Chamber News & Blog

August 2, 2011

Former presidential candidates Rev. Al Sharpton and Pat Buchanan will debate the top issues affecting Michigan’s economic future on Sept. 20, as part of the Michigan Chamber Foundation’s 2011 Future Forum.

Sharpton and Buchanan will cap a day of thought-provoking discussions about the key...

July 19, 2011

Now is not the time to turn back the clock to the days of endless partisan bickering and legislative stalemate. But, unfortunately, that is exactly what the teacher unions are attempting to do in their efforts to recall duly-elected lawmakers. 

In today's edition of The Detroit News, ...

July 14, 2011

Scores of media outlets across the country have published reports over the past week on the state of our nation's economy and the looming expiration of extended unemployment benefits.

A reporter for The New York Times interviewed Wendy Block, Director of Health Policy & Human...

June 22, 2011

Wednesday, June 22 -- Earlier today, the House Commerce Committee passed House Bills 4781-82, legislation to implement the major reform proposals recommended by the Michigan Chamber Foundation’s Unemployment Insurance (UI) Reform Study commissioned earlier this year. We...

June 21, 2011

The Michigan Chamber is seeking input on what state environmental rules need to be changed or deleted. The Office of Regulatory Reinvention is seeking recommendations on what rules its Environmental Rules Advisory Committee should review. Make sure to share your recommendations on how we can...

June 14, 2011

More than 90 Michigan Chamber members and legislators participated in the Chamber's 2011 PAC II Golf Outing held June 13 at the Hawk Hollow Golf Course in Bath, Michigan. It was a picture-perfect day to play 18 holes of golf and and show support for the Michigan Chamber's PAC....

June 2, 2011

The Michigan Chamber of Commerce has once again been ranked the top lobbying organization in Lansing by Michigan Information & Research Service (MIRS). This independent survey of lawmakers, executive branch officials, lobbyists and association...

May 31, 2011

GREAT NEWS! The Republican-led State Legislature has made good on its promise to complete the state budget in a timely manner and has delivered a government spending blueprint to the Governor months ahead of the September 30th deadline. The State’s fiscal year doesn’t start until October 1, 2011...

May 30, 2011

Now is the time to be optimistic about Michigan's future. So wrote Michigan Chamber Board Chair Jeffrey Ammon and Chamber President & CEO Rich Studley in the Special Annual Report Edition of Michigan Forward Quarterly, published in May. "We remain strongly committed to leading businesses and...

May 26, 2011

Thursday, May 26, 2011 - The Michigan Chamber of Commerce today expressed great appreciation to Governor Rick Snyder, Lieutenant Governor Brian Calley, Senate Majority Leader Randy Richardville and House Speaker Jase Bolger for their leadership to end the job-killing Michigan...