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Statement From Detroit Regional Chamber on Passing of Mike Ilitch

Detroit Regional Chamber President and Chief Executive Officer Sandy Baruah released the following statement on the recent passing of Mike Ilitch:

“There are a handful of leaders whose faith in Detroit never wavered, even through our darkest hours. Mike Ilitch stands tall in this elite group. Mr. Ilitch, his family and his enterprises never stopped investing in Detroit and providing opportunity for its citizens. While Mike Ilitch was a one of kind leader who cannot be replaced, we are comforted that his family continues his legacy.”

About the Detroit Regional Chamber
Serving the business community for more than 100 years, the Detroit Regional Chamber is one of the oldest, largest and most respected chambers of commerce in the country. The Chamber’s mission of powering the economy for Southeast Michigan is carried out through economic development, education reform, regional collaboration and providing valuable benefits to members. For more information, please visit