COVID-19 Articles

COVID-19 vaccine clinic in Detroit aims to educate people, increase vaccination rate

Lt. Governor Gilchrist Releases Final Michigan Coronavirus Racial Disparities Task Force Report Outlining Significant Progress And Policy Recommendations In Protecting Communities Of Color From The Spread Of COVID-19

CDC Eases Guidelines For COVID-19 Mask-Wearing

State drops mask recommendations for most indoor public settings, K-12 schools

New Grant Program to Bolster Relief for Michigan Businesses Impacted by the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency

Blue Cross and BCN preferred pharmacy network available Feb. 1 for over-the-counter, at-home COVID-19 tests

What you need to know Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan and Blue Care Network are adding new options for members who have our pharmacy coverage to get over-the-counter, at-home…

Statewide Poll Reveals Opinions on Underlying Economic Concerns, Inflation, COVID-19 and Vaccination Perceptions, Voting Rights, Political Landscape

Michigan House approves more pandemic grants for businesses

At-home COVID-19 test website is live a day early: How to order via USPS

Michigan Employers Won’t Need To Mandate Vaccine-Or-Testing After Supreme Court Ruling

FDA expands Pfizer boosters for more teens as omicron surges

Crain’s Detroit Business Jan. 3, 2022 Lauran Neergaard The U.S. is expanding COVID-19 boosters as it confronts the omicron surge, with the Food and Drug Administration allowing extra Pfizer shots…

Duggan restarts Huntington Place drive-thru to boost Detroit’s COVID-19 testing

With omicron spreading, here’s where to find a COVID-19 test

Michigan health department reverses course, updates to CDC COVID-19 quarantine guidelines

Detroit Free Press Dec. 31, 2021 Frank Witsil Just two days after saying it was not adopting shorter federal COVID-19 isolation and quarantine guidelines, the Michigan health department announced that it now plans to…

Pfizer pill becomes first U.S.-authorized home COVID treatment

Crain’s Detroit Business Dec. 22, 2021 Matthew Perrone  U.S. health regulators on Wednesday authorized the first pill to fight COVID-19, a Pfizer drug that Americans will be able to take…

Whitmer Signs $1.5B Biz Incentive Bills, $841M Plan For COVID Testing, Rental Aid

Michigan companies await final legal verdict on Biden vaccine mandate

Whitmer urges vaccinations, boosters as omicron variant begins to spread in Michigan

On Again; Sixth Circuit Lifts Stay on OSHA COVID-19 ETS

President Biden Announces New Actions to Protect Americans and Help Communities and Hospitals Battle Omicron

Omicron variant cases detected in Wayne, Oakland and Washtenaw counties

Detroit Free Press Dec. 17, 2021 Christina Hall and Kristen Jordan Shamus  The omicron coronavirus variant has been identified in metro Detroit, with one case each reported Friday in Wayne, Oakland and…

Oakland County Health Division Offering Pfizer Booster Dose to Residents 16 Years and Older

Michigan COVID situation ‘critical’ as state seeks more ventilators: health officials

The Detroit News Dec. 10, 2021 Craig Mauger  Michigan’s top public health officials described the surge in COVID-19 that continues to afflict the state as a “critical” situation and “deeply…

Town Hall: OSHA Vaccine Mandate Compliance with Dykema

Michigan health director talks omicron variant, state’s COVID surge

Click On Detroit Dec. 5, 2021 Michigan was already struggling with its fourth surge of the coronavirus before word came that yet another variant, now called omicron, has mutated its way into…

COVID-19 hospitalizations climb in Michigan as nation braces for emerging omicron variant

Detroit Free Press Nov. 20, 2021 Kristen Jordan Shamus  As Michigan hospitals confront a still worsening coronavirus surge fueled by the delta variant, concern grows across the state and nation…

FAQ: What we know and don’t know about the omicron COVID variant

Crain’s Detroit Business Nov. 29, 2021 Dustin Walsh  While most of us were eating pumpkin pie and ignoring dad’s snoring from the couch, a new coronavirus variant was detected by…

Gov. Whitmer says ‘additional guidance’ ahead amid Michigan’s COVID surge

The Detroit News Nov. 22, 2021 Craig Mauger Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer said Monday she expects her health department to release “additional guidance” directed at the state’s ongoing COVID-19 surge…

As FDA OK nears, Whitmer urges residents to get COVID-19 boosters

The Detroit News  Nov. 17, 2021 Beth LeBlanc Gov. Gretchen Whitmer on Wednesday encouraged all vaccinated Michigan residents to plan to get their boosters as soon as federal regulators lift the…

Webinar: Dykema Legal Experts Explain OSHA’s COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standards for the Workplace

Beaumont doctor: ‘Metro Detroit is again becoming a hotspot’ for COVID-19

Detroit-Windsor Tunnel reopens for vaccinated travelers

Crain’s Detroit Business Nov. 8, 2021 The Detroit-Windsor Tunnel fully reopens today to vaccinated travelers after being closed to the general public since March 21, 2020, just after the COVID-19…

What the Federal Vaccine or Testing Requirement Means for Michigan Businesses

Metro Detroit health departments begin offering Moderna, J&J COVID-19 booster shots

COVID-19 Vaccine Boosters: When, Where, And How To Get Them In Michigan

Oakland County: CDC Says Residents May Get COVID-19 And Flu Vaccines At The Same Time

Getting the flu vaccine is more important than ever this year

Detroit Free Press Oct. 11, 2021 Lucienne Zenieh, M.D. Last year, we had a very mild flu season. Experts think this was because of strict social distancing and masking guidelines.…

Grants available to help small businesses with workplace safety

Crain’s Detroit Business Oct. 7, 2021 Jay Davis The Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration is offering small businesses funds to help improve workplace safety and health. Companies with 250…

Macomb County Health Department Announces Availability of Pfizer Covid-19 Booster Vaccinations for Eligible Individuals

Following the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) approval of a booster dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for select groups of people,…

COVID-19 shots helped prevent thousands of senior deaths in Mich., report finds

Oakland County hosts clinic to administer doses of COVID booster vaccine

Biden’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate could have a major impact on Michigan workplaces

Most employers say COVID vaccine mandates possible by year’s end

Wayne County mandates masks in K-12 schools, day cares

GM requires U.S. salaried employees to disclose vaccination status

Oakland County mandates masks in all K-12 schools in emergency order

Detroit offers 3rd vaccine dose, mayor warns of virus spread

Crain’s Detroit Business Aug. 16, 2021 Corey Williams  Mayor Mike Duggan warned Detroit residents Monday to get vaccinated before the city and Michigan begin to resemble some southern and Midwest…

MIOSHA Encourages Employers to Follow Updated CDC Guidance to Contain the Spread of COVID-19

COVID-19 Vaccinations in Michigan Increase as Delta Variant Creates New Pandemic Fears

Crain’s Detroit Business Aug. 4, 2021 Dustin Walsh First doses up 60 percent in late July over monthly average 32 counties now considered at high or substantial risk of transmission…

Rocket Will Require Unvaccinated Workers to Be Tested, Wear Masks

Support for People with Long COVID, Guide to Workplace Accomodations

Trinity Health Mandates COVID-19 Vaccinations for Employees, Contractors

Study Suggests mRNA Vaccines Induce Long-Lasting COVID-19 Immunity

Whitmer Announces Michigan COVID-19 Vaccine Sweepstakes, Scholarships

MICHauto Testifies in Lansing on Solutions for State’s Labor Shortage

Henry Ford Health System to Require COVID-19 Vaccine for All Employees

Survey: How Small Businesses are Emerging and Adapting from COVID-19

Chamber Statement on Gov. Whitmer’s Veto of PPE Worker-Safety Sales Tax Relief

DETROIT (June 25, 2021) – Detroit Regional Chamber vice president of Government Relations Brad Williams issued the following statement on Gov. Whitmer’s vetoes of House Bill 4224 and 4225, which…

Michigan House Approves $65B Budget Plan with ‘Win’ for Schools as Deadline Looms

Michigan Ends Most COVID-19 Restrictions Today: What It Means for You

MIOSHA Updates COVID-19 Emergency Rules to Align with Federal OSHA

Michigan Lifting all COVID-19 Capacity, Mask Restrictions June 22

Employer Strategies For A Healthy Return To Office

MDHHS To Lift Remaining COVID Restrictions June 22

The state’s COVID-19 order limiting the size of indoor gatherings at non-residential establishments to 50 percent of capacity and requiring the unvaccinated to wear a face mask when indoors will…

Chamber Urges Gov. Whitmer to Support Comprehensive Back to Work Strategy

The Detroit Regional Chamber’s data driven three-legged stool approach to bringing employees back to work hinges on the signature of Gov. Gretchen Whitmer.  Employers have been clamoring for help in…

Why Gov. Needs to Sign Chamber-Backed PPE Tax Relief

On Tuesday, June 8, the Michigan House of Representatives passed a concurring resolution, 102-7, on a package of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) tax relief bills. The Detroit Regional Chamber helped…

Michigan Legislature Passes $6.6B in Federal Coronavirus Aid

Chamber Urges State Leaders to Incentivize Returning to Work

Michigan businesses have shown remarkable resiliency in the face of public health and economic challenges. However, it is clear from the ongoing labor shortage that a full recovery requires additional…

Facing Worker Shortage, Some Businesses Reduce Hours, Services; Others Offer Incentives

Polling Shows Why Chamber-Backed PPE Tax Relief Critical for Michigan Recovery

After months of negotiations and hearings, the Michigan House of Representatives voted 102-7 to pass a package of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) tax relief bills that the Michigan Senate had unanimously approved…

New Chamber Poll Provides Key Insights on Automobility Industry Labor Shortage

The Detroit Regional Chamber released findings from a new statewide poll of registered voters in Michigan that provides insight and data on how Michiganders have reacted to the distribution of COVID-19 vaccines,…

