COVID-19 Articles

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

MDHHS Virtual Roundtable Reveals Troubling Trends, Challenges as Michigan Faces New 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,…

Gov. Whitmer Extends State of Emergency Through Oct. 27

Michigan Economic Impact of COVID-19: Visualizing Progress

Nov. 12 | 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

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

Hospitality Indicators

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

Consumer Spending: Economic Opportunity Insight

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

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

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

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 across the region, there is…

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

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

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

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

Airport Traveler Throughput

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

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.…

Annual U.S. Light Vehicle Sales (SAAR)

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

Watch: Preparing for Employment Issues When Reopening Your Workplace in the COVID Era

Watch: Six Imperatives for CFOs Leading Through COVID-19 Recovery

Watch: Physical Return and Work Reimagined

Watch: Returning to the Workplace Safely in the New Normal

Watch: Reopening Business and Avoiding Liability With the Supply Chain

Watch: Hands-On Restructuring: In-Plant Cost Reductions and Behavior Change

Watch: PPP Loan Forgiveness Analysis and Options

Watch: Assessing Liquidity And Potential Business Transfer Repercussions

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

Watch: Workforce Strategies for Post-COVID Recovery

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

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

Consumer Sentiment

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

UIA Provides Resources to Help Workers Certifying Unemployment Claims

Michigan Business Groups and Financial Institutions Call on Congress for Additional Paycheck Protection Funding

Ways to Support Your Coworkers Right Now

Detroit Regional Chamber Releases Findings from Statewide COVID-19 Impact Poll

Watch: The Detroit Regional Chamber released findings from a new statewide poll that offers the first glimpse into the struggles Michigan households are facing amid the COVID-19 crisis. Sandy K.…

John McElroy: Automotive Industry Facing Severe COVID-19 Impact

Top 5 Business Considerations During COVID-19

Chamber Presses Gov. Whitmer for Clarifications on Order

5 Things to Do This Weekend

Top 5 Tele-Town Halls to Catch up on This Weekend

Virtual Travel: Explore the World from Home, Plan Your Next Trip

Statement of Detroit Regional Chamber on Midwest Governors Partnership

Middle Market: Positioning to Reopen and Rebound

Chamber Working with Michigan Department of Treasury on Extensions

Human Resources COVID-19 Guidance for Businesses

$42.5M in Youth Apprenticeship Grants Available

Contest to Feed the Front Lines: Share a Photo With Your New Coworkers

  One change that comes from working from home is a new team of coworkers. Whether it be a spouse, children, pets, or your favorite inanimate objects, we all are…

US Sen. Stabenow: Milk Dumping, Supply Chain Needs, and Testing

University of Michigan Economists Release Revised Economic Forecasts

ICYMI: Tenant Obligations Discussed with Plunkett Cooney

2020 Census: Why An Accurate Count Is More Important Than Ever

Brookings Institute Convenes Experts to Analyze Paycheck Protection Program

Lear’s Ray Scott: ‘There is No Competition Around Health and Safety’

Payment Protection Program: First-Hand Account on Application Process

Tanner Friedman: Communication and PR Best Practices During COVID-19

Feed the Front Lines: Meals for First Responders

Slotkin: ‘Made in America’ Medical Supply Chain a Must in Post COVID-19 Era

Safety Tips: Carryout and Delivery

Sign up to receive updates from the Detroit Regional Chamber’s COVID-19 Business Resource Center. Many restaurants in the Detroit region are still open for business during COVID-19 and are ready to…

Central Kitchen + Bar Takes Action, Learn How You Can Support Restaurant Staff

UI 101 COVID-19: Unemployment Insurance Agency

View more information and resources on unemployment and paid leave.  HOW DO I FILE A CLAIM? Online at using the MiWAM portal By phone 1-866-500-0017 Option 1 “to inquire…

The Latest: Additional CARES Act Guidance You Need to Know

MI Paycheck Protection Program Guidance

Lear Playbook Provides Guidance on a Safe Workplace Post-COVID-19

CDC Provides Guidance for Bringing Essential Workers Back to Work

View Those Taking the #MaskUpMichigan Pledge

Thank You For Your Pledge to #MaskUpMichigan to Keep Businesses Open Businesses: 1964 3-Dimensional Services Group 3PG Group ACCUFORM PRINTING GRAPHICS,INC. Alberici Constructors, Inc. Allshouse and Associates, Inc Aludyne Americorp…

White House Office of Public Liaison Provides Updates on COVID-19 Response in Minority Communities

In The News: Statewide COVID-19 Impact Poll

On April 20, 2020, the Detroit Regional Chamber released findings from a new statewide poll that offers the first glimpse into the struggles Michigan households are facing amid the COVID-19…

5 Ways to Keep Busy This Weekend

Stay Connected With Family and Friends While Social Distancing

Governor: ‘Let’s Get Through Next 3 Weeks, Then Talk Thoughtfully How to Restart the Economy’

