Business Forum: Legislative Update from Michigan’s Capitol
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The Forum will provide a legislative update on matters impacting the Downriver business community with the Michigan Chamber’s new president and CEO, Jim Holcomb. The event will provide valuable information to help business owners understand and proactively help shape policies coming out of our state capitol.
About Jim Holcomb
Jim started his tenure as President & CEO in January of 2022 as part of a two-year strategic Executive Leadership Transition Plan announced by the Michigan Chamber Board of Directors in early 2020.
Jim first joined the Michigan Chamber in 2008 to lead its Business Advocacy Team where he designed, coordinated and implemented strategies to enact the Chamber‘s legislative agenda and advance policies to strengthen Michigan‘s business climate and economic competitiveness. From there, he jumped to Executive Vice President and General Counsel. Jim also directed the Chamber‘s political action activities and the Michigan Chamber Litigation Center, a nonprofit organization dedicated to championing important precedent issues before the highest courts in Michigan and nationally. His work has helped the Chamber consistently earn top honors as the “Most Effective Association” in a biennial survey of Michigan capital insiders.
Jim has worked in and around Lansing political circles for over 25 years. A former legislative staffer, with a background rooted in policy, he has held senior positions in both the Michigan House of Representatives and the State Senate. In between stints of public service, Jim practiced law with a major Michigan firm where he focused on government relations, regulatory compliance and civil litigation. Immediately before joining the Chamber, Jim served as Chief of Staff for Rep. Craig DeRoche during his tenure as Speaker of the House and Minority Leader.
Jim holds a bachelor‘s degree from Central Michigan University, a law degree from Thomas Cooley Law School, and an MBA from the University of Michigan. Jim resides in Haslett with his wife and two children.
The Legislative and Business Forum is an exciting series that features our elected and business leaders in the Southeastern Michigan region. Gain valuable insight from legendary entrepreneurs and successful community pillars to help your business thrive!
Interested in sponsoring the Forum Series, an individual Forum event or a high school table (during school months)? Contact Randy Pilon | email@example.com or (734) 284-6000 x 28Sponsorship Info
Advanced registration required. Monday, June 27, 2022
Location – The Grecian Center | 16300 Dix-Toledo Rd.| Southgate
11:00 AM – Sponsor reception
11:30 AM – Program and lunch
$25 per person, including lunch
$35 Non-Member admission
$250.00 Table of 10