Chamber in the News

September 22, 2016


PR Newswire (press release)

Michigan Chamber Praises State House For Passing Legislation To Bend Health Insurance Cost Curve
PR Newswire (press release)
LANSING, Mich., Sept. 22, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Michigan Chamber of Commerce today issued the following statements in response to legislation passed by the State House and championed by the Michigan Chamber to repeal an ...

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September 14, 2016


Yahoo Sports

Michigan Chamber Of Commerce Urges State House To Reject Beer Tax Hike
Yahoo Sports
The Michigan Chamber of Commerce is a statewide business organization representing approximately 6,600 employers, trade associations and local chambers of commerce. The Michigan Chamber represents businesses of every size and type in all 83 ...

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September 16, 2016


Grand Rapids Business Journal (subscription)

Chamber names young ATHENA winner
Grand Rapids Business Journal (subscription)
The Grand Rapids Area Chamber of Commerce has announced the winner of this year's ATHENA Young Professional Award. Stacy Stout, assistant to the City of Grand Rapids' city manager, was presented the award by the chamber yesterday afternoon at its ...

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September 14, 2016


Michigan Chamber Of Commerce Urges State House To Reject Beer Tax
Hospitality-Industry.com (press release)
LANSING, Mich., Sept. 14, 2016 - House Bill 5873, which contains a roughly 250 percent increase in Michigan's beer tax, would put businesses at a huge competitive disadvantage with neighboring states and would take a wrecking ball to an industry that ...

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September 14, 2016


PR Newswire (press release)

Michigan Chamber Of Commerce Urges State House To Reject Beer Tax Hike
PR Newswire (press release)
The Michigan Chamber of Commerce is a statewide business organization representing approximately 6,600 employers, trade associations and local chambers of commerce. The Michigan Chamber represents businesses of every size and type in all 83 ...

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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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