The Future of Sporting Events with Comerica Park and Michigan International Speedway

COVID-19 Town Hall: The Future of Sporting Events with Comerica Park and Michigan International Speedway Leaders Professional sporting organizations are welcoming fans back into their stands as venue capacity restrictions…

Applications Open: $2M in COVID-19 Workplace Safety Grants Available to Further Protect Workers

Chamber Releases Polling Data on COVID-19, Vaccinations, Returning to Work, Voting Rights

The Detroit Regional Chamber released findings from a new statewide poll of registered voters in Michigan that provides insight and data on how Michiganders have reacted to the distribution of…

Statewide Poll Reveals Opinions on Political Landscape, COVID-19 and Vaccination Perceptions, Ongoing Labor Shortage, and Voting Rights

DETROIT (June 7, 2021) – Today, the Detroit Regional Chamber released findings from a new statewide poll of registered voters in Michigan that provides insight and data on how Michiganders…

‘Back to Work’ Resources Help Michigan Businesses Find Talent to Fill Available Jobs

In Case You Missed It: Dykema on Employer Obligations as Michigan Gets Back to Work

Paycheck Protection Program Formally Closes with Nearly $24.5B Awarded to Michigan Small Businesses

Update: Chamber-Backed PPE Tax Relief Bills Pass in Michigan Senate

Employers Can Require Employees to Get Vaccinated, New Federal Guidance Says

These Michigan COVID-19 Restrictions are Changing Tuesday

Lotteries, Other Incentives May Work to Get More COVID-19 Vaccines in Arms

WATCH: Q&A on Updated MIOSHA Workplace Rules

State Updates Return-to-Work Safety Guidelines, MIOSHA Emergency Rules for the Workplace

Employers Across Michigan Prepare for In-Person Return to Workspace

Chamber Influences Breakthrough Deal on COVID-19 Restrictions and State Budget Negotiations  

Thursday, May 20, saw two major announcements impacting COVID-19 restrictions, businesses, and the future of Michigan’s recovery. In a morning press conference, Gov. Whitmer announced an updated ‘Vacc to Normal’ plan, which…

Where to Walk in for a COVID Vaccine Shot in Southeast Michigan

Crain’s Detroit Business Chad Livengood The days of logging on to a chain pharmacy’s website in the middle of the night to score a COVID-19 vaccination appointment are pandemic history.…

Work Search Requirements for Unemployment Benefits to Be Reinstated

LANSING, Mich. — As Michigan’s economy continues to improve, the Unemployment Insurance Agency (UIA) will reinstate work search requirements for unemployment benefit claimants starting May 30, 2021. The work search requirement was suspended…

Understanding Michigan Health Department Rules on Masks

70% of Michigan Plan to or Already Received COVID-19 Vaccine, State Poll Shows

Fox 2 Detroit Jack Nissen May 17, 2021 DETROIT – COVID-19 vaccine acceptance in Michigan appears to have a ceiling of 70%. A statewide poll conducted on perceptions of the coronavirus vaccine that was released as…

3 Things Michigan Businesses Need to Know About Changes in Mask Rules

Chamber Advocates for Passage of PPE Tax Exemptions for Michigan Business

Where You Can Get Your 12- to 15-Year-Old a COVID-19 Vaccine in Michigan

Michigan Offices Can Reopen on May 24 as State Hits 55% Vaccine Target

Michigan hit its first vaccination benchmark Monday in Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s “Vacc to Normal” plan. This plan ties rolling back COVID-19 restrictions to residents getting their first dose of a vaccine. As of Monday afternoon,…

Letter: Chamber Proposes $400M Plan To Incentivize Workers To Reenter The Workforce Amid Increasing Demand

FDA Authorizes Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine for Younger Teens, Moving US ‘Closer to Returning to a Sense of Normalcy’

LISTEN: Building Vaccine Confidence Within the Workplace

Michigan’s First Reopening Goal Could be Hit Sooner Than You Think as Vaccination Rates Rise

Miller Canfield: Practical Tips for Protecting Your Company from Criminal and Civil Liability Under FCPA

The year 2020 witnessed a record level of corporate fines and penalties from enforcement of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) by the U.S. government. There were also numerous prosecutions…

What Businesses Need to Know About Reopening Their Office Spaces

New Order Eases Michigan’s Mask Requirements

What Businesses Need to Know About Vaccines Before Returning to the Office

What Businesses Need to Know About the Governor’s Vaccination Plans

For more than a year, the Chamber and MICHauto have been working with Gov. Whitmer and state agencies to help Michigan’s critical industries return to work with the MI Safe…

Critical Support Available for Michigan Restaurants, Bars Through Federal Restaurant Revitalization Fund

Michigan’s Return-to-Office Workgroup Releases Recommendations for Transitioning to In-Person Work

Gov. Whitmer Accelerates ‘MI Vacc to Normal’ Plan with Two Phases

Updated as of May 24, 2021. Gov. Whitmer Accelerates ‘MI Vacc to Normal’ Plan, Now Features Two Steps to Get the State Back to Normal by July 1st  Gov. Gretchen Whitmer announced an updated ‘Vacc…

Detroit Health System Partners With Tech Companies To Tackle Digital Exclusion And Inequities In Health Care

Henry Ford Health System launches International Competition to Create Solutions and address the digital/healthcare divide for Detroiters with sponsorship from Google Cloud and Miracle Software Systems. DETROIT (April 27, 2021) – Henry…

CDC Says Many Americans Can Now Go Outside Without a Mask

PPP Loans Won’t be Taxed, Michigan Treasury Says

New Paid Leave Tax Credit Will Offset Cost for Small- and Medium-Sized Businesses

UPDATE: Shuttered Venue Operators Grant Application Portal to Reopen April 24

3 Things to Know about the Restaurant Revitalization Fund (RRF)

Survey: Michigan’s Small Business Owners Feeling More Confident, but More Relief Likely Needed

Vaccine Pilot Program Targets 43,000 in Underserved Populations

Current COVID-19 Surge Predicted to Last Another 2 Weeks, Then Flatten as Vaccinations Take Hold

Kresge Commits $2M for Vaccine Efforts, Health Equity in Detroit Neighborhoods

Michigan Extends COVID-19 Health Order for 1 Month, Adds New Rules for Kids

COVID-19 Town Hall: Ford Motor Company’s Medical Director Dr. Francesca Litow

Statement from the Michigan Black Leadership Advisory Council (BLAC) on COVID-19 Protocols and Vaccine Hesitancy in the Black Community

Why Michigan is Extending COVID-19 Workplace Restrictions, and What Those Rules Require

Michigan Halts Johnson & Johnson Vaccines Due to FDA Concerns of Rare Blood Clots

Detroit Free Press April 13, 2021 Kristen Jordan Shamus, Dave Boucher, Christina Hall Federal health officials recommended an immediate pause Tuesday on the use of Johnson & Johnson’s coronavirus vaccine…

Employer Guide: How to Effectively Engage Your Employees Regarding the COVID-19 Vaccine

MIOSHA’s COVID-19 Emergency Office Rules to be Extended Six Months, Gov Says

Crain’s Editorial: How Employers Can Aid in Vaccine Race

Governor Urges Voluntary Pause to Slow COVID-19; 5M Vaccinations Administered in Michigan

Michigan Gets $90.2 Million from CDC for COVID-19 Vaccine Efforts

Whitmer: Vaccinations the Key to Lifting Most Business Restrictions by Summer

Detroit Announces Eight New COVID-19 Vaccination Sites in Neighborhoods

What to Know About COVID-19 Vaccine Eligibility Opening Up to Ages 16+

Lt. Gov. Gilchrist and Protect Michigan’s Kerry Ebersole Discuss COVID-19 and Vaccines

As COVID-19 cases rise, Michigan is in a race to expand vaccination to keep people safe. The Detroit Regional Chamber has hosted two town halls with leaders in the effort…

Advice for Celebrating Easter Safely as COVID-19 Cases in Michigan Surge

COVID-19 Town Hall With Kerry Ebersole, Protect MI Commission

The State of Michigan’s Kerry Ebersole, leader of the Protect MI Commission, joined the Detroit Regional Chamber to discuss the massive Ford Field operation to vaccinate Michiganders and the state’s…

What You Need to Know: Shuttered Venue Operators Grant Application Process

Biden Extends Small Business Loan Program Through May 31

Expansions to Temporary State Unemployment Provisions End March 31, 2021

Gov. Whitmer Increases Daily Vaccination Goal to 100,000 Shots Per Day

Pfizer Will Break Ground on Portage Plant Expansion Expected to Create 450 Jobs

Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine Proves Safe and Effective for Kids Ages 12 to 15, Company Study Shows

Michigan Leads US With Highest Number of COVID-19 Cases Per Capita, More Vaccines Coming

Detroit Opens COVID-19 Vaccine Eligibility to Residents Age 16 and Older

Michigan’s COVID-19 Cases Rise for Fifth Straight Week

Town Hall: Lt. Gov. Garlin Gilchrist II on Vaccine Distribution and Allocations Based on Race

‘Access Breeds Trust’ | Lt. Gov. Garlin Gilchrist II on Vaccine Distribution and Allocation Based on Race As vaccination eligibility continues to expand, so do the state of Michigan’s efforts…

When will Michigan workplaces get back to normal? There’s no one set approach

Detroit Free Press March 24, 2021 Adrienne Roberts  Liz Blondy is eager for the world to go back to normal. As the owner of Canine to Five, a dog day care,…

Vaccinations at Ford Field: Your Questions Answered by Protect MI Commission

Wednesday, March 31 at 1 p.m. Hear from the State of Michigan’s Kerry Ebersole, leader of the Protect MI Commission, about the massive Ford Field operation to vaccinate Michiganders against the…

How to Sign Up for the COVID-19 Vaccine in the Detroit Region

Sign Up for the COVID-19 Vaccine in Detroit and Beyond As eligibility for the COVID-19 vaccine continues to expand, it is more important than ever that the following resources are…

When Will Michigan Workplaces Get Back to Normal? There’s No One Set Approach.

