Chamber News & Blog

February 28, 2017
Article type: Blog

True or False:  The minimum wage for Michigan employees is $8.90 per hour.  


February 24, 2017
Article type: Blog

The ideal time to sell your company is when business is good, the economy is strong, your industry has no clouds on the horizon, and you are looking forward to record performance years. And, of course, you prefer that your health and the health of your business are both good.


February 23, 2017
Article type: Blog

The objective of business owners is profitability. Your organization's success depends on your employees' performance;...

February 21, 2017
Article type: Blog

The first stage in export planning is to investigate the market and the various reasons to consider exporting to customers. This article details the value in trillions of dollars that U.S. total exports hold and explains some of the reasons why small-to-medium sized businesses are in a good...

February 20, 2017
Article type: News

Michigan’s Unemployment Insurance Agency (UIA) has come under sharp fire recently over a string of issues, ranging from using a computer system to automatically determine if claimants had committed fraud to a sharp increase in identity theft claims to an internal data...

February 14, 2017
Article type: Blog


February 10, 2017
Article type: Blog

We are often asked what Interchange Optimization really means and the impact it has on a company’s bottom line. The answer is complex, but at its core, Interchange Optimization is based on industry-specific program requirements that were created by the card brands (Visa, MasterCard, Discover,...

February 9, 2017
Article type: Blog

The new presidential administration is expected to have a significant impact on the employment and labor regulatory and enforcement landscape. While it’s yet unclear exactly what the impact will be, experts in human resources are anticipating a more employer-friendly shift and a change in course...

February 7, 2017
Article type: Blog

For many, life was a lot simpler decades ago. Granted, the advancements in technology and medicine didn’t seem to come as quickly as they do now. And we probably all wonder how we ever lived without cell phones.  But the slower pace is something people these days probably wouldn’t mind...

February 6, 2017
Article type: Blog

Today's employers place a high premium on keeping workers happy. After all, research shows that happy workers are the most productive.

A strong mission, like-minded co-workers and a great company culture can be rewarding, but there are other, unique perks that can both attract prospective...