COVID 19 Restart Center: Chamber Impact

Chamber Statement on Gov. Whitmer’s Veto of PPE Worker-Safety Sales Tax Relief

DETROIT (June 25, 2021) – Detroit Regional Chamber vice president of Government Relations Brad Williams issued the following statement on Gov. Whitmer’s vetoes of House Bill 4224 and 4225, which…

MDHHS To Lift Remaining COVID Restrictions June 22

The state’s COVID-19 order limiting the size of indoor gatherings at non-residential establishments to 50 percent of capacity and requiring the unvaccinated to wear a face mask when indoors will…

Chamber Urges Gov. Whitmer to Support Comprehensive Back to Work Strategy

The Detroit Regional Chamber’s data driven three-legged stool approach to bringing employees back to work hinges on the signature of Gov. Gretchen Whitmer.  Employers have been clamoring for help in…

Why Gov. Needs to Sign Chamber-Backed PPE Tax Relief

On Tuesday, June 8, the Michigan House of Representatives passed a concurring resolution, 102-7, on a package of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) tax relief bills. The Detroit Regional Chamber helped…

Polling Shows Why Chamber Backed PPE Tax Relief Critical for Michigan Recovery

After months of negotiations and hearings, the Michigan House of Representatives voted 102-7 to pass a package of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) tax relief bills that the Michigan Senate had unanimously approved…

New Chamber Poll Provides Key Insights on Automobility Industry Labor Shortage

The Detroit Regional Chamber released findings from a new statewide poll of registered voters in Michigan that provides insight and data on how Michiganders have reacted to the distribution of COVID-19 vaccines,…

Update: Chamber-Backed PPE Tax Relief Bills Pass in Michigan Senate

Chamber Advocacy Leads To Passage Of PPE Tax Exemptions In MI House

The Michigan House overwhelmingly approved two bills that would exempt COVID-19 personal protection equipment and disinfecting supplies from state sales taxes on Wednesday, March 3. The Detroit Regional Chamber has…

COVID-19 Restrictions Relaxed After Letter from Chambers Advocating for Safe Opening of Restaurants

Letter to Governor Whitmer on the Reopening of Restaurants

Letter from State Business Leaders: We Need a Better Vaccination Plan Based on Vulnerability

WATCH: Chamber CEO Stresses Need for Vaccination, Controlling the Virus on ‘Flashpoint’

Chamber Calls on Congress to Support Businesses and States as Pandemic Surges

Chamber Weighs In: COVID-19 Relief Must Be a Lame Duck Priority

Business Organizations Provide Testimony on Liability Protections

Michigan’s Anticipated $3.2B Budget Gap Down to About $900M

FEMA Approves Application to Provide an Additional $300 Per Week to Unemployed Michiganders

Letter: Chamber and Business Groups Working Together to Help Remaining Businesses Open Safely

Payroll Tax Deferrals: How Does the President’s Recent Executive Order Affect You?

President Trump’s recently issued Executive Order (EO) to defer payroll taxes, while well-intended, raises serious concerns for both employees and employers. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce along with more than…

Whitmer Administration Applies for Federal Funding to Provide $300/week for Unemployment

C4 Relief Package Negotiations Continue as President Trump Issues Executive Orders

As discussions between Congress and the White House continue, the Detroit Regional Chamber continues to advocate for businesses and employees on a new relief package in partnership with the U.S.…

Breakdown of President Trump’s COVID-19 Executive Orders

Act Now: Ensure Critical Measures in Congress’ Next COVID-19 Relief Bill

If Not Now, When? Immigration Reform at a Time of National Crisis

Baruah: Pending CARES Act Legislation Must Include Aid to State and Local Governments

Chamber CEO Sandy K. Baruah to Join Gov. Whitmer’s COVID-19 Briefing

Liability Protections a Top Priority for Businesses

Last week, the Detroit Regional Chamber led 14 statewide business groups in a letter that requested Michigan’s Congressional Delegation to unify behind smart compromise Federal legislation to provide financial relief…

Statewide Business Organizations: Unify Behind Legislation to Bring Financial Relief to States

Detroit Regional Chamber Outlines Priorities on the Next Federal Stimulus Package

Detroit Uses New Research to Inform Immigrant-inclusive COVID-19 Relief Measures

Grand Hotel: Our Team Is Here to Serve Everyone Safely, #MaskUpMichigan

HELLA: We Have To Be in This Together #MaskUpMichigan

SBA: $16B In PPP Loans Dispersed to 121K Michigan Businesses

Helping Make the Main Street Lending Program a Lifeline for Mid-Sized Businesses

Chamber Return-to-Work Survey: Businesses Ready to Welcome Employees Back in 2020

Magna Invests in Highland Park creating 480 jobs, Helping Drive Economic Recovery Amid Pandemic

Mobility tech company will add 480 jobs, invest $35.4 million in Highland Park with support from the Michigan Strategic Fund Expansion provides significant momentum for Michigan’s economic recovery following COVID-19…

