WHEREAS, investors are the foundation of a strong and growing economy; and,
WHEREAS, the investment profession provides significant employment in Michigan; and,
WHEREAS, the ethical practices of objectivity, fairness and transparency are paramount to the investment process; and,
WHEREAS, the members of the Chartered Financial Analyst Societies of West Michigan and Detroit are champions of ethical behavior and are committed to professional excellence; and,
WHEREAS, those members desire to work toward shaping an investment industry that serves the greater good by promoting the fair treatment of all investors; and,
WHEREAS, it is appropriate that a week should be set aside each year to direct our thoughts toward investors;
NOW, THEREFORE, I, Rick Snyder, governor of Michigan, do hereby proclaim April 2017 as Investors First Month in Michigan.