Clinton Township Supervisor Robert Cannon, a St. Clair Shores native, is one of five local business owners and community leaders due to be honored Thursday as the newest members of the Macomb Hall of Fame.
“The Hall of Fame is a celebration of the life and the labor and what it is we have accomplished here and given back to Macomb County,” said Peter Lucido, chair of the Macomb Hall of Fame and president of Lucido & Manzella, P.C. “We want to give a great shout out of thanks for all your hard work, your efforts and most importantly you giving back to the community. It’s about you and what you do for this community that makes it great and we say thank you.”
The supervisor of Clinton Township for the past 12 years, Cannon is a lifelong resident of Macomb County and former employee of Utica Community Schools.
“There are many things that have happened in Macomb County because of the chamber and because of people like Pete Lucido,” Cannon said. “Things don’t just happen as you know. We didn’t just get a Big 10 medical school in Clinton Township right down the street. We didn’t just get several colleges that are growing by leaps and bounds.”
Cannon said he credits the county’s continued success to the families, like those of his fellow inductees, who live and work throughout Macomb.
“Families like (Wujek-Calcaterra) who are well known, families who make the best pies in the world … Mike Chirco helped build this county and Dr. Harrington, world-renowned, so I’m honored to be part of the families and the businesses that are this year’s incoming class.”
Dr. Steve Harrington is a physician with Advanced Cardiothoracic Surgeons and the current Medical Director of Cardiothoracic Surgery at Henry Ford Macomb Hospital in Clinton Township.
“It’s absolutely truly an honor to be here and I’m humbled by the experience,” Harrington said.
The physician began his career in cardiac surgery 30 years ago and moved his practice to Macomb County some 15 years ago.
“When I looked carefully at where my patients came from, most of my patients came from Macomb County, particularly northern Macomb County,” Harrington said. “I felt it was an obligation and vision I had to move to where my patients are and take care of them and I have been honored and blessed to have been able to provide that service and I hope a little extra joy to a lot of parents, grandparents and grandchildren.”
The 2012 honorees also include
They join 53 area leaders who have been inducted since the Macomb Foundation established the honor in 2000. The Macomb Foundation is a branch of the Macomb County Chamber of Commerce that serves to promote business and community in the county.
The honorees, their families, past inductees and members of the community are invited to celebrate this year’s Hall of Fame with a reception, silent auction and dinner on Oct. 11 at the Mirage. Tickets are $175 per person and may be purchased by calling the Macomb Foundation at 586-493-7600 or online at www.macombcountychamber.com.