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Business Leaders for Michigan is an organization dedicated to making Michigan a "Top Ten" state for jobs, personal income and a healthy economy. Serving as the state's business roundtable, Business Leaders for Michigan is composed of the chairpersons, chief executives or most senior executives of the state’s largest job providers and universities. Read more...

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Wednesday
Oct302013

Charting Michigan’s Comeback

2013 Michigan CEO Summit Showcases Growth & Progress, Pushes for Aggressive, Cohesive Growth Strategy that Leverages the State’s Competitive Strengths
 

DETROIT, Mich., October 30, 2013 —More than 400 business executives, nonprofit and community leaders, and policymakers met today in Detroit to take stock of Michigan’s economic transformation to date.  Leaders also rallied around winning competitive strategies for moving Michigan and its businesses to the front of the line.

Former Governor John Engler, now CEO of the (U.S.) Business Roundtable, and New York Times bestselling author Daniel Burrus headlined the summit.

Business Leaders for Michigan (BLM) unveiled an advance preview of its economic benchmarking report, which shows Michigan is continuing to head in the right direction relative to most economic indicators.

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Wednesday
Oct232013

Start-up entrepreneurs to be featured at the 2013 Business Leaders for Michigan CEO Summit

Founders of The Empowerment Plan, Duo Security and Armune BioScience, Inc. to share first-hand insights on building a company from the ground up

Detroit, Mich., Oct. 24, 2013 — Today, Business Leaders for Michigan (BLM) announced that three successful start-up entrepreneurs will be featured at its 2013 Michigan CEO Summit on Wednesday, October 30, 2013 at The Westin Book Cadillac Detroit. The full agenda and registration information can be found at www.businessleadersformichigan.com/events.

The theme of the 2013 Michigan CEO Summit is “Putting Michigan in the Winner’s Circle.” The daylong agenda is designed to empower entrepreneurs, the business community and civic leaders with new insights & ideas to help their organizations compete  and win - in today's global economy.  This is the second annual Michigan CEO Summit presented by Business Leaders for Michigan.

Joining a lineup of speakers that includes some of the state’s most respected leaders are three Michigan start-up CEOs. In a panel titled, “How do you win from the start?” these entrepreneurs will provide a “from the trenches” view of growing a business from the very beginning.

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Wednesday
Oct232013

Southeast Michigan business leaders featured at 2013 Business Leaders for Michigan CEO Summit

Execs from Walbridge, PVS Chemicals, La-Z-Boy, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, First Merit Michigan and Business Leaders for Michigan will share their insights for success with hundreds of Michigan business leaders

Detroit, Mich., Oct. 23, 2013  — Today, Business Leaders for Michigan (BLM) announced that six of metro Detroit’s top business leaders will serve as speakers at its 2013 Michigan CEO Summit on Wednesday, October 30, 2013 at The Westin Book Cadillac Detroit. The full agenda and registration information can be found at www.businessleadersformichigan.com/events.

The theme of the 2013 Michigan CEO Summit is “Putting Michigan in the Winner’s Circle.” The daylong agenda is designed to empower entrepreneurs, the business community, and civic leaders with new ways to help their organizations compete in today's global economy.  This is the second annual Michigan CEO Summit presented by Business Leaders for Michigan.

The lineup of speakers includes some of the state’s most respected leaders:

  • James Nicholson, President & CEO, PVS Chemicals
  • John Rakolta, Jr., Chairman & CEO, Walbridge
  • Kurt Darrow, Chairman, President & CEO, La-Z-Boy, Inc.
  • Daniel Loepp, President & CEO, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan
  • Sandra Pierce, Chairman & CEO, First Merit Michigan

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Tuesday
Oct222013

West Michigan business leaders featured at 2013 Business Leaders for Michigan CEO Summit

CEOS from Haworth, Meijer, Perrigo and Steelcase to share their insights for business success with hundreds of Michigan business leaders

Detroit, Mich., Oct. 22, 2013  — Today, Business Leaders for Michigan (BLM) announced that four West Michigan business leaders will serve as speakers at its 2013 Michigan CEO Summit on Wednesday, October 30, 2013 at The Westin Book Cadillac Detroit.

The theme of the 2013 Michigan CEO Summit is “Putting Michigan in the Winner’s Circle.” The daylong, fast-paced agenda is designed to provide peer and executive networking opportunities to attendees, as well as inspire Michigan’s business leaders to think bigger about possibilities that exist to innovate, grow jobs and prosper in Michigan. This is the second annual Michigan CEO Summit presented by Business Leaders for Michigan.

Representing West Michigan in a power-packed lineup of speakers that include the state’s most respected executives are:

  • ·         James Hackett, President and CEO, Steelcase
  • ·         Richard Haworth
  • ·         Michael Jandernoa, Board of Directors, Perrigo Company
  • ·         Hank Meijer, Co-Chairman and Co-CEO, Meijer

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Wednesday
Oct162013

Former Governor Engler, Daniel Burrus to keynote 2013 Business Leaders for Michigan CEO Summit

Former governor and top business policy leader to share opportunities for business success with hundreds of Michigan business leaders

Detroit, Mich., Oct. 16, 2013 — Today, Business Leaders for Michigan (BLM) is announcing that former Michigan Governor John Engler, President of the national CEO group the Business Roundtable,  will be a keynote speaker at its 2013 Michigan CEO Summit on Wednesday, October 30, 2013 at The Westin Book Cadillac Detroit. Engler will share the podium with a power-packed lineup of Michigan’s most respected executives.

“We’ve done a lot to turn Michigan around, but now is the time for us to move from merely being competitive to winning,” said Rothwell. “National policy plays a critical role in Michigan’s ability to compete and win. We’re especially excited that attendees will have the opportunity to hear from former Governor John Engler, one of the nation’s top business policy leaders, who will present a strategy for creating a nation that wins.”

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