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News Highlights March Through June 2020

US News & World Report: Detroit Regional Chamber Cancels Mackinac Policy Conference

AP: Detroit Regional Chamber cancels Mackinac Policy Conference

MLive: Mackinac Policy Conference canceled amid concerns of coronavirus resurgence

Crain’s Detroit: Detroit chamber cancels August Mackinac Policy Conference

Detroit News: Regional chamber cancels Mackinac Policy Conference, other events

Click on Detroit:  Rescheduled Mackinac Policy Conference officially cancelled due to coronavirus

WWJ Newsradio: 2020 Mackinac Policy Conference Canceled Due To Coronavirus

Detroit Free Press: Mackinac Policy Conference canceled by Detroit Regional Chamber

9&10 News: 2020 Mackinac Policy Conference Canceled Due to Coronavirus Pandemic

Crain’s: Corporate leaders aim to address racial equity as America reels from police killing, wave of protests

MLive: Gov. Whitmer to lift stay-at-home order, allow in-person dining at Michigan restaurants

Detroit Free Press: US Justice Department intervenes in lawsuit opposing Whitmer’s coronavirus orders

MLive: Sunday, May 31: Latest developments on coronavirus in Michigan

MLive: After 102 executive orders, confusion is commonplace on what’s allowed in Michigan and what isn’t

Yahoo! Business: An unemployment surge in swing states is endangering Trump’s re-election chances

Fox 2 Detroit: Detroit Promise still helping students go to college for free during the pandemic


Featured: Detroit Regional Chamber Releases Findings From New Statewide Poll Of Michigan Voters

Yahoo Finance: An unemployment surge in swing states is endangering Trump’s re-election chances

Detroit Free Press: US Justice Department intervenes in lawsuit opposing Whitmer’s coronavirus orders

Financial Times: Trump looks to base to shore up support in Michigan 

WWJ NewsRadio 950: Detroit Regional Chamber Poll 

WWJ NewsRadio 950: Detroit Regional Chamber Poll 

WXYZ TV 7: Spotlight on the News

Cadillac News: For some, the question of whether or not to wear a mask is about more than health

Detroit Free Press: Sen. Ed McBroom: U.P. can lead Michigan to normalcy

The Washington Post: Power Up: Trump’s risky pandemic behavior continues in must-win Michigan

NY Times: In Michigan Visit, Trump Forgoes Criticism and Talks About the Economy and the Flood

NY Times: Your Advice for the Class of 2020, Trump has talked a lot about Michigan. Today, he visited.

Michigan Radio: Judge rules governor can continue emergency declarations without legislative approval

Detroit Free Press, Lansing State Journal: In Michigan visit, Trump calls for Americans to get back to work, expects ‘epic’ comeback

Detroit Free Press, Lansing State Journal: Michigan retail, showrooms, medical, dental services to reopen with rules

Daily Detroit: Michigan’s Dam Problems, New Poll Shows Massive Support For Whitmer, Fireworks Has New Date

Newsweek: Michigan Voters Back Gov. Whitmer’s Handling of COVID-19 Over Donald Trump’s: Poll

WJR News Talk 760 AM:  “The Paul W. Smith Show”

Crain’s Detroit Business: Poll: Michigan residents in no rush to take up ‘nonessential’ activities

Detroit Free Press: Poll: Republican men in Michigan hold far different views of pandemic compared to others

WLNS-TV, Online: New poll shows voter support for Governor Whitmer during pandemic

WDIV Local 4: New poll shows strong support for Michigan Gov. Whitmer’s handling of COVID-19 pandemic

Dbusiness: Poll: Majority of Respondents Approve of Whitmer’s Handling of COVID-19, Ready to Return to Work

MSN: Poll: Republican men in Michigan hold far different views of pandemic compared to others

Fox 2 Detroit: New poll finds growing approval for Gov. Whitmer’s COVID-19 response, widening partisan views of pandemic


The Chamber in the News:

Sandy Baruah on Sirius XM Business Town Hall with Dan Loney

DBusiness: March – April 2020 Commentary

Fortune: This Fortune 500 company’s ‘reopening playbook’ is available for free—and has been downloaded 25,000 times

Bridge Magazine: When will Gov. Whitmer reopen Michigan? It’s complicated. And a bit vague.

