Chamber News & Blog

December 21, 2015
Article type: News

The Michigan Senate and House both unanimously approved Chamber-supported legislation to address the problem of criminal sanctions for minor regulatory mistakes. House Bill 4713 ...

December 18, 2015
Article type: Blog

A decision by Congress to defer a new tax on expensive employer health plans would cost the government an estimated $9 billion and have a potent symbolic effect as the first major change that lawmakers have made to the Affordable Care Act since its passage.

The two-year postponement in...

December 17, 2015
Article type: Blog

Our client, the owner of a very successful quasi manufacturing business, accepted an offer on his business from one of several prospective buyers we brought to the table. It looked like a (relatively) easy deal to close with minimal banking and lots of buyer cash. And as seller cash, A/R, and...

December 16, 2015
Article type: News

Last week, the Senate Judiciary Committee passed Chamber-supported legislation to address the problem of criminal sanctions for minor regulatory mistakes. 

House...

December 16, 2015
Article type: News

The Michigan Chamber is strongly opposed to House Bill 5105 (Pscholka) as passed by the Michigan House last week. This bill is a $1.98 billion tax increase on individuals and businesses who purchase health insurance. We are working hard to protect taxpayers and to stop this...

December 16, 2015
Article type: News

Dive Brief:

  • Commercial and industrial power consumers in Michigan will get a break on their electricity bills, but residential rates will rise under new plans approved by the Michigan Public Service Commission.
  • Both Consumers Energy and DTE Energy will be...
December 15, 2015
Article type: Blog

In 2014, exports of goods and services directly and indirectly supported an estimated 11.7 million U.S. jobs. Nationally, goods exports consisting of manufactured products, agricultural products, natural resources and used/second-hand products supported 7.1 million jobs, of which 6.2 million...

December 10, 2015
Article type: Blog

Whether you’re an established business, a small business owner or an emerging company, at one point you’ve heard the words: “patent”, “trademark”, “copyright” and “trade secret” used interchangeably to reference the broader term intellectual property. Although they all have common underlying...

December 8, 2015
Article type: News

The Michigan Chamber of Commerce today issued the following statement in response to State House passage of House Bill 5105 (Pscholka) – a $1.98 billion tax increase on individuals and business purchasing health insurance. 

“Michigan is the only state in the country...

December 7, 2015
Article type: News

The Michigan Chamber is strongly opposed to House Bill 5105 (Pscholka). This unwise and unfair legislation would impose a $2.3 billion tax increase on individuals and business...