Innovative Community Partnerships Key to Retaining Region’s Talent

This week, Detroit Regional Chamber President Sandy Baruah joined Lisa Katz, executive director of the Workforce Intelligence Network of Southeast Michigan, on a panel to address the short and long-term opportunities to fill the talent pipeline and close the skills gap in Southeast Michigan as part of the 2016 National College Access Network (NCAN) Conference in downtown Detroit.

Continue Reading

Legislative Update: Health Insurance Tax Repeal, Autonomous Cars, and Brownfields Incentives Among Bills to Watch

The Michigan Legislature is back in session this week, and the Detroit Regional Chamber’s government relations team is working closely with elected leaders on several bills under consideration that impact economic growth and the business community throughout the region. Proposed bills include repeal of the HICA insurance tax, TIF Brownfield incentives and autonomous vehicle regulations.

Continue Reading

You’re Doing it Wrong: Dale Carnegie Coach Offers Quick Tips for Customer Retention

Building loyal customer relationships takes time, skills and a personal touch, all of which many businesses forego in favor of the quick sale. But following some basic best practices can pay dividends in the long run, according to Lizz Glenn, a certified performance coach at Dale Carnegie Training of Southeast Michigan. Recently Glenn sat down with the eDetroiter to discuss her expertise on building win-win relationships through networking, and what to expect from her session titled “Six Ways to Instantly Make People Like You” during the Detroit Regional Chamber’s Business Cards to Business Dollars event on Oct. 12.

Continue Reading

Generation Z and Snapchat: The Future of Advertising

Every generation is scrutinized more than the last, reviewed tirelessly and considered to be lazier than all others. Millennials are currently the targets of studies, articles and blog posts that aim to point out some flaw in the way they live. However, the generation following millennials is beginning to finally pick up some traction in the internet world – Generation Z.

Continue Reading

Civic Leaders: Economic Opportunity, Inclusion Requires ‘All Hands on Deck’

For Detroit to have sustainable economic growth, inclusion and collaboration among business, community, philanthropic, and government sectors must remain a top priority. That was a key takeaway from a panel discussion titled “Keys to Creating Places of Opportunity” featuring Detroit Regional Chamber President Sandy Baruah, The Skillman Foundation’s Tonya Allen, and Detroit Medical Center’s Conrad Mallett during the NeighborWorks Training Institute Symposium: Creating Places of Opportunity.

Continue Reading