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April 9, 2013: Join the 2013 Mackinac Policy Conference Early Arrivers; Kelly Services Talent Event April 16

2013 Mackinac Policy Conference Starting Early: Arrive Tuesday to Hear Opening Session with Gov. Bush and Gov. SnyderThe 2013 Mackinac Policy Conference starts early this year. The Conference kicks off on Wednesday, May 29 promptly at 1 p.m. with Gov. Jeb Bush and Gov. Rick Snyder.

What does this mean for attendees? In order to make it to Mackinac Island by the time the first session begins, attendees need to either arrive on Tuesday or depart by 6 a.m. on Wednesday, with an approximate drive time from Detroit to Mackinaw City at five hours. The Detroit Regional Chamber is making it easy to arrive on time with Conference registration opening at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, May 28.

Why come early? Early Arrivers have the opportunity to check in between 5 and 7 p.m. on Tuesday, followed by an evening of networking, raffles and Detroit Tigers baseball against the Pittsburgh Pirates. Early Arrivers will also have Wednesday morning free to make a tee time at the Jewel or a spa appointment at Astor’s Salon before the Conference discussion begins that afternoon. For more information on the 2013 Mackinac Policy Conference, click here.

Carl Camden of Kelly Services to Discuss Talent Attraction for Small Employers, April 16     Join 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., next 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.

Hear from MSU President Lou Anna K. Simon during Inside the CEO Mind, April 19         Don’t miss the Detroit Regional Chamber’s Inside the CEO Mind event, featuring Michigan State University (MSU) President Lou Anna K. Simon on Friday, April 19 from 8 to 10 a.m. at MSU’s Detroit Center. Attendees will once again be invited to tap into the mind of one of the region’s most influential business leaders and gain exclusive insight into Simon’s unique perspective on leadership as well as the state of higher education and innovation in Michigan. Click here to read more on Simon’s accomplishments and role at MSU in the latest edition of the Chamber’s Detroiter magazine. Click here to register for the exclusive opportunity to hear the inspirational story of one of the state’s key leaders.

Encouraging Emerging Leadership: Leadership Detroit Informational Breakfast, Thursday    Leadership Detroit provides the foundation for a lifelong commitment to leadership by creating awareness of key issues that affect the region. This priceless 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 the community. If you know someone who would be an ideal candidate for Leadership Detroit, please let them know about the upcoming informational breakfast taking place at Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione in Detroit on April 11 from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. Click here for more information or to register.