturing facility, leading to the creation of 90 new jobs over a two-year period. So AGS teamed up with local agency M...

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Posted on: October 19, 2018

Sterling Heights listed among top 10 places to raise a family

Sterling Heights has ranked in the top 10 places in metro Detroit to raise a family, according to a new poll.

Data on 59 suburbs in the Detroit metropolitan area was examined by financial media outlet Benzinga, with Royal Oak scoring the best location to raise a family and Novi second. Sterling Heights, with a population of 133,618, ranked No. 10 in the list.&...

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Press Releases
Posted on: October 18, 2018

City to host “Volunteer Fair” in an effort to encourage new participation in programs

The City of Sterling Heights will be hosting its annual “Volunteer Fair” next month in an effort to grow its existing volunteer organizations and provide a venue for other local volunteer groups to meet interested volunteers and network with one another.

The Volunteer Fair will be held 4 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, November 14th at the Senior Center, 40200 Utica Road. At the fair, residents of all ages can walk from table to table and meet representatives from volunteer organizations around Sterling Heights. ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: October 15, 2018

These four women are leading Sterling Heights' manufacturing industry into a new era

Although women make up nearly half of the working population across the U.S.A., they remain largely underrepresented in the manufacturing industry.

But in the last few years, positive trends in the industry’s attitude towards recruiting, retaining, and advancing women has moved the needle toward a more female-friendly environment. Still, leaders in the field say there’s much work ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: October 12, 2018

Department of Public Works plans to host Ken Stempowski Food Drive

Food Drive

Employees of the Sterling Heights Department of Public Works are gearing up for another season of collecting non-perishable food with the Ken Stempowski Memorial Food Drive.

The Sterling Heights Department of Public Works Community Involvement Group is continuing the proud tradition initiated by a DPW colleague who began the department's annual collections more than 40 years ago.

Donations of non-perishable food to benefit the...

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Press Releases
Posted on: October 12, 2018

Sterling Heights Ethnic Committee to host public viewing & discussion of Michigan Divided film

Ethnic

On behalf of the City of Sterling Heights Ethnic Community Committee, the public is invited to participate in an upcoming event on Tuesday, October 23rd from 6:30 - 8:00 p.m. at the City of Sterling Heights' Velocity Center, located at 6633 18 Mile Road

In partnership with Bridge Magazine, the nonpartisan and nonprofit winner of “Michigan’s Best Newspaper” in 2016 and 2017, we have volunteered to screen their newly released documentary Michigan Divided.

 

Michigan Div...

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Press Releases
Posted on: October 10, 2018

Annual FBI Crime Statistics reveal Sterling Heights ranks as one of the nation’s safest cities

Sterling Heights is the safest big city in Michigan once again, according to 2017 FBI Crime Statistics.

Sterling Heights ranked the lowest in four out of the eight categories that the FBI tracks for annual crime statistics in cities with over 100,000 in population. Compared to the seven cities in Michigan with a population of over 100,000, Sterling Heights ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: October 5, 2018

Sterling Heights aerospace manufacturer to expand as industry strengthens

chardam photo

Sterling Heights manufacturer Chardam Gear Company will spend upwards of $9 million expanding its business over the next year.

The aerospace component specialists have purchased land just north of their current premises on Mound Road for $1.5 million and will construct a 15,500-square-foot building, most of which will be manufacturing space. The company will outfit the new premis...

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Press Releases
Posted on: October 5, 2018

Neighborhood winery flourishes in industrial landscape

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When Joe and Nancy Mezza opened their winery in the middle of an industrial area in Sterling Heights last year they had no idea how busy they would be.

Now, one year in, the couple behind Buon Amici can barely keep up with demands from home winemakers and customers at their tasting room.

Joe Mezza has been making wine for 15 years, and the pair started their retail business Macomb Vintner Supply in 2007, ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: October 4, 2018

AGS Automotive to expand its Sterling Heights location

AGS Automotive Systems has been in the automotive parts industry for more than 70 years.

The company is a Tier 1 supplier of bumper impact system assemblies/modules and currently has eight manufacturing locations, four in Canada and four in Michigan. 

AGS needs to expand its capacity due to recently awarded new programs and plans to e...

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Press Releases
Posted on: October 3, 2018

Nominations encouraged to recognize exceptional public service volunteers

Their contributions range from making guests welcome at city festivals, making neighborhoods SHINE, organizing youth sports leagues, to formulating zoning law

-- but no matter the scope, all are crucial to operating an efficient, cost-effective and representative municipal government.  City of Sterling Heights volunteers, commissioners, board members and employees join forces in a unique way on a daily...

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Press Releases
Posted on: October 3, 2018

Sterling Heights Civilian Fire Academy gives residents glimpse of 'real' firefighting

Chief Martin

Sterling Heights Fire Chief Chris Martin says Hollywood just doesn’t get portrayals of firefighters right.

