Walsh Earns Gold Award in Collegiate Advertising Awards

TROY, Mich., March 25, 2020 — Walsh has received a Gold Award in the Collegiate Advertising Awards (CAA) Program for its 2019 campaign, which was created in partnership with Soul Motor Co., headquartered in Detroit, MI. CAA is an elite, national program recognizing higher education organizations for excellence in communications, marketing, advertising and promotions of their schools.

Walsh’s submission competed against organizations of similar size from the United States and Canada, and was ranked by a panel of industry experts based on creativity, layout and design, functionality, message effectiveness, production quality and overall appeal. Awards were issued for entries that received high marks from judges and the Gold Award places Walsh in the top 5% of the nation for advertising excellence.

“We are very proud of this campaign and how it represents the Walsh experience,” said Patti Swanson, Vice President and Chief Marketing and Enrollment Officer. “It conveys an edge along with innovation and confidence – all qualities our alumni bring to their careers.”

All award winners are recognized on the Collegiate Advertising Awards website at www.collegiateadawards.com.

For more information about Walsh, visit www.walshcollege.edu.

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ABOUT WALSH
Walsh is an all-business, private, independent, not-for-profit, fully accredited college offering undergraduate and graduate business and technology degrees, as well as certificate programs. Founded in 1922, Walsh is one of the region’s largest business schools and Michigan’s third largest graduate business school, offering classes in several locations as well as online. Our nationally ranked programs integrate theory and application to prepare graduates for successful careers. Walsh degree programs include accounting, finance, information technology, management, marketing, taxation and other fields. For more information, please visit www.walshcollege.edu.

Walsh is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (www.hlcommission.org) and the Accreditation Council for Business Schools & Programs (www.acbsp.org).

Remembering Marlowe Stoudamire

Marlowe Stoudamire Delivers Powerful Perspective at the 2018 Detroit Policy Conference


Sandy K. Baruah, President and CEO of the Chamber shared the following note on Marlowe:

“The loss of Marlowe Stoudamire is a shock on so many levels.  That someone young, vital, full of positive energy and so instrumental to the Detroit community has been taken from us is hard to contemplate.  Compounding the shock is the realization that someone so young and healthy can fall victim to COVID-19 – a virus we initially, but erroneously, believed was primarily a risk to the elderly.  Let the tragic loss of the bright light that was Marlowe serve as a wake-up call to those who are not taking this health crisis seriously.

Marlowe Stoudamire was truly one-of-a-kind.  I first worked closely with him when the Detroit Historical Society engaged him to drive and shape their landmark “Detroit 67” project.  He was a passionate champion of Detroit and its people and strove, with great success, to fuse doing good with doing well.  He understood the power of how the market economy could power social progress.  As stated by many since the news of his passing, Marlowe was a tremendous human being – not just an accomplished one.  Family man, friend, thought leader and community icon.  He will be missed and the entire Detroit Regional Chamber team extends our love to his family.”


2020 Census: Do Your Part to Complete Your Form

The time has come to fill out the 2020 Census questionnaire, and chances are you’ve already received a paper form and notice in the mail to fill out your form online from the U.S. Census Bureau. Everyone has responsibility to fill out and submit the form for their household.

Census efforts that promote the completion of the form, especially in hard-to-count communities, have been halted due to the recent spread of COVID-19. Businesses are needed now more than ever to help encourage more people to complete their census.

An accurate census count is crucial for Detroit and Michigan’s future, and here’s why:

State Representation and Funding Relies on the Census Count

The census helps determine how many seats each state is allotted in Congress, and the amount of funding the state receives. This amount will affect health care, education, and food programs that families and seniors depend on in Michigan. An inaccurate count risks losing a seat in Congress and decreasing the federal funding the state receives for these programs.

Each seat in Congress represents around 711,000 individuals. With other states growing rapidly, an undercount could mean that Michigan loses another seat. The state has previously lost five seats in the last 50 years and ensuring an accurate count can help prevent this from happening again.

How to Fill Out the Census in 10 Minutes or Less

Individuals should know that their census information is completely confidential and protected by law.

This means that responses will not and cannot be shared with immigration or law enforcement, state agencies, courts, taxing authority, etc.

For the first time, respondents can submit their census answers online. They can also fill out the census in person at public libraries, community centers, and other agencies. For those who received the form by mail, simply fill it out and send it back.

