Business Community to Hold Press Conferences September 8 to Speak With Unified Voice Calling for State Budget Reforms

A series of three press conferences will be held across the state on Tuesday, September 8 by members of Michigan's business community to demand that reforms, not tax increases, become the focus of discussions to balance the state budget.

  The press conferences will be held at the following times and locations:
  --  9:00 a.m. - Grand Rapids Area Chamber of Commerce, 111 Pearl St.,
      Grand Rapids.
  --  11:00 a.m. - State Capitol, Lansing, Room 424.

  --  2:00 p.m. - Detroit Regional Chamber, 1 Woodward, Ste 1900, Detroit.

Scheduled speakers for the Grand Rapids press conference include: Jared Rodriguez, Vice President of Government Affairs, Grand Rapids Area Chamber of Commerce; Jim Holcomb, Vice President, Business Advocacy & Associate General Counsel, Michigan Chamber of Commerce; Bill Martin, CEO, Michigan Association of Realtors; Rob Fowler, President, Small Business Association of Michigan, Bob Roth, President and CEO, RoMan Manufacturing; and John Weiss, President of Design+.

Scheduled speakers for the Lansing press conference include: Kristen Beltzer, Vice President, Government Relations/Public Policy, Lansing Regional Chamber of Commerce; Sarah Hubbard, Senior Vice President, Government Relations, Detroit Regional Chamber; Jim Holcomb; Bill Martin; and Rob Fowler.

Speaking at the Detroit press conference will be: Robert Campau, Vice President, Public Policy and Legal Affairs, Michigan Association of Realtors; Sarah Hubbard; Jim Holcomb; and Rob Fowler.

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SOURCE: Michigan Chamber of Commerce

CONTACT: Media inquiries may be addressed to the following individuals:
Jim Holcomb, Michigan Chamber of Commerce, +1-517-371-2100, or Sarah Hubbard,
Detroit Regional Chamber, +1-517-881-7898, or Mike Batterbee, Small Business
Association of Michigan, +1-517-482-8788, or Andy Johnston, Grand Rapids Area
Chamber of Commerce, +1-616-771-0335, or Kristin Beltzer, Lansing Regional
Chamber of Commerce, +1-517-853-6453, or Robert Campau, Michigan Association
of Realtors, +1-517-372-8890

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