Detroit Regional Chamber Announces Deloitte’s Mark Davidoff as Chair of 2015 Mackinac Policy Conference

MACKINAC ISLAND, May 30, 2014– After three days of discussions featuring top state, regional and national thought-leaders, Conference Chair Henry Cooney, president and CEO, Plunkett Cooney and Detroit Regional Chamber President and CEO Sandy Baruah announced that Mark Davidoff, Michigan managing partner at Deloitte, will serve as Chair of the 2015 Mackinac Policy Conference.

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Detroit’s Next Panel Highlights Leadership Collaboration to Moving Economic Needle

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Collaboration and consensus serve as the driving force behind the economic upheaval in Detroit and throughout the state of Michigan. Whether across the aisle, or across the state, “Detroit Next: Positioned for the Future” panelists acknowledged the interconnected nature of the state’s economy, the necessity to ignore political divisions and the critical importance of supporting Detroit’s success.

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Carl Levin: Stars on the National Stage

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In a poignant moment, the nation’s longest-serving Congressman and fellow retiree John Dingell (D-Dearborn) welcomed his long-time friend and colleague, Senator Carl Levin to Grand Hotel’s theatre as Governor Rick Snyder and Detroit Regional Chamber CEO Sandy Baruah looked on.

After the three presenters praised Senator Levin’s career, highlighting his trademark advocacy and stewardship for Michigan, the Senator Levin took the podium to share his advice for Congress and metro Detroit, with Michigan’s political, business and media leaders looking on.

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The Voices of CNN: Effective Government Leaders Break Gridlock, Not Create It

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Two of America’s foremost political voices took Michigan’s Center Stage during “Across the Isle: Michigan and the Midterms,” to stress the importance of compromise and effective leadership in breaking the partisan gridlock in Congress. Paul W. Smith, host of News/Talk WJR 760 AM, moderated the debate, which included Paul Begala, democratic strategist and CNN political contributor, and S.E. Cupp, host of CNN’s “Crossfire.”

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Michigan Mulls Update to Gay Discrimination Law

ABC News: May 29, 2014

Gov. Rick Snyder on Thursday urged legislators to consider updating Michigan’s civil rights law to prohibit discrimination because of sexual orientation or gender identity, applauding companies and the state’s two largest regional chambers of commerce for joining a business-backed push to amend the law.

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