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Order your copy of the May 2018 edition today.The Detroiter is a quarterly magazine published by the Detroit Regional Chamber. To subscribe or to order a physical copy of the magazine, please call 313.964.4000.

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On the Cover

Conceptualized and designed by Skidmore Studio, this year’s special issue Detroiter cover for the Detroit Regional Chamber’s 2018 Mackinac Policy Conference represents the delicate, precarious, unpredictable position of our nation.

Trust, represented by the rope, is what keeps our country united: trust in each other, the people and platforms that connect us, and those we elect to represent us. But that trust is fraying – in 2018, Gallup reported near or alltime lows in the American people’s trust in government, media and corporate influences. Those institutions, much like the anvil, are neither good nor evil and are capable of creation or destruction (just ask Wile E. Coyote). Last, but certainly not least, Lady Liberty represents what she has always represented. She is an icon of our freedom and independence as a nation.

When the trust between Americans and their institutions weakens, what will happen to our society? Will it be good or bad for the future of our country? Should the rope be repaired, replaced, or abandoned altogether for something new? As policymakers and representatives of our communities, we must find a way to restore confidence, rebuild trust and cultivate a healthy society.

So, let’s get going.

Read the entire May 2018 issue

 

 

  • Breaking the Silence, Empowering Women

    Throughout her career, Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (DMI 12) has found herself in a man’s world. From attending school at Georgetown University to her 30-year rise to senior executive with General Motors Co., and now as U.S. representative, Dingell said she was always “one of the few women in the room.”

    When she looks back, her sentiments echo many women who talk of being marginalized at meetings, having their ideas dismissed, getting smaller paychecks, and being passed over for promotions. Or worse, suffering from sexual harassment or abuse in the workplace.

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  • Preserving the Public Trust

    Paula Kerger is keenly aware of the rapidly changing media landscape in America. After more than two decades in public broadcasting and 12 years at the head of PBS nationally, Kerger has witnessed firsthand the decline of traditional media and the chaotic rise of a fragmented and increasingly digital media world.

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  • Dig Deep: Truth Will Restore Trust in Politics

    J.C. Watts Jr., a former U.S. congressman from Oklahoma and founder of a boutique government affairs fi rm, has a simple solution to restore trust in national politics: Truth.

    “In America, we don’t want to admit that we have a problem,” said Watts, who served four terms in Congress around the turn of the century. “We have a problem with telling the truth. We can agree that two plus two is five but that doesn’t make it right, or true. The truth always hurts before it helps, but you have to admit there is a problem. That is the first step.”

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  • Transcending Hyper-Partisan Politics

    CNN’s Patti Solis Doyle refl ects on her time with the Clintons, the #MeToo movement, and healing a divided nation By Dawson Bell Raised in Chicago as the youngest of six children to working-class, Mexican immigrant parents, Patti Solis Doyle knows what life outside the citadels of power is like. As a veteran of Bill Clinton’s two presidential campaigns, a White House aide throughout his tenure, and the 2008 campaign manager (the first Hispanic-American women to hold that position) for the presidential campaign of Hillary Clinton, she also knows what it is like on the inside.

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  • Restoring Trust, Building Integrity

    John Boehner, former Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, will deliver a keynote address at the 2018 Mackinac Policy Conference, headlining a discussion about developing trust in American institutions.

    Boehner served as U.S. representative from Ohio’s 8th district from 1991 to 2015, rising to become Speaker of the House from 2011 to 2015. A Republican with a reputation for candor and a willingness to listen and compromise, he resigned his position due to opposition within the GOP caucus. Boehner recently discussed his career highlights, how to restore public trust, and the national political climate during an interview with the Detroiter.

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