Need for Transit Grows

Leaders from Southeast Michigan and across the state convene at this conference to take on issues vital to our future. Few topics have been on our agenda longer than building a modern, coordinated regional transit system for a more competitive and prosperous region.

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Candor Wanted

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Dennis Archer Jr., president of Detroit-based Archer Corporate Services, is this year’s Mackinac Policy Conference chair. Archer, an attorney, is also CEO of Ignition Media Group. He’s also a partner at Central Kitchen & Bar, one of downtown Detroit’s hot new restaurants.

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Work Harder, Try Smarter

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“Humble beginnings” barely scratches the surface of Daymond John’s self-made story of invention, re-invention and perseverance. There was little doubt he’d get there — whether as CEO of a global fashion empire, co-star of ABC’s “Shark Tank,” marketing guru or best-selling author — but the road map he followed included more than a few unexpected turns along the way.

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A Commitment to Cohesion

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With the 2016 Mackinac Policy Conference upon us, it is a good time to check in on the progress made since we last gathered on the island for the Detroit Regional Chamber’s annual leadership pilgrimage.

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Protecting Freedom, Protecting Jobs

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As robotics, cybersecurity and autonomous vehicle technology rapidly redefine warfare and homeland security, the companies, contractors and states that do business in the defense industry must reinvent themselves. Creating the technologies needed to win on the battlefield, cyber or otherwise, is big business that’s only going to be bigger.

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