November, 2021 – Biden Administration’s OSHA ETS Vaccine/Testing Mandate, and ongoing negotiations on a federal budget and infrastructure package
October, 2021 – The impact of the Destination Downriver campaign on recruiting talent to our region
August, 2021 – Discussion on redistricting with the Michigan Independent Citizens Redistricting Commission
June, 2021 – Meeting with Wayne County Sheriff Raphael Washington
April, 2021 – Discussion on the PRO Act and Medicare for All proposal with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. View the presentation.
March, 2021 – Discussion and update on a potential federal infrastructure bill by the 4th of July
February, 2021 – Discussion with Congresswoman Debbie Dingell on several topics from small business and municipal relief to a greatly needed infrastructure bill
November, 2020 – Election timeline from November 3 – Inauguration Day, October 29 MDHHS Epidemic Health Order, Going Pro Talent Fund application period, and review of MI business liability laws.
October, 2020 – Overview of the approved state budget, and supreme court ruling striking down the Governor’s COVID-19 emergency powers. View the Meeting
September, 2020 – Discussion on former McLouth Steel property zoning with former Trenton city manager Jim Wagner
August, 2020 – Discussion on development at the Pinnacle Development Area District in Huron Township with the Aerotropolis
July, 2020 – Update on current business resources for organizations impacted by the ongoing pandemic
May & June, 2020 – Continuing the conversation on reopening Michigan’s economy safely with a phased approach.
April, 2020 – Discussion on Great Lakes Works layoffs announcement and the Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) program now available to assist displaced Great Lakes Works employees.
March, 2020 – Discussion on the Going PRO Talent Fund, and the current funding status for this vital program with guest speaker SEMCA Michigan Works! CEO Greg Pitoniak.
February, 2020 – Discussion with our region’s newly elected and reelected mayors concerning their goals and vision for their individual communities, and how the Chamber can support these initiatives to benefit our regional business community.
December, 2019 – Discussion on the governor’s order to the Department of Labor & Economic Opportunity to draft an executive mandate increasing the overtime salary threshold to $51,000 in Michigan.