Chamber News & Blog

February 5, 2015
Article type: Blog

This year, the United States became the largest global producer of oil and natural gas, surpassing countries like Russia and Saudi Arabia, and experts predict production will grow by more than 40 percent by 2040. That’s good news for Michigan job providers and working families --...

February 4, 2015
Article type: Blog

The new exemption is complicated and even counterintuitive.

First, the exemption applies only if more than 50% of the personal property (measured by cost) at your location is used either for industrial processing or in direct integrated support of that processing.

Second, even if...

February 4, 2015
Article type: News

The Michigan Chamber today announced its legislative priorities for 2015-2016. These priorities were developed by the Chamber’s policy advisory committees with input from over 500 business leaders from across the state and were unanimously approved on January 27, 2015 by the Michigan...

February 3, 2015
Article type: Blog

Your CDL drivers are under growing government scrutiny these days. Now more than ever the feds are keeping tabs on them, and your company, to ensure that safe drivers and equipment are on the road. The bottom line is that safer roads benefit everyone in many ways.

But don’t forget your...

January 29, 2015
Article type: Blog

A negative employee cannot be allowed to create an unpleasant work environment for everyone else. We all like to think that we work with adults who can conduct themselves in a mature, professional manner; however, the reality is that being an adult doesn’t mean we always act like one!

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January 28, 2015
Article type: Blog

For many employers, dealing with employee absenteeism is the legal equivalent of navigating the Bermuda Triangle. That is because when an employee is unable or unwilling to work due to a physical or mental condition, his employer must address and comply with three major employment laws – the...

January 27, 2015
Article type: Blog

Tuition assistance is an employer-provided employee benefit that is a win-win for your workplace. In a tuition assistance program, an employer pays all or part of an employee's cost to attend college or university classes. Tuition assistance helps employers build employee loyalty and longevity....

January 21, 2015
Article type: News

Jim Holcomb, Senior Vice President for Business Advocacy & General Counsel for the Michigan Chamber, appeared on The Frank Beckmann Show today to provide the Chamber's reactions to Governor Snyder's 6th State of the State Address. The Michigan Chamber sponsored this special broadcast by WJR...

January 21, 2015
Article type: Blog

Bob Thomas, Executive Director of the...

January 15, 2015
Article type: Blog

If you have been thinking for a while about the possibility of selling your business, 2015 could be the year for you.

The Great Recession is in the distant past for most businesses which means that business sellers no longer have to make excuses about one or more poor years in the 2008 to...