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April 2, 2013: Kelly Services Talent Attraction Event April 16; Forbes Names Detroit One of Top Emerging Downtowns

Carl Camden of Kelly Services to Discuss Talent Attraction for Small Employers, April 16Join the Detroit Regional Chamber for “Keys to Talent Attraction: Helping Your Small Business Find Top Employees” featuring Carl Camden, president and CEO, Kelly Services, Inc., on Tuesday, April 16 from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. at Kelly Services World Headquarters in Troy. Camden is a recognized thought-leader on talent management and how companies of all sizes, including small employers, succeed in the changing economic landscape. Prior to Camden’s remarks, Murray Feldman of FOX 2 News Detroit will lead an expert panel discussion featuring Matthew Gibb of Oakland County, Dan Little of the University of Michigan-Dearborn and Jeanette Pierce of D:hive. Following Camden’s presentation, audience members are invited to participate in a question-and-answer session moderated by Chamber President and CEO Sandy K. Baruah. For more information or to register, click here.

Forbes Names Detroit One of Top 15 U.S. Cities with Emerging Downtowns     Detroit was named one of the 15 U.S. cities with emerging downtowns in a recent article in Forbes, found here. The article highlighted the importance of an active pool of college-educated workers to businesses looking to relocate or expand. Detroit’s growing population of young talent has made downtown Detroit more attractive to a number of businesses lately, with downtown office space now at a premium. This topic was among one of the most discussed during the Detroit Regional Chamber’s recent Detroit Policy Conference as well. To read or watch Conference coverage, click here. To read the Forbes article, click here.

There’s Still Time to Nominate a Leader for Leadership Detroit Class XXXV     Leadership Detroit provides the foundation for a lifelong commitment to leadership by creating awareness of key issues that affect the region. This once in a lifetime experience also provides the opportunity to network with more than 1,500 Leadership Detroit alumni and gain the leadership foundation needed to impact change in our communities. If you know someone who would be an ideal candidate for Leadership Detroit, please nominate them as a potential leader and participant in Class XXXV. Applications are due Friday, May 24. Start the process today by clicking here.

iLabs Survey Says Michigan Technology Business Climate is Improving     iLabs, the University of Michigan-Dearborn’s Center for Innovation Research, recently released its fifth annual Michigan technology climate survey. The Detroit Regional Chamber was one of several organizations who partnered with iLabs on this project, which assesses the opinions of executives regarding the current business climate facing high growth and tech firms. The survey found that the majority of leaders indicated they plan to expand their workforce to meet expected sales increases. To read the full survey report, click here.

Detroit Regional Chamber Members Receive Up to 35% Off All Freight Needs     Detroit Regional Chamber partner GTS is a single source to manage all freight transportation needs for shipments weighing more than 150 pounds. GTS is a full service logistics company offering an international carrier network to provide companies of all sizes with freight transportation management solutions via all modes of shipping. Chamber members have the unique opportunity to receive discounts of up to 35 percent off all freight needs. To learn more about GTS and receive a complimentary savings analysis, click here.