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BABC of Michigan Membership Benefits

Facet international Marketing offers BABC members a 5% preferred customer discount on its trade show marketing, exhibit and events services. Noted for its design flair, customer service and innovative ‘thinking’, Facet exports 50% of its trade show services worldwide and supports European, Australasian and North American exhibitors in such diverse markets as food, aerospace, medical, mining, automotive, manufacturing and energy.

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For more information please contact Christine Ellis, CEO Facet International Marketing +1.248.912.0800 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. www.facetcompany.com

The Hunter Group, Michigan's premier executive search firm, assists BABC of Michigan members in identifying key talent acquisition strategies for North America and offers BABC of Michigan members an attractive BABC executive search package for mid and executive level searches.

For more information, please contact BABC Director, Ms. Blaire H. Miller, Partner/Shareholder of The Hunter Group at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or tel: 248.645.1551 ext 207. Website: www.huntergroup.com

The Detroit Regional Chamber’s Economic Development Program represents the City of Detroit and the 11 surrounding counties in a public/private partnership to promote economic growth in our Region. We assist companies that are looking to set up operations in the United States with site and building information and tours; demographic data, including wage information; local community tours and introductions; and connections to service providers that support the growth of global firms. We also serve as the host and convener of numerous foreign delegations that visit the area on a regular basis.

Please contact Maureen Krauss, Vice President – Economic Development at 313-596-0367 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or starthere.detroitchamber.com

Clayton & McKervey, P.C is committed to providing BABC of Michigan members up to six complimentary hours of consulting on tax and accounting services.  The services can relate to consulting on organizational structure, global tax planning, IFRS consultation, expat tax planning, transfer pricing, or any other tax or accounting services.  Please contact BABC board member Rob Dutkiewicz to set up a meeting or visit the website of www.claytonmckervey.com

Delta Air Lines offers BABC of Michigan members more choices between North America and the U.K. Delta’s partnership with Virgin Atlantic offers 32 daily flights from the U.K. to North America, with 24 operating out of London-Heathrow. Delta and Virgin Atlantic operate nine flights a day from New York to London – seven from JFK and two from Newark. The airlines also operate two daily services between London-Heathrow and Detroit Metropolitan Airport. BABC of Michigan members can earn and use frequent-flyer program (FFP) miles on all Delta and Virgin Atlantic flights, and have reciprocal lounge access and priority check-in.

For more information, please visit the website.

Signature Associates is the area's largest volume commercial real estate firm. We can offer BABC of Michigan members:

- a complimentary Opinion of Value for any commercial/industrial real estate,

- provide a Market Assessment regarding any inquirers' commercial lease and whether it was at market, or if it can be improved upon,

- provide a complimentary list of available commercial/offoce/retail/investment properties in any size or geographic range in Michigan or Northern Ohio.

For more information, please contact:

Paul Hoge, SIOR

Vice President

Tel: +1 248-948-0103

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UKTI/Virgin Atlantic

UK Trade & Investment is the government department that helps UK-based companies succeed in the global economy and assists overseas companies to bring their high quality investments to the UK. For further information, please visit www.ukti.gov.uk

And now, you can enjoy a flight less ordinary for less. Thanks to the special relationship between Virgin Atlantic and UKTI, we’re offering you up to a massive 20% discount on flights to the UK.

Virgin Atlantic fly from New York, Boston, Washington DC, Atlanta, Miami, Orlando, Chicago, Detroit, San Francisco, Las Vegas and Los Angeles direct to London. 

How to book

To book these extra special fares, just email the Virgin Atlantic Corporate Sales Support team at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with the following information

  • ―  In the subject line, you’ll need to state the following: UKTI offer and your region: E.g. “UKTI offer/NYC”

  • ―  Three preferred flight options, and the route you’d like to take. E.g. JFK-LHR-JFK

  • ―  The date and preferred class of travel

  • ―  If you’d prefer us to find the lowest fare, or if you’d like a fully flexible ticket

  • ―  Your full name as it appears on your passport

  • ―  Your company name

  • ―  Your Flying Club number

  • ―  Your date of birth

    To complete your booking, please call 1-855-485-9064 with your credit card information.

    You’ll find the team ready and waiting to help between 9AM and 5 PM EST, Monday to Friday. 

If you are not already a member of the BABC please contact your local chapter and find out more about all the benefits membership in the BABC can afford to you and your company today.

The BABC is the largest transatlantic business network, with 23 chapters -- and 2,500 member companies -- based in more than 20 major business centers throughout North America and the United Kingdom.

The BABC’s chapters are all independent British-American business organizations that participate in the BABC to provide a broader transatlantic business network and additional Member Benefits for their member companies, including marketing, networking and business intelligence opportunities.