Advocacy in Action Series

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Join the Detroit Regional Chamber for the Advocacy in Action series. During these sessions, Chamber members will have the opportunity to discuss public policy issues impacting local businesses.

*Upcoming session dates and details are subject to change. 


Exclusive Presenting Sponsor of the 2022 Advocacy in Action Series:


2022 Advocacy in Action: Meet Southeast Michigan’s County Leaders Table Sponsors:

Acuitas
Chase
Downtown Detroit Partnership
Emagine Entertainment
Independent Bank
Levy
Metro Detroit Visitors and Convention Bureau
Siwek Construction

 


Watch Previous Sessions:

Meet Southeast Michigan’s County Leaders | May 11, 2022

On Wednesday, May 11, Southeast Michigan County Executives, including Oakland County Executive David Coulter, Macomb County Executive Mark Hackel, and Wayne County Executive Warren Evans.

Speakers:
David Coulter, Oakland County Executive
Mark Hackel, Macomb County Executive
Warren Evans, Wayne County Executive
Moderator: Carol Cain, Senior Producer and Host, CBS 62 Michigan Matters; Columnist, Detroit Free Press

Meet Michigan’s Legislative Leaders | Jan. 28, 2022

On Friday, Jan. 28, the Chamber brought together state legislative leaders for a virtual discussion on the state and region’s most pressing issues. Read the recap from the event.

Speakers:
Mike Shirkey, Senate Majority Leader (R-16)
Donna Lasinski, House Minority Leader (D-52)
Sylvia Santana, State Senator (D-Detroit)
Andrew Fink, State Representative (R-Hillsdale)


Meet Michigan’s Quad | April 30, 2021

Majority and minority leaders from Michigan’s Senate and House of Representatives join the conversation. Watch the recording and read a recap of the event. 

Speakers:
Mike Shirkey, Senate Majority Leader (R-16)
Jason Wentworth, Speaker of the House (R-97)
Jim Ananich, Senate Minority Leader (D-27)
Donna Lasinski, House Minority Leader (D-52)


The Big Four | March 18, 2021

In the last 12 months, the region has been impacted not only by the COVID-19 pandemic, but also by the economic fallout of the virus, as well as major social justice movements. With the government at the center of all three, collaboration and cooperation have never been more important for these Metro Detroit leaders. Read more about their discussion.

Speakers:
David Coulter, Executive, Oakland County
Mike Duggan, Mayor, City of Detroit
Warren Evans, Executive, Wayne County
Mark Hackel, Executive, Macomb County

Moderator: Carol Cain, Senior Producer and Host, CBS 62 Michigan Matters; Columnist, Detroit Free Press


The Future of the Economy | Dec. 17, 2020

For the last nine months businesses and individuals have learned to operate differently. Now that vaccine development and distribution have become a reality, can businesses begin planning for a broader economic reopening? Are we getting closer to day-to-day activities and interaction going back to “normal?” This discussion will offer insight on what a “new, new normal” could be in 2021.

Speakers:
Charles Ballard, Professor of Economics, Michigan State University
Chad Livengood, Senior Editor, Politics, Policy, and Detroit Rising, Crain’s Detroit Business
Lisa Lunsford, Co-founder and CEO, Global Strategic Supply Solutions (GS3); Board Chair, MICHauto

 

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