Chamber in the News

Did you vote for a 'road diet' downtown? - The Saginaw Valley Journal

November 26, 2017 - 10:04

Did you vote for a 'road diet' downtown?
The Saginaw Valley Journal
He also previously served on the board of directors of the Michigan Chamber of Commerce and was chairman of the board of directors of the Midland Area Chamber of Commerce. Both are private membership advocacy organizations. In addition to his ...

Ballot drives that could impact businesses - Crain's Detroit Business

November 26, 2017 - 03:13

Crain's Detroit Business

Ballot drives that could impact businesses
Crain's Detroit Business
She said the committee is "really confident" that it will gather enough signatures. What's the opposition say? The Michigan Chamber of Commerce is among the proposal's critics, saying the "one-size-fits-all mandate" would have a "chilling impact" on ...

Column: Michigan's comeback accelerating - The Detroit News

November 25, 2017 - 22:40

The Detroit News

Column: Michigan's comeback accelerating
The Detroit News
The 2017 Michigan Economic Competitiveness Study was recently released by the Michigan Chamber of Commerce Foundation and Northwood University. The sixth annual study confirms that Michigan is making great progress at the state level since the ...

Live near major natural gas pipeline? Map lets you check - Detroit Free Press

November 21, 2017 - 16:24

Detroit Free Press

Live near major natural gas pipeline? Map lets you check
Detroit Free Press
"The Sierra Club's endless war on energy is now calling for an attack on pipeline projects," said Jason Geer, Director of Energy and Environmental Policy at the Michigan Chamber of Commerce. "Everyone knows that pipelines are the safest way to ...

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Live near major natural gas pipeline? Map lets you check - Detroit Free Press

November 21, 2017 - 13:26

Detroit Free Press

Live near major natural gas pipeline? Map lets you check
Detroit Free Press
"The Sierra Club's endless war on energy is now calling for an attack on pipeline projects," said Jason Geer, Director of Energy and Environmental Policy at the Michigan Chamber of Commerce. "Everyone knows that pipelines are the safest way to ...

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Kingsford to limit parking of RVs - Iron Mountain Daily News

November 21, 2017 - 11:48

Kingsford to limit parking of RVs
Iron Mountain Daily News
Beau LaFave, R-Iron Mountain, who encouraged small business owners to pressure the Michigan Chamber of Commerce to end its opposition to legislation that attempts to fix the “dark store” tax loophole. Under the dark-store strategy, big-box retailers ...

Kentucky Chamber becomes one of four in nation accredited with distinction - The Lane Report

November 20, 2017 - 14:38

Kentucky Chamber becomes one of four in nation accredited with distinction
The Lane Report
FRANKFORT, Ky. (Nov. 20, 2017) — The Kentucky Chamber of Commerce in November became one of five state chambers to be accredited, and one of four to be accredited with distinction, by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. The U.S. Chamber accreditation ...

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Kentucky Chamber becomes one of four Accredited State Chambers with Distinction - The Bottom Line (blog)

November 20, 2017 - 12:02

Kentucky Chamber becomes one of four Accredited State Chambers with Distinction
The Bottom Line (blog)
state_rgb300.jpg In November, the Kentucky Chamber became one of five state chambers to be accredited, and one of four to be accredited with distinction, by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. The U.S. Chamber accreditation is judged on the following areas: ...

Nash: Michigan needs help from Washington - Midland Daily News

November 16, 2017 - 09:34

Midland Daily News

Nash: Michigan needs help from Washington
Midland Daily News
Timothy G. Nash is senior vice president and director of the McNair Center at Northwood University, Keith A. Pretty is president and CEO of Northwood University, Richard K. Studley is president and CEO of the Michigan Chamber of Commerce, Bob Thomas ...

For Border States Michigan and Arizona, NAFTA Is Essential - RealClearPolitics

November 15, 2017 - 15:03

RealClearPolitics

For Border States Michigan and Arizona, NAFTA Is Essential
RealClearPolitics
As the presidents of two border-state chambers of commerce, we know firsthand of the power of the North American Free Trade Agreement. NAFTA is an indispensable component of our states' economic prosperity. Not surprisingly, our states' international ...