Employers Able to Assemble 100+ Workers at a Time Can Request On-Site Vaccinations

Wayne State University Introduces Scholarship for Essential Workers

SBA Launches Portal to Begin Accepting Shuttered Venue Operators Grant Applications on April 8

Where to Find COVID-19 Vaccine Appointments in Michigan

New Michigan unemployment claims continued their downward slide last week

$793 COVID-19 Relief Checks in the Mail for 55,900 Hospitality Industry Workers

MIOSHA’s Sean Egan: Q&A on the New Return-to-Office Workgroup

Michigan COVID-19 Workplace Safety Director Sean Egan hosted a live Q&A about the new Return-to-Office Workgroup and answered your questions about the recommendations this workgroup will develop for a phased…

The Chamber’s Analysis of a Pivotal Week in the Fight Against COVID-19

How to Register for the COVID-19 vaccination Clinic at Ford Field in Detroit

Detroit Regional Chamber Survey Reveals Businesses’ Perceptions, Plans for Vaccinations in the Workplace

Majority of respondents believe vaccines will be critical to resume “normal” operations Questions, uncertainty remain amid rapid changes, adoption challenges, and misinformation Now that three COVID-19 vaccines have been approved,…

All Michigan Adults Eligible for COVID-19 Vaccine Starting April 5

On April 5 all Michigan residents age 16 and up will be eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine. Gov. Whitmer and state health department officials made the announcement a day after…

Biden Sets May 1 Target to Have All Adults Eligible for COVID-19 Vaccine

What Mayor Duggan’s State of the City Means for Businesses

Mayor Mike Duggan gave his eighth State of the City address virtually on Tuesday, March 9, from the floor of the Stellantis NV (Formerly FCA) factory on East Jefferson. The Mayor covered…

What the $1.9 Trillion COVID-19 Relief Package Means for Michigan

What COVID-19 Supplemental Budget Passage Means for Michigan Businesses

CDC: In Certain Circumstances, Vaccinated Americans Can Gather Inside Without Masks or Social Distancing

Gov. Whitmer Wants to Begin ‘Reengagement’ of Office Workers in Coming Weeks

U.S. Senate Passes $1.9 Trillion COVID-19 Relief Bill

Chamber Advocacy Leads To Passage Of PPE Tax Exemptions In MI House

The Michigan House overwhelmingly approved two bills that would exempt COVID-19 personal protection equipment and disinfecting supplies from state sales taxes on Wednesday, March 3. The Detroit Regional Chamber has…

Michigan House OKs $4.25B in COVID-19 Spending

Michigan Expanding COVID-19 Vaccine Eligibility Starting March 8

COVID-19 Restrictions Relaxed After Letter from Chambers Advocating for Safe Opening of Restaurants

Letter to Governor Whitmer on the Reopening of Restaurants

Johnson & Johnson ups Michigan COVID-19 vaccine supply to nearly 500,000 doses this week

America is getting yet another boost in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic this week as 3.9 million doses of Johnson & Johnson’s COVID-19 vaccine are shipped out to states, tribes, territories, pharmacies and…

Detroit expands COVID-19 vaccine eligibility again

Detroit — The city expanded COVID-19 vaccine eligibility Friday to include all residents ages 60 and older regardless of any medical condition after a successful week, its chief operating officer said. After…

Vaccine Insight With MSU Leaders: President Dr. Stanley Samuel and College of Nursing’s Dr. Randolph Rasch

Fewer Black Michiganians have received COVID vaccine, state officials say

African Americans in Michigan are about twice as likely to not have received their two doses of the COVID-19 vaccine than those who are White, according to data the state has…

Biden Tweaks PPP to Better Target the Nation’s Smallest Businesses

Restart Michigan with Deloitte: Tax Policy Implications of a Biden Presidency

Business Leaders Send Letter To Gov. Whitmer About Returning To The Office

A group of statewide business leaders, including Detroit Regional Chamber President and Chief Executive Officer Sandy K. Baruah, sent a letter last week to Gov. Gretchen Whitmer regarding the safe return…

COVID-19 Town Hall with Dr. Joneigh S. Khaldun | Michigan’s Plan to Administer the COVID-19 Vaccine

Dr. Joneigh S. Khaldun, chief medical executive and chief deputy director for health for the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) joined Tammy Carnrike, chief operating officer of…

Letter from State Business Leaders: We Need a Better Vaccination Plan Based on Vulnerability

Oakland County Forms New COVID-19 Vaccine Partnerships as Demand Exceeds Supply

Oakland County is launching a network of COVID-19 vaccine partnerships, with a few partners already receiving some of the county Health Division’s vaccine supply, to assist with inoculations when more doses become available.…

MI Senate Could Vote On COVID Relief Next Week; Gov. Wants Negotiations

Governor Gretchen Whitmer again called on the GOP-controlled Legislature to fully release federal dollars to help the state response to the coronavirus pandemic and negotiate with the administration while the Senate Appropriations…

Michigan Restaurant Restrictions Extended Through March 29 Despite Proposal From Association

Michigan restaurants could be stuck at 25% capacity with a 10 p.m. curfew for another month, after the state cloaked an extension of the restrictions earlier this month behind an announcement…

COVID-19 Vaccine Misinformation is Everywhere. Detroit Free Press Debunks the Biggest Myths

Michigan health officials are working to administer as many COVID-19 vaccines as possible as quickly as possible as the number of reported cases of new variants of the virus increases. But rampant misinformation…

6 Ways Michigan Residents Can Sign Up for COVID-19 Vaccine

The state of Michigan has outlined six ways residents who are eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine can sign up to get one. Michigan officials said residents have varying levels of access…

Biden Says US is Securing 600 Million Vaccine Doses By July

President Joe Biden said Thursday that the U.S. will have enough supply of the COVID-19 vaccine by the end of the summer to inoculate 300 million Americans. Biden made the…

Detroit Pushing to Vaccinate Seniors, Holding COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics at Churches

Detroit leaders are pushing to get senior citizens, some of the most vulnerable to the coronavirus, vaccinated through clinics at two of the city’s largest churches and by providing rides…

Meijer Expands COVID-19 Vaccination Slots in Michigan

Meijer Inc. said Monday that it is expanding COVID-19 vaccinations across Michigan this week, with plans to administer up to 25,000 doses to people age 65 and older by week’s…

Michigan’s Health Insurers Extend Agreements to Provide Coronavirus Testing and Treatment at No Cost to Patients

Governor Gretchen Whitmer and the Michigan Department of Insurance and Financial Services (DIFS) have announced that the state has secured agreements from nearly all of the state’s health insurers to…

COVID-19 Vaccines in Michigan: What You Need to Know About Eligibility, Registration

Michiganders are wondering, “When am I going to be able to get a coronavirus vaccine?” Here’s a guide to help you understand who’s eligible for a shot now, and the…

Johnson & Johnson Asks US Regulators to OK Its One-Shot COVID-19 Vaccine

Johnson & Johnson asked U.S. regulators Thursday to clear the world’s first single-dose COVID-19 vaccine, an easier-to-use option that could boost scarce supplies. J&J’s vaccine was safe and offered strong…

Michigan Decreasing COVID-19 Vaccine Allotments to Hospitals, Increasing Them to Counties

Study Finds COVID-19 Vaccine May Reduce Virus Transmission

COVID 19 Town Hall: Vaccine Insight With BCBSM’s Dr. James Grant

Detroit Expands COVID-19 Vaccinations to Restaurant and Grocery Store Workers, Among Others

UIA Update: All PUA, PEUC Claimants Can Now Reopen or Certify Unemployment Claims

Michigan Has Administered Over One Million Vaccines

The State of Michigan has administered over one million safe and effective COVID-19 vaccines, making us 7th in the country in vaccine distribution. The governor called on the Michigan Legislature…

As Restaurants Reopen Today, Michigan’s New Safer Dining Program Helps Improve Their Air Ventilation

Protect Michigan Commission Hosts First Meeting, Highlights State’s Vaccine Strategy

The Protect Michigan Commission, comprised of a diverse group of leaders from across the state including Chamber President and CEO, Sandy Baruah, met for the first time today. The commission…

Michigan Getting Better at Vaccine Distribution. It’s Still Not Good Enough.

After a slow start, Michigan has ramped up its coronavirus vaccinations and now is one of the better states at getting shots into arms. Michigan now ranks 20th in the…

UHY: The Latest on Financial Relief Programs: PPP, ERC, and More

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, the Federal government has offered various financial relief programs for businesses. The team at UHY LLP has been monitoring the available programs and making recommendations to…

State’s Jobless Claims Receding Alongside Virus in Recent Weeks

Employer Resources for COVID-19 Vaccine

COVID-19 Vaccines Frequently Asked Questions The information in this document will change frequently as we learn more about COVID-19 vaccines. There is a lot we are learning as the pandemic…

COVID-19 Town Hall: Is the Vaccine Safe and Effective? With Dr. Arnold Monto

Michigan Passes COVID-19 Milestone: Vaccinations Now Exceed Cases Since March

Chamber’s Sandy K. Baruah Among Those Appointed to Bipartisan Protect Michigan Commission

Michigan National Guard Deploys Additional Troops to Assist State with COVID-19 Response

Gov. Whitmer Announces Elizabeth Hertel as Director of the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services

Governor Announces Updates to COVID-19 Restrictions Effective on Feb. 1

Vaccine Survey for Employers

Bipartisan Group of Governors and Lt. Governors Encourage Everyone to Get Vaccinated

The governors and lieutenant governors from Michigan Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Minnesota, Ohio, and Wisconsin joined together to encourage everyone to make a plan for how they can get the safe…

State Passes Along More Moderna, Pfizer Vaccines to Health Systems, Health Depts.

