The former CEO of the Detroit Regional Chamber of Commerce (DRC), Richard E. Blouse, will be coming to the Blue Water area with a Business Leader Series program in the coming weeks. Blouse, who is nationally recognized in organizational management, will bring panel speakers with him who will share their expertise, as well.
Thelma Castillo, CEO and President of the Blue Water Area Chamber of Commerce and a former employee of Blouse, said, “Dick was a boss that empowered his employees to do the best to their abilities, and he gave them the tools to be successful. He invested in his employees, and wanted them to have the best work environment.” Castillo was managing and overseeing the human resource department at the DRC under Mr. Blouse. She added, “During his leadership the Detroit Chamber he grew it to be the largest chamber in the country.” The Business Leader Series will take place at the Doubletree on Thursday, October 24th beginning at 11:30. Tickets are available through the Blue Water Chamber office.
Reporting for WGRT, Karly Hurley.