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Event Experience Committee

The purpose of the committee is to allow all members to derive maximum value from their membership and make the attendee experience best-in-class.

Utilized at regular DEC meetings, tasks include:

Speaker Reception Assistance (only for Gold/Life members):

  • Help get attendees from the waiting area into the Speaker Reception prior to speaker arrival
  • Greet, welcome and help introduce new members to others in the room
  • If receiving line, get attendees lined up before handshakes start

Network Café Assistance:

  • Introduce and converse with attendees
  • Help facilitate introductions between attendees
  • Assist in any questions that may arise

Head Table Assistance (at select meetings):

  • Help members find their seat at head table
  • If any head table attendees are no-shows, inform DEC staff during lunch
  • Be a friendly face


  • Welcome attendees in the lobby and direct them to registration
  • Greet and encourage non-members to consider membership
  • Greet student tables

Membership Ambassador:

  • Answer questions regarding potential membership
  • Consult with DEC staff if additional questions arise
  • Greet first-time member attendees

Committee members must secure their own tickets to meetings.

Any Committee member who volunteers for five regular DEC meetings over a calendar year will receive one complimentary ticket to use at a future regular meeting.

If interested in joining the Committee, please email Matt Valant at

DEC Buddy Program

Existing DEC members can become a Buddy to new members. As a Buddy, you will welcome and educate new members on everything DEC! If interested in becoming a Buddy, please fill out the form below.

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    Thank you for your interest in volunteering.  There are a number of opportunities as listed below for DEC members only:

    Event Experience Committee:

    The purpose of the Committee is to allow all members to derive maximum value from their membership and make the attendee experience best-in-class.

    The Committee will be utilized at regular meetings and help with multiple tasks. Included in those tasks will be:

    • Networking Connector
    • Greeter
    • Membership Ambassador

    Buddy Program:

    Volunteers are needed to become a Buddy to new members where they will welcome those members via email, phone calls or at DEC meetings.

    Volunteer for Career Readiness Academy (for Young Leaders Only):

    Young Leader volunteers are needed to teach career readiness skills to high school students. This is a 6-month program that will place you with a team of YLs and a specific high school once a month for six months. Learn more here.

    Volunteer at DEC Meetings (for Young Leaders Only):

    Volunteers are needed to assist DEC staff with set-up, registration, directing guests, etc.

    Volunteer for Educational Seminars:

    The Detroit Economic Club is excited to offer high school students a choice of three 90-minute seminars facilitated by DEC member volunteers. Learning about these topics at an early age can help prepare students for success in business and in life. Learn more here.

    For more information, please contact