Chamber News & Blog

July 20, 2016
Article type: Blog

Across the nation, air conditioners are cranking and sprinklers are chugging away as millions continue to seek relief from the summer heat.

While grateful for the welcome relief provided by utilities, many of us are increasingly mindful of the precious resources we are tapping. Just...

July 19, 2016
Article type: Blog

The European Union (EU) is the world's largest single trading block, generating greater than 20 percent of global GDP ($17.6 trillion), which is $950 billion more than the U.S.

In 2014, U.S. exports of goods to Europe was greater than $270 billion and services was greater than $210...

July 18, 2016
Article type: Blog

You've mulled it over with management. It's consistently on the agenda at meetings. And you know that even—actually, especially—small- and medium-sized companies are already reaping huge rewards. In fact, you've been contemplating creating a program for months—even years.

But you've yet...

July 14, 2016
Article type: Blog

From time-to-time I disengage and carve out space for personal reflective soul-searching. I think about my purpose in life, values, life principles, and “what do I want to be when I grow up?” During one such time, I...

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...