Ford Motor Company Futurist to Address Audience on Trends That Will Shape the World in 2016 and Beyond

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DEARBORN, MI – The top 10 global trends that will shape the world in 2016 and beyond will be the topic of discussion at the Dearborn Area Chamber of Commerce’s 2nd Quarter Business Builder Series breakfast on Tuesday, April 12, 2016 from 7:30 am – 9:30 am at the Dearborn Country Club in Dearborn. Sheryl Connelly, Futurist for Ford Motor Company will present to business and community leaders and the general public for this interesting and significant event, sponsored by Ford Land.

The event is open to the public and will include breakfast and networking, to be followed by an exciting presentation by Connelly, including a question and answer session with the audience.

“This is an event that the community will not want to miss,” commented Jackie Lovejoy, president of the Dearborn Area Chamber of Commerce. “It is truly an exciting topic that will help our businesses and leaders gain insight into the trends changing the way consumers and employees think, covering generational and international topics. It’s an interesting peek into the future of business!”

Space is limited and registration is required for this event. Early bird pricing is only $30 for Chamber members, and $45 for potential members and the general public. To register and for more information, please visit the Dearborn Area Chamber of Commerce online at or by phone at 313-584-6100.

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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.


About Sheryl Connelly:

Sheryl Connelly has served as Ford Motor Company’s Futurist for over a decade.   She is responsible for identifying global trends, exploring potential implications and cascading the futuring insights to organizations throughout the company, including design, product development and corporate strategy.    In 2013, Fast Company magazine named her the 24th Most Creative Person in Business.   She has been a featured speaker at TED Global, lecturer at University of Michigan Ross School of Business and appeared on CBS This Morning with Charlie Rose.  Before working for Ford, she practiced law. In addition to a Juris Doctorate, she holds a bachelor’s degree in finance and a master’s in business administration.  She has also taught design research at the Center for Creative Studies in Detroit, Michigan.