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Member Question: How is our Housing Shortage Being Addressed? Thanks to Housing Next, Ottawa County is making strides in addressing our community’s housing shortage. Housing Next was formed as a 5-year pilot initiative to work closely with local units of government, developers and non-profits to remove barriers to the creation of more housing supply at…

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Member Question When an Employee has Symptoms

Member Question of the Day: What if an Employee Has Symptoms of COVID-19? Talking with the Ottawa County Department of Public Health About Symptomatic Employees In this Member Question of the Day episode, we’re speaking with Senior Epidemiologist, Derel Glashower from the Ottawa County Department of Public Health. He’ll explain what to do when an…

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Member Question of the Day About Wearing Masks

Member Question of the Day: Why Are We Wearing Masks? Talking About Masks with the Ottawa Country Department of Public Health In this Member Question of the Day episode, we’re speaking with Senior Epidemiologist, Derel Glashower from the Ottawa County Department of Public Health. He’ll explain the reasons for wearing masks to keep members of…

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DC Flying 2019

Advocacy in Action in Washington DC: Part 2 A major focus of discussions at Great Lakes Metro Chambers Coalition’s DC Fly-In in March revolved around Talent.  Workforce development is a topic that crosses most of the industries in our country, although different areas of the Great Lakes Metro Chambers Coalition feel it in different ways. Common…

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DC Flying 2019

Advocacy in Action in Washington DC: Part 1 I’m not a lobbyist by trade, but I do know about the significant issues our local businesses face and have many opportunities to talk about them. There’s not a week that goes by at the Chamber where we’re not sitting down with an elected official, be they…

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Are you a Voter? Taxpayer? Business Owner? Here’s your deep dive on issues that matter to all of us. Friday morning Public Policy meetings are never the same thing twice. Members gather at the standard West Michigan crack of dawn hour to look at real issues that have direct influences on how we operate our…

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Lt. Gilchrist

We’ve all got issues. That’s why we advocate. We’re all advocates for something. Whether its fund raising for your cause, asking for that raise, or speaking up on behalf of your children, we’re all inspired by issues that motivate us into action. When you think about our community and the businesses that drive our economy,…

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