Chamber News & Blog

August 25, 2016
Article type: Blog

Most of us have heard – or said – MOMisms and DADisms like “Because I said so!”, “Don't ask me WHY. The answer is NO.” and “Enough is enough!” And while parents may effectively get away with such terms, HR managers cannot. You will hear retorts like “You’re not the boss of me”, “Stop harassing...

August 24, 2016
Article type: News

The Michigan Chamber of Commerce today announced its endorsement of Paul Mitchell for U.S. House. Mitchell is seeking election to represent Michigan's 10th Congressional District, which includes the counties of Huron, Lapeer, St. Clair and Sanilac, and parts of Macomb and Tuscola...

August 24, 2016
Article type: Blog

“Smart grid” generally refers to a class of technology people are using to bring utility electricity delivery systems into the 21st century, using computer-based remote control and automation. These systems are made possible by two-way communication technology and computer processing that has...

August 16, 2016
Article type: Blog

Total exports from Michigan helped contribute to the $2.23 trillion of U.S. goods and services exports in 2015. Nationally, U.S. jobs supported by exports reached an estimated 11.7 million in 2014, up 1.8 million since 2009. In 2014, goods exports from the state of Michigan supported nearly 271,...

August 15, 2016
Article type: Blog

Earlier this year the Michigan Court of Appeals issued a published opinion holding that a unitary business group control test is met through indirect ownership but not through attributed or constructive ownership. On June 27, 2016, the Michigan Department of Treasury (the “Department”) filed an...

August 11, 2016
Article type: Blog

Tragedies often lead to additional tragedies. When under the influence of the shock of traumatic stress, people, families, organizations, and communities often make uncharacteristic errors in judgment that lead to further losses.

Drunk driving charges, impulsive spending, violence at home...

August 9, 2016
Article type: Blog

Particularly for your younger job applicants, it would be safe to say that many, if not most, of them have one or more social media accounts. Whether it’s Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat, or any of the others, they are freely exposing aspects of their personal lives all around the globe.

Many...

August 8, 2016
Article type: Blog

Employment costs fall into several broad categories:

Recruiting Expenses

Finding technically qualified people who can function effectively in a rapidly growing startup venture is not easy task.  In an earlier column we discussed the economic alternatives for head...

August 3, 2016
Article type: News

The August 2, 2016 Primary Election was a very good day for job providers and the Michigan Chamber. Across the state, voters cast ballots for commonsense conservatives who support limited government and will stand up for free enterprise. The Michigan Chamber PAC was heavily involved...

July 21, 2016
Article type: Blog

Most of us have heard – or said – MOMisms and DADisms like “Because I said so!”, “Don't ask me WHY. The answer is NO.” and “Enough is enough!” And while parents may effectively get away with such terms, HR managers cannot. You will hear retorts like “You’re not the boss of me”, “Stop harassing...