MLive: West Michigan sheriff to speak at protest against Whitmer’s stay-home order

Detroit Free Press: Here’s what’s fueling state Capitol protesters to keep showing up

MLive: Gov. Gretchen Whitmer hopes to allow small gatherings in Michigan after May 28

The Detroit News: Automakers prep new safety measures for workers’ Monday return

Macomb Daily: Downward trend of local COVID-19 cases continues

DBusiness: COVID-19 Update: Financial Institutions Help Small Businesses with PPP Loans, New $1.5M Small Business Fund, Detroit Chamber Offers Restart Michigan Resources, and More

Detroit Metro Times: Michiganders are growing restless of Whitmer’s stay-at-home order, according to cellphone data

Washington Post: Armed militia helped a Michigan barbershop open, a coronavirus defiance that puts Republican lawmakers in a bind


Detroit Public TV: Sandy Baruah – President & CEO – Detroit Regional Chamber


Fox 2 Detroit: Auto suppliers go back to work as Michigan manufacturing begin restart amid COVID-19

MLive: 7 questions we still have about Michigan’s plan to reopen the economy

WWJ News Radio: Chamber’s Restart Michigan Webinar with PWC: Returning To The Workplace Safely In The New Normal

U.S. News & World Report: GM Has Had No Transmission of COVID-19 in Plants With New Safety Protocols

Michigan Radio: ‘V,’ ‘U,’ or ‘W’: What could be the shape of Michigan’s economic recovery?

Detroit Free Press: GM’s VP of global manufacturing discusses restart after shutdown from COVID-19

Reuters: GM has had no transmission of COVID-19 in plants with new safety protocols

Detroit Free Press: Michigan Manufacturing Can Resume Production Monday, Auto Plants to Restart May 18

The Detroit News: Whitmer Allowing Michigan Factories to Restart Work Next Week

Fox 2 Detroit: Auto suppliers go back to work as Michigan manufacturing begin restart amid COVID-19

Business Insider: Detroit-Area Residents Will be Transported to COVID-19 Testing in Modified Honda Odyssey Minivans

Detroit Free Press: Letter to Whitmer Pleads for Auto Suppliers to Restart Sooner than Detroit Three

MLive: Michigan’s Approach to Reopening the Economy ‘Slow, Steady and Safe’

WJR News Talk 760 AM: Chamber CEO Sandy Baruah Joins “The Paul W. Smith Show”

WXYZ TV-7: March Travel at Detroit Metro Airport Down 52%, Could be Worse in April

Crain’s Detroit Business: Michigan Joins 7-State Midwest Coalition For Reopening Regional Economy

Detroit Free Press: Gov. Whitmer To Work With Midwest Governors On Reopening The Economy


Flashpoint: Keeping virus from going back and forth through US-Canada border


Bridge Magazine: Coronavirus Pandemic Extends Michigan Stay-at-Home Order Until End of April

Detroit Free Press: What Models are Predicting About Coronavirus Apex in Michigan

Detroit Free Press: Detroit Schools to Launch Online Learning as District Faces Problems with Data Plans

The Detroit News: Some Michigan Lawmakers Say ‘No Way’ to Session Amid Pandemic

FOX 2 Detroit: Detroit Regional Chamber Explains Resources for Businesses Rocked by Pandemic

Crain’s Detroit Business: Federal Small Biz Relief Program Off to a Bumpy Start

Bloomberg News: How to Handle $350 Billion in Loans? No One Knows

WDET 101.9 FM: Questions Surround Whitmer’s “Stay At Home” Executive Order

Michigan Business Network: Detroit Regional Chamber Guiding Businesses Through COVID-19

Detroit Free Press: Mackinac Conference Rescheduled for August Because of Coronavirus

MLive: How to Report if Your Non-essential Workplace is Still Open During Michigan’s Coronavirus Stay Home Order

The Detroit News: Michigan confirms more than 500 new COVID-19 cases, 19 more deaths

The Detroit News: Detroit area hospitals struggling with COVID-19 could repurpose big venues for capacity

The Detroit News: Detroit-area small businesses ‘making zero dollars’ in coronavirus crisis

WXYZ-TV 7 Spotlight on the News: Spotlight on the News: Michigan leaders Slotkin, Baruah & Mayes battle the Coronavirus pandemic

Detroit Free Press: Andiamo restaurateur Joe Vicari: ‘We will be out of business if this goes on’

WJR: Sandy K. Baruah joined Paul W. Smith for an update on the Detroit Regional Chamber’s COVID-19 response and resources available to businesses

Deadline Detroit, Craig Fahle Show: Sandy K. Baruah shared the latest on the Chamber’s Tele-Town Hall series to help businesses navigate COVID-19