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Chamber Day 2021

Chamber Day April 21, 2021! 

New perspectives, challenges and opportunities will headline the Michigan Chamber's annual Chamber Day.

Join us for a unique event to interact with policy leaders and learn about issues facing Michigan businesses and communities. Whether you’re a business leader, government affairs professional, local chamber of commerce executive or just interested in learning “what’s next” for Michigan, we hope to see you on April 21 for this FREE virtual event!

- Free Event -

Agenda

8:30 a.m.:  Welcome 
8:35 a.m.:  The Power of the Purse

Federal dollars and a little good luck helped Michigan balance its budget in 2020.  As leaders look to develop the fiscal year 2021 – 2022 budget, how do they plan to make smart investments and spend one-time money coming down from Washington DC?

This moderated session will peel back the onion on the appropriations process and discuss the power of the purse. 

9:05 a.m.:  The Future of Work

The workforce is undergoing a rapid transformation.  In this session, we will explore how organizations and policymakers can tackle pressing workplace challenges and opportunities such as filling the skills gap, competing with enhanced unemployment benefits, integrating emerging technologies, returning employees to in-person work and more.

9:45 a.m.:  Rebuilding Our Small Businesses and Downtowns

COVID-19 brought an acute and sudden shock to many small businesses and downtowns. All corners of downtown life – from home to office, park to restaurants – are now in need of a reboot. In this session, we will explore how we might work together to help them rebuild and reemerge even stronger.

10:25 a.m.:  A Discussion with Legislative Leaders:  Is There a Path to Progress?
 11 a.m. :  Adjourn