Leaders in Business to Address “Advancing Women to the Top” at Upcoming Dearborn Area Chamber Breakfast

Local and national business executives will discuss the topic of “Advancing Women to the Top” at the Dearborn Area Chamber of Commerce Business Builder Series Breakfast on Tuesday, April 14 from 7:30-9:30 am at The Adoba Hotel in Dearborn. The event, sponsored by Davenport University, will be held in partnership with the United States Chamber of Commerce Foundation, and will offer a chance for attendees to learn about women’s advancement in the workforce.

The event will feature a special presentation by Roberta Phillips, Executive Director of the Center for Women in Business at the United States Chamber of Commerce Foundation on various research conducted on the topic. A panel discussion will follow, including Jill Ford, Special Advisor to Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan and Head of Innovation and Entrepreneurship with the City of Detroit; Donna Inch, CEO of Ford Land; Dr. Stan Jensen, President of Henry Ford College; Kelley LaFontaine of LaFontaine Automotive Group; and Marie Alexander, Legislative Analysts at Ford Motor Company.

This executive panel will be the second in a series of four Business Builder events scheduled in 2015 with the Dearborn Area Chamber of Commerce. The first included a business recap and forecast of 2015 from Mayor Jack O’Reilly of Dearborn and Mayor Dan Paletko of Dearborn Heights this past January. Lt. Governor Brian Calley will speak this upcoming October as a part of the Michigan Association of Chamber Professionals annual conference. The Business Builder Series is designed to help local businesses and community partners grow and enhance their organizational goals and strategies.

Registration is required for this event. Early bird pricing is only $35, and $30 for Chamber members. To register and for more information, please visit the Dearborn Area Chamber of Commerce online at www.DearbornAreaChamber.org or by phone at 313-584-6100.

Be sure to follow the Dearborn Area Chamber of Commerce on Facebook at facebook.com/DearbornAreaChamber, on Twitter @DbnAreaChamber and the Chamber website for all the latest Chamber news and events. For more information on The Center for Women in Business, visit www.uschamberfoundation.org/center-women-business.

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.