Michigan Chamber Announces Seven Regional Meetings

March 21, 2013

This spring, the Michigan Chamber launched a series of meetings -- free to Chamber members -- in each of its seven member districts across the state to solicit member input and provide an update on Michigan Chamber legislative priorities and accomplishments. These meetings give members an  opportunity to provide direct input to Chamber staff regarding the Chamber's efforts to promote conditions favorable to job creation and business growth in Michigan. Senior staff members attending each meeting include: Rich Studley, President & CEO; Jim Holcomb, Senior Vice President, Business Advocacy & General Counsel; and Barry Robinson, Vice President of Chamber Services and Membership Development. All meetings take place from 8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

As of July 15th, all but one regional meeting have taken place. The one remaining meeting is:

Region 5 - July 17th at Two Men And A Truck in Lansing - Register Now
(Includes the counties of Eaton, Ingham, Clinton, Jackson, Livingston and Shiawassee.)

For more information about these meetings, or to register by phone, please contact Brad Hantler at (517) 371-7640.

Below are brief recaps and photo highlights of the meetings held earlier this spring.

Nearly 30 business leaders from northern Michigan attended the Region 1 meeting held on May 17th at Air Services, Inc., in Traverse CityMany thanks to Air Services President, Roy Nichols, for hosting this event.  

Region 1 includes the counties of: Keweenaw, Gogebic, Ontonagon, Houghton, Baraga, Iron, Marquette, Dickinson, Menominee, Delta, Alger, Schoolcraft, Luce, Mackinac, Chippewa, Emmet, Lake, Cheboygan, Presque Isle, Leelanau, Antrim, Otsego, Montmorency, Alpena, Benzie, Grand Traverse, Kalkaska, Crawford, Oscoda, Alcona, Manistee, Wexford, Missaukee, Roscommon, Ogemaw, Iosco, Mason, Osceola, Clare, Gladwin, Arenac, Muskegon, Oceana, Newaygo, Mecosta, Montcalm, and Charlevoix.

Nearly 50 business leaders attended the Chamber's Region 3 meeting held on May 15th at Fabiano Brothers & Co., Inc., in Bay City. We wish to thank Fabiano Brothers' President Joe Fabiano for hosting this event.

Region 3 includes the counties of: Midland, Bay, Huron, Gratiot, Saginaw, Tuscola, Isabella, Sanilac, Genesee, Lapeer, and St. Clair. 

About 30 Michigan Chamber members and prospective members from West Michigan attended the Region 4 meeting on June 7th at Borgess Health in Kalamazoo.  We wish to thank J. Patrick Dyson, Executive Vice President, Corporate Services for Borgess Health, for hosting this event.

Region 4 includes the counties of: Berrien, Cass, St. Joseph, Kalamazoo, Barry, Allegan, Calhoun, Branch and Van Buren.

More than 30 Michigan Chamber members and prospective members from southeast Michigan attended the Region 6 meeting on May 7th at AKT Peerless Environmental  & Energy Services in Farmington. Many thanks to AKT Peerless Principal & Co-Founder Brian Eggers for hosting this event.

Region 6 includes the counties of Macomb and Oakland.

More than 50 business leaders gathered for the Region 7 meeting on June 4th at Masco Corp. in Taylor. Many thanks to John Lindow, Vice President-Controller at Masco for hosting this event.

Region 7 includes the counties of Wayne, Monroe, Washtenaw, Hillsdale and Lenawee.