Chamber in the News

February 2, 2016


Insurance boosts Michigan economy, report finds
Insurance Business America
The study, conducted by the Anderson Economic Group and commissioned by the Michigan Chamber of Commerce and other groups representing the insurance industry, discovered that the insurance industry accounts for $37.1 billion in spending each year ...

February 1, 2016


WLNS

New study reveals economic impact of insurance industry in state
WLNS
LANSING, Mich (WLNS) – A new study commissioned by the Michigan Chamber of Commerce and groups from the insurance industry reveals the economic impact the insurance industry is having in Michigan. The report from the Anderson Economic Group ...

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December 22, 2015


Michigan Chamber of Commerce Forbids Parade Float Honoring Teen Killed by Cop Over High Beams
PINAC News
Ten months after the shooting death of Michigan teen Deven Guilford, the Grand Ledge Chamber of Commerce shot down a parade request from community group Deven's Voice, which attempted to include a float in Guilford's honor in a holiday parade set to ...

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December 7, 2015


WNWN-FM

Michigan Chamber against tax breaks for Steelcase Pyramid data center project
WNWN-FM
LANSING (WKZO-AM) -- The Michigan Chamber of Commerce has come out against legislation that would provide huge tax breaks to a Nevada-based company proposing to move into the abandoned Steelcase Pyramid near Grand Rapids. They want ...

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January 22, 2016


Politico

Hispanic Chamber to endorse Julián Castro for VP
Politico
The U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce will endorse Julián Castro for vice president on Saturday, the organization's president and CEO told POLITICO. “Millions of people living in this country look to Julián as the gatekeeper of the American dream ...

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December 23, 2015


Detroit Free Press

Snyder signs tax break bill to lure data center
Detroit Free Press
The Michigan Chamber of Commerce, Michigan's largest business lobby group, opposed the bills. Chamber President and CEO Rich Studley said Wednesday he was disappointed in both the governor and the Legislature, because "it would seem to be a ...

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December 10, 2015


The Detroit News

Trump wants his initial on Michigan GOP primary ballot
The Detroit News
Surveys of Lansing's most-effective interest and lobby groups usually rate the Michigan Chamber of Commerce near or at the top. But the organization representing 6,800 Michigan businesses with 1.5 million employees is having a bad December as ...

December 9, 2015


MLive.com

Federal fix or a $2B tax increase? Full Senate could vote on Medicaid match fee next week
MLive.com
But the Michigan Chamber of Commerce has launched a fierce opposition, labeling the bill -- and the roughly $250 million extra it would bring in each year -- as a tax increase. "The sole purpose of this $2 billion money grab is to increase the size and ...

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January 24, 2016


Business group welcomes changes to 'insidious' unclaimed property process
MiBiz
Groups like the Michigan Chamber of Commerce also see the changes as a victory in the ongoing fight against what companies call cumbersome third-party auditors. The changes — approved unanimously by both chambers of the Legislature and signed by ...

December 9, 2015


Southgate News Herald

BASF official elected president of Michigan Chemistry Council
Southgate News Herald
... to this new role, Pflum sits on the board of trustees at Henry Ford Wyandotte Hospital, is 2016 chair-elect for the Southern Wayne County Regional Chamber of Commerce, and is a member of the Board of Directors of the Michigan Chamber of Commerce.