Your Business Can Help Spread the Word

Businesses can help ensure an accurate census count by encouraging customers, employees, and the general public to complete the questionnaire. Achieving an accurate count is imperative to a thriving economy and requires assistance from both the public and private sectors. Your business can help by:

  1. Encourage employees to complete their census questionnaires.
  2. Share messages promoting the census with customers.
  3. Promote the impact of the census using social and digital media through company communication channels.
  4. Create short videos promoting the census with influencers from your organization.
  5. Use your platform to debunk false information.
  6. Engage in local, regional, and statewide efforts

View the Detroit Regional Chamber’s 2020 Census Business Engagement Toolkit to learn more about how your business can help.

Butzel Long hosts free webinar on March 26 focused on Executive Orders on COVID-19: What Health Care Providers Need to Know

DETROIT, Mich. – Butzel Long is hosting a complimentary webinar from 9-10:30 a.m. on Thursday, March 26, 2020 on the Executive Orders on the COVID-19 pandemic and the potential effect on the business operations of health care providers. To register, visit www.butzel.com/events.

Attorneys from Butzel Long’s health care, employment, business law, and employee benefits groups will present a summary of key issues, followed by an interactive question-and-answer session to raise specific concerns.

Topics will include:

• Governor Whitmer’s shelter-in-place executive order, and the executive order on non-emergency medical procedures;

• Responsibilities to maintain health insurance or any other benefits if operations are closed;

• Staff hours, reduced schedules, and filing for unemployment;

• Sick time policies, effect on PTO plans, FMLA;

• Tax credits to businesses;

• Small business loans and other funding supports;

• Coordination of state and federal orders and legislation;

• Donations/loans of disposable and capital equipment; and,

• Announcements of various regulatory relief.

Topics are likely to change based on the most recent developments, but webinar participants will have an up-to-date look at key issues affecting their businesses, employees, and patients.

About Butzel Long

Butzel Long is one of the leading law firms in Michigan and the United States. It was founded in Detroit in 1854 and has provided trusted client service for more than 160 years. Butzel’s full-service law offices are located in Detroit, Bloomfield Hills, Lansing and Ann Arbor, Mich.; New York, NY; and, Washington, D.C., as well as an alliance office in Beijing. It is an active member of Lex Mundi, a global association of 160 independent law firms. Learn more by visiting www.butzel.com or follow Butzel Long on Twitter: https://twitter.com/butzel_long

Walsh Earns Gold Award in Collegiate Advertising Awards

TROY, Mich., March 25, 2020 — Walsh has received a Gold Award in the Collegiate Advertising Awards (CAA) Program for its 2019 campaign, which was created in partnership with Soul Motor Co., headquartered in Detroit, MI. CAA is an elite, national program recognizing higher education organizations for excellence in communications, marketing, advertising and promotions of their schools.

Walsh’s submission competed against organizations of similar size from the United States and Canada, and was ranked by a panel of industry experts based on creativity, layout and design, functionality, message effectiveness, production quality and overall appeal. Awards were issued for entries that received high marks from judges and the Gold Award places Walsh in the top 5% of the nation for advertising excellence.

“We are very proud of this campaign and how it represents the Walsh experience,” said Patti Swanson, Vice President and Chief Marketing and Enrollment Officer. “It conveys an edge along with innovation and confidence – all qualities our alumni bring to their careers.”

All award winners are recognized on the Collegiate Advertising Awards website at www.collegiateadawards.com.

For more information about Walsh, visit www.walshcollege.edu.

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ABOUT WALSH
Walsh is an all-business, private, independent, not-for-profit, fully accredited college offering undergraduate and graduate business and technology degrees, as well as certificate programs. Founded in 1922, Walsh is one of the region’s largest business schools and Michigan’s third largest graduate business school, offering classes in several locations as well as online. Our nationally ranked programs integrate theory and application to prepare graduates for successful careers. Walsh degree programs include accounting, finance, information technology, management, marketing, taxation and other fields. For more information, please visit www.walshcollege.edu.

Walsh is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (www.hlcommission.org) and the Accreditation Council for Business Schools & Programs (www.acbsp.org).

Chamber Announces New Mackinac Policy Conference Dates

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Chamber Announces New Mackinac Policy Conference Dates

Due to COVID-19 concerns the Conference will be moved to August 10-13, 2020

DETROIT, MICH. (March 25, 2020) – Today, the Detroit Regional Chamber announced new dates for the 2020 Mackinac Policy Conference of Monday, August 10 to Thursday, August 13. The date change is a precautionary measure due to the state and federal guidelines for convening groups as a result of COVID-19.

