Saving the Environment at Home, Graduating During the Pandemic & More!|Full Megacast, April 21, 2021

Hemlock Semiconductor Executive, Phil Dembowski and other news-makers discuss the latest COVID-19 information and election-related news on this full edition of the Oakland County Megacast!

Dr. Stephanie Lee, Administrative Associate in the Provost’s Office at Oakland University, joins the show to talk about Oakland’s plans for graduation commencement as the 2021 school year concludes, including how to hold in-person, interactive ceremonies while remaining safe from COVID-19.

Sally Wenczel, Author and Illustrator of “Let’s Build a Rain Garden” and West Bloomfield Parks and Recreation Commissioner, talks about her new book, as well as ways that people in the community can take action at home to help support our local environment, including waterways.

Carol Hack from the Greater West Bloomfield Michigan Week Committee talks about the history of the community awards and former statewide celebration, and previews the theme of the 2021 awards and its highlighting of those who have gone the extra mile to protect and support the community during the pandemic.

Delaney McKinley, Vice President of Membership, Marketing and Events for the Michigan Manufacturers Association, joins the show to talk about Michigan’s booming manufacturing and skilled trades industries, job availability and need for talent in these open positions, as well as the future of the industry in the Great Lakes State!

Phil Dembowski, Senior Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer for Hemlock Semiconductor, talks about the Michigan business that is on the forefront of producing much of the technology that is and has become critical to everyday life, as well as the company’s efforts to inspire and support the next generation of S.T.E.M. professionals here in Michigan.

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