Former CEO of London Fog will Speak at Revamped Event for Small Businesses

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Learn how to take your business to levels you never dreamed possible, and connect with procurement executives from major corporations to land that next big deal!


DEARBORN, MI – Past president of renowned clothing company London Fog, and current chairman of Vistage Michigan, Andy Chesley will headline the revamped annual “Meet the Purchasers” event, hosted by the Dearborn Area Chamber of Commerce and presented by Comcast Business, on Thursday, November 3, 2016 from 8:00 am – 11:30 am at the Dearborn Country Club. Along with the opportunity to meet procurement executives from various corporations, attendees will hear from Chesley on how professionals can take their business to levels they never dreamed possible with a winning culture.


The event is open to the public and will include a full hot breakfast and networking, to be followed by Chesley’s presentation, and the opportunity to engage procurement executives in exciting speed networking rounds. Attendees will meet executives from companies such as DTE Energy, Comcast, Henry Ford Health System, Wayne County Airport Authority, Wayne County Government and Wayne County Economic Development, and Molina Medical Group of Michigan. Others will be announced closer to the event.


“We are delighted to have the opportunity to learn some of the keys to building a successful company from the former head of such a large and well-known corporation,” commented Jackie Lovejoy, president of the Dearborn Area Chamber of Commerce. “The topics Mr. Chesley will discuss, such as hiring and retaining a winning team, and building a loving environment with your team and customers will help our members and the public to realize their career goals and dreams!”


Space is limited and registration is required for this event. Early bird pricing is only $25 until October 20. Prices will increase to $35 after October 20. 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 Andrew Chesley:

Andrew A. Chesley is the principal at Peppertree Consulting Group where he works with senior executives in startup, turnaround and underperforming companies.

Chesley has more than 25 years of leadership experience as a senior executive with diversified global consumer brands. Prior to Peppertree, he held positions as president of London Fog, COO at Airwalk and CEO of Pelle Pelle. Early in his career, he created several companies and worked in smaller entrepreneurial businesses.

Possessing a strong range of skill sets, Chesley excels at focusing business direction, operational problem solving and improving execution and profitability.  He consistently develops and implements breakthrough objectives and strategies, understanding brands and developing concise business and marketing plans.

He received a B.S. from Michigan State University and a MBA from the University of Michigan.