“Our attendees, staff, and members, health and safety are our greatest concern during this crisis. Moving the 2020 Conference to August will offer the best path to ensuring a successful Conference while protecting the health of all participants and allowing our State time to recover from this pandemic,” said Sandy K. Baruah, president and CEO of the Detroit Regional Chamber. “Moving to a new date was no easy task – we are beyond grateful for our partners, vendors, and committees for working with us to identify these dates.”

The Chamber decided on the August date following discussions with the Conference Chair Ryan Maibach, Chamber’s Executive Committee of its Board of Directors, Grand Hotel, Mackinac Island Convention and Visitors Bureau, and other Conference partners.

“Michigan will need the Mackinac Policy Conference more than ever after this pandemic to help chart its future,” said Ryan Maibach, president and CEO of Barton Malow and 2020 Conference Chair. “The August dates provide a great opportunity to reemerge and have robust discussions about rebuilding a stronger Michigan.”

The Chamber will continue to monitor the COVID-19 pandemic and stay in regular contact with state and local health officials as we continue event preparations for the Conference in August. As a result of the global pandemic, the planning team will also work to ensure the agenda reflects the state’s new economic reality. A complete agenda will be announced in the summer.

The Chamber is working with most Mackinac Island businesses and hoteliers to ensure a successful 2020 Conference.

“The Detroit Regional Chamber is a true partner of ours, and this decision to postpone the Conference as opposed to canceling is critical to Mackinac Island tourism and all local businesses, which depend so heavily on this event. For that, we are truly thankful,” said Tim Hygh, executive director of Mackinac Island Convention and Visitors Bureau. “Not only is this the responsible decision for health and safety, it also preserves the opportunity for political and business leaders to connect, collaborate, network, and drive Michigan’s economic progress during this critical and unprecedented period in history. We are thrilled that we will welcome the Chamber and its guests in summer 2020.”

For more attendee, sponsor, and media information, please visit at mpc.detroitchamber.com to view a FAQ.

Butzel Long hosts free webinar on March 25 focused on Practical and Legal Aspects of Restructuring Strategies in a Financial Crisis

DETROIT, Mich. – Business owners face difficult decisions regarding their options to fulfill requirements to employees, customers, banks, landlords, vendors, etc. The ability to develop sustainable strategies to emerge when commerce becomes stable is integral to survival. Business owners with thoughtful plans communicated to stakeholders stand the best chance.

Leaders from Butzel Long law firm and O’Keefe, a consulting firm, are hosting a free informative webinar from 12-1 p.m. on Wednesday, March 25, 2020. They will discuss the financial and legal alternatives to maintain cash flow and liquidity during this turbulent time. To register, visit www.butzel.com/events.

Presenters include:

• Max Newman, Shareholder – Butzel Long, Newman concentrates his practice in the representation of debtors, creditors committees, creditors and customers in all aspects of Chapter 11 Reorganizations.

• Thomas Radom, Shareholder, Butzel Long, Radom has extensive experience in bankruptcy, corporate reorganizations and restructurings, workouts and liquidations, debtor/creditor rights and commercial litigation in federal and state courts.

• Patrick O’Keefe, Founder and CEO – O’Keefe, is a recognized expert in the fields of corporate reorganization, financing, debt restructuring, mergers and acquisitions, and litigation support.

• Russell Long, Partner and Managing Director – O’Keefe, specializes in litigation support, business valuation, turnaround consulting and receiverships.

About Butzel Long

Butzel Long is one of the leading law firms in Michigan and the United States. It was founded in Detroit in 1854 and has provided trusted client service for more than 160 years. Butzel’s full-service law offices are located in Detroit, Bloomfield Hills, Lansing and Ann Arbor, Mich.; New York, NY; and, Washington, D.C., as well as an alliance office in Beijing. It is an active member of Lex Mundi, a global association of 160 independent law firms. Learn more by visiting www.butzel.com or follow Butzel Long on Twitter: https://twitter.com/butzel_long

Butzel Long hosts free webinar on March 25 – An Employer’s Guide to the New Families First Coronavirus Response Act

DETROIT, Mich. – The Families First Coronavirus Response Act will help many American families dealing with the impact by providing increased funding for food, Medicaid, unemployment assistance, and coverage for testing. However, it also significantly impacts small and medium businesses through the Emergency Family and Medical Leave Expansion Act (EFMLA) and the Emergency Paid Sick Leave Act (EPSLA), requiring certain employers to front the costs of paid leave to employees affected by coronavirus in various ways.

