Chamber News & Blog

December 9, 2014
Article type: Blog

If your workers receive vacation pay, holiday pay or bonus pay, the Unemployment Insurance Agency (UIA) now has a process in place to automate the determination of these types of payments.

You can now notify the UIA about holiday and other special payments electronically using the...

December 5, 2014
Article type: Blog

Private sector employment increased by 208,000 jobs from October to November according to the November ADP National Employment Report®. Broadly distributed to the public each month, free of charge, the ADP National Employment Report is produced by ADP®, a leading global provider of Human Capital...

December 2, 2014
Article type: Blog

High-level corporate professionals are all too often exposed for lying on their resumes.

Usually, these lies and misrepresentations relate to falsified educational or professional accomplishments. For example, a person may claim a Master’s degree in a certain field, but it is discovered...

November 25, 2014
Article type: Blog

Ongoing communication with employees is a cornerstone of peak performance, but it often falls short when put into practice. Performance reviews provide necessary feedback to staff, but are only effective if done properly, which means:

  • the reviews must be consistently administered;...
November 24, 2014
Article type: Blog

Businesses have a vested interest in their communities. They need a strong pool of local workers to choose from and consumers who can afford their products. Many businesses want to give to the community and invest in it, but sometimes they aren’t sure where to start. Schools can also benefit...

November 21, 2014
Article type: Blog

For businesses across Michigan and the country, the Obama administration's one-year reprieve from financial penalties under the national health care law is nearing an end, forcing some employers to choose between buying coverage for employees or paying fines.

At the same time, some small...

November 20, 2014
Article type: Blog

Here are some common tax issues which deserve your consideration in the early stages of selling or thinking about selling your business. But, of course, before making any decisions, you should consult a tax accountant familiar with your contemplated business sale.

  • If you are a ‘C’...
November 19, 2014
Article type: Blog

At Consumers Energy, we want you to be prepared to safely weather any Michigan storm or emergency. These tips will help you and your business so you’re not in the dark during a power outage. Learn more at

November 18, 2014
Article type: Blog

No matter what department you work for within a business, the finance and accounting functions touch every aspect of your role and the organization. For employees that do not work directly in the finance function, it can sometimes be challenging to understand how the financial and accounting...

November 14, 2014
Article type: Blog

Are you considering adding an online store or already have a website set up for your business to sell merchandise or accept donations? In today’s climate, having online options for clients is a great way to stay competitive.  Whether using complex, customized pay pages or a simple Buy/Donate Now...