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Sept. 3: Detroit Regional Chamber Strengthens Nation’s Largest Office Supply Purchasing Program

Detroit Regional Chamber Strengthens Nation’s Largest Office Supply Purchasing Program

This week, the National Commerce Group, a subsidiary of the Detroit Regional Chamber, and San Diego-based Benefits Corp. agreed to form one unified Office Depot purchasing program, the largest chamber affinity program of its kind for members nationwide.

For more than 15 years, the Chamber has operated a national affinity program, providing member discounts utilized by over 1,000 chambers of commerce across the country. The program aggregates the purchases of chamber members of all sizes and uses that combined purchasing power to drive significant savings on business essentials through Office Depot.

Combining operations with Benefits Corp., a similar program with approximately 200 chamber affiliates throughout the Southwest and West Coast, provides a unique opportunity to further strengthen the National Commerce Group and the Chamber’s commitment to providing the highest level of benefits and resources to support each chamber’s mission. Click here to read more about how your business can benefit from National Commerce Group’s purchasing power.

Hear From Telogis’ Jason Koch on How Connectivity is Transforming Business at the 2015 MICHauto Summit

With a growing demand for innovative technology seamlessly integrated, completely connected and optimized for mobile use, the automotive industry is facing a new wave of disruption. Hear how connectivity is changing business and the automotive industry around the world from Telogis President and Co-founder Jason Koch, who will deliver a keynote address at the 2015 MICHauto Summit on Sept. 30.

Telogis, one of the country’s fastest growing and most innovative companies, provides cloud-based connected intelligence software for OEMs manufacturing passenger and fleet vehicles. The software provides critical real-time information to companies with mobile workforces to improve safety and productivity while cutting costs.

Building off the theme, “The Connected Culture: Shaping Michigan’s Automotive and Mobility Future,” the Summit will focus on Michigan as the center for advanced mobility. In addition to Koch, announced speakers include Rick Haas, president and chief operating officer for Mahindra’s North American Technical Center; Harry Lightsey III, executive director of global connected customers and public policy for General Motors Co.; Peter Sweatman, director of the University of Michigan Mobility Transformation Center (MTC); and Gov. Rick Snyder. To view the full Summit agenda and to register, click here.

Help Promote State’s Talent: Vote for Michigan Universities Panel at SXSW by Sept. 4

Help put Michigan’s talent on national display by voting for the University Research Corridor (URC) to be included in the 2016 South by Southwest (SXSW) Interactive Festival in Austin, Texas. URC, an alliance of Michigan State University, University of Michigan and Wayne State University, is competing for a slot in the festival with its panel titled “Detroit Rock City: Partners Rock Retention.” The panel will explore how Michigan colleges and universities are developing pathways between the high-tech and entrepreneurial space and the state’s industries in order to attract and retain talent to support the regional economy. Click here to vote for the panel before the Sept. 4 deadline.

Detroit Regional Chamber Closed Sept. 7 in Observance of Labor Day

The Detroit Regional Chamber will be closed on Monday, Sept. 7 in observance of the Labor Day holiday. Normal business hours will resume at 8:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 8. Have a safe holiday!