Attorneys from Butzel Long law firm’s Labor and Employment Group are hosting a free informational webinar from 9-10 a.m. on Wednesday, March 25, 2020. This webinar will help businesses break down the Act to determine what they need to do to prepare and what the expectations are when the Act becomes effective April 2, 2020.To register, visit www.butzel.com/events.

The webinar will answer and discuss key questions including:

• What employers are covered and what employers are exempt?

• How are an employer’s paid time off policies impacted?

• Are employees who are unable to work because their children’s schools are closed eligible for leave benefits under both EFMLA and EPSLA?

Presenters include:

•Brett Miller is chair of the firm’s Employment Practices Liability Insurance Sub-Practice. He focuses his practice on employment and labor law.

•Brett Rendeiro concentrates his practice in labor and employment law and has evolved into a trial advocate with substantial experience in employment and complex commercial disputes.

About Butzel Long

Butzel Long is one of the leading law firms in Michigan and the United States. It was founded in Detroit in 1854 and has provided trusted client service for more than 160 years. Butzel’s full-service law offices are located in Detroit, Bloomfield Hills, Lansing and Ann Arbor, Mich.; New York, NY; and, Washington, D.C., as well as an alliance office in Beijing. It is an active member of Lex Mundi, a global association of 160 independent law firms. Learn more by visiting www.butzel.com or follow Butzel Long on Twitter: https://twitter.com/butzel_long

Butzel Long law firm team available to respond to urgent client questions about Executive Order 2020-21

DETROIT, Mich. – Butzel Long has assembled a team to operate immediately to answer urgent client questions regarding Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer’s Executive Order 2020-21. Those clients looking for answers as to whether they need to close tomorrow and/or how they need to change business practices should schedule a call with the Butzel Long team.

The Butzel Long team is prepared to have calls directly with clients to address those most urgent questions.

If you would like to schedule a call with the Butzel Long Executive Order Analysis Team, please contact Vanessa Crocetto at crocetto@butzel.com or by phone at (313) 225-7083 to schedule a meeting.

Butzel Long will be providing additional counseling about the executive order, including client alerts and webinars as more information becomes available.

Notably, the online Butzel Long Coronavirus Resource Center is updated regularly. For more information, click here

About Butzel Long

Butzel Long is one of the leading law firms in Michigan and the United States. It was founded in Detroit in 1854 and has provided trusted client service for more than 160 years. Butzel’s full-service law offices are located in Detroit, Bloomfield Hills, Lansing and Ann Arbor, Mich.; New York, NY; and, Washington, D.C., as well as an alliance office in Beijing. It is an active member of Lex Mundi, a global association of 160 independent law firms. Learn more by visiting www.butzel.com or follow Butzel Long on Twitter: https://twitter.com/butzel_long

COVID-19 Update: Federal Government Debuts Families First Coronavirus Response Act, Michigan Extends Tax Deadline, and More

March 19, 2020

DBusiness

R.J. King

The Detroit Regional Chamber is launching a COVID-19 Tele-Town Hall Series to address concerns and disruptions caused by the coronavirus. The regular Tele-Town Halls will feature state federal leaders at the front lines of policy change as well as subject matter experts who can help regional business navigate the risks. Following each presentation, there will be a question and answer session with the guest speaker.

Confirmed speakers include Jeff Donofrio from the State of Michigan, Brian Calley, from the Small Business Association of Michigan, U.S. Sen. Gary Peters, and U.S. Rep. Haley Stevens. Chamber leaders will moderate each session.

Friday, March 20 | 11:30 a.m.: Jeff Donofrio, the director of the Michigan Department of Labor and Economic Opportunity will discuss the expansion of unemployment benefits and strategies for businesses to support employees.

Monday, March 23 | 11:30 a.m.: Brian Calley, president of the Small Business Association of Michigan, will focus on the local and federal support available to small businesses, specifically the U.S. Small Business

Association Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDLs), and additional support to tap into.

All Tele-Town Halls and information on them can be accessed here.

The Chamber’s COVID-19 Business Resource Center can be found here.

Read the original article here.