Rick Snyder, Republican candidate for governor, will be the keynote speaker at the Dearborn Chamber of Commerce’s Business Builders Breakfast, Thursday, October 7, 7:30 am at the Fairlane Club. The event is sponsored by Oakwood Healthcare System.
Snyder is CEO, Chairman of the Board and co-founder of Ardesta LLC, a high tech venture capital firm located in Ann Arbor—also the home of his campaign headquarters. He previously served as CEO and chairman of Gateway, Inc. In July 2009, Snyder announced his campaign for governor of Michigan as a Republican in the 2010 election.
“We are excited to host Rick Snyder and anxious to hear his 10-point reinvention plan for Michigan,” said Chamber President Jennifer Knott Giering. “It’s important that we offer our membership access to high level key opinion leaders.”
Snyder’s 10-point plan to reinvent Michigan includes: creating more and better jobs; reformation of Michigan’s tax system; fixing broken government; restoration of cities and control of urban sprawl.
“We will celebrate success if and only if we accomplish these goals,” said Snyder at a recent town hall meeting in Grand Rapids. “The voting public must demand more from the governor and government. We will accomplish these goals!”
Dearborn Free Press readers may recall reading about Snyder’s participation in the Midwest Conference on Entrepreneurship that was held in Dearborn last fall.
The Chamber’s Business Builders Breakfast in October is one of four such events planned for the year. Previous speakers included Ford Motor Company’s Alan Mulally and Detroit Mayor Dave Bing. Individual tickets are available ($30 for members; $35 for non-members) as well as corporate tables ($400) by going to www.dearbornchamber.org.
The Dearborn Chamber of Commerce works to promote the best interests of nearly 600 member businesses by helping them connect with prospective customers, promote products and services, succeed in business through increasing sales and saving money, and to be a leader in the Dearborn community.