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Grassroots Coalition Shares 'Many Questions and Concerns About Betsy DeVos' with Senators - Breitbart News

January 16, 2017 - 12:53

Breitbart News

Grassroots Coalition Shares 'Many Questions and Concerns About Betsy DeVos' with Senators
Breitbart News
... former GOP presidential nominee and “anti-Trumper” Mitt Romney, former education secretary William Bennett – who received compensation for promoting Common Core among conservatives, the pro-Common Core Michigan Chamber of Commerce, and ...

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18-year-old Myles Johnson finds success as CEO of I Am Inspirational Tie Clips - Rolling Out

January 13, 2017 - 13:37

Rolling Out

18-year-old Myles Johnson finds success as CEO of I Am Inspirational Tie Clips
Rolling Out
So I was in this entrepreneur program called the Michigan Chamber of Commerce for 30 weeks. In the beginning I was going to continue my cookie business. But, one day I was walking in downtown Lansing and I saw three men with simple all black suits.

Four from Farwell named Volunteer of the Year - Clare County Review

January 12, 2017 - 15:05

Four from Farwell named Volunteer of the Year
Clare County Review
At the Annual Michigan Chamber of Commerce Association's Professionals Meeting held in Lansing in October, four Farwell Area Chamber of Commerce Board Members received “Certificates of Excellence.” Eunice Andreas, Tom Pirnstill, Gina Hamilton, and ...

Breslin elected MSU board chair, Ferguson vice chair - MSUToday

January 11, 2017 - 12:09

MSUToday

Breslin elected MSU board chair, Ferguson vice chair
MSUToday
Breslin has served on the Board of Directors of the Michigan Chamber of Commerce and the Ohio Council of Retail Merchants, working to enhance business and employment opportunities in both states. He earned his bachelor's degree in food systems ...

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Michigan Chamber Announces Officers for 2017 - Yahoo Finance

January 9, 2017 - 14:32

Yahoo Finance

Michigan Chamber Announces Officers for 2017
Yahoo Finance
LANSING, Mich., Jan. 9, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Board of Directors of the Michigan Chamber of Commerce has elected new officers to the Chamber's Executive Committee for 2017. The Executive Committee and Board of Directors of the ...

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Michigan Chamber Announces Officers for 2017 - Yahoo News

January 9, 2017 - 14:28

Yahoo News

Michigan Chamber Announces Officers for 2017
Yahoo News
9, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Board of Directors of the Michigan Chamber of Commerce has elected new officers to the Chamber's Executive Committee for 2017. The Executive Committee and Board of Directors of the Michigan Chamber set ...

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Michigan Chamber Announces Officers for 2017 - Yahoo Sports

January 9, 2017 - 14:27

Michigan Chamber Announces Officers for 2017
Yahoo Sports
LANSING, Mich., Jan. 9, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Board of Directors of the Michigan Chamber of Commerce has elected new officers to the Chamber's Executive Committee for 2017. The Executive Committee and Board of Directors of the ...

Michigan Chamber Announces Officers for 2017 - PR Newswire (press release)

January 9, 2017 - 14:25

Michigan Chamber Announces Officers for 2017
PR Newswire (press release)
LANSING, Mich., Jan. 9, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Board of Directors of the Michigan Chamber of Commerce has elected new officers to the Chamber's Executive Committee for 2017. The Executive Committee and Board of Directors of the ...

Number Getting Unemployment Checks Lowest In At Least 30 Years In Michigan - Michigan Capitol Confidential

January 9, 2017 - 08:10

Number Getting Unemployment Checks Lowest In At Least 30 Years In Michigan
Michigan Capitol Confidential
... bigger shortage of better educated and trained young workers.” Wendy Block, director of health policy and human resources with the Michigan Chamber of Commerce, said there was reason to celebrate the drop in people receiving unemployment benefits.

Michigan lawmakers' priorities and how donors could influence them - Detroit Free Press

January 7, 2017 - 22:23

Detroit Free Press

Michigan lawmakers' priorities and how donors could influence them
Detroit Free Press
Meekhof's other donors include the DeVos family of west Michigan (one of the biggest spenders in Michigan politics), Business Leaders for Michigan and the Michigan Chamber of Commerce Political Action Committee. Leonard, the former chair of the ...