Legislative Leaders Release Education Plan, Governor’s Expected Next Week

Small Business Resources to Help Businesses Navigate COVID-19 and Reopening

$880.1M COVID-19 Relief Bill Heads to Governor Whitmer

Michigan Is Reopening: Resources to Help Your Business Navigate

Michigan’s Property Tax Appeal Deadline Extended Another Month Amid COVID-19

Michigan Legislature Reviewing Bills for Social Districts, Relaxing Alcohol Rules

MI Safe Start Plan: Phase 4 Explained

Business Can Be a Leader In Helping to Prevent Second Wave

‘Stay Home, Stay Safe’ is Lifted – What You Need to Know

Gov. Whitmer Announces a Michigan Workforce Development Board

Legislative Update: What’s Happening in the MI House and Senate

#MIVoterPoll: ‘5 Things You Need to Know with Sandy K. Baruah’

Detroit Regional Chamber President and CEO Sandy K. Baruah joined Vice President of Government Relations Brad Williams to break down five key facts from the statewide voter poll the Chamber released…

A Breakdown of Last Week’s Executive Orders, What is Open, and Guidelines to Follow

Your Employees’ Mindset on Safety? What to Know as You Reopen

U.S. Chamber’s Neil Bradley Provide Update on Federal Aid for COVID-19

Chamber Poll: Michiganders Prefer Our Reopening Pace Compared to Rest of Country

Detroit Regional Chamber Releases Findings from New Statewide Poll of Michigan Voters

3 Conversations From Lansing Businesses Need to Know About

House, Senate Fiscal Agencies Provide Latest Forecasts

The Latest: What You Need to Know From Lansing This Week

What State Budget Cuts Are Looming? We’ll Have a Better Sense Friday

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer Releases MI Safe Start Plan to Reengage Michigan’s Economy

Last week, after announcing that Michigan’s manufacturing workers will return to work on Monday, May 11, Governor Gretchen Whitmer detailed the six phases of her MI Safe Start Plan to re-engage…

PlanetM Landing Zone Virtual Mobility Meetup with Mark de la Vergne

Manufacturing to Re-open May 11, Allowing for Sequenced Automotive Restart

3 Positions the Chamber Advanced Publicly on Behalf of Business This Week

Chamber Joins 3,500 Organizations Nationwide on Letter to Congress on Extending PPP to Nonprofits

Dr. Khaldun Provides Clarifications for Health Care Systems to Reengage with Patients on Important Care

Dr. Joneigh Khaldun, chief medical executive and chief deputy director for Health for the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services has provided the Chamber and State with guidance on…

Detroit Regional Chamber Business Leader Survey: Despite Worsening Conditions, Confidence in Sustainability

As the regional business community shifts from response to restart as “Stay Home, Stay Safe” orders begin to ease, the Detroit Regional Chamber polled c-suite leadership in the Detroit region…

3 Conversations Businesses Need to Know About From this Week

The Detroit Regional Chamber is having the essential conversations with government officials and entities behind the scenes to help mitigate the COVID-19 crisis and ensure the health of businesses in…

Q&A: Brad Williams Breaks Down What is Happening in Lansing

Chamber Gets Businesses the Answers They Need

Detroit Regional Chamber Provides New Restart Resources to Michigan Businesses

View all Restart Michigan resources. DETROIT – (May 13, 2020) – The Detroit Regional Chamber announces new restart resources to its members and other businesses across the state, to help…

US Rep. Brenda Lawrence: If Detroit Is Not Whole, Business Community Cannot Be Whole

3 Conversations Businesses Need to Know About From this Week

MICHauto Supports PPE Manufacturing, Unifying Auto Industry and State

Research Universities Lend Expertise and Support Amid Crisis

Detroit Regional Chamber Point of View: Reactivating Our Economy Amid COVID-19

Issue Date: April 23, 2020 This document represents the general point of view of the Detroit Regional Chamber focused on restarting Michigan’s economy. It is not intended to serve as…

Carnrike Joins US Army Officials at TCF Field Hospital, Detroit’s Recovery in the Works

Chamber Coordinates With Midwest Peers Regarding Re-opening Economy

Dennis W. Archer Jr.: This Is No Time for Partisan Bickering

Chamber Working with Congressional Delegation to Secure Additional CARES Act Funding

Detroit Regional Chamber Releases Findings from Statewide COVID-19 Impact Poll

Watch: The Detroit Regional Chamber released findings from a new statewide poll that offers the first glimpse into the struggles Michigan households are facing amid the COVID-19 crisis. Sandy K.…

Chamber Presses Gov. Whitmer for Clarifications on Order

Statement of Detroit Regional Chamber on Midwest Governors Partnership

View Those Taking the #MaskUpMichigan Pledge

< Back to #MaskUpMichigan Home Thank You For Your Pledge to #MaskUpMichigan to Keep Businesses Open Businesses: 1964 3-Dimensional Services Group 3PG Group ACCUFORM PRINTING GRAPHICS,INC. Alberici Constructors, Inc. Allshouse…

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Mask Up Michigan

The Detroit Regional Chamber is launching the Keep Businesses Open #MaskUpMichigan campaign. As the representatives and advocates for business across the region, there is nothing more important we can do for…