Thursday, Oct. 25, 2018


7:30 - 9:00 am

Lenawee Country Club

Michigan Chamber Guest Speaker
to Address
Topics on November Ballot

This month’s Summit Series will feature Dan Papineau, Director of Tax Policy and Regulatory Affairs at the Michigan Chamber of Commerce to discuss November ballot issues. Please join us on Thursday, October 25, 2018 from 7:30 – 9:00 am at the Lenawee Country Club.

Dan Papineau MI Chamber of Commerce

On September 5, 2018, the Michigan Legislature adopted the paid sick leave and minimum wage ballot proposals, thus removing these issues from the November General Election ballot. These include:

  • The minimum wage proposal increases the minimum wage from $9.25 to $10 beginning January 1, 2019, and to $12 per hour by January 1, 2022. It also increases the wage for tipped employees from $3.52 to 100 percent of the minimum wage by 2024.
  • The mandatory paid sick leave proposal gives employees one hour of paid sick leave for every 30 hours worked. All employees (full-time or part-time), temporary workers and independent contractors would be entitled to use 72 hours in a year.

The proposals for the November ballot address other important topics:

Proposal 1: A proposed initiated law to authorize and legalize possession, use and cultivation of marijuana products by individuals who are at least 21 years of age and older, and commercial sales of marijuana through state-licensed retailers

Proposal 2: A proposed constitutional amendment to establish a commission of citizens with exclusive authority to adopt district boundaries for the Michigan Senate, Michigan House of Representatives and U.S. Congress, every 10 years

Proposal 3: A proposal to authorize automatic and Election Day voter registration, no-reason absentee voting, and straight ticket voting; and add current legal requirements for military and overseas voting and post-election audits to the Michigan Constitution

The full text of each proposal is listed here: 2018 Ballot Proposals.


Adrian’s Community Growth Event

Through the Summit Series, the Adrian Chamber is building a sustainable community of business people who value the exchange of ideas, opportunities, and professional relationships. The Chamber also commits to providing programs that are a positive influence in the greater community and its growth in regards to both quality of life and business development.

The monthly meeting will have the flexibility of scheduling for various times, such as a breakfast meeting, lunch gathering, or evening special forum.

Summit Series is open to both Chamber members and future members. The cost for members is $15 and non-member guests may attend for $18. We begin with great networking time, followed by a program of information, along with Chamber and community announcements.

If your business would like to sponsor this event, please contact the Chamber Office at 517-265-2320 or email Online registrations are accepted until 4 pm the day prior to the event.

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Online Registrations have ended for this event. Please call the Chamber office or pay at the door in order to attend. Thank You!


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