Advocacy in Action
Friday, October 6, 2023 (8:00 AM - 9:00 AM) (EDT)
Conversations About Issues That Impact Our Community
Advocacy in Action means having access to elected officials, being informed about issues that impact our community, and advocating for a business-friendly environment. We’ve refreshed this program and we’re excited to be hosting these conversations back at the Chamber office. Each month will feature a guest speaker on a timely topic followed by updates from our State Legislators, all designed to keep you in the know on issues impacting our community.
We look forward to inviting you into our space for open and constructive dialogue!
Please note this event is not open to the media.
Brian Calley is a collaborative leader who combines the skills from an accomplished private sector career with an extensive record of public service and a reputation for getting things done. He is passionate about making the world work better for all people and uses an inclusive problem-solving approach to make a difference.
As President and CEO of the Small Business Association of Michigan, Brian is able to put his passion for Michigan’s small businesses to work. He serves as a director of a publicly traded community bank, and as a Trustee of Oakland University. Additionally, he sits on various boards, including Special Olympics Michigan, Sparrow Health System, Disability Rights Michigan, and the Autism Alliance of Michigan.
Calley had the honor of serving as Michigan’s 63rd Lieutenant Governor from 2011-2018. Prior to that, Calley served two terms in the Michigan House of Representatives, two terms as an Ionia County commissioner and worked for over a decade in community banking. He holds a BA from Michigan State University, an MBA from Grand Valley State University and an MPA from Harvard University.
Calley is an avid runner, having completed more than a dozen full marathons and a capable piano player. He and his wife Julie live in Portland with their three children: Collin, Reagan and Karagan.
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Non Member $25
150 W 8th Street
Holland, MI 49423 United States
Upstairs in the Market View Room
7:45 am - Coffee & Networking
8:00 - 9:00 am - Program
Advocacy in Action