Chamber News & Blog

July 27, 2017
Article type: Blog

An individual’s transgendered status is not yet a “protected characteristic” like race, national origin, or religion under federal or Michigan law. However, the United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission,...

July 19, 2017
Article type: Blog

Investing in business technology is often a smart move, but should employee cell phone plans be a part of it? Modern service businesses rely heavily on mobile technology for dispatching, invoicing, and communication,...

July 18, 2017
Article type: Blog

In an era when it seems that anything goes, can an employee get away with using obscenities against his or her boss? What if the employer learns of an employee’s Facebook post attacking a...

July 11, 2017
Article type: Blog

Many clients who are putting together their first background screening program ask us the same questions:

  1. Can I do a...
July 7, 2017
Article type: Blog

If you’re a sole proprietor with no employees and very little business overhead, what you pay yourself is pretty much what you earn in sales minus your costs and taxes. But what happens when your business grows, or you...

July 6, 2017
Article type: Blog

Academics and Corporate go hand-in-hand. And yet, they are not holding hands.

After leaving the corporate world, I was surprised by the academic process. In some colleges, I was given...

June 29, 2017
Article type: News

The Michigan Chamber of Commerce today issued the following statement in response to an independent report released by the State of Michigan on Line 5, an important part of Michigan’s energy infrastructure.   

“The Michigan...

June 28, 2017
Article type: Blog

Once your business broker has completed the...

June 27, 2017
Article type: News

Legislation that started out as a meaningful improvement to the State Tax Tribunal took a dramatic turn for the worse in the House Tax Policy Committee last month, switching the Michigan Chamber’s position from support to oppose. Working with House leadership, we are pleased to report...

June 21, 2017
Article type: Blog

When summer’s back in swing, it’s the perfect time to make sure your building is operating efficiently. These straightforward measures have the potential to save significant amounts of energy, leaving you with more money for your business while maintaining or improving occupant comfort.