Chamber News & Blog

November 11, 2013

The House Commerce Committee this will begin taking testimony on Tuesday, Nov. 12, on legislation to "Ban the Box."  House Bill 4366 would prohibit employers from using an initial job application that asks prospective employees about their criminal history, including felony convictions.  ...

November 11, 2013

On Tuesday, November 12, the House Health Policy Committee will begin taking testimony on legislation to add another mandated health insurance benefit to the books, a la Obamacare. The Michigan Chamber opposes this mandate because it will only add to the difficulty that small- and medium-sized...

October 22, 2013

Scott L. Holman, President & CEO of King Lake Wilderness, LLC, in the Upper Peninsula’s Covington Township, has been elected Chair of the Michigan Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors starting January, 2014.

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October 21, 2013

The Michigan Chamber of Commerce has launched a Private Exchange for individuals and families to shop top-rated insurance companies. This site is functional and user-friendly and offers more than just medical options. Even without Federal subsidies, many are finding rates to be more competitive...

October 10, 2013

Thursday, October 10 - The Michigan Chamber of Commerce is pleased to report that its aggressive statewide education campaign to protect Michigan’s energy future worked as proponents seeking to ban the use of hydraulic fracturing in Michigan gathered only 27 percent of the...

September 10, 2013

This fall session there is an opportunity for the State Legislature to keep Michigan moving forward, Michigan Chamber President & CEO Rich Studley told WJR's morning talk show host, Frank Beckmann, this morning during a live interview at the State Capitol....

August 28, 2013

The Michigan Chamber of Commerce today applauded the bipartisan passage of legislation to reform Michigan's Medicaid program and provide insurance access to the uninsured. House Bill 4714, introduced by Representative Matt Lori (R-Constantine), passed the Michigan Senate late yesterday, August...

August 5, 2013

The Michigan Chamber of Commerce today announced the launch of a statewide voter education campaign, called “Protect Michigan’s Energy Future.”  The campaign includes billboards, posted across the state, as well as a website (www.michamber....

June 14, 2013

The Michigan Chamber of Commerce today applauded the bipartisan passage of legislation to reform Michigan’s Medicaid program and provide insurance access to the uninsured. House Bill 4714, introduced by Representative Matt Lori (R-Constantine), passed the Michigan House yesterday, June 13th, by...

June 5, 2013

The Michigan Chamber has been ranked as the top single-issue lobbying organization -- again. Participants in the 2013 MIRS-EPIC/MRA Insider Survey ranked the Michigan Chamber as the organization that "does the most effective lobbying job." Michigan Chamber President & CEO Rich...