We have some good news we'd like to share with you. The Michigan Chamber of Commerce has once again been ranked the top lobbying organization in Lansing by MIRS/EPIC-MRA. This independent survey of lawmakers, executive branch officials, lobbyists and association executives has consistently ranked the Michigan Chamber as the most influential organization in the State Capitol. The Michigan Chamber has been ranked as the top single-issue or association lobbying organization in every MIRS /EPIC-MRA survey conducted to date (in 2015, 2013, 2011, 2009, 2007 and 2004).
"It's an honor to again be recognized by state lawmakers and other Lansing insiders for lobbying effectiveness," said Michigan Chamber President & CEO Rich Studley. "The Michigan Chamber's ability to deliver powerful advocacy is the result of great volunteer leaders and an outstanding lobby team."
"The aggressive team approach that we adhere to at the Chamber allows us to make a big difference on big issues that impact our members," said Jim Holcomb, Senior Vice President for Business Advocacy & General Counsel for the Chamber. "The Michigan Chamber's lobbying team is on the job every day, standing up for job providers and their employees before the administration, legislature and regulatory agencies."
In a report issued by MIRS today, Tricia Kinley, Senior Director of Tax & Regulatory Reform for the Michigan Chamber, was ranked as one of the most effective association lobbyists. Wendy Block, Director of Health Policy & Human Resources for the Michigan Chamber, was also singled out as a top lobbyist.
An audio report on the results of the MIRS/EPIC-MRA Insider Survey is available online at www.mirsnews.podbean.com.