Chamber News & Blog

November 4, 2015
Article type: News

Two Michigan Chamber of Commerce endorsed candidates – Mary Whiteford and Gary Howell – cruised to victory in an historic special election held yesterday to fill the seats in Michigan’s 80th and 82nd State House districts left vacant due to the resignation and...

November 3, 2015
Article type: Blog

Odds are good that more than half of the resumes and job applications you review contain any number of misrepresentations, falsehoods, lies…whatever you want to call them.

By performing a fast and easy address search – which reviews tons of public record sources all over the U.S. –you can...

October 29, 2015
Article type: Blog

Earlier this year the Joint Committee on Administrative Rules (JCAR) of the Michigan Legislature approved eleven new audit rules titled Audit Standards For Field Audits. Although the new rules apply to all field audits performed by the Department of Treasury, the greatest effect will be...

October 27, 2015
Article type: News

The debate over whether to extend the Health Insurance Claims (HICA) Tax is back -- and it could easily turn into another fight over whether to increase the tax rate employers and individuals pay when purchasing health insurance. 

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October 27, 2015
Article type: Blog

Fifteen years ago, I asked Joe Hogan, the then-CEO of GE Fanuc, to define the difference between a manager and a leader. He responded rapidly, “A manager takes it and does it. A leader looks at it and says, ‘Why are we doing this? Could we do it better? Is there someone else who could do it so...

October 26, 2015
Article type: Blog

Apprenticeship programs have evolved in the centuries since their inception as vocational training for boys and young men. Continue reading to learn how modern apprenticeship programs are structured, and explore some of the many occupations that offer apprenticeship opportunities.

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October 22, 2015
Article type: Blog

I learned a valuable lesson during a business brokerage deal this year. One I hope provides some insight for you as well. As a business broker, I represented a very successful company being sold to a 45-year-old, well-educated buyer with both money and success in earlier business ventures. Given...

October 21, 2015
Article type: Blog

Most utilities consider billing accuracy the responsibility of the customer, so being confident your accounts are on the best rate and billing correctly is good business practice.

There are a number of reasons to conduct a Utility Bill Audit, including these top three:

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October 16, 2015
Article type: Blog

The steady upward creep in health insurance deductibles has easily outpaced the average increase in a worker’s wages over the last five years, according to a new analysis released on Tuesday by the Kaiser...

October 15, 2015
Article type: Blog

The Millennial generation recently became the largest generation in today’s workforce. It is time that we understood the talent we employ, to help retain them and develop deeper, more fruitful relationships in and outside of our organizations. It makes sense for the rest of us to stop,...