Andy LaBarre

A2Y Regional Chamber

The Ann Arbor Ypsilanti Regional Chamber says that as more and more people get vaccinated for COVID-19 in Washtenaw County, local businesses may see an increase in revenues.  


Washtenaw County Awarded $250,000 For Youth Programs

Dec 7, 2020
Washtenaw County

The State of Michigan’s Bureau of Community Action and Economic Opportunity has awarded $250,000 to Washtenaw County for youth development programs. 


A2Y Regional Chamber

The Ann Arbor Ypsilanti Regional Chamber says takeout orders will be essential for the survival of restaurants and bars during the next three weeks.  

Washtenaw County

The Washtenaw County Board of Commissioners needs more time to decide if they want to approve a consent agreement regarding the 1,4 Dioxane plume in our area.


Wiki Commons

As local businesses continue to be affected by the pandemic, the Ann Arbor Ypsilanti Regional Chamber says shopping local will help keep them open.  

Washtenaw County

Individuals who violate COVID-19 orders issued by the Washtenaw County Health Department may face fines of up to $1,000.  

A2Y Regional Chamber

The Ann Arbor Ypsilanti Regional Chamber says local businesses have the right to refuse service to customers who don’t comply with local COVID-19 health orders. 


A2Y Regional Chamber

The Ann Arbor Ypsilanti Regional Chamber has formally endorsed an affordable housing millage that Ann Arbor voters will see on the November ballot.  

A2Y Regional Chamber

The Ann Arbor Ypsilanti Regional Chamber says businesses in downtown Ann Arbor are getting ready to welcome customers back this fall as University of Michigan football games resume once again.  

A2Y Chamber

The Ann Arbor Ypsilanti Regional Chamber is helping local businesses prepare for a possible second wave of coronavirus cases this fall. 

Washtenaw County

Washtenaw County voters will not see a public health and seniors millage proposal on the November ballot.  

Tuesday's primary election saw two countywide tax issues win voter approval.  One for road funding and  non-motorized paths, the other to help fund the Washtenaw County Soil Conservation District.  Both millages passed by about a 3-1 margin.  In a post-election edition of "Issues of the Environment," WEMU's David Fair discussed the benefits and outcomes with Washtenaw County Commissioner Andy LaBarre. 


A2/Ypsilanti Chamber

The Ann Arbor Ypsilanti Regional Chamber is offering free Personal Protective Equipment starter kits to local small businesses.  

Washtenaw County

The Washtenaw County Board of Commissioners has asked its corporate counsel to determine what authority the county has in making sure businesses comply with COVID-19 guidelines.  

Wiki Commons

As more and more businesses either start re-opening or are getting ready to re-open in Washtenaw County, the Ann Arbor Ypsilanti Regional Chamber says they’re seeing trends when it comes to issues those businesses are facing.  

Washtenaw County Commissioners Approve Hazard Pay

May 7, 2020
Washtenaw County / washtenaw.org

The Washtenaw County Board of Commissioners has approved hazard pay for some of the county’s first responders as a result of COVID-19. 


Washtenaw County / washtenaw.org

The Washtenaw County Board of Commissioners continues to consider options to house the homeless during the coronavirus pandemic.  


Washtenaw County officials are considering allocating additional funding for COVID-19 response. 


A2Y Chamber Stepping Up To Help Local Businesses

Mar 27, 2020
A2Y Chamber

Many local businesses are struggling to make ends meet during the coronavirus pandemic.  WEMU's Jorge Avellan tells us about one organization's efforts to help.


John Dingell
Wikipedia Media Commons / wikipedia.org

The nation’s longest serving Congressional member has passed away.  Michigan representative John Dingell died at home Thursday at the age of 92.  89.1 WEMU’s David Fair reports on the life and legacy of a political giant.


Andy LaBarre
Washtenaw County / washtenaw.org

The life of retired Congressman John Dingell is filled with decades of great service.  In fact, that service has led to many of his former staff members to seek office for themselves.  Among them is Washtenaw County commissioner Andy LaBarre, who talks about his tenure with Dingell with WEMU's David Fair.


Max Pixel

In just over two weeks, recreational use of marijuana could be legal in Michigan.  Then what happens?  89.1 WEMU’s Lisa Barry explores the possible impact on local communities, law enforcement, businesses, and the tourism industry, should the adult personal use of marijuana be legalized by Michigan voters.


Andy LaBarre
Washtenaw County / washtenaw.org

Research, development and the implementation of automated cars and transportation systems have already made Washtenaw County one of the nation’s largest mobility hubs in the country.  Where we go from here is the subject of an event taking place today.

The Ann Arbor/Ypsilanti Regional Chamber is hosting its Impact 2018 session from 11am-3pm today at the Toyota Motor North America Research & Development facility on Platt Road in Saline.

89.1 WEMU’s Patrick Campion caught up with the chamber’s Executive Vice President & Director of Government Relations Andy LaBarre to learn more about the event and get a glimpse of Washtenaw County’s mobility future.


Ann Arbor Art Fair
Joe Ross / flickr.com

The 59th Ann Arbor Art Fair opens to the public on Thursday, and the annual event has a mixed impact on the local business community.


Ballot Box
FutundBeidl / flickr.com

The Washtenaw County Board of Commissioners has approved language for a 1 mill tax proposal that will appear on the November ballot.  But amendments were made to the public safety and mental health services proposal before it was approved.
 


Washtenaw County
Washtenaw County / ewashtenaw.org

The Washtenaw County Board of Commissioners is expected to vote tonight on language for a proposal for the November ballot.  


Shop Small
U.S. Small Business Adminstration / sba.gov

Black Friday continues to play a big role in our local economy.  But another shopping day is also becoming very popular.


Lisa Barry

The United Way of Washtenaw County kicked off its annual fundraising campaign Tuesday by addressing the growing local economic disparity.


Washtenaw County Board of Commissioners
Jorge Avellan / 89.1 WEMU

The Washtenaw County Board of Commissioners will meet tonight, and a millage is expected to be a main topic of discussion.

 


Plastic Bags
Wikipedia Media Commons / wikipedia.org

A public hearing will be held tonight at the Washtenaw County Board of Commissioners meeting regarding a plastic bag ordinance.


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