Keynote Speaker: Dan Gaydou, President, MLive Media Group

(FLINT, MI) The Flint & Genesee Chamber of Commerce will hold its 2013 Annual Meeting on Wednesday, March 27 at the Holiday Inn Gateway on Hill Road. The luncheon event will begin at 12 Noon.

The meeting will highlight the Chamber’s 2012 results, share business success stories and provide a look ahead at focus areas for 2013. We will also bring exciting news that will challenge the nation and our very own community to think about Flint and Genesee County in a new and different way.

This year, Dan Gaydou, President of MLive Media Group will be the keynote speaker. MLive Media Group produces and on the web as well as several newspapers: The Grand Rapids Press; The Flint Journal; the Kalamazoo Gazette; Jackson-Citizen-Patriot; Muskegon Chronicle, Saginaw News; The Bay City Times and the Advance Weeklies in Jenison.

Gaydou’s presentation will focus on how the 24-hour news cycle and the proliferation of social, digital and mobile media revolutionized the way they do business and the way their audiences seek news and information. In February 2012, Dan and his team reimagined news publishing and launched an “audience first” business model that brings news faster and fully engages the communities in which they do business.

“This is an exciting time for the region and the Chamber,” said Tim Herman, CEO of the Genesee Regional Chamber of Commerce. “The Annual Meeting gives us a great opportunity to look back on our results for 2012, and a look ahead at our focus areas for 2013.”

This event is free and open to the public, but registration is required. The luncheon and program will begin at noon. To register, contact Brian Sullivan at or call 810.600.1404.

About the Genesee Regional Chamber of Commerce

The Flint & Genesee Chamber of Commerce ( is one of the Top 10 largest chambers in Michigan based on revenue and number of members. We are the voice of business and community advocacy in Genesee County. The Regional Chamber is over 100 years old, was established before the Michigan Chamber of Commerce and is a founding member of the United States Chamber of Commerce.

Two words describe the Regional Chamber as it enters its second century of service: collaboration and partnership. It is our goal to work with government, business, education and nonprofit organizations to support the growth and development of the community economically, culturally and socially.