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Join Bridge Lunch Break about inflation’s impact in Michigan

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Bridge Michigan invites readers to join us for our monthly Bridge Lunch Break series on Zoom set for Wednesday, October 19. This time around, we'll discuss the impact of inflation on Michigan businesses, employees and consumers, as well as ideas for lessening its influence on life in our state.

Bridge Michigan business editor Paula Gardner will moderate the hour-long discussion from noon to 1 p.m. She’ll be joined by a panel of experts, including Scott Ellis, executive director, Michigan Licensed Beverage Association, Joanne Hsu, director of the surveys of consumers and a research associate professor at the Institute for Social Research at the University of Michigan, Andy Johnston, senior vice president, Grand Rapids Chamber of Commerce and Sandi Smith, associate broker and president, Trillium Real Estate. 

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Fill out our Lunch Break registration form to receive a calendar invitation, Zoom link to the event and an opportunity to submit questions to guest speakers. 

Pull up a chair, grab your lunch and join us for this interesting and interactive discussion.

Bridge’s monthly Lunch Break series focuses on timely topics facing our state. Previous discussions included teacher staffing challenges in K-12 schools, August’s primary election results, youth mental health in Michigan, Bridge’s 10th anniversary, Michigan’s elder caregiving crisis, and Michigan’s new redistricting maps

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How to join this live Zoom discussion

Please complete this form, to receive the link via a Google Calendar invitation and pre-submit your questions to our team.

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To learn more about how to join a Zoom meeting, watch this short video. Zoom is free to use. The video call function is available on your computer, tablet or smartphone, or you can call into the meeting using the conference line function.

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We look forward to talking with you on October 19!

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