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Michigan Chamber, Farm Bureau urge senators to confirm Trump Supreme Court pick - MLive.com

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MLive.com

Michigan Chamber, Farm Bureau urge senators to confirm Trump Supreme Court pick
MLive.com
The Michigan Chamber of Commerce and Michigan Farm Bureau threw in their support for U.S. Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch Wednesday as his nomination proceeds through the U.S. Senate. During a panel hosted by the Judicial Crisis Network, ...

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MTSU personnel selected for Athena Awards - Cannon Courier

February 21, 2017 - 12:10

MTSU personnel selected for Athena Awards
Cannon Courier
Mertz, a recognized expert on women and leadership, worked with the Lansing, Michigan, Chamber of Commerce in the early 1980s to create the program. It is dedicated to supporting, honoring and developing women leaders and is offered in more than 500 ...

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Energy policy: 'Always the bridesmaid, but never the bride' - MiBiz

February 21, 2017 - 07:18

Energy policy: 'Always the bridesmaid, but never the bride'
MiBiz
Jim Holcomb, senior vice president and general counsel with the Michigan Chamber of Commerce, said “energy is absolutely a top priority for us” this legislative session. “We want to make sure we enact an energy law that focuses on stability in the ...

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Energy policy takes center stage in state Legislature this year - MiBiz

February 21, 2017 - 07:18

Energy policy takes center stage in state Legislature this year
MiBiz
Jason Geer, director of energy and environmental policy for the Michigan Chamber of Commerce, said while energy costs are a “key thing on our members' minds,” the RPS costs have “had less of an impact on our members than originally thought.”.

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Comply and resist: Snyder, Schuette approach Clean Power Plan differently - MiBiz

February 21, 2017 - 07:18

Comply and resist: Snyder, Schuette approach Clean Power Plan differently
MiBiz
Jason Geer, director of energy and environmental policy for the Michigan Chamber of Commerce, said his organization supports both Schuette's and Snyder's actions. “First off, we're opposed to the Clean Power Plan,” Geer said. “We think we should ...

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Business groups find common ground on energy policy - MiBiz

February 20, 2017 - 21:59

Business groups find common ground on energy policy
MiBiz
The Michigan Chamber of Commerce, meanwhile, supported the Senate bills all along, as did the state's major utilities, DTE Energy and Consumers Energy. The bills were helped along with Democratic support in both chambers by increasing the state's ...

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Business groups find common ground on energy policy - MiBiz

February 20, 2017 - 21:59

Business groups find common ground on energy policy
MiBiz
The Michigan Chamber of Commerce, meanwhile, supported the Senate bills all along, as did the state's major utilities, DTE Energy and Consumers Energy. The bills were helped along with Democratic support in both chambers by increasing the state's ...

Athena Young Professional nominees come from all walks - The Daily News Journal

February 14, 2017 - 19:57

Athena Young Professional nominees come from all walks
The Daily News Journal
In the early 1980s, Mertz worked with the Lansing, Michigan Chamber of Commerce to found the ATHENA International Leadership Award Program, dedicated to supporting, honoring and developing women leaders. The award is now offered in more than ...

Michigan Dems say they'll tackle fraud scandal at unemployment agency - Detroit Free Press

February 14, 2017 - 14:32

Detroit Free Press

Michigan Dems say they'll tackle fraud scandal at unemployment agency
Detroit Free Press
LANSING —Democratic lawmakers said Tuesday they will introduce legislation to rectify the scandal at Michigan's Unemployment Insurance Agency, requiring that all jobless claimants falsely accused of fraud be made financially whole, regardless of the ...
Workgroup To Look for Answers After Michigan Unemployment Agency Computer GlitchWDET

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Michigan lawmakers to oversee fraud mess - UpperMichigansSource.com

February 14, 2017 - 06:46

UpperMichigansSource.com

Michigan lawmakers to oversee fraud mess
UpperMichigansSource.com
The work group initially includes Graves, Democratic Rep. Kevin Hertel, an advocate for unemployment claimants, and officials from the Michigan Chamber of Commerce and the Michigan Manufacturers Association. For the latest News, Weather and Sports, ...
Michigan Lawmakers Set Oversight Hearings On Unemployment Fraud MessCBS Local

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Michigan Lawmakers Set Oversight Hearings On Unemployment Fraud Mess - CBS Local

February 13, 2017 - 23:54

CBS Local

Michigan Lawmakers Set Oversight Hearings On Unemployment Fraud Mess
CBS Local
Kevin Hertel, an advocate for unemployment claimants, and officials from the Michigan Chamber of Commerce and the Michigan Manufacturers Association. Copyright 2017 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, ...

