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March 12, 2013: Leadership Detroit Nominations Now Open; Don’t Miss Lessons Over Lunch, March 20

Nominations for Leadership Detroit Class XXXV Now Open; Register Today for Informational Breakfast

Leadership Detroit provides the foundation for a lifelong commitment to leadership by creating awareness of key issues that affect the region. This once in a lifetime experience also provides the opportunity to network with more than 1,500 Leadership Detroit alumni and gain the leadership foundation needed to impact change in our communities. If you know someone who would be an ideal candidate for Leadership Detroit, please nominate and/or let them know about our upcoming informational breakfast, taking place this Thursday from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. at the Skyline Club in Southfield. To register for the breakfast, click here. The applications deadline for Class XXXV is Friday, May 24. Start the process today by clicking here.

Learn to Communicate with the Millennial Workforce During Lessons Over LunchDon’t miss the Detroit Regional Chamber’s next Lessons Over Lunch event featuring Jay Johnson of WorldLink Communications LLC on Wednesday, March 20 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at TechShop in Detroit. This session is a part of the Chamber’s Small Business: Unlocked programming and will provide insight into maximizing staff productivity through communication. Following the discussion, attendees will be invited to take a tour of the innovative workspace at TechShop. To learn more or to register, click here.

Marianne Udow-Phillips to Lead Discussion During Health Care Leaders Forum, March 21Don’t miss the 2013 Health Care Leaders Forum on Thursday, March 21, from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago’s Detroit branch as the nation’s premier thought-leaders discuss the transformation of health care. A prominent group of professionals will address the emerging markets for consumers and employers in the state, the evolving competitive landscape and the questions and opportunities employers will face. Panelists include Marianne Udow-Phillips, director, Center for Healthcare Research & Transformation; Elaine Coffman, principal, McGraw Wentworth; and Christopher Priest, project manager, MIHealth Marketplace, Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs. For more information on the agenda or to register for the Forum, click here.

Current Health Care Industry Leaders: Join the Detroit Regional Chamber’s Community of Health Insurance ExpertsIn response to the changes brought about the Affordable Care Act, the Detroit Regional Chamber is deploying a new website for consumers containing knowledge resources and an interactive forum to connect visitors with content from different subject matter experts. If you are a current leader in the field of health care, apply today to be a part of the Chamber’s community of experts and provide thoughtful, factual responses to consumer questions. Responses will be ranked in order to create greater opportunities for exposure for you or your business. High ranking responders will be able to partner with the Chamber on targeted future seminars, webinars and roundtables. The site is set to launch this month, and we need your help to ensure there is a robust network of quality experts. To submit your application and get started, click here.


Leadership Detroit to Receive 2013 Game Changer Inclusion Award, March 27

Join the Detroit Regional Chamber’s Leadership Detroit program as it accepts the Inclusion Award during the 2013 Get in the Game Luncheon and Game Changer Awards on Wednesday, March 27 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Ford Field Hall of Legends in Detroit. Leadership Detroit was selected for the Inclusion Award for its longstanding history of bringing awareness to the needs of the Detroit community. The program has been recognized as an important stimulus that is bringing change and awareness by encouraging dynamic participation from the leaders of this community. For more information or to register, click here.

Baker Tilly to Host Detroit Growth Seminar Series

Don’t miss the Detroit Growth Seminar Series: Finding Growth Markets in a Low Growth Economy on Thursday, March 28 from 8:30 to 10 a.m. Without adjustments to strategy, growth prospects in the current economy are meager unless you know where to look. Ethan Bach and Bruce Bendix will share more on where to look for these opportunities during an executive workshop at the Baker Tilly Detroit office. For more information on the workshop or to register, click here.