Snyder becomes convert to Mackinac confab

June 3, 2018 – Crain’s Detroit Business

As a businessman, Rick Snyder was turned off by the Detroit Regional Chamber’s Mackinac Policy Conference. The annual confab at the Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island was too much schmoozing, boozing and talking for the former Gateway Computers chairman’s strictly business tastes.

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Column: Another fabulous Mackinac conference

June 3, 2018 – The Detroit News

Congratulations to Detroit Regional Chamber President and CEO Sandy Baruah and his team on another fabulous policy conference on Mackinac Island. Congratulations also to this year’s chair of the 2018 Mackinac Policy Conference, PwC Greater Michigan Marketing Managing Partner and U.S. Automotive Leader Ray Telang for a “job well done.”

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Mackinac Policy Conference Served Sober Realism Along With Champagne

June 3, 2018 – Detroit Free Press

The annual Mackinac Policy Conference has long battled a reputation, not entirely undeserved, of a two-day cocktail party for Michigan’s business and political elite. But as someone who sat through this year’s conference at the Grand Hotel, which was wrapping up Friday after a few days of back-to-back presentations, debates and speeches, I’m struck by how cautionary rather than celebratory so many of the sessions were.

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Jacques and Finley: Two challenges still haunt Duggan

June 2, 2018 – The Detroit News

Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan is pleased with the overall progress the city has made in his five years at the helm. But the two millstones hanging around the city’s neck continue to frustrate him: Bad schools and crime. Duggan talked with us about his two major challenges during an interview last week at the Detroit Regional Chamber’s Mackinac Policy Conference.

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