Chamber News & Blog

May 28, 2015
Article type: Blog

Your business is doing well, with 2009 in the distant past. But you are also getting older and worn down from many years – maybe even decades – at the helm, with no heirs apparent to take your company over. What to do? Your menu of options is limited, though selling your company to an unrelated...

May 27, 2015
Article type: News

We have some good news we'd like to share with you. The Michigan Chamber of Commerce has once again been ranked the top lobbying organization in Lansing by MIRS/EPIC-MRA. This independent survey of lawmakers, executive branch officials, lobbyists and association executives has...

May 26, 2015
Article type: Blog

What is Tuition Reimbursement?

Just as it sounds, tuition reimbursement is something that many employers offer as a way to pay back employees for education expenses. Those who choose to participate still have to pay out of pocket for the courses they take. When the course...

May 21, 2015
Article type: News

The Michigan Chamber of Commerce today issued the following statement by Michigan Chamber President & CEO Rich Studley regarding legislation passed by the Michigan House (House Bill 4052) yesterday to prevent regulatory overreach by prohibiting local government from enacting...

May 20, 2015
Article type: Blog

With so many products and services to choose from, it has never been more important to differentiate yourself from the competition. Going green is a great way to stand out, but even if your actions don’t land you on Newsweek’s Greenest Companies list, going green can help your bottom line. The...

May 19, 2015
Article type: Blog

Most people weren’t paying attention April 14 when the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) put into effect new rules governing union organizing. The aptly nicknamed Ambush Rule will force employers to submit to a union vote within 21 to 24 days after receiving an organizing petition.

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May 18, 2015
Article type: News

Member Alert! Michigan Democrats last week began to use voter rejection of Proposal 1 as a platform to continue their attack on Michigan’s constitutional protection against a graduated income tax. Both...

May 18, 2015
Article type: Blog

The Michigan Senate last week passed a three-bill package of legislation to repeal Michigan’s prevailing wage law by a vote of 22-15. Michigan Chamber staff testified in support of ...

May 18, 2015
Article type: Blog

The Michigan Chamber last week testified before the House Commerce Committee, championing legislation granting exclusive authority to the state and federal government to govern private sector employers’ relations with their employees. 

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May 15, 2015
Article type: Blog

The government has reversed itself and said employer-sponsored wellness programs don't necessarily discriminate against workers. But businesses offering the plans to their employees are still struggling to show the programs can cut health care costs.

The Equal Employment Opportunity...