Dearborn-area business owners and residents will have the chance to gain more perspective on the New International Trade Crossing this week, according to the Dearborn Area Chamber of Commerce.
The chamber will be hosting a Business Builder Lunch at the Dearborn Country Club on Thursday, Sept. 20, at 11:30 a.m.
The guest of honor is Canadian Consul General Roy Norton, who will be giving a presentation on the new bridge to Canada, and what it means for local businesses.
“Bridging Opportunity” will be the focus of the Consul General’s remarks and will detail Michigan’s trade relationship with Canada—an issue important to businesses in the Dearborn area. Norton’s remarks will also focus on the New International Trade Crossing, which is expected to be built soon to help foster further commerce between the U.S. and Canada at the Detroit-Windsor border.
The Canadian Consulate General, which Norton heads, promotes trade, investment, culture, the environment and immigration services among others.
“Because many of our businesses are located within 25 miles of this international border crossing, and because of the strong, successful relationship with our neighbors, it is crucial that our membership have an opportunity to engage in future economic opportunities and have a voice in potential financial ramifications,” said Chamber President Jennifer Giering.
The Dearborn Chamber offers the Business Builder breakfast/lunch series as an opportunity for members to engage with newsmakers and key opinion leaders who make significant impact on the business community. Previous speakers included Ford Motor Company’s Alan Mulally, Governor Rick Snyder and U of M Athletic Director David Brandon.
This lunch is sponsored by Oakwood Healthcare System.
Individual tickets are available ($35 for members; $40 for non-members) as well as corporate tables ($400) at www.dearbornareachamber.org.