Gov. Whitmer Announces the MI COVID Recovery Plan to Jumpstart the Economy, End the COVID-19 Pandemic

Treasury: Certain Businesses Affected by COVID-19 Epidemic Orders Provided Tax Assistance

COVID-19 Town Hall on Vaccines: To Mandate or Not to Mandate? With Dykema

  View slides from the presentation.  Now that a COVID-19 vaccine is a reality, many employers are contemplating whether they will be able to require employees to take it when…

State Launches Michigan Small Business Survival Program

The Michigan Strategic Fund Board held a special meeting on Thursday, January 14 to approve the $55 million Michigan Small Business Survival Program, which is intended to provide grant funding…

State Allows Indoor Fitness Classes to Resume; Indoor Dining Ban Extended

US Chamber of Commerce: State of American Business

Federal Government to Send More COVID-19 Vaccines to Michigan

Michigan Begins Paying $300 Supplemental Benefit Payments

City of Detroit Launches COVID-19 Vaccinations at TCF Center

MDHHS Guidance Encourages Schools to Safely Offer In-Person Instruction Michigan’s Children Need to Succeed

SBA Announces Reopening of PPP for Jan. 11, Outlines New Guidance

Gov. Whitmer, Coalition of Governors Urge Federal Government to Release Vaccines to States

WATCH: COVID-19 Resources for the Restaurant Industry

Detroit Leases TCF Center Garage, Will Start Vaccinating 20,000 Seniors Wednesday

Michigan Entering Next Phase for COVID-19 Vaccinations on Jan. 11 for Those Over 65, Police, Teachers

What Small Businesses Need to Know About the Latest Round of COVID-19 Relief Funding

Mask Up, Mask Right: State of Michigan Offering 3.5M Free KN95 Masks

UHY: PPP Round II, What Businesses Need to Know

WATCH: Chamber CEO Stresses Need for Vaccination, Controlling the Virus on ‘Flashpoint’

Small Business Indicators

COVID-19 Federal Relief Package Becomes Law

US Chamber: Guide to Small Business COVID-19 Emergency Loans

State House Passes $465M Supplemental Bill to Address COVID-19 Needs

What the $900B COVID-19 Relief Package Means for Detroit Regional Chamber Members

Detroit Regional Chamber Statement on Congress Passing a Coronavirus Relief Package

Detroit Regional Chamber Statement on Latest ‘Pause to Save Lives’ Update

Moderna Vaccine Cleared in U.S., Boosting Immunization Effort

Empowering Transformational Change, #SpreadTheWarmth This Winter

New Survey Reveals Statewide Opinions on COVID-19 Economic Impact, Business Priorities, Vaccine, and Government Action

Preparing for Isolation During the Holidays with Blue Cross Blue Shield of MI

Historic Journey: Pfizer Prepares to Deliver 6.4 Million Doses of COVID-19 Vaccines

Application for Pure Michigan Small Business Relief Initiative Grants Opens Dec. 15

Wayne County Cares Program to Offer $500 Bonus to Workers Impacted by COVID-19

Gov. Whitmer Announces Bipartisan ‘Protect Michigan Commission’ to Educate Michiganders on COVID-19 Vaccine

Treasury: Businesses Affected by COVID-19 Epidemic Orders Provided Tax Assistance

What to Know Ahead of the FDA’s Review of Pfizer’s COVID-19 Vaccine

Chamber Calls on Congress to Support Businesses and States as Pandemic Surges

State of Michigan Provides Update on COVID-19 Vaccination Plans

As COVID-19 vaccines approach final approval in the U.S., the state’s health care, budget, and operations experts are preparing to get Michigan residents vaccinated. Dr. Joneigh Khaldun, Michigan’s chief medical…

MDHHS Extends Epidemic Order 12 Days Through Dec. 20

Michigan Hospitals Urge State to Extend COVID Restrictions ’To See Meaningful Change’

U.S. Hiring Rebound Markedly Slows Amid Surge in Coronavirus Cases

Oakland County Plans $10 Million Program to Aid Restaurants

Health Insurers Begin to Waive COVID-19 Costs Through March 31

Gov. Whitmer, Racial Disparities Task Force Release Interim Report Showing Progress in Protecting Communities of Color from the Spread of COVID-19

CDC Director Shares Candid Assessment of COVID-19 with U.S. Chamber

Michigan Could Receive First Shipment of Coronavirus Vaccine by Dec. 15

Michigan Congressional Leaders Join Bipartisan Effort on $908B COVID-19 Relief Package

COVID-19 Town Hall: Operation Warp Speed COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution

Duggan: 5,000 Detroit Residents Per Day Could Get COVID-19 Vaccine in 2021

Join the Chamber and #SpreadTheWarmth, Help Homeless Detroiters This Holiday Season

2020 has been a year like no other, and many of our fellow Detroiters are facing uncertainty. The poverty and homeless rates are on the rise and expected to explode…

Chamber Weighs In: COVID-19 Relief Must Be a Lame Duck Priority

Gov. Whitmer Calls for $100M in COVID-19 Relief, Increased Unemployment Payments

Ford orders 12 Ultra-Cold Freezers to Store COVID-19 Vaccines for Workers

COVID-19 Town Hall: Michigan’s Director of COVID-19 Workplace Safety on MIOSHA, MDHHS Guidance

U-M Economists: Vaccine Could Boost U.S. Growth in 2021

COVID-19 Town Hall: Immigration Planning for 2020 and Beyond with Miller Canfield

Michigan Jobless Rate Drops in October Despite Modest Gain in Payroll Jobs

Statewide Engineering Job Postings Indicate Automotive Industry Still Hiring

COVID-19 has had significant negative impacts on Michigan’s economy and workforce. In April 2020, during the first lockdown order, the unemployment rate in Michigan jumped from 4.0% in March 2020…

How Detroit is Enforcing COVID-19 Orders for Businesses

Planning for Thanksgiving? Follow CDC Guidance to Stay Safe

MIOSHA, NSF International Offering Free COVID-19 Safety Consultations for Businesses

Bipartisan Governors from Michigan, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Minnesota, Ohio, and Wisconsin Urge Safety Before Holidays

COVID-19 Town Hall: Requiring Employees to Take a COVID Vaccine with Bodman’s Michelle L. Kolkmeyer

Workers Returning to Unemployment: Reopen Previous Claim

Henry Ford @ Work Program Offers New Resource, Guidance for Businesses

COVID-19 Data: November Update on Increased Cases, Hospitalizations

On Sunday, November 15, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) issued a new emergency order that enacts a three-week pause targeting indoor social gatherings and other group…

Detroit Regional Chamber’s Perspective on Michigan’s Pause to Save Lives

MDHHS Issues Three-Week Epidemic Order to Save Lives, Protect Frontline Heroes During Fall COVID-19 Surge

Hospital Execs Urge People to Mask Up, Cancel Social Gatherings as State Sets New COVID-19 Case Record

Stories Worth Sharing: ISAIC

ISAIC, Industrial Sewing and Innovation Center is a nonprofit redefining the apparel industry. It was set to launch its factory above Carhartt’s flagship store in Midtown in the spring, manufacturing…

MIOSHA to Conduct Workplace Inspections to Ensure Safety Protocol Compliance in Office Settings

4 Key Data Points That Show the Extent of the COVID-19 Outbreak in Michigan

$3.33M Grant to Support Workers Whose Jobs Were Eliminated by the Pandemic

State of Michigan Rolls Out New COVID-19 Exposure Alert App

Businesses Face Stricter Enforcement of COVID-19 Regulations as Workplace Outbreaks Increase

Pfizer Says Early Data Signals COVID-19 Vaccine is Effective

Gov. Whitmer Signs New COVID-19 Bills on Testing, Nursing Homes

Michigan Voter Turnout Breaks Records Despite Pandemic

How to Reduce the Risk of Spreading COVID-19 to People You Live With

CDC Offers Guidance for Voting Safely

MDHHS Extends Emergency Orders, Tightens Rules on Indoor Gatherings

Grant Programs Announced to Support Workplace Safety, Teachers, Wayne County Nonprofits

COVID-19 Numbers Could ‘Skyrocket’ If People Drop Their Guards

5 Tips About PPP Loan Forgiveness Michigan Small Businesses Should Know


This week the Chamber is excited to feature Slalom. Slalom is a consulting firm that specializes in strategic assessment and development. During the pandemic, they have encouraged companies to be…

Wayne County Nonprofit Relief Fund Offers Local Organizations Grants Up to $25K

Health Care, Public Health Leaders Share Lessons Learned, Path Forward for Facing COVID-19 Surge

WATCH | Live Q&A on MIOSHA Emergency Rules with Michigan’s COVID-19 Workplace Safety Safety Director

State Announces Grants for Teachers, Support Staff Impacted by COVID-19

MDHHS Virtual Roundtable Reveals Troubling Trends, Challenges as Michigan Faces Latest Wave of COVID-19

Wi-Fi-Connected “Lift Zones” to Help Students, Families in Detroit Access Internet for School, Digital Skills Building

Michigan Businesses Awarded $8M to Support COVID-19 Workplace Safety

Michigan Hits Record High Number of Confirmed COVID-19 Cases; Remember to #MaskUpMichigan

Chamber-Backed Business Liability Protections Signed Into Law

Chamber Among 30+ Organizations Calling for Unity in State Leadership to Fight COVID-19

