It All Starts With Members

Meet Dan Papineau

Director of Tax Policy & Regulatory Affairs, Michigan Chamber of Commerce

It’s safe to say that tax policy can be a very complicated topic to navigate. But for Dan Papineau, Director of Tax Policy & Regulatory Affairs, he learned early in his career that he has a passion for all thing tax and helping people solve their tax problems.

Meet Jason Geer

Director of Energy & Environmental Policy, Michigan Chamber of Commerce

When it comes to energy and the environment, rules and regulations can have a significant impact on a state’s overall economic competitiveness. No one knows that better than Jason Geer, Director of Energy & Environmental Policy for the Michigan Chamber, who works every day with state lawmakers and governmental agencies to tackle legislative issues and solve problems on behalf of members.

Meet Wendy Block

Michigan Chamber of Commerce,

People don’t wake up one day and say, “I want to be a lobbyist,” at least not most people. But for Wendy Block, Vice President of Business Advocacy for the Michigan Chamber, she knew early on that she had a heart for public policy and problem solving, which made lobbying an easy career choice for her. 

Mitten Crate

Detroit, Giving the Gift of Michigan

What started out in 2013 as a monthly subscription box for foodies looking to explore Michigan-made products is now a full-blown Michigan-made gift box company in Detroit that caters to both people shipping gifts cross country to large-scale corporate gift programs. 

"We owe our growth to proud Michiganders that have continued to support us and our mission to give the gift of Michigan," says Cory Wright, Chief Gifting Guru & Founder.