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Panel to look for answers after Michigan Unemployment Insurance Agency debacle - Michigan Radio

February 13, 2017 - 20:58

13abc Action News

Panel to look for answers after Michigan Unemployment Insurance Agency debacle
Michigan Radio
The agency had been almost exclusively relying on a computer program to determine unemployment fraud with very little human verification. Wendy Block is with the Michigan Chamber of Commerce and on the workgroup. She said the agency had a “get the ...
Lawmakers set oversight hearings on unemployment fraud mess - Northern Michigan's News Leader9&10 News

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Workgroup To Look For Answers After Michigan Unemployment Insurance Computer Glitch - WMUK

February 13, 2017 - 20:31

Fox17

Workgroup To Look For Answers After Michigan Unemployment Insurance Computer Glitch
WMUK
The agency had been almost exclusively relying on a computer program to determine unemployment fraud with very little human verification. Wendy Block is with the Michigan Chamber of Commerce and on the workgroup. She said the agency had a “get the ...
Lawmakers set oversight hearings on unemployment fraud mess - Northern Michigan's News Leader9&10 News

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Lawmakers set oversight hearings on unemployment fraud mess - The San Luis Obispo Tribune

February 13, 2017 - 19:45

Lawmakers set oversight hearings on unemployment fraud mess
The San Luis Obispo Tribune
... cases adjudicated solely by computers. The workgroup initially includes Graves, Democratic Rep. Kevin Hertel, an advocate for unemployment claimants, and officials from the Michigan Chamber of Commerce and the Michigan Manufacturers Association.

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Doctors, professors, leaders top list of Athena nominees - DNJ.com - The Daily News Journal

February 13, 2017 - 16:47

The Daily News Journal

Doctors, professors, leaders top list of Athena nominees - DNJ.com
The Daily News Journal
Community leaders will be honored when RUTHERFORD Cable presents the fourth annual ATHENA Award dinner and ceremony.

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The Takeaway - January 31 - What We're Watching, Friends of the U.S. Chamber (blog)

February 3, 2017 - 14:52

The Takeaway - January 31
What We're Watching, Friends of the U.S. Chamber (blog)
Chambers Weighing In: The Michigan Chamber of Commerce came out instrong support of Betsy DeVos for Education Secretary and the State Chamber of Oklahoma & the Tulsa Regional Chamber are both advocating for Scott Pruitt for EPA. Here at the U.S. ...

Michigan Chamber Of Commerce Announces 2017-2018 Legislative Priorities/Agenda For Growing Michigan's ... - PR Newswire (press release)

February 1, 2017 - 12:37

PR Newswire (press release)

Michigan Chamber Of Commerce Announces 2017-2018 Legislative Priorities/Agenda For Growing Michigan's ...
PR Newswire (press release)
LANSING, Mich., Feb. 1, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Michigan Chamber of Commerce today announced legislative priorities for 2017-2018. These priorities were developed by the Chamber's policy advisory committees and members who ...

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Auto industry, entertainment topic of discussion - The Hillsdale Daily News

February 1, 2017 - 08:30

The Hillsdale Daily News

Auto industry, entertainment topic of discussion
The Hillsdale Daily News
Guest speakers will be Duke Anderson, CEO of Hillsdale Hospital, Jerimiah Hodshire, director of organizational and business development at Hillsdale Hospital and Richard Studley, CEO and president of the Michigan Chamber of Commerce.

After Dissing Trump, Chamber Borrows From His Populist Playbook - Bloomberg

January 31, 2017 - 06:00

After Dissing Trump, Chamber Borrows From His Populist Playbook
Bloomberg
... a closed-door session at the chamber's headquarters, where he promised the group's directors fewer federal regulations and other business-friendly initiatives, said Rich Studley, chief executive officer of the Michigan Chamber of Commerce and a ...

Improving Soo Locks top priority for state legislators - Great Lakes Echo

January 31, 2017 - 01:14

Great Lakes Echo

Improving Soo Locks top priority for state legislators
Great Lakes Echo
Improving the locks is also a top priority for the Michigan Chamber of Commerce, said Rich Studley, the chamber's president and chief executive officer. Improving the locks is “critically important” for Michigan's economy and job growth, said Studley ...