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Can you be fired in Michigan for using medical marijuana? - Lansing State Journal

November 13, 2017 - 06:30

Lansing State Journal

Can you be fired in Michigan for using medical marijuana?
Lansing State Journal
Wendy Block, chief lobbyist for the Michigan Chamber of Commerce, said the chamber came out as "neutral" in 2008 on the issue of medical marijuana under the assurance that the Medical Marihuana Act would not affect private employers. She noted that ...

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Michigan climbs again in Northwood economic study - Midland Daily News

November 11, 2017 - 11:41

Michigan climbs again in Northwood economic study
Midland Daily News
Rich Studley, president and CEO of the Michigan Chamber of Commerce, also highlighted the importance of tax climate, an indicator of how a state's tax laws affect economic performance. "We are pleased to see Michigan's improvement in state business tax ...

Calley shifts from ballot drive to prep for Michigan governor run - Michigan Radio

November 10, 2017 - 15:36

Michigan Radio

Calley shifts from ballot drive to prep for Michigan governor run
Michigan Radio
A Michigan Chamber of Commerce-affiliated ballot committee that opposes the proposal is running a Facebook ad that calls Calley — who has been in Lansing as a lawmaker and then the lieutenant governor for nearly 11 years — a "snake oil salesman" who ...

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Calley shifts from ballot drive to prep for Michigan governor run - South Bend Tribune

November 10, 2017 - 14:35

South Bend Tribune

Calley shifts from ballot drive to prep for Michigan governor run
South Bend Tribune
A Michigan Chamber of Commerce-affiliated ballot committee that opposes the proposal is running a Facebook ad that calls Calley — who has been in Lansing as a lawmaker and then the lieutenant governor for nearly 11 years — a "snake oil salesman" who ...

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Michigan Continues to Climb in Latest Economic Competitiveness Study - Markets Insider

November 9, 2017 - 11:52

Michigan Continues to Climb in Latest Economic Competitiveness Study
Markets Insider
MIDLAND, Mich., Nov. 9, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- The Michigan Chamber of Commerce's 2017 Economic Competitiveness Study shows Michigan continues its upward climb. The most recent study, conducted by Northwood University's McNair Center for the ...

Michigan Continues to Climb in Latest Economic Competitiveness Study - PR Newswire (press release)

November 9, 2017 - 11:43

Michigan Continues to Climb in Latest Economic Competitiveness Study
PR Newswire (press release)
MIDLAND, Mich., Nov. 9, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- The Michigan Chamber of Commerce's 2017 Economic Competitiveness Study shows Michigan continues its upward climb. The most recent study, conducted by Northwood University's McNair Center for the ...

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Bill Mcintyre, Former Allegra Network Franchise Leader, Passes - What They Think

November 9, 2017 - 09:36

What They Think

Bill Mcintyre, Former Allegra Network Franchise Leader, Passes
What They Think
He served on the Michigan Historical Committee and on the Board of Directors and the Executive Committee for the State of Michigan Chamber of Commerce. While a member of the Legatus organization, McIntyre served as the Vice Chairman of the Board of ...

Opening a Wisconsin spigot? - Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

November 9, 2017 - 07:00

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Opening a Wisconsin spigot?
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
The Michigan Chamber of Commerce said the study makes it clear that continuing to operate the Mackinac pipes is the best path forward. “That is not to say that the pipeline will last forever, but it clearly will remain operationally sound far longer ...

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Bill McIntyre, Former Allegra Network Franchise Leader, Passes - Printing Impressions

November 8, 2017 - 13:13

Printing Impressions

Bill McIntyre, Former Allegra Network Franchise Leader, Passes
Printing Impressions
He served on the Michigan Historical Committee and on the Board of Directors and the Executive Committee for the State of Michigan Chamber of Commerce. While a member of the Legatus organization, Mr. McIntyre served as the vice chairman of the Board ...

Mark Davidoff to chair Michigan Chamber of Commerce in 2018 - Crain's Detroit Business

November 6, 2017 - 11:55

Crain's Detroit Business

Mark Davidoff to chair Michigan Chamber of Commerce in 2018
Crain's Detroit Business
Mark Davidoff of Deloitte will take over as chair of the Michigan Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors in January, leading its 84-member board that establishes policy and priorities on issues that affect job creation and business success in Michigan.