Innovative Community Partnerships Key to Retaining Region’s Talent

This week, Detroit Regional Chamber President Sandy Baruah joined Lisa Katz, executive director of the Workforce Intelligence Network of Southeast Michigan, on a panel to address the short and long-term opportunities to fill the talent pipeline and close the skills gap in Southeast Michigan as part of the 2016 National College Access Network (NCAN) Conference in downtown Detroit.

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Legislative Update: Health Insurance Tax Repeal, Autonomous Cars, and Brownfields Incentives Among Bills to Watch

The Michigan Legislature is back in session this week, and the Detroit Regional Chamber’s government relations team is working closely with elected leaders on several bills under consideration that impact economic growth and the business community throughout the region. Proposed bills include repeal of the HICA insurance tax, TIF Brownfield incentives and autonomous vehicle regulations.

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You’re Doing it Wrong: Dale Carnegie Coach Offers Quick Tips for Customer Retention

Building loyal customer relationships takes time, skills and a personal touch, all of which many businesses forego in favor of the quick sale. But following some basic best practices can pay dividends in the long run, according to Lizz Glenn, a certified performance coach at Dale Carnegie Training of Southeast Michigan. Recently Glenn sat down with the eDetroiter to discuss her expertise on building win-win relationships through networking, and what to expect from her session titled “Six Ways to Instantly Make People Like You” during the Detroit Regional Chamber’s Business Cards to Business Dollars event on Oct. 12.

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Chamber CEO: RTA About the Region and Attracting Millennial Talent

The Frank Beckmann Show: September 9, 2016

Detroit Regional Chamber CEO Sandy Baruah recently spoke about two hot button topics facing the Detroit region on WJR-AM’s Frank Beckmann show. Baruah urges companies to evaluate company culture and dress code as a value proposition to attract millennial talent and the importance of regional transit in stimulating the economy and retaining talent.

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