Thursday, August 23, 2012

Democrats Reaching Out to Business

Do far-right Republicans with their anti-tax, anti-regulation speak for all businesses?

The Michigan Democratic Party doesn't think so, and now the party has started a new organization to work more closely with business people.

The Michigan Democratic Business Council will be chaired by a Hamburg Township Democrat, Michael Magdich.

"I am very excited about the MDBC and its ability to help Michigan businesses move forward. As someone with nearly 20 years’ experience in the automotive and renewable energy industry, I know how important government policy is," Magdich said in a news release earlier this week announcing the formation of the Michigan Democratic Business Council.

Magdich said the top goal of the organization is to "gather information from the business community in Michigan on the issues that are affecting them the most so that we can address them together -- to become the conduit of new ideas... ideas in line with our values as Democrats, that direct new policies and reform outdated ones, for the betterment of the business community here in Michigan."

Magdich said the group also hopes to:

Build strong relationships with the business community
Increase support for Democratic candidates and issues
Share information that will help businesses
Aid in networking and business development
Assist businesses in promoting their service or products
Aid in candidate recruitment and development.

Magdich says the group is seeking input from the business community and is inviting business owners or business people to complete a survey available here.

The Michigan Democratic Business Council will hold its first meeting during the Michigan Democratic Party State Convention from 10 am. to noon Sept. 8 in Michigan Room II and III of the Radisson Hotel, 111 N. Grand Avenue, Lansing,MI 48933. The agenda will include an introduction about the group, a discussion of its objectives,  a plan for the next steps, as well as an opportunity to get involved.

For more information, contact the Michigan Democratic Business Council, P.O. Box 28, Dexter, MI 48130
or email MichiganDBC@live.com.

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