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  • Detroit Soup, TechTown and others to participate in Tunisia trade mission

    The Obama administration will employ several Detroit organizations — including crowdfunding pioneers Detroit Soup — in a foreign trade mission to North Africa next week. Leading the mission to Tunisia on March 5 will be the U.S. State Department’s Charles Rivkin, the assistant secretary of state for economic and business affairs. He arrived in Detroit […]

  • Assistant Secretary of State Charles Rivkin Travels to Detroit

    Assistant Secretary of State for Economic and Business Affairs Charles H. Rivkin will travel to Detroit, Michigan, February 25–26, where he will meet with business leaders, entrepreneurs, creative industry groundbreakers, and city officials to discuss the role of international trade and innovation in strengthening our nation’s economic prosperity. On February 25, he will participate in […]

  • Small Business Administration chief visits Detroit today

    The head of the U.S. Small Business Administration is visiting Detroit today to visit small businesses owned by women and highlight their achievements. SBA Administrator Maria Contreras-Sweet will also discuss how the agency is trying to help in Detroit’s recovery during her visit today and will deliver keynote remarks at the American Arab Chamber of […]

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    Council members discuss the launching of the Council on CBS Detroit this month

    Members of several Michigan ethnic chambers of commerce gathered Tuesday afternoon at Dearborn’s to formalize the creation of the Council of Ethnic Chambers of Commerce. “The council has been established to promote collaboration, foster strong economic leverage and expand regional business growth,” said Chairman of the council and the American Arab Chamber of Commerce Ahmad […]

  • Local ethnic business promoters form partnership

    DEARBORN — Local ethnic chambers of commerce this week entered into a partnership that is believed to be the first of its kind in the United States. At a formal announcement ceremony Tuesday held at the Hyatt Regency Dearborn more than 100 people showed up, including state senators and house representatives, general consuls, business and […]

  • Metromode: Ethnic chambers of commerce unite

    Chambers of commerce that previously focused primarily on their own ethnic constituencies are banding together, seeing power in numbers and a savings of time and money. The newly formed Council of Ethnic Chambers of Commerce is made up of The American Arab Chamber of Commerce, the African Business Chamber of Commerce USA, the Detroit Chinese Business Association, […]

  • Newly Formed Ethnic Council Seeks to Strengthen Diversity in Michigan Business

    Members of several Michigan ethnic chambers of commerce gathered Tuesday afternoon at Dearborn’s to formalize the creation of the Council of Ethnic Chambers of Commerce. “The council has been established to promote collaboration, foster strong economic leverage and expand regional business growth,” said Chairman of the council and the American Arab Chamber of Commerce Ahmad […]

  • Carol Cain: Business leader realizes there’s strength in numbers and unites ethnic chambers of commerce

    After hearing that Gov. Rick Snyder planned to include China in his first trade mission, Ahmad Chebbani knew a new day was ahead for international trade in Michigan. Finally, a governor from Michigan was to visit the most populous country on the planet, which might help open doors between the state and China. Chebbani, who […]