Joint Letter Calls for Bipartisan Leadership Through COVID-19

Detroit Means Business Providing Small Businesses PPE Kits, Oct. 26-29

Gov. Whitmer Signs Bipartisan Bills Extending Unemployment Benefits to 26 Weeks

Governor Issues Emergency Rules to Provide Workers’ Compensation for Frontline Health Care Workers Affected by COVID-19

SBA Provides Simplified Process for PPP Forgiveness for Loans of $50,000 or Less

Comcast Offers Thousands of Grants, Equipment, Marketing and Technology Resources to Businesses Hardest Hit by COVID-19

Governor Approves New Emergency COVID-19 Rules for Businesses

Legislators Move COVID-19 Bills on Unemployment, Virtual Meetings to Governor for Signing

Plain Sight

This week the Chamber is excited to feature Plain Sight. Plain Sight is a social app for users to explore their local business community. During the pandemic, new features were launched…

MI Legislature to Discuss Outcomes, Next Steps Following Supreme Court Emergency Powers Ruling

MDHHS, City of Detroit Issue New COVID-19 Safety Orders

MIOSHA: COVID-19 Safety Regulations Not Impacted by Supreme Court Decision

Miller Canfield on What’s Next for the Governor’s Emergency Powers

Senate Passes Pandemic Bills To Address Nullified Executive Orders

The Senate met Thursday and passed five bills targeting areas Republican leadership deemed top priorities to fill gaps in combatting the new coronavirus pandemic following the Supreme Court’s ruling last…

Michigan COVID-19 Hospitalizations Doubled in 3 Weeks

DEGC Providing $7.25M in COVID-19 Relief to Detroit Small Businesses

MDHHS Issues Emergency Order to Restrict Gatherings, Require Face Coverings

What Michigan Supreme Court, AG Decisions on Governor’s Emergency Powers Mean for Business

Michigan Unemployment Insurance Agency Extends Benefits by 20 Weeks

Workers whose regular state and federal unemployment benefits run out are getting another 20 weeks of aid. The Michigan Unemployment Insurance Agency (UIA) on Thursday announced the extension, which now…

Lockton Companies: Evaluating Business Interruption Protection Amid COVID-19


This week the Chamber is excited to feature Franco. The team quickly pivoted its content strategy to serve as a resource center for businesses that needed communications support during the pandemic. They developed playbooks,…

Annual U.S. Light Vehicle Sales (SAAR)

Gov. Whitmer Extends State of Emergency Through Oct. 27

Michigan Economic Impact of COVID-19: Visualizing Progress

Monthly U.S. Light Weight Vehicle Sales

North American Car and Truck Production

Clark Hill | You’ve Been Hacked, Now What?

Clark Hill | Top 10 Cyber and Privacy Topics for 2021

State Provides Update on Reduction in COVID-19 Racial Disparities, Work Ahead

New Executive Orders Reopen Venues Like Movie Theaters, Bowling Alleys; Boost Mask Requirements in Schools

Michigan House Passes COVID-19 Business Liability Bills

Miller Canfield: PPP Loan Audits, What to Expect and How to Prepare

Michigan Among Three States Pushing for COVID-19-Related Tax Relief for Businesses

Fakhoury Global Immigration’s Rami Fakhoury on Immigration Challenges

Gov. Whitmer Proclaims This Week ‘Michigan Small Business Week’

WATCH | Small Businesses and COVID-19: Supporting Firms at Risk of Failure

$2.5M Grant to Support Hospitality Workers Impacted by COVID-19

Get the Latest on COVID-19 Vaccine Research in Michigan

Michigan Health Insurers to Waive Out-of-Pocket COVID-19 Testing, Treatment Costs Through End of 2020

State Fairgrounds COVID-19 Test Site Moving to Detroit Neighborhood Rec Center

WATCH: Chamber CEO Speaks in Webinar on Opportunities for Regions and Cities in Automotive Global Value Chains

Evaluating the Payroll Tax Deferral with Bodman’s Michelle L. Kolkmeyer

Home Sales Rise as Market Continues Rebound from COVID-19

State of Michigan’s Donofrio Provides Employment Update, Recovery Progress

Chamber CEO Outlines Work to Support Region Through COVID-19 with Michigan Business Network

Sept. 21 | Join the Grand Rapids Chamber for a Virtual Child Care Townhall

Diversity in the Workplace with Mark S. Lee

US Government Outlines Plan to Provide Free COVID-19 Vaccines


This week the Chamber is excited to feature Comcast, who understood the importance of internet connectivity as a vital tool for families to access educational resources for students, important news, and information…

Watch From CO— Blueprint: Rebuilding Your Brand

Chamber Testifies on PPE Tax Relief Package

Watch: Q&A on New Gym and Fitness Safety Practices

Michigan Launches ‘Spread Hope, Not COVID’ Campaign, Emphasizes Mask Usage in Public

Henry Ford Health System’s Dr. Allison Weinmann on Michigan’s Role in Creating a COVID-19 Vaccine

Governor’s Futures for Frontliners Will Help Chamber in Reaching 60% Postsecondary Attainment by 2030

Business Community Rallies Around ‘Rona 4 Real’ Campaign to Prevent COVID-19 Among Youth

Gov. Whitmer signs executive order mandating face covering for organized sports

Data: State of Michigan Provides Outbreak Reporting by Region

Michigan Treasury Department: Digital Signatures Allowed as Remote Alternative to In-Person Tax Filing

50% of Michigan Voters Favor Online School Over In-Person, Poll Shows

Gyms, Sports Facilities Reopen Today with Health and Safety Guidelines

Huntington Bank Announces $5B Michigan Lending Initiative to Help Small Business, Homeowners, Philanthropy

Automation Alley’s Tom Kelly: Michigan’s Leadership in Industry 4.0 Through COVID-19

Northeast Integrated Health

Business Organizations Provide Testimony on Liability Protections

New Families First Coronavirus Response Act FAQ Regarding School Reopening

Citywide Memorial Honors COVID-19 Victims, Commemorates Detroit’s Resiliency

New Executive Order Eases Rules for COVID-19 Symptoms Requiring Mandatory Sick Leave

Watch From CO— Blueprint: Operating a Socially Distant Business

In our pandemic-altered collective conscience, feeling safe has become the ultimate luxury — a notion businesses must embrace to earn the trust of both customers and employees today. That shift…

WSJ: Abbott’s $5 Covid-19 Rapid Antigen Test Gets Emergency-Use Status From FDA

Opportunity Insights: Michigan Small Business COVID-19 Impacts

The Harvard-based Opportunity Insights (OI) group combines anonymized data from private companies such as credit card processors, payroll firms, and financial services firms. The OI Economic Tracker is an interactive tool…

Bedrock Detroit’s Bill Emerson on Supporting Downtown Detroit’s Small Businesses Through COVID-19

87% of Michigan’s Economy is Back According to New Report

Gov. Whitmer Announces $1.2M IKEA Donation to COVID-19 Relief Fund

Michigan’s Anticipated $3.2B Budget Gap Down to About $900M

Mark S. Lee: Being Flexible, Seeking Advice Are Essential to Small Business Success

Report: COVID-19 Impact on Michigan’s Economy Greater Than Other States

JS Clark Agency: Benefits Compliance During COVID-19

FEMA Approves Application to Provide an Additional $300 Per Week to Unemployed Michiganders

Wayne County Airport Authority’s Chad Newton on What to Expect When Traveling Through DTW This Summer and Fall

Letter: Chamber and Business Groups Working Together to Help Remaining Businesses Open Safely

Chamber Survey Highlights Impact of Workforce Productivity Due to Child Care Demands

Businesses of all sizes have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Organizations that could operate remotely altered their operations and working parents quickly adjusted to the reality of managing work…

At-A-Glance: Compare K-12 and Higher Education Back-to-School Plans

Michigan Work Share Program Saved Unemployment Fund $212 Million

New York Times: Saving Jobs by Sharing Them, With Government Help Crain’s Detroit Business: Workshare program saved Michigan’s unemployment fund $212 million According to data reported by the U.S. Dept.…

Michigan Schools to Receive $65M in CARES Act Funding

Watch: Commercial Real Estate Practical Considerations for Your Business

Payroll Tax Deferrals: How Does the President’s Recent Executive Order Affect You?

President Trump’s recently issued Executive Order (EO) to defer payroll taxes, while well-intended, raises serious concerns for both employees and employers. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce along with more than…

Experts Discuss What K-12 Education in Michigan Will Look Like This Fall

Whitmer Administration Applies for Federal Funding to Provide $300/week for Unemployment

Skidmore Studios x Michigan Fields

Bipartisan Return to Learn Package Signed Into Law

Gov. Whitmer Announces ‘MI Mask Aid’ Providing 4M Free Masks to Vulnerable Groups

State’s New Unemployment Claims Lowest Since Pandemic’s Onset

Steelcase CEO Discusses The Future of Work

GM to Share Three New Technologies Developed to Address Safety with Employers, Schools

U.S. Census Workers Complete COVID-19 Safety Course, Start Door Knocking Effort

C4 Relief Package Negotiations Continue as President Trump Issues Executive Orders

As discussions between Congress and the White House continue, the Detroit Regional Chamber continues to advocate for businesses and employees on a new relief package in partnership with the U.S.…

Gov. Whitmer Clarifies Definition of COVID-19 symptoms, Contact in New Executive Order

Breakdown of President Trump’s COVID-19 Executive Orders

Act Now: Ensure Critical Measures in Congress’ Next COVID-19 Relief Bill

Results Are In: COVID-19 Automotive Outlook Flash Survey

Gov. Whitmer Extends Declaration of Emergency Until Sept. 4, 2020

Report: 2 in 3 U.S. Minority-owned Small Businesses Worry About Permanently Closing

What Home Buyers and Sellers Need to Know: Breaking Down Real Estate Industry Changes

