Chamber in the News

August 24, 2016


PR Newswire (press release)

Michigan Chamber of Commerce Endorses Paul Mitchell for U.S. House
PR Newswire (press release)
LANSING, Mich., Aug. 24, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Michigan Chamber of Commerce today announced its endorsement of Paul Mitchell for U.S. House. Mitchell is seeking election to represent Michigan's 10th Congressional District, which ...

August 21, 2016


The Trump Effect? Tight West Michigan House races may swing against business-backed candidates
MiBiz
“We just focus on where we can make a difference,” said James Holcomb, senior vice president and general counsel of the Michigan Chamber of Commerce. The 61st and 91st districts — which include areas near Kalamazoo and along the lakeshore in ...

August 18, 2016


BillMoyers.com

Michigan's 'Unsung Genius of the Super PAC Age'
BillMoyers.com
Actually, Bob LaBrant might be the genius who first recognized — and fought for — every element of the modern Republican redistricting strategy. LaBrant retired as senior vice president of political affairs for the Michigan Chamber of Commerce in 2014.

July 31, 2016


Crain's Detroit Business

Presidential tumult likely to impact state races
Crain's Detroit Business
The Michigan Chamber of Commerce has endorsed 21 incumbent state representatives — all Republicans — and 23 challengers; of them, one, Ann Arbor school board member Donna Lasinski, is a Democrat, in the 52nd District. The state chamber's PAC ...

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June 13, 2016


Plan to shift tax assessments for big box stores in Michigan plods ahead
Crain's Detroit Business
It passed the House by a wide margin despite opposition from big business interests such as the Michigan Chamber of Commerce and the Michigan Retailers Association. Opponents say the legislation would complicate the tax appeal process, increase the ...

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July 7, 2016


McCabe named new Vero Beach chamber president
TCPalm
He led other business organizations, serving as chairman of the Genesee County (Flint, Michigan) Chamber of Commerce, Chairman of the Genesee County Convention and Visitors Bureau and was a board member of the Genesee County Economic Growth ...

June 26, 2016


Unfinished Business: A look at what's next for Michigan lawmakers in 2016
MiBiz
So far, the 2016 session has been productive, building off victories last year on a road-funding plan and ending tax credits for the film industry, said Rich Studley, president and CEO of the Michigan Chamber of Commerce. The chamber supported bills ...

June 12, 2016


Plan to shift tax assessments for big box stores plods ahead
The Elkhart Truth
It passed the House by a wide margin despite opposition from big business interests such as the Michigan Chamber of Commerce and the Michigan Retailers Association. Opponents say the legislation would complicate the tax appeal process, increase the ...

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June 23, 2016


PR Newswire (press release)

Michigan Chamber Endorses 21 Pro-Jobs Lawmakers For Re-Election To The State House
PR Newswire (press release)
LANSING, Mich., June 23, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Michigan Chamber of Commerce today released its 2015-2016 Legislative Voting Record for the State House. The purpose of this voting record is to provide the business community and ...

June 17, 2016


Grand Rapids Business Journal (subscription)

Hispanic Chamber business contest rewards five pitches
Grand Rapids Business Journal (subscription)
Michigan Chamber of Commerce webinar. Latino Business Pitch Competition. Those making business pitches were, from left, Humberto Alvarez Hernandez, Juana Garcia-Cruces, Evangelina Abundis, Encima Falcon, Nancy Quero Ramirez and Alejandro ...