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  • Takeaways from the 2015 Mackinac Policy Conference

    Michigan Business Network: June 8, 2015

    While coordinating 1500 attendees and dozens of speakers from around the nation for the Mackinac Policy Conference isn’t always easy, it’s worth the impact it drives for Michigan. Speaking with Chris Holman of Michigan Business Network, Chamber COO Tammy Carnrike discussed the extensive planning and work that goes into each Conference and how the event provides a forum for tackling some of state’s biggest policy issues.

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  • Detroit and “Up North” Closer Than You Think!

    Dome Magazine: June 5, 2015

    While the population numbers between rural northern Michigan and the Detroit region are at opposite ends of the spectrum, there are a lot of synergies that could be created to achieve upward mobility and economic growth in Michigan. Each region desperately needs stakeholder collaboration, big picture thinking, more financial resources and very strong leadership to get the job done.

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  • Sandy Baruah on The Paul W. Smith Show at the 2015 Mackinac Policy Conference

    Chamber President and CEO Sandy Baruah talked with Paul W. Smith live from Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island during the 2015 Mackinac Policy Conference. Broadcasting on Media Row, Smith and Baruah talked about different Conference topics and programming.

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  • WXYZ Editorial: 2015 Mackinac Conference agenda can drive Michigan’s renaissance

    WXYZ Detroit – Last year, JPMorgan Chase made a lot of news when the financial giant announced it would pump $100 million of grants and loans into Detroit over 5 years. A few days ago, JPMorgan’s CEO renewed their commitment based on the progress the Motor City has made in just 12 months.

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  • What to expect from the Mackinac Policy Conference

    Leaders from across our state will meet on Mackinac Island to discuss the crucial issues Michigan is facing. This year’s conference is set to focus on three big topics: talent, urban revitialization and cohesion. Part of that discussion deals with Continue Reading

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