Watch from CO— Blueprint: Starting Up and Starting Over During the Pandemic

Gov. Whitmer Allows Detroit Casinos to Open Aug. 5

Gov. Whitmer Among Governors from 6 States Announcing Bipartisan Interstate Compact for 3M Rapid Antigen Tests

Life Remodeled

U.S. Chamber Small Business Poll Shows Many Preparing for Resurgence

Wacker Chemical Corporation: ‘We Must Stay Safe, Be Patient, and Stand Together’

If Not Now, When? Immigration Reform at a Time of National Crisis

The Henry Ford’s Patricia Mooradian on Reopening Greenfield Village and Preventing the Spread of COVID-19

New digital hub to help Michigan workers displaced by pandemic boost skills

New Michigan Eviction Diversion Program Helps With Rent Payments

The Michigan State Housing Development Authority in partnership with local Housing Assessment and Resource Agencies (HARAs) has created a rental relief network, called the Eviction Diversion Program, to assist renters…

Dr. Khaldun: Contact Tracing Efforts Adding Text-Message Features

MCAN Awards $51,816 in 7 New COVID-19 Response Grants

Ghafari: Masking Up Key to Welcoming Back Employees

Henry Ford Health System Only Michigan Site to Offer Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine Trial

Doerken: Masking Up is a Small Contribution That Makes a Big Difference

Baruah: Pending CARES Act Legislation Must Include Aid to State and Local Governments

The Henry Ford: Committing to #MaskUpMichigan is ‘The Right Thing to Do’

Chamber CEO Sandy K. Baruah to Join Gov. Whitmer’s COVID-19 Briefing

National Business League Inc. on Ensuring Racial Justice and Equity in the COVID-19 Economic Recovery

Liability Protections a Top Priority for Businesses

Last week, the Detroit Regional Chamber led 14 statewide business groups in a letter that requested Michigan’s Congressional Delegation to unify behind smart compromise Federal legislation to provide financial relief…

Supporting Employee Mental Health in Today’s Workplace

Michigan Medicine, Blue Cross partner to pilot Hospital Care at Home program

Bipartisanship and Budget Gaps: Takeaways from Lansing

Associated Press Poll: 3 in 4 Americans back requiring wearing masks

This article was originally published on The Detroit News by Michael R. Blood and Emily Swanson, Associated Press Los Angeles – Three out of four Americans, including a majority of Republicans,…

Chamber-Backed PPE Tax Relief Package Would Help Businesses Retain Employees

State of Michigan Offers $8.55M in COVID-19 Workplace Safety Grants to Help Employers Protect Workers

Download: “No Mask No Entry” Signs in Multiple Languages

Download “No Mask No Entry” Signs for your business For more COVID-19 resources in multiple languages, visit English Arabic Burmese Chinese French Spanish Swahili    

The Car Buying Experience and The Auto Industry During the COVID-19 Pandemic

How has the car buying experience changed amid the COVID-19 global pandemic? Rod Alberts, executive director, of the Detroit Auto Dealers Association (DADA) and the North American International Auto Show…

Delivering on Equity Pledge, TCF Bank Unveils $1B Loan Commitment for Minority Communities and Minority- and Women-Owned Small Businesses

This announcement was originally posted on  Leading the call for companies to lean in to social justice, Detroit-based bank also commits $10 million for grants to help low-to-moderate income…

Fifth Third Bank: Striving to Keep Our Customers at the Center of What We Do, Safely

3 COVID-19 Reopening Challenges — and Solutions — for Your Business

COVID-19 Vaccine Innovators Hit the U.S. House Floor

Statewide Business Organizations: Unify Behind Legislation to Bring Financial Relief to States

Governor: Businesses Not to Assume Those Without Masks Have Medical Conditions

Miller Canfield: We Want Our Businesses to Be Safe, to Stay Open for Economic Health

Grand Hotel’s Doug Dean and Mackinac Island CVB’s Tim Hygh Discuss Mackinac Island Re-Opening

LIFT to Retrain Civilian Workers in Response to COVID-19 with $1M Award

Detroit Regional Chamber Outlines Priorities on the Next Federal Stimulus Package

Detroit Uses New Research to Inform Immigrant-inclusive COVID-19 Relief Measures

Grand Hotel: Our Team Is Here to Serve Everyone Safely, #MaskUpMichigan

Michigan’s State of Emergency Extended to Aug. 11; US-Canada Border Closure Extended to Aug. 21

Henry Ford Health System Employer Efforts During COVID-19

A key partner in the Detroit Regional Chamber’s health and wellness initiative, Henry Ford Health System (HFHS) is committed to providing the best possible care for patients, communities, and employees…

HELLA: We Have To Be in This Together #MaskUpMichigan

$15.5M in Detroit, Wayne County COVID-19 Business Relief Grants Available, Apply Starting July 15

Grant Application Open: Oakland Together Small Business Recovery Fund

Need a Mask? Check Out These 5 Detroit Area Mask Makers

U-M Researchers Find Drug to Calm Fatal Response to COVID-19

Employers: Understanding COVID-19 Transmission and Close Contacts

ACCESS, Ford Motor Company and Wayne State University provide 10,000+ Mobile COVID-19 tests

Is Limiting Governor’s Emergency Powers Possible in 2020?

Gov. Whitmer to Require Face Coverings in Indoor Public Spaces

#MaskUpMichigan Toolkit

< Back to #MaskUpMichigan Home Keep Businesses Open – Wear a Mask The Detroit Regional Chamber is launching the Keep Businesses Open #MaskUpMichigan campaign.  As the representatives and advocates for business…

Michigan Strategic Fund Approves $100M Grant Program for Small Businesses’ COVID-19 Recovery

SBA: $16B In PPP Loans Dispersed to 121K Michigan Businesses

Gov. Whitmer: ‘Masking Up’ Key to Returning to School in Fall

Chamber Provides 5,000 Masks to Small Business Members in Need Through UniFirst Partnership

The Detroit Regional Chamber, in partnership with UniFirst Corporation, is helping connect small businesses in the region with protective face coverings. As the state continues to gradually reopen, personal protective…

Michigan Drops Out of Top 10 States for Confirmed COVID-19 Cases

Ford Resumes Construction on Michigan Central Station Development

Questions Loom for Schools as Fiscal Year Closes, New Year Approaches

Restart Michigan with KPMG: Supply Chain Management Series

Watch: Optimizing Re-entry for Your Workforce and Workplace

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan Employer Efforts During COVID-19

U.S. Chamber Study Shows Commercial Construction Industry Poised For Recovery After COVID-19

Helping Make the Main Street Lending Program a Lifeline for Mid-Sized Businesses

Chamber Return-to-Work Survey: Businesses Ready to Welcome Employees Back in 2020

Magna Invests in Highland Park creating 480 jobs, Helping Drive Economic Recovery Amid Pandemic

Mobility tech company will add 480 jobs, invest $35.4 million in Highland Park with support from the Michigan Strategic Fund Expansion provides significant momentum for Michigan’s economic recovery following COVID-19…

Legislative Leaders Release Education Plan, Governor’s Expected Next Week

Gov. Whitmer Signs Executive Order Closing Indoor Service at Bars, Bill Package Allowing Cocktails-to-Go

Small Business Resources to Help Businesses Navigate COVID-19 and Reopening

UM announces plans for return to campus for fall semester

Wayne County offering $50 million in grants to small businesses

$880.1M COVID-19 Relief Bill Heads to Governor Whitmer

COVID-19 Tele-Town Hall: Workplace Safety with LEO’s Sean Egan

Michigan Companies Issued More Than $15.7 Billion in PPP Loans

Unemployment and Payroll Indicators

Schools Expected to Open to In-Person Instruction in the Fall if State COVID Cases Continue to Decrease

Canada, US extend border restrictions to July 21

Small Business Grants Available, Apply by June 17

Wayne County Community College District and CVS Health Launch COVID-19 Testing

WW Group Offers ‘WW AT WORK’ Virtual Workshop for Chamber Members

Michigan Is Reopening: Resources to Help Your Business Navigate

Airport Traveler Throughput

Michigan’s Property Tax Appeal Deadline Extended Another Month Amid COVID-19

Watch: Going the Distance: Mapping Your Next Steps for Long-Term Success

Consumer Spending: Economic Opportunity Insight

Watch: Business Defense Strategies During Uncertain Times

Watch: Network Distancing to Protect Your Virtual Workforce

Michigan Legislature Reviewing Bills for Social Districts, Relaxing Alcohol Rules

Federal Reserve Board’s Main Street Lending Program Provides More Small and Medium Businesses Support

Michigan Launches New Public WiFi Location Map

Survey Shows Michigan Parents Worried About Being Able to Work if Schools Don’t Reopen

MI Safe Start Plan: Phase 4 Explained

U.S. Census Survey Shows Majority of Detroit Region’s Small Businesses Largely Impacted by COVID-19

COVID-19 Tele-Town Hall: Civility Discussion with Nolan Finley and Stephen Henderson

 Nolan Finley and Stephen Henderson Discuss Civility and Racial Equality Amid the COVID-19 crisis, the recent death of George Floyd has caused protests across the country in every state…

The Latest: Personal Care Services Including Salons, Barbershops Reopen Statewide June 15

Access to PPE with MEDC’s Natalie Chmiko

Wayne County COVID-19 Workplace Toolkit

AaDya Offers Cybersecurity Protection for Small and Medium Business’

Chamber member AaDya is offering Cybersecurity options to businesses amid the pandemic.

