Dearborn Area Chamber of Commerce to Host Community Conversations Series to Discuss Post High School Career Navigation

The Dearborn Area Chamber of Commerce will offer a free public forum for citizens to engage in dialogue concerning post high school career navigation at its Community Conversations series on Thursday, January 29, 2015 from 8-10:00 am at The Dearborn Area Chamber of Commerce, located at the Historic Bryant Branch Library, 22100 Michigan Ave. in Dearborn. The Community Conversations series is held in partnership with The Center for Michigan, a nonprofit, nonpartisan “think-and-do” tank, focused on framing strategies relating to solving public issues by engaging citizens and providing our elected leaders with public opinion.

This event provides citizens the opportunity to discuss the strategy of improving career outcomes through better guidance to post high school opportunities and careers. The Center for Michigan and the Dearborn Area Chamber are seeking participants who can speak to their experiences of preparing to enter the work-force or an educational program after high school, navigating post-high school training opportunities, or changing careers.

Community Conversations has developed into a strong tool for engaging citizens toward forming public policy regarding the future of Michigan and our local communities. Since 2007, more than 20,000 Michigan residents have participated in Community Conversation events, which have resulted in drawing the attention of local and statewide political candidates and incumbents in public office. As a result, participating Michigan citizens have had significant input on public policy such as the expansion of public preschools, deeper investment in the “Pure Michigan” marketing campaign, reform of the state business tax, and the institution of reforms which have saved Michigan taxpayers $250 million in state prison costs.

“Community Conversations is a unique and valuable opportunity for the Dearborn and Dearborn Heights communities to engage in real dialogue that will have a significant impact on public policy in the State of Michigan in 2015 and beyond,” commented Dearborn Area Chamber of Commerce President Jackie Lovejoy. “We are thrilled to have the opportunity to partner with The Center for Michigan to host a program that will have many benefits for our entire region.”

Registration is required for this free event. To register and for more information, click here. Be sure to follow the Dearborn Area Chamber of Commerce on Facebook at, on Twitter @DbnAreaChamber and the Chamber website for all the latest Chamber news and events. For more information on The Center for Michigan, visit

The Dearborn Area Chamber of Commerce provides 600+ members with the opportunities and resources to engage and network with other businesses, enhancing financial growth, professional development, and the ability to contribute to a thriving community environment.