Chamber News & Blog

July 8, 2016
Article type: Blog

Do you think twice about your credit card data not being secured when you’re out to eat? 

Noodles and Company diners are now suffering the effects caused by a breach between January 31st and June 2nd of this year.  Diners’ data at 400 locations have ended up in the hands of hackers...

July 7, 2016
Article type: News

At the specific request of member companies, the Michigan Chamber last week weighed in on another set of draconian and far-reaching proposed regulations put forward by the US Treasury.

In April, the Obama Administration again put forward regulations that could have a...

July 5, 2016
Article type: Blog

Recent surveys of employers indicate that more than 50% of applicants misrepresent themselves on resumes. For obvious reasons, job seekers tell you only what they want to admit.

So, what can you do? The best course of action is to insist that all persons complete your job application....

July 1, 2016
Article type: Blog

In a perfect world, every time you wanted to reward a high-performing employee with more cash, you’d have the wherewithal to do it and no other factors to consider. In some instances, an employee may ask and then receive. However, this isn’t always easy to do, and in some cases it’s not feasible...

June 23, 2016
Article type: News

The Michigan Chamber of Commerce today released its 2015-2016 Legislative Voting Record for the State House. The purpose of this voting record is to provide the business community and other interested...

June 22, 2016
Article type: News

Do you have a commercial snowplowing contract? If so, legislation passed by the Michigan House in the final days of the spring legislative session could impact how those contracts can be written moving forward.

House Bill 5230 would prevent companies that hire...

June 21, 2016
Article type: Blog

95 percent of the world's consumers live outside of the United States, so if a U.S. business is only selling domestically, it is reaching just a small share of potential customers.

Exporting also enables companies to diversify their portfolios and to weather changes in the domestic...

June 16, 2016
Article type: News

The Michigan Chamber on June 8 issued the following statement in response to nearly unanimous passage of legislation championed by the Michigan Chamber to repeal Michigan’s unique and uncompetitive Health Insurance Claims Assessment, or “HICA Tax” (Senate Bills 987-990). The HICA Tax...

June 16, 2016
Article type: News

The Michigan Chamber of Commerce today announced its endorsements for 23 candidates seeking election to open seats in the State House. The entire 110-member State House is up for election or re-election this year.  

“Today, we are pleased to announce the Michigan...

June 15, 2016
Article type: Blog

Michigan’s robust and diverse energy utility infrastructure gives businesses confidence they will have the access and reliability they demand at an affordable cost.

Electricity and Power Generation

Reliability and electric cost are key to...