Category: Advocacy

Op-Ed: Chamber Alliance Discusses Priorities in Lansing

From the Petoskey News-Review, March 3, 2015 The following guest commentary was written by Carlin Smith, president of the Petoskey Regional Chamber of Commerce. I was recently in the hot seat, looking up at five state senators, poised and ready to share with them the…

Alliance Testifies on its 2015 Priorities in Front of Senate Commerce Committee

Representatives of the Northern Michigan Chamber Alliance, led by Petoskey Regional Chamber President Carlin Smith and Alliance director of government relations Kent Wood, were on hand in Lansing on February 18th to testify in front of the Senate Commerce Committee. The Alliance was invited…

G.L. Metro Chambers Coalition Highlights Key Takeaways from DC Trip

On February 2-3, representatives of the Coalition met with 33 key members of the Great Lakes congressional delegation to urge action on three issues of vital importance to the region:  transportation infrastructure, high-skilled immigration and base load energy.   Representatives of the Coalition included chambers…

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