Shattering Misperceptions

Mike Rowe is on a one-man mission to bring national attention to the importance of skilled trades training across the country. As the former host of Discovery Channel’s hit show “Dirty Jobs,” Rowe spent countless hours traveling to all 50 U.S. states and working more than 300 different jobs, transforming cable television into a landscape of swamps, sewers, ice roads and coal mines.

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City and State Leaders Commit to Collaboration

A stronger comeback for Michigan and Detroit means partnering and acting together. Key leaders of the Michigan legislature, City Council and Mayor’s Office took the stage at the Chamber’s annual Political Action Committee (PAC) reception to discuss the ways they can align on critical issues affecting both the city and state.

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Detroit Leaders: City’s Comeback Requires Conscious Inclusion, Neighborhood Revitalization

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Michigan and Detroit have a responsibility to expand participation and grow opportunity for people of all backgrounds in order to move the state forward. That was the key message a panel of civic, government and business leaders, moderated by Stephen Henderson, editorial page editor of the Detroit Free Press, laid out in the session titled “Race, Opportunity and the Art of Cohesion” on Friday.

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Detroit Regional Chamber Releases 2015 Mackinac Policy Conference To-Do List and Announces 2016 Conference Dates

MACKINAC ISLAND, May 29, 2015 – Today, the Detroit Regional Chamber unveiled its 2015 Mackinac Policy Conference To-Do List following three days of discussions featuring top state, regional and national thought leaders. Governor Rick Snyder, Conference Chair Mark Davidoff, Michigan Managing Partner of Deloitte LLP, and Chamber President and CEO Sandy K. Baruah announced the list of four items at the conclusion of the annual Conference.

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Ford Motor Co. Course for Automotive Innovation Stems from Company’s Iconic Past

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Ethics and innovation are important factors that affect a company’s reputation and success, according to Bill Ford, executive chairman of Ford Motor Co. During a one-on-one conversation with Detroit Regional Chamber President Sandy Baruah, Ford said he takes pride in leading a company where “making lives better” drives the automaker’s overarching ethos — a fit with the Conference’s pillar of cohesion.

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