JACKSON, Mich. — The Jackson County Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce that Tim Booth has joined the team as the Legislative Affairs & Events Manager. Booth was mostly recently with Michigan International Speedway as the Director of Guest Services for 19 years where he managed 40 non-profit groups, 35 event staff supervisors and several vendor organizations. He also developed and implemented the largest single day blood drive in the United States collecting nearly 10,000 units of blood, saving 30,000 lives. Tim is a 1983 graduate of Eastern Michigan University with a Bachelors Degree in Political Science.
As manager of events, Booth will oversee seven committees and their almost 100 volunteers, execute all Chamber events from monthly workforce development programs to large annual events serving the entire business community.
A significant part of Booth’s job will be allocated to Legislative Affairs, representing business interests with government. Since 1909, the Jackson County Chamber, now representing almost 800 businesses and 38,000 employees, has served as a leading voice for the business community. The Chamber regularly supports legislation and regulations that reduce the cost of doing business in Michigan and oppose legislation that over-burdensome and places Jackson-based businesses at a competitive disadvantage.
“Booth’s first focus will be to work with local businesses and elected leaders to find a solution to the state-mandated lead line replacement and the need for improved roads,” said Mindy Bradish-Orta, president/CEO of the Jackson County Chamber of Commerce. “Tim’s calm demeanor and analytical brain coupled with his years of experience make him the perfect person to find collaborative, creative solutions to complex problems.”
As with any Chamber-led initiative, these efforts will best be accomplished with an engaged constituency. The business community is always encouraged to participate in dialogue on specific issues and with elected leaders within Jackson County, in Lansing and all the way to Washington, DC. For information on joining a committee, task force or event with a legislative official, businesses should call (517) 782-8221 or email Tim@JacksonChamber.org.
The Jackson County Chamber of Commerce is a non-profit association of businesses and non-profits, committed to strengthening their businesses and the Jackson Community. With a proud history reaching back to 1909, the Jackson County Chamber of Commerce creates a strong local economy where all can prosper by supporting its members through promotion, advocacy, collaboration, workforce development and education.
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