State unemployment agency to review more claims of benefits fraud - Crain's Detroit Business

January 6, 2017 - 15:22

State unemployment agency to review more claims of benefits fraud
Crain's Detroit Business
"Once we can get the person to the right person at the agency, we've found that they often get what they need," said Wendy Block, director of health policy and human resources for the Michigan Chamber of Commerce. "We are encouraged by the changes ...

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Comcast completes latest expansion of fiber network - Hometownlife.com

January 4, 2017 - 09:52

Hometownlife.com

Comcast completes latest expansion of fiber network
Hometownlife.com
“Investments, like Comcast Business' fiber build, are good for Michigan's overall economic development,” said Rich Studley, president and CEO, Michigan Chamber of Commerce. “Knowing office space is already primed for high-speed broadband service is ...

Michigan's minimum wage set to increase in 2017, not enough for some - Michigan Radio

December 30, 2016 - 15:47

Michigan Radio

Michigan's minimum wage set to increase in 2017, not enough for some
Michigan Radio
Wendy Block is with the Michigan Chamber of Commerce. She says many hourly workers were already making at least that much. “The economy has obviously helped tremendously in terms of that upward pressure on wages and really helped employees to ...

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Interview with the President and CEO and the EVP, CFO and Risk Management Director: MBT Financial Corp ... - The Wall Street Transcript

December 30, 2016 - 11:13

Interview with the President and CEO and the EVP, CFO and Risk Management Director: MBT Financial Corp ...
The Wall Street Transcript
Mr. Chaffin serves on the boards of the Foundation at Monroe County Community College and the Michigan Chamber of Commerce. He serves on the MiBankPAC Committee for the Michigan Bankers Association — MBA — and is a member of the Traveling ...

Former Michigan Chamber of Commerce CEO Defends Betsy DeVos - Breitbart News

December 27, 2016 - 09:00

Breitbart News

Former Michigan Chamber of Commerce CEO Defends Betsy DeVos
Breitbart News
The former CEO of the Michigan Chamber of Commerce is defending President-elect Donald Trump's nominee for education secretary, Betsy DeVos. Jim Barrett writes in a column at the Lansing State Journal that the national media is spreading ...

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2017 Legislative Outlook: Lansing weighs options to control unfunded liabilities - MiBiz

December 26, 2016 - 09:53

2017 Legislative Outlook: Lansing weighs options to control unfunded liabilities
MiBiz
Officials with the Michigan Chamber of Commerce, the Small Business Association of Michigan and Business Leaders for Michigan each said unfunded liabilities is a priority for them going forward. “At this point, we're absolutely supportive of making ...

Chamber, city and township make plans to 'Go Forward' - Grandblancview

December 22, 2016 - 01:00

Chamber, city and township make plans to 'Go Forward'
Grandblancview
Richard K. Studley, president and CEO of the Michigan Chamber of Commerce, spoke at the Grand Blanc Chamber of Commerce annual luncheon meeting, bringing a state and partly-national look ahead at the possible future of business on a regional and ...

The Million Dollar Judges of 2015-16: Independent Spending and Secret Money - Center For American Progress

December 19, 2016 - 09:08

The Million Dollar Judges of 2015-16: Independent Spending and Secret Money
Center For American Progress
Last month, Michigan Supreme Court Justices David Viviano and Joan Larsen were re-elected with the help of $2 million from the Michigan Chamber of Commerce. Justice Viviano raised more than $900,000, including large contributions from political action ...

School choice gutted Detroit's public schools. The rest of the country is next. - VICE News

December 19, 2016 - 07:41

VICE News

School choice gutted Detroit's public schools. The rest of the country is next.
VICE News
This, he and backers including the Michigan Chamber of Commerce reasoned, would keep community taxes down but raise school quality overall as schools competed for the most kids and the most funding. “The schools that deliver will succeed. The schools ...

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Business groups find common ground on energy policy - MiBiz

December 18, 2016 - 20:07

MiBiz

Business groups find common ground on energy policy
MiBiz
The Michigan Chamber of Commerce, meanwhile, supported the Senate bills all along, as did the state's major utilities, DTE Energy and Consumers Energy. The bills were helped along with Democratic support in both chambers by increasing the state's ...