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Michigan Makes Top 25 States in Fifth Annual Study on Economic Competitiveness - Military Technologies

January 23, 2017 - 09:37

Michigan Makes Top 25 States in Fifth Annual Study on Economic Competitiveness
Military Technologies
MIDLAND, Mich., Jan. 23, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — The Michigan Chamber of Commerce and research partner Northwood University in Midland, Michigan, released the results of the 2016 Economic Competiveness Study. In the most recent study, Michigan has ...

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Michigan Makes Top 25 States in Fifth Annual Study on Economic Competitiveness - PR Newswire (press release)

January 23, 2017 - 09:10

Michigan Makes Top 25 States in Fifth Annual Study on Economic Competitiveness
PR Newswire (press release)
MIDLAND, Mich., Jan. 23, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- The Michigan Chamber of Commerce and research partner Northwood University in Midland, Michigan, released the results of the 2016 Economic Competiveness Study. In the most recent study, Michigan has ...

Michigan Makes Top 25 States in Fifth Annual Study on Economic Competitiveness - Yahoo Finance

January 23, 2017 - 09:06

Michigan Makes Top 25 States in Fifth Annual Study on Economic Competitiveness
Yahoo Finance
23, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- The Michigan Chamber of Commerce and research partner Northwood University in Midland, Michigan, released the results of the 2016 Economic Competiveness Study. In the most recent study, Michigan has climbed from number ...

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2017 Legislature sets early course to repeal state income tax - MiBiz

January 22, 2017 - 19:00

2017 Legislature sets early course to repeal state income tax
MiBiz
“For House and Senate members to, right out of the gate, put bills in to make Michigan more competitive in this area sends a great message,” said Tricia Kinley, the Michigan Chamber of Commerce's senior director of tax and regulatory reform. “It's a ...

The DeVos hearing: Yes, she can improve public education - MLive.com

January 17, 2017 - 10:08

MLive.com

The DeVos hearing: Yes, she can improve public education
MLive.com
Betsy DeVos, President Donald Trump's choice for education secretary, speaks at a post-election Trump rally in Walker in December. Her efforts in Michigan for school choice, quality and accountability make her suited to lead the work to improve U.S ...
Grassroots Coalition Shares 'Many Questions and Concerns About Betsy DeVos' with SenatorsBreitbart News
Michigan spends $1B on charter schools but fails to hold them accountable - Detroit Free PressDetroit Free Press

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Grassroots Coalition Shares 'Many Questions and Concerns About Betsy DeVos' with Senators - Breitbart News

January 16, 2017 - 12:53

Breitbart News

Grassroots Coalition Shares 'Many Questions and Concerns About Betsy DeVos' with Senators
Breitbart News
... former GOP presidential nominee and “anti-Trumper” Mitt Romney, former education secretary William Bennett – who received compensation for promoting Common Core among conservatives, the pro-Common Core Michigan Chamber of Commerce, and ...

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18-year-old Myles Johnson finds success as CEO of I Am Inspirational Tie Clips - Rolling Out

January 13, 2017 - 13:37

Rolling Out

18-year-old Myles Johnson finds success as CEO of I Am Inspirational Tie Clips
Rolling Out
So I was in this entrepreneur program called the Michigan Chamber of Commerce for 30 weeks. In the beginning I was going to continue my cookie business. But, one day I was walking in downtown Lansing and I saw three men with simple all black suits.

Four from Farwell named Volunteer of the Year - Clare County Review

January 12, 2017 - 15:05

Four from Farwell named Volunteer of the Year
Clare County Review
At the Annual Michigan Chamber of Commerce Association's Professionals Meeting held in Lansing in October, four Farwell Area Chamber of Commerce Board Members received “Certificates of Excellence.” Eunice Andreas, Tom Pirnstill, Gina Hamilton, and ...

Breslin elected MSU board chair, Ferguson vice chair - MSUToday

January 11, 2017 - 12:09

MSUToday

Breslin elected MSU board chair, Ferguson vice chair
MSUToday
Breslin has served on the Board of Directors of the Michigan Chamber of Commerce and the Ohio Council of Retail Merchants, working to enhance business and employment opportunities in both states. He earned his bachelor's degree in food systems ...

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Michigan Chamber Announces Officers for 2017 - Yahoo Finance

January 9, 2017 - 14:32

Yahoo Finance

Michigan Chamber Announces Officers for 2017
Yahoo Finance
LANSING, Mich., Jan. 9, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Board of Directors of the Michigan Chamber of Commerce has elected new officers to the Chamber's Executive Committee for 2017. The Executive Committee and Board of Directors of the ...

