Serving the business community for more than 100 years, the Detroit Regional Chamber is one of the oldest, largest and most respected chambers of commerce in the country. As the voice for business in the 11-county Southeast Michigan region, the Chamber’s mission is carried out through creating a business-friendly climate and value for members, leading a robust economic development strategy, and convening Michigan's most influential audience at the nationally unique Mackinac Policy Conference.
Detroiters Think Big: A Small Business Podcast | The Yunion and Detroit PAL
The Yunion will build out a courtyard space that can be shared with our service organization partners for events, programs, gatherings, meditation, and other activities requested by the community.
Detroit PAL’s new recreation center will provide education, health, and wellness opportunities to Detroit area students, parents, and community members by connecting them to resources in collaboration with partner nonprofits.
Detroiters Think Big: A Small Business Podcast | Pingree Detroit and Cutz Lounge
Pingree Detroit is a worker-owned, triple-bottom-line design and manufacturing cooperative, co-owned by veterans and Detroiters. Pingree creates hand-made footwear as well as home, pet, and fashion accessories using leather and other materials upcycled from the automotive industry. The project will help activate Pingree’s community-focused footwear and leather goods training studio in Detroit.
The Cutz Lounge project combines a 4.9 rated barbershop with a high-quality café to offer and serve the community with a place to relax, get a haircut, and eat good food.
Detroiters Think Big: A Small Business Podcast | Jo's Gallery and Detroit Hives
Jo’s Gallery is a second-generation brick-and-mortar art gallery located in the heart of Detroit, on the Livernois Avenue of Fashion. The NeighborHUB grant funds will help implement educational opportunities for art students to learn how to frame. Jo’s Gallery will partner with the College for Creative Studies to find creative talent and provide a unique environment for students to explore art gallery ownership and learn the craft of custom framing.
Detroit Hives: The State Fair and Hoover Pollinator Parkway will serve as a centralized location for community resources while providing green infrastructure to address climate inequality and food insecurity for people and pollinators.
Getting Started on Education Assistance | Jon Kaplan, Principal and Founder, Corvantus Consulting
The Detroit Regional Chamber hosted Jon Kaplan, national leader in employer-led upskilling and tuition assistance support, for the webinar Getting Started with Education Assistance. Kaplan taught attendees how to develop or scale an education assistance program and shared strategies for getting stakeholders onboard and for increasing program utilization.
CannaBusiness: Find Your Funding
A panel of legal, finance, and community engagement professionals will discuss:
The SAFE Banking Act
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion for Small Businesses
The Detroit Regional Chamber, in promotional partnership with Michigan Economic Development Corporation's Pure Michigan Business Connect, hosted Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion for Small Businesses on Nov. 16, 2021, to discuss how diversity, equity, and inclusion can benefit small businesses and is a good business decision, and the ways Detroit residents can receive priority consideration for business opportunities. The event featured a panel moderated by the Chamber's Chief Operating Officer Tammy Carnrike, and included Chanell Scott Contreras, executive director at ProsperUS; Portia Roberson, president and chief executive officer at Focus: HOPE; and Kim Rustem, director of the City of Detroit's Civil Rights, Inclusion, and Opportunity Department.