Posted on: December 7, 2018
Michele De Leeuw, of Sterling Heights, Michigan, has almost fully recovered after open heart surgery, speech and physical therapy.
NBC News — Moments after a Michigan man made the heart-wrenching decision to take his wife off life support, she started breathing on her own.
Michele De Leeuw, 57, was rendered nearly brain dead by a heart attack she suffered in August while at ...Read on...
Posted on: December 6, 2018
Results from an independent audit for the fiscal year that ended June 30, 2018 has awarded Sterling Heights with favorable results.
Finance and Budget Director Jennifer Varney presented the audit to the Mayor and City Council Tuesday. Varney said independent auditors Plante Moran once again issued the city an “unmodified” opinion as part of its audit process — the highest rat...Read on...
Posted on: November 29, 2018
The current political climate in the U.S. has clearly not been lost on the many cultures that make up Sterling Heights.
The opening entertainment act at the city’s annual Diversity Dinner was an Elvis Presley impersonator crooning “Suspicious Minds”, indicating a keen (if not tongue-in-cheek) understanding of the strain that multi-ethnic and -...Read on...
Posted on: November 27, 2018
The City of Sterling Heights will kick-off the grand opening for the first-ever Dodge Park Ice Rink at 4:45 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 1.
The Dodge Park Ice Rink is 70 feet by 140 feet and will be free to Sterling Heights residents with a valid ID, non-residents will have a fee of $5. Skate rental will also be available for $3, and skate sharpening is available for $5.
The hours for the Dodg...Read on...
Posted on: November 27, 2018
Sterling Heights has been recognized for its successes and efforts in contributing to Michigan’s entrepreneurial growth and economic development in the annual eCities study.
The study was conducted by researchers at iLabs, University of Michigan-Dearborn’s Center for Innovation Research. Sterling Heights was honored as a five star community due to an ongoing commitment in fostering a strong economic climate conduciv...Read on...
Posted on: November 21, 2018
AGS Automotive Systems will be hosting a job fair on Thursday, December 6, 2018 from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. at Velocity, 6633 18 Mile Road.
AGS Automotive, a growing international automotive supplier, 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, fou...Read on...
Posted on: November 14, 2018
On Wednesday, November 14, 2018 at 8:00 a.m. the Sterling Heights Fire Department was called for a possible gas leak in a home in the 8000 block of Tinkler Rd., with people feeling ill.
Upon arrival, the Fire Department was confronted with three individuals from one family showing signs of severe carbon monoxide poisoning. The residents were already out of the house, and fire crews began evaluating and treating them. A fourth family memb...Read on...
Posted on: November 13, 2018
Two new projects have been proposed in Sterling Heights to redevelop to significant vacant lots into single family homes.
These two lots were formerly schools that closed their doors in 2003, due to enrollment decline. Since their closure in 2003, these two lots have essentially sat vacant. Within the last two years, new development has been proposed for both these lots for ...Read on...
Posted on: November 7, 2018
As Sterling Heights continues to grow its public art collection, the city has developed an innovative app to guide visitors around its displays.
Art Map uses GIS technology to identify the location of all major pieces of commissioned public art and takes guests on a journey around the city's visual delights. With fall colors starting to set a dramatic backdrop, Metromode’s Joe Powers wen...Read on...
Posted on: November 5, 2018
In a recent survey conducted by the Military Times, Sterling Heights ranked in the Top 50 Best for Vets: Places to Live in the country, for medium sized communities with a population greater than 100,000 and less than 250,000.
The cities were evaluated based on veteran culture and services, economic indicators and livability factors such as cost of living and school quality.
Approximately 65% of all the defense work produced by the State of Michigan is done i...Read on...
Posted on: November 2, 2018
Velocity Collaboration Center, a Macomb-Oakland University INCubator that aids high-technology firms, has proven its worth in Sterling Heights.
Since opening in 2011 the center has been home to 110 clients overall, some on-site and others working as affiliate clients. The incubator says it has so far created 221 high-tech jobs and generated more than $66 million in follow-on funding for clients, ...Read on...
Posted on: November 1, 2018
The City of Sterling Heights is excited to welcome the latest project to the Sterling Enterprise Park, developed by JB Donaldson of Farmington Hills, MI.
HTI Cybernetics, Inc. provides automated and robotic welding systems, assembly solutions and operator ergonomic devices. The company is experiencing continued growth and plans to expand its manufacturing operations at its facility in the City of Sterling ...Read on...
Posted on: October 30, 2018
An innovative program that prepares Utica Community Schools students for high-paying, advanced manufacturing jobs celebrates its official opening day.
The education program launched in September and up to 200 people are expected to attend a dedication at Sterling Heights' Stevenson High School.The manufacturing, automation, design, and engineering (MADE) course is a four-year program that integrates aca...Read on...
Posted on: October 19, 2018
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...Read on...
Posted on: October 19, 2018
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.&...Read on...
Posted on: October 15, 2018
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 ...Read on...
Posted on: October 12, 2018
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...Read on...
Posted on: October 10, 2018
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 ...Read on...
Posted on: October 5, 2018
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, ...Read on...
Posted on: October 5, 2018
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...Read on...
Posted on: October 4, 2018
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...Read on...
Posted on: October 3, 2018
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 ...Read on...
Posted on: October 2, 2018
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...Read on...
Posted on: September 28, 2018
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...Read on...
Posted on: September 11, 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,...Read on...
Posted on: April 4, 2018
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...Read on...
Posted on: January 19, 2018
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...Read on...