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January 8, 2013: Detroiter Auto Issue on Stands Now; Register for Connections & Cocktails this Thursday

Auto-Themed January Detroiter Arrives Just in Time for North American International Auto ShowThe January 2013 issue of the Detroit Regional Chamber’s Detroiter magazine is on newsstands now, featuring Sergio Marchionne on the cover and exploring Chrysler Group’s growing commitment to the Motor City and the Detroit Three’s continued investment in Detroit.

Among this issue’s stories are several profiles of key automotive players, including suppliers and original equipment manufacturers, and their presence in Michigan. In addition to profiling the Chamber’s MICHauto program’s growing efforts to promote, grow and retain the automotive industry, it also explores the infrastructure and resources beyond the automotive industry that assist companies as they navigate the global market. Watch your mailbox for the newest edition or click here to read select stories online.

2013 North American International Auto Show Right Around the Corner, Jan. 14-27The 2013 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) kicks off with the Press Preview this Monday, January 14, a two-day media event packed with new vehicle and industry announcements that are grabbing attention around the world. The Press Preview, which hosts more than 5,000 credentialed journalists from around the globe, precedes the Industry Preview on January 16-17 and Charity Preview on January 18.

The show opens to the public next Saturday, January 19, when visitors can see more than 500 vehicles representing the most innovative designs in the world on display, and experience North America’s largest and most prestigious automotive showcase. Purchase tickets today to be a part of all the exciting NAIAS events here or visit official the 2013 NAIAS website for more information.

Detroit SOUP Featured on ‘NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams’Detroit SOUP, a microlending project that was founded in Mexicantown in February 2010, was featured on “NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams” last week during a segment called “Making a Difference.” The project, which is now housed in the Jam Handy building, has evolved from funding artists to a wide variety of community members looking for startup capital through its monthly dinners. SOUP raised more than $12,000 for small businesses, nonprofits and individuals in 2012.

To watch the NBC segment, click here. For more information on SOUP, click here.

Detroit Works Project Long Term Planning Introduces “Detroit Future City: The Completed Strategic Framework Plan for Detroit’s Future”Celebrate the accomplishments of the Detroit Works Project Long Term Planning (DWPLTP) and look toward a brighter future reestablishing Detroit as the center of a vibrant region during the DWPLTP’s “Detroit Future City: The Completed Strategic Framework Plan for Detroit’s Future” exhibit.

This exhibit is available during a series of open houses taking place at the DWPLTP HomeBase on Wednesday, January 9 and Tuesday, January 15, 22 and 29 from 2 to 7 p.m. For more information, please email or call 313.259.4407.