CAR: Restarting Automotive Manufacturing After the Coronavirus Pandemic

This article was written and posted by the Center for Automotive Research. As the coronavirus crisis continues to disrupt the global economy, North American vehicle sales have dropped sharply, and…

Brookings Institution Webinar Outlines ‘Roadmap for Reopening America: How to Save Lives and Livelihoods’

Watch: Financial and Operational Strategies to Weather Uncertain Times

Business Can Be a Leader In Helping to Prevent Second Wave

‘Stay Home, Stay Safe’ is Lifted – What You Need to Know

Gov. Whitmer Moves State to Phase 4, Office Work Opens With Caveat

MI Symptoms Web Applications Helps Businesses Reopen Safely

Watch: Cyber Risks of Keeping Your Workforce Remote

Gov. Whitmer Announces a Michigan Workforce Development Board

Michigan PPE Requirements for Reopen

Legislative Update: What’s Happening in the MI House and Senate

Justin Winslow: Challenges for Michigan’s Restaurant and Lodging Industry

Register for upcoming or listen to past Tele-Town Halls. The restaurant and lodging industry has been hit hard by COVID-19, and businesses face an uphill battle ahead with reopening and…

PPE Supply Connect

Dos and Don’ts of Restarting Operations

As more and more businesses are allowed to partially or fully resume operations, it’s critical that employers follow the Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) guidelines on restarting businesses…

MI Safe Start Plan: Where We’re at, How to Plan for Restart

As the amount of new COVID-19 cases begins to slow, it’s time to start preparing for the next phases of the crisis. As the governor’s administration starts to ease restrictions…

Moving Forward: Auto and Mobility Marketing and Communications Post-COVID

Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson: Voting by Mail Safe and Secure

In some places in the U.S., voting by mail is already commonplace. For Michigan, this method has become more appealing as the COVID-19 pandemic unfolds, and public health and safety…

Forbes Recognizes Chamber Member COVID-19 Response Achievements

PPP Loan Forgiveness, What You Need to Know

Learn More: View the latest Small Business Administration Paycheck Protection Program updates on funding and loan forgiveness. On May 16, the SBA issued the Loan Forgiveness Application that will be used…

5 Customer-Focused Business Reopening Strategies

Dykema: Keep Your Business Safe Amid Reopening

Reopening your business effectively means keeping your employees safe and avoiding legal repercussions that could harm the company. In the resources below, Dykema outlines best practices for reopening responsibly. While…

Employee Wellness Resources for Businesses from AssuredPartners

#MIVoterPoll: ‘5 Things You Need to Know with Sandy K. Baruah’

Detroit Regional Chamber President and CEO Sandy K. Baruah joined Vice President of Government Relations Brad Williams to break down five key facts from the statewide voter poll the Chamber released…

Gov. Whitmer Changes Guidelines for Testing Eligibility

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has increased the number of Michiganders eligible to get a COVID-19 test without a doctor’s note. Her administration’s efforts to increase accessibility are critical to reopening more…

Restart Operations While Retaining Employees with Work Share

A Breakdown of Last Week’s Executive Orders, What is Open, and Guidelines to Follow

Your Employees’ Mindset on Safety? What to Know as You Reopen

Watch: Tariff Recovery and Finding Cash Now Series

U.S. Chamber Resources to Help Employers Reopen Safely

U.S. Chamber’s Neil Bradley Provide Update on Federal Aid for COVID-19

Chamber Poll: Michiganders Prefer Our Reopening Pace Compared to Rest of Country

Michigan Auto Dealerships and Retail Businesses by Appointment, Nonessential Medical, Dental and Veterinary Procedures Authorized

University of Michigan Releases US Economic Outlook for 2020–2022

The Research Seminar in Quantitative Economics at the University of Michigan has released the U.S. Economic Outlook for 2020-2022. The fallout of the COVID-19 pandemic has brought the global economy…

State Budget Director Chris Kolb: Federal Government Needs to Step Up to the Plate

The State of Michigan is currently preparing for tightening the budget. Unlike the federal government, states can’t print money, and achieving a balanced budget will not be simple. Michigan State Budget…

Detroit Regional Chamber Releases Findings from New Statewide Poll of Michigan Voters

Michigan Strategic Fund Actions Help to Drive Economic Recovery Around the State, Position Michigan for Future Prosperity

The Michigan Strategic Fund today approved a broad range of initiatives, business expansions, and community revitalization projects to drive the economic recovery of Michigan’s businesses and communities and position the…

Watch: How COVID-19 is Shaping the Future of the Health Care Industry

Assured Partners: Employers’ Guide to COVID-19 Playbook and FAQ

Assured Partners has developed tools for employers to use to help navigate the next few months coming out of the COVID-19 crisis and into recovery. Many businesses have questions on…

Detroit’s COVID-19 Small Business PlayBook

This week, the City of Detroit released a COVID-19 Small Business Playbook to prepare for Phase 4 of the Michigan Safe Start Plan, the “improving” phase, in which many businesses…

COVID-19 Case Tracing Apps in Development for Automotive Factories

Thirdware Solution Inc. and The Charles Stark Draper Laboratory, Inc. announced that they are in discussions to help automotive manufacturers quickly deploy advanced technology to provide confidence to their employees…

Gov. Whitmer Reopens Retail, Restaurants, and Offices in Upper Peninsula, Traverse City Regions

A Snapshot of Demographic and Economic Characteristics of Immigrants in the Metro Area

U.S. Rep. Tim Walberg: Businesses Shouldn’t Be Taxed on PPP

While businesses have voiced concerns about the federal government taxing Payment Protection Plan (PPP) loans, U.S. Rep. Walberg said he doesn’t want this to happen. In today’s Tele-Town Hall, Walberg…

‘Staggering’ Fiscal Numbers from Consensus Revenue Forecast

“These are staggering figures and difficult to wrap your head around.” That’s how Christopher Harkins, director of Senate Fiscal Agency wrapped up Michigan’s Consensus Revenue Estimating Conference Friday, which provided…

3 Conversations From Lansing Businesses Need to Know About

KPMG Restart Michigan Auto Series Features Best Practices to Know Now

Microsoft and LinkedIn Offer Services for Chamber Members

While the COVID-19 crisis proves to be a difficult time for businesses forced to transition into a remote work environment, Microsoft and LinkedIn are now offering Detroit Regional Chamber members…

House, Senate Fiscal Agencies Provide Latest Forecasts

MEDC Expands Community Development, Launches Support for Small Business and Downtown

Two Community Development Programs Expanded On Wednesday, Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) announced several new initiatives designed to help support the COVID-19 economic recovery efforts of small businesses and traditional…

What Automotive Suppliers Need to Know: Back-to-Work Planning

It’s false to believe that businesses can rely on predicting the future to chart their course over the coming months with too many variables and too wide a range of…

AIREA: Return to Work(place) Office Design and Guides

The Latest: What You Need to Know From Lansing This Week

Mark Hackel: Michigan is Better Prepared for a Second Wave

Macomb County has been one of the most hard-hit counties by COVID-19 in Michigan. In a Tele-Town Hall today, Macomb County Executive Mark Hackel spoke with Detroit Regional Chamber President…

MWF Michigan Entrepreneur Resilience Fund

Key Results: Business Surveys and Polling

Featured: U.S. Census survey shows Michigan’s small businesses hardest hit by COVID-19 — May 15, 2020 The Small Business Pulse Survey, a new weekly experimental data product from the U.S.…

Gerald Johnson: Need to Protect Both Lives and Livelihood

Doug Rothwell: Michigan’s Economic Outlook As Businesses Shift to Restart

Getting Michigan’s economy back on its feet will involve businesses and government working in unison to ensure a safe and timely return to work. Business Leaders for Michigan President and…

What State Budget Cuts Are Looming? We’ll Have a Better Sense Friday

Adient: COVID-19 Return-to-Work Guide

Download the Adient: COVID-19 Return-to-Work Guide here.  The information in this document may not be applicable to all businesses or places of work. The information was developed based on information…

Michigan Economic Recovery Council: Industry Practices for Restart

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer worked with leaders in health care, business, labor, and education from the Michigan Economic Recovery Council to develop a six-phase reopening plan based on best practices the Council identified…

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer Releases MI Safe Start Plan to Reengage Michigan’s Economy

Last week, after announcing that Michigan’s manufacturing workers will return to work on Monday, May 11, Governor Gretchen Whitmer detailed the six phases of her MI Safe Start Plan to re-engage…

PlanetM Landing Zone Virtual Mobility Meetup with Mark de la Vergne

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Wayne County Partners with TCF Bank to Give Loans to Small Businesses

Wayne County’s small businesses were hit hard by the COVID-19 crisis and statewide shutdowns. Without revenue, many are struggling to pay rent and keep the lights on, said Wayne County…

Manufacturing to Re-open May 11, Allowing for Sequenced Automotive Restart

3 Positions the Chamber Advanced Publicly on Behalf of Business This Week

Q&A: Barton Malow’s Ryan Maibach Shares Insight on Reopening Operations

Chamber Joins 3,500 Organizations Nationwide on Letter to Congress on Extending PPP to Nonprofits

COVID-19 Relief Extends Certain Employee Benefit Plan Deadlines

On April 28th, 2020, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Employee Benefits Security Administration (EBSA) issued deadline relief and other guidance under Title I of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act…

Readiness Essentials Checklists for Warehouse, Retail

Auto Smart Start: 7 Playbooks to Guide a Post-COVID-19 Restart

COVID-19 has disrupted operations for Michigan’s automotive industry, and transitioning to the “new normal” post-pandemic will not be easy. Below are 7 resources for automotive OEMs and suppliers on how…

Oakland County Helps Small Businesses Cover Costs with Stabilization Fund

When Oakland County first created its Small Business Stabilization Fund, awarding $2.3 million to 800 companies, Executive David Coulter was surprised to see 7,300 applications roll in. The funds requested…

Dr. Khaldun Provides Clarifications for Health Care Systems to Reengage with Patients on Important Care

Dr. Joneigh Khaldun, chief medical executive and chief deputy director for Health for the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services has provided the Chamber and State with guidance on…

