Learn about PBS program ‘Under the Radar Michigan’

Host Tom Daldin (left) and producer Jim Edelman will discuss “Under the Radar Michigan”

Downriver and metro Detroit business leaders will discover the story behind the popular PBS television series “Under the Radar Michigan” and the positive impact the show continues to have on Michigan’s economy at the Southern Wayne County Regional Chamber’s (SWCRC) Business Forum Luncheon on Monday, July 27 from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. at the outdoor pavilion of Silver Shores Waterfront in Wyandotte. 

The event is open to the public with safety precautions and guidelines including attendance restrictions in place as set by current state executive orders.

The Forum will feature the show’s host Tom Daldin and producer Jim Edelman, who will both share their personal stories of how the series was created to make a positive difference for our state. 

Daldin and Edelman are the co-creators of “Under the Radar Michigan.”

In their presentation, the pair will address “how two guys who were jacks of all trades ended up with a PBS television show, a shelf full of Emmy’s and the most rewarding career path they ever imagined.”  

SWCRC President and CEO Ron Hinrichs said, “The Downriver business community is thrilled to once again welcome our friends Tom Daldin and Jim Edelman of “Under the Radar Michigan” to our region. 

“The show’s impact on our regional economy continues to provide real and lasting value for our community’s workforce, entrepreneurs and job providers. We are looking forward to hearing more about how the business community can be involved in this spectacular series.”

Attendees will have the opportunity to hear what it takes to be an independent producer, how the show’s creators manage a small business that tells the stories about small businesses, and “what life is like after 10 years on the road with your best friend.” A question and answer session will follow the presentation.

“This event will provide the job providers and entrepreneurs of our region, along with the general public a unique opportunity to learn about the impact of one of our State’s most treasured television series,” commented Ronnie Ruelle, Chairperson of the Southern Wayne County Regional Chamber Board of Directors. “I am grateful for the opportunity resources like “Under the Radar Michigan” bring to the Downriver community.”

The Forum will take place in partnership with Destination Downriver, a coalition of like-minded organizations and individuals that are pulling together opportunities and resources to market and brand Downriver by telling the world what is special about the region. More information on Destination Downriver can be found at www.DestinationDownriver.com.

As the SWCRC prepares for the event, the organization is working closely with its partners to plan according to the current situation, and will execute the event based on law and guidelines at the time. 

Currently, the Chamber’s Business and Legislative Forum Series includes precautionary measures to ensure a safe and enjoyable event, including attendance restrictions, the use of appropriate PPE, and social distancing. Measures and event details are subject to change, and are listed at the event webpage, located at www.SWCRC.com.

The Chamber’s legislative and business forum series is designed to educate and to promote communication between business and political leaders. Space is limited and advanced registration is required to abide by attendance restrictions as detailed within the current State executive order. 

SWCRC member tickets are $25 each, or $30 for non-members, and can be purchased at www.SWCRC.com, or by calling the Chamber office at 734-284-6000.

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