Chamber News & Blog

May 8, 2013

The Michigan Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors has voted unanimously to support responsible oil and gas exploration in Michigan and to oppose any attempt to ban the use of hydraulic fracturing, including a false and misleading petition drive now underway by irresponsible environmental...

May 3, 2013

Mark Davidoff, Michigan Managing Partner, Deloitte LLP, has been elected Treasurer of the Michigan Chamber of Commerce.

As Treasurer, Davidoff joins the Chamber’s Executive Committee which, along with the Chamber’s 84-member Board of Directors, establishes Michigan Chamber policy and...

April 30, 2013

In late 2012, we alerted you to the fact that state lawmakers were trying to dramatically increase the Health Insurance Claims Tax (“HICA Tax”) on Michigan job providers in order to balance the state’s budget. Although we were successful in defeating the lame duck proposal, a new bill was...

April 15, 2013

Over 50 participants - chamber executives and volunteer leaders - from 27 chambers of commerce from across the state - participated in the Michigan Chamber's 1st Annual Chamber Day held on Wednesday, April 10, 2013 at its Lansing headquarters. The purpose of Chamber Day is to share the Chamber's...

April 12, 2013

(Friday, April 12th) - Calling it a great day for the entire state, the Michigan Chamber of Commerce today expressed optimism about the state’s economic future with the announcement that a key federal permit required to construct the New International Trade Crossing (NITC) has been approved....

March 27, 2013

(Wednesday, March 27, 2013) - The Michigan Chamber Litigation Center today filed an amicus brief with the Michigan Supreme Court in Andrie, Inc. v. Department of Treasury. The Litigation Center is taking a position in this case because of the Michigan Department of...

March 21, 2013

This spring, the Michigan Chamber launched a series of meetings -- free to Chamber members -- in each of its seven member districts across the state to solicit member input and provide an update on Michigan Chamber legislative priorities and accomplishments. These meetings give members an ...

March 21, 2013

The Michigan Chamber is pursuing an aggressive agenda to strengthen taxpayer rights and improve customer interaction with the Michigan Department of Treasury. Staff and volunteers strongly advocated in favor of improved auditing techniques and providing better guidance to taxpayers trying to...

February 1, 2013

The Michigan Chamber of Commerce today announced legislative priorities for 2013-2014. These priorities were developed by the Chamber’s policy committees with input from over 500 business leaders from across the state and were unanimously approved on January 23, 2013 by the Michigan Chamber’s 84...

January 31, 2013

The Michigan Chamber of Commerce today announced that Brad Hantler has joined the statewide business organization as Grassroots Action Coordinator & Small Business Advocate.

“We are pleased to have Brad join the Michigan Chamber’s Business Advocacy Team,” said Michigan Chamber...