2011 Mackinac Policy Conference

(WWJ Photo/Matt Roush)

Grand Hotel, Blues Partner In Healthy Lifestyle Effort

The home of the legenday pecan ball is now offering healthier dining options and vacation exercise tips.

WWJ Newsradio 950–06/02/2011

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Biz Leaders At Mackinac: Michigan’s More Competitive

Three Michigan business leaders say the state’s former bloated cost structure has been transformed, and the state is now increasingly competitive on a global basis.

WWJ Newsradio 950–06/02/2011


Collins: Great Leadership Based On Humility

Bestselling business book author Jim Collins opened Day Two of the Mackinac Policy Conference with a rousing defense of considering the long-term and the spiritual along with the immediate profit in business.

WWJ Newsradio 950–06/02/2011

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Notes From The Island

Just another lousy day in paradise here at the Detroit Regional Chamber’s Mackinac Policy Conference. Great programs, a great venue.

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Mayor Dave Bing is seen with members of his administration. (WWJ Photo/Marie Osborne, File)

Bing: Anonymous Letter Untrue, Major Distraction

Mayor Dave Bing is waking up to more reports of turmoil within his administration, calling into question whether Detroit is keeping up in its part of the reinvention of Michigan.

WWJ Newsradio 950–06/02/2011


Business Leaders Share Turnaround Stories At Policy Conference

Business leaders who had to right the ship when things went wrong are speaking of their experiences at this year’s policy conference in Mackinac.

WWJ Newsradio 950–06/02/2011

Experts Focus On Education At Mackinac Policy Conference

An education expert at the Mackinac Policy Conference says it’s time to put more emphasis on the classroom.


The crowd at the Grand Hotel Theater listens to the opening sessions of the Mackinac Policy Conference

UAW’s King: Reject Political Extremism

In the only speech from a labor leader scheduled for the Mackinac Policy Conference, UAW president Bob King urged business owners and executives to reject political extremism.

WWJ Newsradio 950–06/01/2011

Gov. Rick Snyder opens up the Mackinac Policy Conference

Snyder, CEOs Upbeat In Kicking Off Mackinac

Gov. Rick Snyder gave an upbeat assessment of his performance so far and his plans for the months ahead, and a panel of CEOs offered an optimistic view of Michigan’s future as the Detroit Regional Chamber Mackinac Policy Conference got under way Wednesday afternoon.

WWJ Newsradio 950–06/01/2011

Automation Alley headquarters in Troy

Automation Alley Study Shows Metro Detroit A Major Tech Hub

Automation Alley, the Troy-based technology industry promotion group, Wednesday released data showing how metro Detroit stacks up against competing regional economies in the tech world.

WWJ Newsradio 950–06/01/2011