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For more information about this and other media coverage, contact Megan Spanitz, vice president of Resource Development and Marketing.


  • Chamber Pushes 2021 Mackinac Policy Conference to September

    Sept. 24 – The Detroit News

    The Detroit Regional Chamber said Thursday it plans to hold the 2021 Mackinac Island conference Sept. 20 through Sept. 23. The annual event usually draws about 1,500 people at the Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island.

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  • Detroit Regional Chamber on COVID-19 response in Detroit

    Sept. 28-WXYZ

    “We’re looking at this whole COVID crisis, really, in three parts. First, it was a response part. What is COVID? What is PPE? What do I need to do? What does it mean to be shut down? How do I take care of my employees? How do I take care of my family? And then, of course, there was the restart. As we slowly started to open up, how do we get businesses up and running again? Especially when you consider manufacturing. How do you do that safely? Or even a small business, how do you do that? And then, of course, hopefully soon, we’ll be in a recovery phase where we can start getting these businesses up and really running again,” Baruah says about their response.

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  • Stateside: Detroit auto show postponed; teachers back in classrooms; Lakeside Academy investigation

    Sept 24-Stateside

    Today on Stateside, Cornelius Fredrick died after being pinned down by staff members at the residential youth facility where he lived. A Michigan Radio investigation found that there were plenty of warning signs about the facility—and the private company that ran it—in the years leading up to the 16-year-old’s death. Plus, the Detroit auto show is being pushed back until the fall of 2021. We’ll talk about what that means for the city’s economy.

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  • 2021 Mackinac Policy Conference Pushed Back

    Sept. 25-DB Business

    The Detroit Regional Chamber announced the new dates are Monday, Sept. 20-Thursday, Sept. 23. It is hoping the usual 1,500 business, government, and civil leaders will be able to attend the event, set to take place on Mackinac Island.

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  • Tackling climate change is the smart move for local governments, businesses

    Sept 26 – Michigan Advance

    A statewide poll last year by the Glengariff Group for the Detroit Regional Chamber found Michigan voters by a two-to-one margin believe climate change is a threat to the state’s economy.

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