Chamber News & Blog

July 8, 2014
Article type: Blog

Many companies are overlooking the opportunity to hire veterans and National Guard members to bring in high quality employees whose skills are and training make them high potential assets ready to fill the skill shortage that is holding back company growth.

Our military and the National...

July 1, 2014
Article type: Blog

The good old days of hiring only people you know are long gone. These days it would be rare for a business with a significant number of employees to have a workforce comprised only of friends and relatives.

This means that strangers are applying for jobs with your company. You might...

June 30, 2014
Article type: News

The Michigan Chamber of Commerce today announced its endorsement of Attorney General Bill Schuette in his bid for re-election.

“We are very pleased to announce the Michigan Chamber endorses Attorney General Bill Schuette for re-election in 2014,” said Jim Holcomb, Senior Vice President...

June 30, 2014
Article type: Blog

The Michigan Minimum Wage & Overtime labor law poster has been revised to reflect the 2014 increase, effective September 1st. This is a result of the...

June 26, 2014
Article type: Blog

When the time arrives to transition your business to new owners, the first step is for you and your advisors to arrive at a price which both meets your expectations and will be accepted by prospective buyers. Step two is a frank discussion about how potential buyers might receive necessary bank...

June 23, 2014
Article type: Blog

Every single year, thousands of people make the decision to apply for internships. Whether it’s for the learning experience, school credit, or a desire to get a foot in the door with a certain company—internships are in high demand. For small businesses looking for a way to attract qualified...

June 20, 2014
Article type: Blog

The ACA and private exchanges could change the game when it comes to employer-sponsored health coverage. Sharon Goodman, principal at Slevin & Hart, and the International Foundation for Employee Benefit Plans provide eight areas employers need to look at when considering a private exchange...

June 18, 2014
Article type: Blog

Did you know?

  • Lighting expenses make up as much as 50 percent of the average commercial building's energy bill.
  • Air-conditioning units are a prime energy waster, since the average air duct system leaks 15 to 20 percent.
  • According to San Diego’s Office of...
June 17, 2014
Article type: News

The Michigan Chamber of Commerce today announced its endorsement of John Moolenaar for U.S. House. Moolenaar is seeking election to represent Michigan's 4th Congressional District, which includes the counties of Clare, Clinton, Gladwin, Gratiot, Isabella, Mecosta, Midland, Missaukee, Ogemaw,...

June 16, 2014
Article type: Blog

USERRA applies to any employer that either pays an individual a salary or wages to perform work or controls an individual’s employment opportunities. This broad definition includes an individual or organization to which an employer delegates the performance of any employment-related...