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.
November, 2019 – Continued discussion on long term solutions to resolve the skills gap – Transportation challenges in the workforce
October, 2019 – Meeting with State Sen. Stephanie Chang to discuss various issues important to the Downriver business community.
September, 2019 – Discussion on long term solutions to filling the skills gap with Rudaina Hamade of the US Chamber Council on Small Business.
July, 2019 – Discussion with State Representatives Joe Bellino and Darrin Camilleri on Road Repair Funding and the Governor’s proposed budget.
June, 2019 – Discussion and preparation of Statement on Road Repair Funding. Review of Mackinac Policy Conference.
May, 2019 – Discussion around the proposed State of Michigan budget, including gas tax increase and other initiatives to fund road improvements with MDOT Director Paul Ajegba.
April, 2019 – Discussion on mental health policy and resources in the workplace
March, 2019 – Regional economic forecast with SEMCOG
February, 2019 – Municipal challenges with the legalization of recreational marijuana