Grand Hotel Sale

KSL Capital Partners, LLC (KSL) and the Musser family announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement under which an affiliate of KSL will acquire the Grand Hotel from the Musser family, whose legacy with the hotel dates back over 85 years. Dan Musser III will remain Chairman, providing leadership and guidance to the team, ensuring a seamless transition. Read the Chamber’s statement. 

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Ryan Maibach to Chair 2020 Conference

The Detroit Regional Chamber announced Ryan Maibach, president and CEO of Barton Malow Co., as Chair of the 2020 Mackinac Policy Conference. “Ryan’s perspective as the leader of one of the nations, state and Detroit region’s largest private companies will ensure the Conference tackles issues critical to Michigan’s continued sustainability and economic growth,” said Sandy Baruah, president and CEO of the Chamber.

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Registration for the 2020 Mackinac Policy Conference will open in November. Below are the registration rates through December 31, 2019:

Chamber members: $2,200
Future members: $3,100


Welcome to the 2019 Mackinac Policy Conference

The Chamber is proud to continue to host the nationally recognized Mackinac Policy Conference, convening more than 1,700 of Michigan’s top leadership. The 2019 Mackinac Policy Conference focused on uniting the state as One Michigan under the following pillars: Prepare, Grow and Love.

The 2019 Mackinac Policy Conference To-Do List includes:

One Michigan

  • Advocate for political reforms, comparable to those identified in Porter and Gehl’s research, to reinvigorate democracy and strengthen the political center.
  • Stress the importance of participation in the 2020 Census.

Love Michigan

  • Drive the enactment of meaningful distracted driving legislation.

Prepare Michigan

  • Commit to support December 2019 Launch Michigan report and recommendations.

Grow Michigan

  • Ensure Michigan’s continued leadership in automotive and next-generation mobility by facilitating feedback from the industry and creating an action plan for growth.


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