Consumers Energy Remains Strong on Front Lines of Crisis

SBA Paycheck Protection Program Loan FAQ

Download this FAQ guide with sources here. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce FAQ on the SBA Paycheck Protection Program, April 8, 2020 The Small Business Administration (SBA), in consultation with…

US Rep. Upton: CARES Act Funding Going Fast

Celebrating #HealthHeroes: Ways You Can Support Beaumont Health

Detroit Startup Integral Shares Perspectives on COVID-19

Sign up to receive updates from the Detroit Regional Chamber’s COVID-19 Business Resource Center By: Devon O’Reilly, Director, Entrepreneurship, PlanetM Landing Zone, Detroit Regional Chamber The COVID-19 global pandemic has…

DPSCD: Keeping Students Engaged and Learning During COVID-19

Sign up to receive updates from the Detroit Regional Chamber’s COVID-19 Business Resource Center or view the Tele-Town Hall lineup for this week. Currently, all Michigan school districts are closed for the…

What Happened in Lansing Tuesday? The Chamber Breaks it Down

Kroger: Keeping Stores Safe

Kroger teamed up with the Detroit Regional Chamber to share in a Q&A how Kroger stores are remaining as safe as possible during the COVID-19 pandemic. As essential businesses, grocery…

HFHS’ Bob Riney Shares an Update on COVID-19

April 7th is #WorldHealthDay, Thank You Health Heroes

Tele-Town Hall with Richard Gordon and Bob Riney

Social Distancing: Dos and Don’ts

Speaker Chatfield Talks Shifting Legislative Priorities

Support Your Local Businesses April 7

Resources for Navigating Higher Education During COVID-19

Paycheck Protection Program Break Down: How to Secure Funding

The Small Business Administration’s (SBA) $349 billion Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) will provide loan assistance to businesses with fewer than 500 employees affected by the COVID-19 crisis. Consumers Energy, the Detroit Regional Chamber,…

COVID-19 Regional Data

Tele-Town Hall with Jeff Donofrio

Sandy Baruah Good afternoon, everyone. This is Sandy Baruah from the Detroit Regional Chamber. Welcome to our ongoing Tele Town Hall series featuring news that you can use regarding this…

Learn How to Make Your Own Face Mask

Tele-Town Hall With U.S. Rep. Debbie Dingell

Tammy Carnrike (00:04):  Good morning everyone. This is Tammy Carnrike, the chief operating officer at the Detroit Regional Chamber and welcome to another of the Detroit Regional Chamber’s Tele-Town Hall meetings. These town halls have been very, very well attended and…

Family Activities to Limit Screen Time While Social Distancing 

Practicing social distancing doesn’t have to mean spending extended amounts of time in front of screens. Consider how you can help make this time more fun and interactive for your family by participating…

Submit – Stories Worth Sharing: Business Stepping Up

The Chamber is excited to announce a new campaign “Stories Worth Sharing: Business Stepping Up.” This campaign is to share good news, unique, and clever ways the Detroit business community…

Strengthening Company Culture Through Uncertain Times

 Right now, businesses are facing more roadblocks than ever. For many companies, things are on hold until the governor’s “Stay Home, Stay Safe, Save Lives” order ends. The question of when…

Working from Home: Dos and Don’ts

For many business professionals, working from home is the new normal as the COVID-19 crisis unfolds. In these uncertain times, it’s important for workers to be able to adapt to new environments.…

Motor City Answers National Supply Shortages in Time-Honored Tradition

Jason Puscas It was 1940 when Edsel Ford made a commitment to former President Franklin D. Roosevelt that Ford Motor Company could build a B-42 Liberator Bomber every hour. By…

Tele-Town Hall with John Fox and Susan Grant of Beaumont Health System

Sandy Baruah (00:00): Good afternoon, everyone. Thank you for joining us. This is Sandy Baruah of the Detroit Regional Chamber. Thank you for joining us for our latest Tele-Town Hall.…

US SBA Paycheck Protection Program

The U.S. Small Business Administration’s Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) SBA Paycheck Protection Program Latest Updates May 16: SBA issued the Loan Forgiveness Application that will be used by PPP borrowers to determine and…

7 Homeschooling Items for Your At-Home Classroom

Displaced and Reduced Jobs

Medical Supplies and Equipment Urgently Needed

Basics of Web Conferencing: Tools and Tips

Resources for Individuals and Families

Upcoming Webinars and Virtual Events

Social Distancing Is Working, Could Reduce U of M Medicine Patients by 65% by May According to Projections

Practicing Wellness at Home

Businesses See Loss in Productivity and Demand Reveals Survey, Chamber Provides Support

Larry Hogan and Gretchen Whitmer: What governors need from Washington during this health emergency

Michigan Manufacturing Becomes Arsenal of Health 

U.S. Manufacturing PMI (Purchasing Manager’s Index)

Hygiene Tips: Staying Safe in Public Places 

Average Daily Traffic

Monthly U.S. Light Weight Vehicle Sales

North American Car and Truck Production

U.S. Real Gross Domestic Product

COVID-19 Public Health Impact Dashboards

State of Michigan Data Dashboard     Data Dashboards by County Impact Planning Covid Act Now: America’s COVID Warning System See COVID data and risk level for your community here.