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Michigan Chamber Announces Officers for 2017 - Yahoo News

January 9, 2017 - 14:28

Yahoo News

Michigan Chamber Announces Officers for 2017
Yahoo News
9, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Board of Directors of the Michigan Chamber of Commerce has elected new officers to the Chamber's Executive Committee for 2017. The Executive Committee and Board of Directors of the Michigan Chamber set ...

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Michigan Chamber Announces Officers for 2017 - Yahoo Sports

January 9, 2017 - 14:27

Michigan Chamber Announces Officers for 2017
Yahoo Sports
LANSING, Mich., Jan. 9, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Board of Directors of the Michigan Chamber of Commerce has elected new officers to the Chamber's Executive Committee for 2017. The Executive Committee and Board of Directors of the ...

Michigan Chamber Announces Officers for 2017 - PR Newswire (press release)

January 9, 2017 - 14:25

Michigan Chamber Announces Officers for 2017
PR Newswire (press release)
LANSING, Mich., Jan. 9, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Board of Directors of the Michigan Chamber of Commerce has elected new officers to the Chamber's Executive Committee for 2017. The Executive Committee and Board of Directors of the ...

Number Getting Unemployment Checks Lowest In At Least 30 Years In Michigan - Michigan Capitol Confidential

January 9, 2017 - 08:10

Number Getting Unemployment Checks Lowest In At Least 30 Years In Michigan
Michigan Capitol Confidential
... bigger shortage of better educated and trained young workers.” Wendy Block, director of health policy and human resources with the Michigan Chamber of Commerce, said there was reason to celebrate the drop in people receiving unemployment benefits.

Michigan lawmakers' priorities and how donors could influence them - Detroit Free Press

January 7, 2017 - 22:23

Detroit Free Press

Michigan lawmakers' priorities and how donors could influence them
Detroit Free Press
Meekhof's other donors include the DeVos family of west Michigan (one of the biggest spenders in Michigan politics), Business Leaders for Michigan and the Michigan Chamber of Commerce Political Action Committee. Leonard, the former chair of the ...

State unemployment agency to review more claims of benefits fraud - Crain's Detroit Business

January 6, 2017 - 15:22

State unemployment agency to review more claims of benefits fraud
Crain's Detroit Business
"Once we can get the person to the right person at the agency, we've found that they often get what they need," said Wendy Block, director of health policy and human resources for the Michigan Chamber of Commerce. "We are encouraged by the changes ...

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Comcast completes latest expansion of fiber network - Hometownlife.com

January 4, 2017 - 09:52

Hometownlife.com

Comcast completes latest expansion of fiber network
Hometownlife.com
“Investments, like Comcast Business' fiber build, are good for Michigan's overall economic development,” said Rich Studley, president and CEO, Michigan Chamber of Commerce. “Knowing office space is already primed for high-speed broadband service is ...

Michigan's minimum wage set to increase in 2017, not enough for some - Michigan Radio

December 30, 2016 - 15:47

Michigan Radio

Michigan's minimum wage set to increase in 2017, not enough for some
Michigan Radio
Wendy Block is with the Michigan Chamber of Commerce. She says many hourly workers were already making at least that much. “The economy has obviously helped tremendously in terms of that upward pressure on wages and really helped employees to ...

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Interview with the President and CEO and the EVP, CFO and Risk Management Director: MBT Financial Corp ... - The Wall Street Transcript

December 30, 2016 - 11:13

Interview with the President and CEO and the EVP, CFO and Risk Management Director: MBT Financial Corp ...
The Wall Street Transcript
Mr. Chaffin serves on the boards of the Foundation at Monroe County Community College and the Michigan Chamber of Commerce. He serves on the MiBankPAC Committee for the Michigan Bankers Association — MBA — and is a member of the Traveling ...

Former Michigan Chamber of Commerce CEO Defends Betsy DeVos - Breitbart News

December 27, 2016 - 09:00

Breitbart News

Former Michigan Chamber of Commerce CEO Defends Betsy DeVos
Breitbart News
The former CEO of the Michigan Chamber of Commerce is defending President-elect Donald Trump's nominee for education secretary, Betsy DeVos. Jim Barrett writes in a column at the Lansing State Journal that the national media is spreading ...

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