Chamber Collects Research and Data Resources for Businesses on COVID-19’s Impact

Over the past few months, COVID-19 has dramatically shifted the Detroit region’s business climate. In response, the Detroit Regional Chamber is actively finding and sourcing the latest data and research…

Lt. Gov.: MERC ‘Getting Pretty Close’ on Understanding Measures to Reopen Auto Industry

When might there be clarity on reopening Michigan’s automotive industry? It could be a matter of days. The state’s Michigan Economic Recovery Council (MERC) is working with partners throughout the…

Deloitte: Workforce Strategies for Post-COVID-19 Recovery

Deloitte has developed a guide covering workforce strategies for businesses as they prepare for their post-COVID-19 recovery and a workbook for HR leaders to prepare and develop their strategy. Explore…

Detroit Regional Chamber Business Leader Survey: Despite Worsening Conditions, Confidence in Sustainability

As the regional business community shifts from response to restart as “Stay Home, Stay Safe” orders begin to ease, the Detroit Regional Chamber polled c-suite leadership in the Detroit region…

Foley & Lardner LLP: How Employers Can Carefully Plan for a Successful Restart

Checklist: Operational Restart Readiness for the Automotive Supply Chain

Quicken Loans Ramps Up Efforts to Help Detroit Get Back to Work

Gov. Whitmer Reopens Construction, Real Estate, Outdoor Work

New App Helps Businesses Get Employees Back to Work

Businesses are starting to prepare for when the time comes to bring their employees back to work safely. They are seeking guidance on how to navigate this uncharted territory on…

US Rep. Andy Levin: We Need to Test, Trace, Isolate, and Support

Consul General of Canada Joseph Comartin: U.S. and Canada Work Together to Stop Virus Spread

Consul General of Canada Joseph Comartin spoke with the Detroit Regional Chamber’s Vice President of Automotive and Mobility Glenn Stevens Jr. in a Tele-Town Hall on how the U.S. and…

Dickinson Wright Return-to-Work Checklist

by Aaron V. Burrell  As employers attempt to return to workplaces in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, there are a number of considerations they must be mindful of.  Indeed,…

Watch: Automotive Operational and Financial Restructure

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7 Keys to Engaging Government Officials Amid COVID-19

By Sarah Hubbard As Michigan looks to restart its economy, voicing your perspective has never been more important. All levels of government are about to embark on reconstructing their shattered…

3 Conversations Businesses Need to Know About From this Week

The Detroit Regional Chamber is having the essential conversations with government officials and entities behind the scenes to help mitigate the COVID-19 crisis and ensure the health of businesses in…

Q&A: Brad Williams Breaks Down What is Happening in Lansing

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Polling: Michigan Chamber of Commerce’s Restarting MI Economy Survey Results

Michigan Work Share Program Expanded to Help Employers Bring Back Employees

Important Work Share Funding Update Notification of Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation (FPUC) ending: The Federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act, signed March 27, 2020, created three new…

Restart Best Practices: Preparing to Reopen Your Workplace

As Michigan prepares to transition its workforce back to the workplace in the coming months, businesses must start preparing now by putting a plan in place to anticipate all the…

Chamber Gets Businesses the Answers They Need

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Gov. Whitmer’s April 29 Public Briefing, Futures For Frontliners, And More

LANSING, MICH. Today, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, Michigan Department of Health and Human Services Chief Medical Executive Dr. Joneigh Khaldun, Michigan Department of Labor and Economic Opportunity Director Jeff Donofrio and President…

Paycor: How To Rehire Furloughed Employees (With Template)

Clark Hill: Best Practices for Bringing Employees Back to the Office

Gov. Whitmer to Reopen Construction May 7

The Chamber’s Strength: Statewide and National Partnerships

As the challenges arising from COVID-19 continue to change daily, the Detroit Regional Chamber’s statewide and national connections have provided for a more coordinated and united front with business groups…

Return to Work FAQs from ASE

ASE (American Society of Employers) pulled together a FAQ on the key things businesses need to know when preparing for returning to work when the “Stay at Home, Stay Safe”…

Daniel Howes: Michigan’s Auto Industry Faces the Ultimate Test

Mayor Mike Duggan: Detroit to Bring Hundreds Back to Work

PlanetM Pivots Grant Program to Support COVID-19 Issues

Michigan Economic Recovery Council Advises Gov. Whitmer on Reopening Based on Risk, Workplace Environment, Geography

Gov. Whitmer: Temporary Safety Measures for Food-Selling Establishments and Pharmacies

How the Chamber is Working For Your Business

As one of the largest and most impactful business organizations in Michigan, the Detroit Regional Chamber is working to provide companies the support and information they need to not only…

Michigan Senate Majority Leader Shirkey: Embrace Hope Not Fear

Sign up to receive updates from the Detroit Regional Chamber’s COVID-19 Business Resource Center The State of Michigan is poised with the responsibility of weighing the health risks of lessening…

Chamber Addresses Environment and Energy Issues Facing Businesses Amid COVID-19

White House Office of Public Liaison Shares Latest on Economic Support for Minority Communities

Detroit Regional Chamber Provides New Restart Resources to Michigan Businesses

View all Restart Michigan resources. DETROIT – (May 13, 2020) – The Detroit Regional Chamber announces new restart resources to its members and other businesses across the state, to help…

Tele-Town Hall Recap: Employee Well-Being with Cindy Bjorkquist 

Cindy Bjorkquist, director of well-being for Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, engaged with participants of the Detroit Regional Chamber’s Tele-Town Hall Series to share strategies on helping employees maintain…

US Rep. Brenda Lawrence: If Detroit Is Not Whole, Business Community Cannot Be Whole

Friday in Lansing: Michigan Legislature Meeting, Gov. Whitmer Executive Order

Sign up to receive updates from the Detroit Regional Chamber’s COVID-19 Business Resource Center Michigan Legislature Meets for Special Convening The Michigan Legislature met today for a special convening to…

3 Conversations Businesses Need to Know About From this Week

Businesses Share How Their Company Stepped Up During COVID-19

MICHauto Supports PPE Manufacturing, Unifying Auto Industry and State

New Revisions to Gov. Whitmer’s Executive Order, First Steps to Responsibly Restarting Economy

Research Universities Lend Expertise and Support Amid Crisis

Detroit Regional Chamber Point of View: Reactivating Our Economy Amid COVID-19

Issue Date: April 23, 2020 This document represents the general point of view of the Detroit Regional Chamber focused on restarting Michigan’s economy. It is not intended to serve as…

Accenture Restart Resources

Small Business Quick Pivot Workshops Accenture is committed to supporting small businesses navigate how to respond when change is forced upon them by harnessing the power of innovation to help…

EY: Nine Areas Of Focus For COVID-19 Crisis Management

Nine Areas Of Focus For COVID-19 Crisis Management Introducing an easy-to-use diagnostic tool to help provide a comprehensive, methodical approach to crisis management. EY has identified nine areas enterprises can…

KPMG: Preparing For A Post-COVID-19 World

By Nicola Longfield, Global DA Consumer & Retail Lead; Mitchell Collett, Director Deal Advisory, KPMG in the UK With Retailers and FMCGs (fast moving consumer goods companies) grappling to come…

PWC: Returning To The Workplace

Reboot: Returning To The Workplace As states, localities and health officials begin to set parameters around reopening businesses, bringing your people back onsite successfully won’t be as simple as flipping…

Lear: Safe Work Playbook

Lear: Safe Work Playbook An interactive guide for COVID-19 pandemic preparedness and response. The manual covers a wide range of topics, including step-by-step guides for setting up a pandemic response…

UHY LLP: How Businesses Can Identify Profit Drivers To Maximize Recovery

How Businesses Can Identify Profit Drivers To Maximize Recovery You’re Invited: Business Owners Virtual Series – Business Transaction Update, May 14 at 10 AM ISSUES BUSINESSES ARE FACING As businesses…

BCBSM: How Businesses Can Support Employee Well-Being

The Chamber is Working for You in Lansing and Washington, Here’s How

Carnrike Joins US Army Officials at TCF Field Hospital, Detroit’s Recovery in the Works

Chamber Poll Informs Public Officials on Harsh Realities Workers Face

New Statewide Chamber Poll Captures Anxiety Levels

While Michiganders are concerned about the virus, they are also anxious about enduring the economic impact to come. The Detroit Regional Chamber’s new statewide COVID-19 impact poll provides a snapshot…

Chamber Coordinates With Midwest Peers Regarding Re-opening Economy

Resources for Restarting Business Operations

The Detroit Regional Chamber is here for your business as the time comes to restart operations. As the State of Michigan’s restrictions on businesses due to COVID-19 lessen, businesses can…

COVID-19 Test Finder

Testing criteria for Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) has been expanded in Michigan to include individuals with mild symptoms and essential workers still reporting to work in person, whether they have symptoms…

Stacey Cunningham: Why Market Must Remain Open

Right now, the majority of Michiganders believe the economy is already in a recession, according to the Detroit Regional Chamber’s most recent statewide poll. As anxieties increase about the state…

Dennis W. Archer Jr.: This Is No Time for Partisan Bickering

Stimulus Check Alert: Social Security Recipients with Children Must Act Now to Get Extra $500

Sign up to receive updates from the Detroit Regional Chamber’s COVID-19 Business Resource Center Stimulus Check Alert: Social Security Recipients with Children Must Act Now to Get Extra $500. The IRS announced a new deadline for people receiving Social…

Poll Results: Workers’ Top Concerns During COVID-19 Crisis

Chamber Working with Congressional Delegation to Secure Additional CARES Act Funding

Latest on Federal Assistance Programs

The Small Business Administration’s Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) and Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) programs provide options for small business assistance during the pandemic. Jump to EIDL updates SBA Economic…

Chamber’s New Statewide Poll Reveals COVID-19 Impact on Households

The Detroit Regional Chamber relea