“No good TV show explains what the fire department actually does,” he says.

It’s one of the reasons the Sterling Heights Fire Department is running a Civilian Fire Academy this year. The program launched September 5 and is aimed at sharing an inside look a...

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Press Releases
Posted on: October 3, 2018

Sterling Heights Police Department to add two new K-9 units

The Sterling Heights Police Department will be adding two new K-9 units to the police department, bringing total K-9’s to three.

With a longtime K-9 handler and National K-9 instructor, Officer Rich Heins, retiring his dog Chase, the department has decided to replace the K-9 and add a third K-9. The two new K-9 units are year and a half old German Shepherds and were purchased from ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: October 2, 2018

Street Art Brightens Sterling Heights

Sterling Heights is now the home of several public murals, adding some color to commuters and pedestrians around the city.

On the south-facing wall of the Utica BP gas station local artist Wendy Popko has installed a mural of a bear and her cub, representing the Marshall Fredrick sculpture in front of the Sterling Heights Public Library. Commissioned by the city, Popko says t...

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Press Releases
Posted on: September 28, 2018

Sterling Heights Mayor Michael Taylor delivers third-annual State of the City address

On September 28, the Macedonian Cultural Center hosted City of Sterling Heights Mayor Michael C. Taylor for his third-annual State of the City address.

Titled A New Found Sense of Place, Mayor Taylor’s address was full of energy reflective of an incredible year of activity in Sterling Heights. After paying homage to the past during the City’s 50th anniversary, Mayor Taylor fo...

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Press Releases
Posted on: September 17, 2018

City teams with service organizations and businesses for 2018 Holiday Assistance Program

Hoping to make the upcoming holidays brighter for as many less- fortunate Sterling Heights families as possible, the city is teaming with public and private service organizations to coordinate and streamline each agency’s holiday assistance programs.

As it’s done over the course of the past two decades, the Sterling Heights Community Relations Department will initiate and draft a master list of families needing assistance wherein interested service organizations will dissect the list and ado...

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Press Releases
Posted on: September 13, 2018

Sterling Heights looking for Sculpture Submissions for public art

The City of Sterling Heights invites artists to submit sculpture designs for consideration to be installed in highly visible locations at parks around Sterling Heights in either Fall 2018 or Spring/Summer 2019.

The chosen sculptures will be permanently added to the City’s art collection and celebrated with a ribbon cutting and plaque installation. The sculpture must be made from a durable material and able to withstand the elements of Michigan weather....

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Press Releases
Posted on: September 11, 2018

Couple escapes structure fire with help from area residents

Hartwick Fire September 2018

On Monday September 10, 2018 at 10:50 p.m. the Sterling Heights Fire Department was called for structure fire in the 43000 block of Hartwick.

When firefighters arrived, they were confronted with a well-advanced fire that had spread from the attached garage into the attic of the two-story home.

The residents were asleep and were not aware of the fire until a father and son, who lived in the area,...

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Press Releases
Posted on: August 14, 2018

City to open Employee Health & Wellness Center

On Monday, Aug. 20 at 2 p.m., the City of Sterling Heights will hold a ribbon-cutting event to open the brand new Sterling Heights Employee Health & Wellness Center

The new facility will provide access to primary and preventive healthcare to City of Sterling Heights employees and their dependents, covered by the City’s health plan. This new Health & Wellness Center is the launch of a collaborative partn...

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 4, 2018

City announces 50th Celebration complete with fireworks, coinciding with Dodge Park grand re-opening

The City announced plans for its 50th Anniversary Celebration at the City Council meeting on Tuesday, complete with a stage presentation, a giveaway of more than 2,000 cupcakes, a concert and a fireworks show to close out the evening.

The celebration coincides with the grand re-opening of Dodge Park following months of being closed for the construction of Recreating Recreation amenities and updates.

The City of Sterling Heights officially celebrates 50 years as a City on July 1; however...

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Press Releases
Posted on: January 24, 2018

City officials announce road improvements to exceed $77 million over the next five years

City officials announced at their annual Strategic Planning session Tuesday a schedule of various road improvement projects totaling $77,539,000 planned to take place over the next five years.

This is in addition to more than $100 million spent in various road improvements over the past few years, said City Engineer Brent Bashaw. Recent improvements include the reconstruction of Van Dyke, M-59, Dequindre Road, Dodge Park Road, 15 Mile Road and ...

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5 Year Plan (2018-2022) Press Releases
Posted on: January 19, 2018

City selling 50th Anniversary & Love Sterling Heights apparel in honor of golden anniversary

As part of its 50th Anniversary celebration, the City of Sterling Heights is now selling apparel and promotional items.

The merchandise will be on sale for the entire duration of 2018 for anyone interested in supporting the City’s golden anniversary.

The City developed two apparel styles — “50th Anniversary” and “Love Sterli...

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