Detroit Regional Chamber Statement on Grand Hotel Sale

The below statement on the sale of Grand Hotel from Sandy Baruah, president and CEO of the Detroit Regional Chamber:

“For more than eight decades the Musser family has served as tremendous stewards of Grand Hotel, one of Michigan’s most unique and valuable landmarks. Led today by Dan Musser III, the Grand Hotel team continues to polish this historic jewel to provide guests from around the globe a best-in-class experience.


“For 39 years, the Detroit Regional Chamber and Michigan’s business and government leaders have enjoyed the privilege of calling Grand Hotel home for one week each spring during the annual Mackinac Policy Conference. I expect this tradition to continue for many years.


“The Grand Hotel and its incredible, dedicated staff are our extended family. Both the venue and the Grand’s team are key factors in making the Mackinac Policy Conference unique and special. Our team is comforted to know the Grand’s executive leadership team, including Dan Musser III, will remain in place. We look forward to working with the Grand Hotel under its new ownership in planning the 2020 Mackinac Policy Conference and beyond.”


Read the press release on Grand Hotel’s website.

Butzel Long attorneys featured during MINASF Midwest Seminar September 12-14, 2019

DETROIT, Mich. – Butzel Long attorneys Beth S. Gotthelf and Claudia Rast will be featured speakers during the Michigan Chapter of the National Association for Surface Finishers (MINASF) Midwest Conference September 12-14, 2019 at the Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island.

Gotthelf was instrumental in developing the conference and will serve as a moderator for a presentation titled, “Launching into the Future. Is Space the Next Frontier for Surface Finishers?” She also will serve as a panelist for a program titled, “PFAS Update, Environmental Issues and Government Relations.”

Rast will participate in a presentation titled, “Cyber Security – The Number of Attacks on Small Business Will Shock You – Are You Protected? What to do if You’ve Been Hacked?”

Beth S. Gotthelf

Gotthelf is Butzel Long’s Director of Innovation and External Relations and is based in the firm’s Birmingham office. She brings a pragmatic and holistic approach to clients’ issues, assisting them in reaching their business goals, often matchmaking clients’ needs and acting as an outside general counsel. She counsels clients in governmental contracting, and related topics such as ITAR, EAR, Foreign Military Financing and Foreign Military Sales. Gotthelf also is a leader in environmental law, bringing creative solutions to remediation, redevelopment, tax incentives, and waste management.

Claudia Rast

Rast is the Chair of Butzel Long’s Intellectual Property, Cybersecurity and Emerging Technology Group and a frequent speaker on issues of data security and privacy. Based in the firm’s Ann Arbor office, she blends her expertise in law, business, and science to assist companies in their strategic use of technology, counseling clients in the areas of privacy, cybersecurity, data theft, intellectual property licensing and registration, and the forensic preservation and analysis of data.

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