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Big box stores tax reform plan faces uphill battle - The Detroit News

March 22, 2017 - 16:49

The Detroit News

Big box stores tax reform plan faces uphill battle
The Detroit News
... to change the property tax appeal process, a measure that passed the House by a wide margin last year despite opposition from groups that lobby for big businesses, such as the Michigan Chamber of Commerce and the Michigan Retailers Association.

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Holland-area legislators talk FOIA, taxes, education - HollandSentinel.com

March 21, 2017 - 10:10

HollandSentinel.com

Holland-area legislators talk FOIA, taxes, education
HollandSentinel.com
The fallout of the income tax rollback defeat, expanding the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), and the future of Michigan's education system were all on topic for the most recent West Michigan Chamber of Commerce Governmental Affairs Breakfast.

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Secret Service laptop stolen from agent's car in NYC - HollandSentinel.com

March 17, 2017 - 16:26

HollandSentinel.com

Secret Service laptop stolen from agent's car in NYC
HollandSentinel.com
A television cameraman records a news conference in front of the U.S. Secret Service logo, attended by Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson, about the security for the presidential inauguration and activities related to it, Friday, Jan. 13, 2017 at ...

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Trump repeats wiretap claim; suggests he, Merkel 'have something in common, perhaps' - HollandSentinel.com

March 17, 2017 - 15:25

HollandSentinel.com

Trump repeats wiretap claim; suggests he, Merkel 'have something in common, perhaps'
HollandSentinel.com
President Donald Trump and German Chancellor Angela Merkel arrive for a joint news conference in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Friday, March 17, 2017. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS ...

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Spring show: Parishioners share meaningful art - HollandSentinel.com

March 17, 2017 - 15:04

HollandSentinel.com

Spring show: Parishioners share meaningful art
HollandSentinel.com
A stained-glass piece titled, "Stained," was created by Jane Barnes, and a watercolor, "Church at Head Time," by Arthur H. Patterson, are several examples. More Video: Lt. Governor Brian Calley speaks to the West Michigan Chamber of Commerce about ...

Michigan DNR urges boaters to enroll in safety classes - HollandSentinel.com

March 17, 2017 - 15:04

Michigan DNR urges boaters to enroll in safety classes
HollandSentinel.com
The Michigan Department of Natural Resources is encouraging boaters to enroll in a boating education course before the beginning of boat season as part of the national Spring Aboard: Take a Boating Education Course campaign through March 25.

Know Your Craft: Beer an essential ingredient to island life - HollandSentinel.com

March 17, 2017 - 14:24

HollandSentinel.com

Know Your Craft: Beer an essential ingredient to island life
HollandSentinel.com
4.9% ABV. Whitbread PLC, London, England. — Colin Hubbell is co-owner of the Green Onion Pub and the Hop and Goblet in South Utica, New York. More Video: Lt. Governor Brian Calley speaks to the West Michigan Chamber of Commerce about giving ...

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Trump predicts quick passage of his health care proposal - HollandSentinel.com

March 17, 2017 - 12:21

HollandSentinel.com

Trump predicts quick passage of his health care proposal
HollandSentinel.com
Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, D-Texas, and the House Budget Committee works on the Republican health care bill, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, March, 16, 2017. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS ...

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Allied Business Services raises $900 for Zeeland student lunches - HollandSentinel.com

March 17, 2017 - 10:04

HollandSentinel.com

Allied Business Services raises $900 for Zeeland student lunches
HollandSentinel.com
... to be exact), they could pay $2 for the day." More Video: Lt. Governor Brian Calley speaks to the West Michigan Chamber of Commerce about giving students a chance to find their path in a career at the Early Bird Breakfast on Tuesday, March 14 in ...

Michigan: On Its Way to Becoming Center of the Driverless Tech Industry? - Government Technology

March 15, 2017 - 15:26

Government Technology

Michigan: On Its Way to Becoming Center of the Driverless Tech Industry?
Government Technology
(TNS) -- Speaking to the West Michigan Chamber of Commerce Tuesday morning, March 14, in Holland, Lt. Governor Brian Calley focused on the future of Michigan's automotive industry, specifically the current push to make the state a leader in autonomous ...

