Chamber News & Blog

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 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 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 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...

June 10, 2016
Article type: Blog

It was the Memorial Weekend announcement no one wanted to receive – another data hack. Social media site MySpace users’ data was now in the hands of criminals; MySpace usernames and passwords for over 360 million people exposed, joining 65 million Tumblr users that were in a similar situation...

June 9, 2016
Article type: Blog

Addressing workplace issues – including the sticky HR situation – quickly and efficiently is important to employee retention, productivity, and to avoid and/or reduce potential liability to the company.

Some issues and...

June 8, 2016
Article type: Blog

A National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) judge just issued a notable decision in Chipotle Services LLC for employers grappling with social media invading the workplace.  

Former Chipotle employee, James Kennedy, aired his grievances on his personal...

June 7, 2016
Article type: Blog

Many employers hire part-time workers during the summer months. Often, these are high school and college students. Should you do background checks on them similar to those for older adults seeking full-time employment? The answer is YES!

Although many courts restrict public access to...

June 6, 2016
Article type: News

With the deadline for groups hoping to get an initiative petition certified for the Nov. 2016 ballot now behind us, only one group remains standing. The deadline was last Wednesday, June 1. 

Thanks to the Michigan Chamber’s efforts to educate voters on the dangers of...

June 6, 2016
Article type: News

In a stunning move last week, the State House passed legislation to repeal an important tax credit that will result in a $40 per car tax hike on law abiding motorists in Michigan.

The Michigan Chamber is...