Chronicle Kicks Off Seventh Season of Pancakes & Politics with Gov. Rick Snyder
The Michigan Chronicle kicked off the seventh season of its annual Pancakes & Politics speakers’ series with Gov. Rick Snyder before a sold-out crowd at the Detroit Athletic Club.
Snyder, who is no stranger to the series having also headline last year’s opening forum, spoke candidly about a variety of topics impacting the state but focused his opening remarks on the state's economic recovery, saying that Michigan is on a "path of reinvention."
"You can feel the things that are going on in the state," he said during the event. Further outlining his vision for the state he emphasized two “ruling principals”; the need for more and better jobs and a bright future for our children."
Since its inception, Pancakes & Politics has grown to become the preeminent speakers’ forum where substantive topics are explored in depth by those who contribute to the region’s business community and those seeking solutions to inspire its growth.
The next session of the four-part series will be April 26, 2012 at the Detroit Athletic Club and is entitled “Urban Revitalization: Strengthening our Core Cities”. This panel will look at case studies from across the state for a robust discussion on what is necessary to strengthen the state’s largest cities.
The third session again moves to Birmingham’s Townsend Hotel on May 18, 2012 for the annual ‘Big Four’ event where the four regional leaders, Detroit Mayor Dave Bing; Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson; Wayne County Executive Robert Ficano and Macomb County Executive Mark Hackel come together to discuss the challenges and opportunities facing the southeast Michigan region.
The Pancakes and Politics series concludes by returning to the DAC on June 15, 2012, for its season ending session.
Now in its seventh season, Pancakes & Politics is presented by Buick, Comcast Business Class, Strategic Staffing Solutions and Real Times Media. Additional event sponsors include medallion sponsors HAP and Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn LLP and corporate contributors including Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, PNC, Quicken Loans and UHY LLP.
Tickets for upcoming events can be purchased online by clicking here or calling (313) 963-5522.
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