Chamber News/Blog

December 19, 2014

There has been debate about whether Michigan technically qualifies as a battleground state in political elections, but what’s clear is that it provides insight into the health insurance exchange (HIX) market impact on small employers in terms of both health plan costs and selection.

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December 19, 2014

Michigan Chamber President & CEO Rich Studley on Friday, Dec. 19, issued the following statement on transportation funding and the May 2015 sales tax increase ballot proposal:

The Michigan Chamber is member-driven and policy-focused. Over the past 10 years, we...

December 18, 2014

So you are in the process of or planning on selling your business. You will need legal help on document preparation and tax advice on deal structure. What’s the big deal, right? You have been with the same CPA and used the same attorney for decades. They know you and look forward to helping you...

December 17, 2014

This article explains what "energy management" is, why it's important, and how you can use it to save energy.

What is energy management?
"Energy management" is a term that has a number of meanings, but we're mainly concerned with the one that relates to saving energy...

December 16, 2014

Michigan Chamber President & CEO Rich Studley today appeared on The Frank Beckmann Show, WJR 760 AM, Detroit, to discuss road funding and the need to address Michigan's $1.2 billion road funding problem with a $1.2 billion solution BEFORE the Legislature adjourns on Thursday....

December 12, 2014

The Michigan Chamber of Commerce issued the following statement by Michigan Chamber President & CEO Rich Studley regarding the current legislative debate on how to properly increase road funding.  

“The Michigan Chamber of Commerce applauds legislative leaders...

December 12, 2014

This season, card-not-present (CNP) transactions may be one of your most vulnerable spots. Online and phone order volume is likely to be high, so it’s important to increase your vigilance when it comes to monitoring transactions.

In a CNP environment, the merchant is always at greater...

December 11, 2014

According to recent research conducted by the Pew Research Internet Project, as of January 2014, 58 percent of American adults have a smartphone and 42 percent own a tablet computer. Time spent on mobile devices by the average American consumer currently hovers around 2 hours and 42 minutes per...

December 10, 2014

Roughly 170 million people in the U.S. receive health insurance through employer-sponsored plans. It’s an entrenched practice that took root during World War II and that, largely, has served the workforce well. However, it still lets employers decide what’s best for the covered group, leaving...

December 9, 2014

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s September 2014 updated recordkeeping rule includes two key changes. First, the rule expands the list of severe work-related injuries and illnesses that all covered employers must report to OSHA. The revised rule retains the current...