Marathon Petroleum

Chamber Helps Businesses Navigate Policy Changes During COVID-19 Crisis

View and Submit: Metro Detroit Restaurant Updates

COVID-19: Joint Statement from Detroit Regional Chamber (DRC) and Windsor-Essex Regional Chamber of Commerce (WERCC)

Submit Your Favorite Takeout or Delivery Restaurant

Resources for Parents with Kids at Home

Summary of Bipartisan Agreement on Coronavirus Aid

FEMA COVID-19 Critical Supply List

MICHauto, Partners Lead Effort to Help Automotive and Mobility Companies

2020 Census: Do Your Part to Complete Your Form

“Stay Home, Stay Safe, Save Lives” Executive Order Explained

The Chamber in the News

U.S. Department Of Labor Publishes Guidance Explaining Paid Sick Leave And Expanded Family and Medical Leave Under The Families First Coronavirus Response Act

Resources for Non-Critical Businesses Winding Down Operations

Three Steps for Non-Critical Businesses to Designate Essential Staff

Identifying Essential Critical Infrastructure Workers

What Businesses Are Doing to Help

Listen: COVID-19 Town Hall Series

Statement Of Chamber President And CEO Sandy K. Baruah On Gov. Whitmer’s “Stay At Home” Order

Independent Worker Resources

Detroit Regional Chamber Statement On COVID-19

Regional Response: Monroe County

Monroe County COVID 19 Homepage Monroe County COVID 19 Press Releases Monroe County’s COVID-19 Preparedness and Response Plan Monroe County COVID-19 Dashboard Guidance for Essential Businesses

In the News

Latest COVID-19 Updates: April Gov. Whitmer to Reopen Commercial, Residential Construction in Michigan May 7 Some City of Detroit Employees Head Back to Work With Temperature Checks Daily More than…

What You Can Do To Help

Beyond Washing Your Hands

Washing your hands is only one step in stopping the spread of COVID-19 to those around you. Below are advanced tips to prevent spreading the virus to your coworkers and…

Methods To Help You Remain Productive While Working Remotely

Be Productive While Working Remote Working remotely can be difficult for some, but there are ways to increase productivity and improve productivity levels overall. Related Articles Basics Of Web Conferencing:…

Unemployment Benefits and Paid Leave

Telehealth Resources

Hospitals will admit an increased number of patients in the coming weeks due to the growing number of Coronavirus or COVID-19 cases. Even as businesses and communities practice social distancing…

Small Businesses Association Funding Information

Government Actions

Sign up to receive updates from the Detroit Regional Chamber’s COVID-19 Business Resource Center As the federal government leads the national response to COVID-19, state and local health departments stand…

Enacted Laws

Michigan Executive Actions on COVID-19 February 3, 2020—The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services activated its Community Health Coordination Center (CHECC) to respond to COVID-19. The purpose of the CHECC…

What to do if…

Take the COVID-19 Business Survey

Fact vs. Fiction

Beware of rumors going around about the COVID-19 pandemic. In order to stay safe and act responsibly to protect yourself and others, it’s important to know the facts. Below are…

Healthy Restart

COVID-19 Town Hall Series

As key decisions are being made about business operations in preparation for any effects of the COVID-19, it’s important to hear from state leaders at the front lines and subject…

Automotive Resources

Resources for Navigating COVID-19

Navigating COVID-19 for Businesses Featured: Small Businesses Paycheck Protection Program CARES Act Guidance Automotive Industry Human Resources Guidance Communication And PR Best Practices What “Stay Home, Save Lives” Executive Order Means…

Small Business Resources

Measures to Take to Remain Healthy

The Detroit Regional Chamber has provided a set of preventative measures and recommendations to its employees that will aid in minimizing exposure to respiratory infections, such as Coronavirus/COVID-19: Keep hands…

COVID-19 Facts

Michigan Chamber of Commerce’s Restarting MI Economy Survey

Michigan Chamber Of Commerce’s Restarting MI Economy Survey Results — April 18, 2020  

ASE COVID-19 Business Impact Survey

Dykema COVID-19 Employers Survey

Dykema COVID-19 Employer Survey — May 7, 2020 Dykema released their COVID-19 Employer Survey that yielded some interesting results on the current state of return to work initiatives and some…

U.S. Census: The Small Business Pulse Survey

Mask Up Michigan Pledge

Take the Pledge: Keep Businesses Open The Detroit Regional Chamber is launching the #MaskUpMichigan pledge to ensure businesses can remain open by encouraging widespread face-covering in public. Our goal is…

Mask Up Michigan

The Detroit Regional Chamber is launching the Keep Businesses Open #MaskUpMichigan campaign. As the representatives and advocates for business across the region, there is nothing more important we can do for…

Michigan’s COVID-19 Status and Reopening Phases by Region

COVID-19 Cases by MERC Region *Note: All regions except the Upper Peninsula are now classified as medium-high risk. Latest Update: As of Sept. 8 under EO 2020-176: “indoor gymnasiums, fitness centers,…