Aaron MacDonald

Director of Small Group Sales and External Distribution, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan (BCBSM) Aaron MacDonald is director of small group sales and external distribution at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan (BCBSM).  In this role, he is responsible …

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Remove politics from education, urges N.Y. education leader, CEO

Crain’s Detroit Business: May 28, 2014

MACKINAC ISLAND — Removing politics from education, and focusing more on science, technology, engineering and math will help to prepare students for a better future.

That was the message from Joel Klein, the former chancellor of the New York City Department of Education and the CEO, Education Division, News Corp., who said during his remarks Wednesday at the Mackinac Policy Conference that schools across the country are not preparing students properly.

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Successful National Entrepreneurs Challenge Michigan’s Entrepreneurial Climate


Michigan is emerging as an entrepreneurial hub, but faces numerous challenges in creating the culture necessary to attract the next generation of entrepreneurs. This was the key message delivered today in the session, “Today’s Entrepreneur: Opportunities, Challenges, and Lessons from Failure,” sponsored by Bank of America.

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IBI Absence Cost Estimator

Employers that are members of the Chamber are eligible for a free membership to the Integrated Benefits Institute. With this membership, employers can access the Absence Cost Estimator, which helps you quickly understand the potential magnitude of absence in your …

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