Posted on March 11, 2016
Irish Network USA is proud to announce that the Michigan Irish American Chamber of Commerce (MIACC) will now join in their efforts of connecting the Global Irish across the USA through business, culture, education and sport. MIACC will now be known as Irish Network Michigan (IN Michigan) and will be INUSA’s 21st chapter.
“Irish Network USA and The Michigan Irish American Chamber of Commerce (MIACC) already have a shared mission of offering our members tangible ways to ‘invest’ in Ireland,” stated Steve Lenox, President, Irish Network USA. “We are glad that the Board of MIACC has agreed to raise our banner and to give their members an opportunity to network with Irish, Irish Americans and ‘friends’ of Ireland across the US, and beyond.”
The Michigan Irish American Chamber of Commerce (MIACC) began almost four years ago with Irish American business and legal leaders within Metro Detroit with the intent to bring a forum for businesses within the Irish community. The chamber has evolved from a local networking group to an influential statewide Irish American business organization while advancing the culture, education and civic welfare of our state who are of Irish descent. MIACC is a member of the Council of Ethnic Chambers, a unique collaboration amongst many Michigan ethnic chambers which pools enormous economic resources to foster regional growth for the state’s economy and global exports and imports.
“I believe MIACC joining the Irish Network USA further expands our reach within the US and abroad to Ireland for the benefit of our members and our state’s economy. We are excited to partner with the other 20 chapters across the US for the benefit of over 3000 united members represented with Irish Network USA.” Dave O’Connor, MBA – President, IN Michigan.
“We’re delighted to see the Michigan Irish American Chamber of Commerce (MIACC) join Irish Network USA as IN- Michigan,” stated Orla McBreen, Irish Consul General. “The Irish Network has been going from strength to strength across the United States and has been an integral part of our efforts to engage with Irish and Irish Americans across the US. I’m very pleased as Ireland’s 21st Consul General to Chicago and the Midwest to welcome IN Michigan as the 21st member of IN USA.”
Irish Network USA is the national umbrella organization integrating the Irish Networks that exist in various cities across the United States. The mission of INUSA is to bolster business opportunities and economic development between the United States and Ireland, to support and encourage Irish Arts and Culture through film, literature, theater, dance, and language; to encourage and promote Irish sports through the States; to support the efforts of local Irish organizations and associations; and to serve as a conduit between newly arrived Irish immigrants and their communities in member cities and states.