NEWS RELEASE   7/7/2011

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Flint, Michigan-June 27, 2011-On Wednesday, June 29, 2011 Mayor Dayne Walling and the Genesee Regional Chamber of Commerce will host a White House Business Council Roundtable.
The roundtable will be held at the Commerce Center beginning at 9:30 AM. Senior Obama Administration official Nicole Lamb-Hale will join a group of invited local business leaders at the roundtable. Ms. Lamb-Hale is the Assistant Secretary for Manufacturing and Services in the U.S. Department of Commerce International Trade Administration.

The roundtable meeting is closed to the media.* Please join Mayor Dayne Walling, Flint; Tim Herman, CEO, Genesee Regional Chamber of Commerce; and Nicole Lamb-Hale, Assistant Secretary for Manufacturing and Services in the U.S. Department of Commerce International Trade Administration for a press briefing following the roundtable discussion:

WHEN: Wednesday, June 29, 2011
TIME: 12:45 PM
LOCATION: Bishop International Airport
Sharp Conference Room
PARKING: Short Term Parking Lot (parking tickets will be validated)

About The White House Business Council
The White House Business Council (WHBC) was formed at the beginning of the Obama Administration as one way to directly connect the Administration to the business community.* The Council is made up of the Cabinet and sub-Cabinet agencies and White House offices and initiatives that work with American business.* The Council's purpose is to:
1)Align business engagement efforts across the Administration to ensure consistency and coordination;
2)Provide information to American businesses about Administration policy and the resources and programs available to support their growth and success;
3)Obtain feedback from American businesses on the effectiveness of those resources and programs and how they can be further improved; and
4)Highlight lessons from American businesses that are investing in growth and having success.

The Council is effectively a coordinating body for the Obama Administration, ensuring that senior* Administration officials are getting out of Washington to hear directly from American business leaders, and that the ideas they are hearing across the country are taken back to Washington, furthering the Administration's commitment to grow jobs and increase economic competitiveness.** Over 100 senior Administration officials are members of the White House Business Council.

Senior Administration officials will visit with leaders from at least 100 communities across all 50 states by year's end. The purpose of the White House Business Council Roundtable is to listen and learn and begin a dialogue with local leaders and to take concrete action in each of these communities to grow jobs and increase competitiveness.

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