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July 9, 2013: Chamber PAC Endorses Duggan for Aug. Primary; New York Times Highlights Detroit Companies Hiring

Detroit Regional Chamber PAC Board Endorses Mike Duggan in Primary Election

Last week, the Detroit Regional Chamber’s Political Action Committee (PAC) Board of Directors endorsed former Detroit Medical Center CEO Mike Duggan as a write-in candidate for the August 6 primary for the Detroit mayoral election in November.

“The Chamber and the Detroit business community know and respect Mike Duggan. Mike is a recent former Chamber Board member and we know and applaud his work to turn around the Detroit Medical Center and his strong record of public service as Wayne County prosecutor.  Furthermore, we believe the citizens of Detroit deserve the broadest choice of qualified candidates,” said Chamber President and CEO Sandy K. Baruah. “The Chamber looks forward to seeing the outcome of the primary election and evaluating the final two candidates in the general election.”

To watch a video of the Detroit Mayoral Candidate Forum from the 2013 Mackinac Policy Conferenceclick here. For more information on the Chamber PAC, click here.

New York Times: Detroit Companies Are Hiring Giving Region Major Talent Boost

According to a recent New York Times article, companies in Detroit like General Motors and Ford Motor Company are hiring large numbers of young professionals right now, giving the region a major boost in talent. The search is on for information technology and software development professionals, and the article states that over the next five years, GM will hire 4,400 workers for its IT centers in Detroit, Warren, Texas, Georgia and Arizona, and about 1,200 of those will be recent college graduates. One of the pillars of the Detroit Regional Chamber’s MICHauto program is to actively promote talent attraction and retention in the Michigan automotive industry. To read more, click here. To read more about MICHauto, click here.

Hear from Beaumont Health System’s Gene Michalski During Inside the CEO Mind, Aug. 13

Don’t miss the Detroit Regional Chamber’sInside the CEO Mind event featuring Gene Michalski, president and CEO of Beaumont Health System, on Tuesday, August 13 from 8 to 10 a.m. at the Beaumont Hospital Administration Building in Royal Oak. Attendees will once again be invited to tap into the mind of one of the region’s most influential business leaders and gain exclusive insight into Beaumont’s future, and Michalski’s unique perspective on leadership. Following his presentation, audience members are invited to participate in a question-and-answer session. For more information or to register, click here.