News & Notes - 9/20/23 Sterling Heights Sentry

Sterling Heights Sentry | Published September 20, 2023


City’s artist program seeks applicants
The Sterling Heights Arts Commission wants more artistic metro Detroiters to apply for its Featured Artist program. Selected nominees get to showcase their work at the Sterling Heights Community Center’s second level for two months.

Get an application at the city’s Community Relations Department at City Hall, 40555 Utica Road. Learn more about the program by visiting


Sterling Center Apartments hold open house
Sterling Center Apartments, 44677 Schoenherr Road, near M-59/Hall Road, was scheduled to hold an open house Sept. 16. The planned unit development proposal for the 129-unit apartment complex, owned by Gallo Cos., was approved by the Sterling Heights City Council in 2021.

Learn more about the complex by visiting, calling (586) 225-8000, or emailing


Chaldean foundation to hold career fair
The Chaldean Community Foundation, 3601 15 Mile Road, will run its second annual Career Fair 3-6 p.m. Sept. 27.

The free event will foster interview and networking opportunities from an assortment of employers representing various industries, including banking, cosmetology, education, hospitality, law enforcement, manufacturing and retail. The general public is invited, and new Americans are especially encouraged to attend. Those who go should dress professionally and bring a resume.

Learn more by visiting or by calling (586) 722-7253.        


BAE Systems gets $797 million manufacturing contract
According to a Sept. 7 statement from 9th District state Sen. Michael Webber, R-Rochester Hills, BAE Systems in Sterling Heights recently got a $797 million manufacturing contract to produce U.S. Army armored vehicles.  Webber called it a victory for the area and its local workforce.

“This contract continues Michigan’s tradition of protecting freedom as the Arsenal of Democracy to the Arsenal of Innovation, providing vital equipment to our servicemembers to keep them safe on the frontlines,” he said in a statement.

Learn more about BAE Systems by visiting


Lucido to warn seniors about scams
Macomb County Prosecutor Peter Lucido will talk about preventing fraud that targets seniors 9 a.m.-noon Oct. 19 at a senior expo at the Century Banquet Center, 33204 Maple Lane Drive.

He will also pass out booklets called “S.C.A.M.S. Stopping Crimes Against Macomb Seniors” that discuss identity theft, caregiver fraud, online and telemarketing scams, and more.

“Protecting our seniors is not just a duty but is our responsibility. I want to make sure Macomb County seniors thrive and are armed with the knowledge to avoid scams,” Lucido said in a statement.

Learn more by calling Heather Esposito at (586) 469-5642 or by sending email to