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November 5: Registration Now Open for 2014 Detroit Policy Conference; Chamber Supports Candidates in Today’s Election

Registration Now Open for 2014 Detroit Policy Conference

Registration has opened for the 2014 Detroit Policy Conference on Thursday, February 27 at MotorCity Casino Hotel in Detroit. The 2014 Conference will ride the momentum of last year’s event, which attracted nearly 600 attendees. Urban and suburban leaders and entrepreneurs will come together to gain perspective and join collaborative discussions on what the next chapter for Detroit will look like.

The Conference provides an energetic atmosphere in which small business owners, corporate executives and community leaders drive a dynamic dialogue on the key issues impacting the Detroit region. The topics and themes of the 2014 Conference will focus on the economic progress and deliver the message that Detroit is “open for business.” For more information and to register for the Conference, click here.

Chamber Supports Mike Duggan, City Council Candidates in Today’s Election

Voting is under way in today’s Detroit mayoral and city council elections, and the Detroit Regional Chamber’s Political Action Committee (PAC) encourages support of candidates who will build upon the positive transformations occurring in Detroit, including mayoral candidate Mike Duggan and host of city council candidates. The list of additional PAC-endorsed candidates includes:

District 1: James Tate (Incumbent)
District 2: Rick Bowers
District 3: Scott Benson
District 4: Andre Spivey (Incumbent)
District 5: Adam Hollier
District 6: Raquel Castaneda-Lopez
District 7: Gabe Leland
At-Large: Saunteel Jenkins (Incumbent)

To read more information about the PAC-endorsed candidates, click here.

Mark Your Calendar for Chamber’s Annual Meeting and Holiday Reception, Dec. 3

The Detroit Regional Chamber will hold its Annual Meeting and Holiday Reception from 6 to 9 p.m. on Tuesday, December 3 at the Max M. Fisher Music Center in Detroit. In addition to providing attendees with more than two hours of networking opportunities, the event will deliver an update on the Chamber’s work over the past 12 months to power the economy for Southeast Michigan and provide insight on its 2014 priorities. The evening will also include a group of regional government leaders engaging in a moderated discussion. For more information and to register, click here.

Clark Durant, Great Lakes Education Project to Host Education Reform Symposium, Nov. 11-13

The Great Lakes Education Project (GLEP), along with Clark Durant, the president of New Common Schools Foundation and co-founder of Cornerstone Schools, will host a three-part symposium from November 11-13, in Wayne, Macomb and Oakland counties. Durant will be joined on stage by Gary Naeyaert, executive director of GLEP, Andre Ebron, blended learning coach and Reid Gough, Cornerstone project founder.

The symposium will focus on the importance of culture in addition to politics, and will center discussion on how high-quality education can be made available to all children. The GLEP supports candidates and policies that bring meaningful education reform. For the schedule and locations of the events, and to register, click here.