Political leaders hope to make Michigan the center of driverless industry - HollandSentinel.com

March 14, 2017 - 17:14

Political leaders hope to make Michigan the center of driverless industry
HollandSentinel.com
Speaking to the West Michigan Chamber of Commerce Tuesday morning, March 14, in Holland, Lt. Governor Brian Calley focused on the future of Michigan's automotive industry, specifically the current push to make the state a leader in autonomous vehicles.

Environmentalists wonder about impact of Michigan brownfield bills - Great Lakes Echo

March 13, 2017 - 01:13

Great Lakes Echo

Environmentalists wonder about impact of Michigan brownfield bills
Great Lakes Echo
Arthur Siegal, a Southfield-based lawyer and the past chair of the Michigan Chamber of Commerce's Environmental Quality Committee, said the proposal's primary function isn't to better the environment. He said he hopes that will come as a byproduct, ...

Environmentalists wonder about impact of brownfield bills - Petoskey News-Review

March 10, 2017 - 07:04

Environmentalists wonder about impact of brownfield bills
Petoskey News-Review
Arthur Siegal, a Southfield-based lawyer and the past chair of the Michigan Chamber of Commerce's Environmental Quality Committee, said the proposal's primary function isn't to better the environment. He said he hopes that will come as a byproduct, ...

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Brownfield bills worry enviros - Marquette Mining Journal

March 7, 2017 - 12:08

Marquette Mining Journal

Brownfield bills worry enviros
Marquette Mining Journal
Arthur Siegal, a Southfield-based lawyer and the past chair of the Michigan Chamber of Commerce's Environmental Quality Committee, said the proposal's primary function isn't to better the environment. He said he hopes that will come as a byproduct, ...

School choice lobbyist resigns after domestic violence remark - Crain's Detroit Business

March 7, 2017 - 12:08

Crain's Detroit Business

School choice lobbyist resigns after domestic violence remark
Crain's Detroit Business
"Effective today, Gary Naeyaert has resigned his position as Executive Director at GLEP," said Barrett, the former president of the Michigan Chamber of Commerce. "We appreciate his nearly four years of leadership and passionate advocacy for school ...
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School choice lobbyist resigns after domestic violence joke - Crain's Detroit Business

March 7, 2017 - 11:47

School choice lobbyist resigns after domestic violence joke
Crain's Detroit Business
"Effective today, Gary Naeyaert has resigned his position as Executive Director at GLEP," said Barrett, the former president of the Michigan Chamber of Commerce. "We appreciate his nearly four years of leadership and passionate advocacy for school ...

Guest Editorial: Stalling fight against Asian carp threatens Great lakes - HollandSentinel.com

March 6, 2017 - 17:15

HollandSentinel.com

Guest Editorial: Stalling fight against Asian carp threatens Great lakes
HollandSentinel.com
... the unwanted species from poking its head into Lake Michigan. More Video: Lt. Governor Brian Calley speaks to the West Michigan Chamber of Commerce about giving students a chance to find their path in a career at the Early Bird Breakfast on Tuesday ...

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Staples to take over as SpartanNash CEO - Supermarket News

March 6, 2017 - 14:42

Supermarket News

Staples to take over as SpartanNash CEO
Supermarket News
SpartanNash CEO Dennis Eidson will retire following the retailer's annual meeting May 23 and be succeeded by President and COO Dave Staples, the retailer-distributor said Friday. Eidson has served the Grand Rapids, Mich.-based company for 17 years, ...

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Keep school reform focus on families - The Detroit News

March 5, 2017 - 22:42

The Detroit News

Keep school reform focus on families
The Detroit News
When businessman and philanthropist Eli Broad publicly opposed Betsy DeVos' nomination for secretary of education earlier this month, liberals snagged on this to argue that even those who embraced the school reforms she champions did not want her in ...

How Michigan's 'prohibitive' child care costs could be hampering our economy - Crain's Detroit Business

March 5, 2017 - 00:09

How Michigan's 'prohibitive' child care costs could be hampering our economy
Crain's Detroit Business
"There's a growing trend in conversations with our businesses in recent months," said Wendy Block, director of health policy and human resources for the Michigan Chamber of Commerce. "We have 1.2 million open jobs in the Midwest and many in Michigan, ...