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June 16: Save the Date: Networking Reception with Wayne County Executive Warren Evans, Sept. 24

Save the Date: Networking Reception with Wayne County Executive Warren Evans, Sept. 24

Join the Detroit Regional Chamber for its next quarterly Networking Reception from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 24 at the Detroit Golf Club featuring Wayne County Executive Warren Evans. Connect with other business leaders who support good governance for the region, as Evans shares brief remarks with attendees and introduces his key staff.

The quarterly receptions showcase the Big Four regional leaders in Wayne, Oakland and Macomb counties, and the city of Detroit, and are part of the Chamber’s ongoing effort to promote regional collaboration among business and political leaders across the Detroit region. Past speakers have included Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan, Macomb County Executive Mark Hackel and Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson. Click here to register.

Chamber’s HealthForward Program Offers New Tools for Business

The Detroit Regional Chamber’s HealthForward program recently partnered with Consumer Reports to pilot Making Healthy Choices, a free toolkit for employers to help their employees make better health care decisions. The toolkit includes a co-branded website, videos and a mobile app, all of which provide easy-to-understand information to employees about what medical procedures may be unnecessary or ineffective.

The Chamber and Consumer Reports hope that generating better informed employees will result in higher quality care and lower costs for employers in metro Detroit. To access the toolkit, contact Matt Landry at

Meijer Expands Presence, Adds Jobs in Detroit with Second Store

Meijer Inc. marked the opening of its second store in the city of Detroit last week with a ribbon cutting ceremony, pledging more jobs and partnerships with Michigan food growers to boost the state’s rising food economy.

At the 2015 Mackinac Policy Conference, Mark Murray, co-CEO of Meijer, stressed the importance of the grocer’s presence in Detroit, sharing that he is excited to see the continued growth and investment in the city. The store is located at the corner of Grand River Avenue and McNichols Road on the site of the former Redford High School. Click here to read an article featuring Murray and other agricultural experts, who share insight on the importance of businesses supporting Michigan’s food economy — a topic included at this year’s Conference.