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Mich. groups launch minimum wage, sick time campaigns - The Detroit News

September 19, 2017 - 11:29

The Detroit News

Mich. groups launch minimum wage, sick time campaigns
The Detroit News
Lansing — Michigan groups seeking to raise the state's minimum wage and force businesses to provide paid sick leave are launching petition drives in hopes of making the 2018 ballot. The Board of State Canvassers on Tuesday approved for circulation a ...

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Anxiety and uncertainty: Fallout from Trump administration's plan to rescind DACA - MiBiz

September 17, 2017 - 19:06

Anxiety and uncertainty: Fallout from Trump administration's plan to rescind DACA
MiBiz
Officials with the Michigan Chamber of Commerce did not respond to a request for comment, nor did the state Attorney General's Office. Andy Johnston, vice president of government and corporate affairs for the Grand Rapids Area Chamber of Commerce, said ...

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Bill would unleash Super PACs on Michigan politics | Nancy Kaffer - Detroit Free Press

September 15, 2017 - 06:01

Detroit Free Press

Bill would unleash Super PACs on Michigan politics | Nancy Kaffer
Detroit Free Press
Bob LaBrant of the Michigan Chamber of Commerce argues that unless SB 335 passes, some campaign donors risk fines. Those are arguments that should convince no one. Craig Mauger of the watchdog Michigan Campaign Finance Network calls the ...

Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin advocate for higher Mich. wages - The Detroit News

September 14, 2017 - 15:50

The Detroit News

Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin advocate for higher Mich. wages
The Detroit News
Wendy Block of the Michigan Chamber of Commerce told The Detroit News last week that the labor costs would have to be made up “somewhere.” “Whether it's raising the prices on goods and services or making cuts elsewhere, the costs are real,” Block said.

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Chamber names finalists for EPIC Awards - grbj.com

September 14, 2017 - 13:49

grbj.com

Chamber names finalists for EPIC Awards
grbj.com
The Grand Rapids Area Chamber of Commerce has announced 20 finalists for its annual awards celebrating businesses and entrepreneurs. The chamber said yesterday it has chosen the finalists for its 2017 EPIC Awards, which honor entrepreneurial, ...

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Chamber names finalists for EPIC Awards - grbj.com

September 14, 2017 - 13:49

grbj.com

Chamber names finalists for EPIC Awards
grbj.com
The Grand Rapids Area Chamber of Commerce has announced 20 finalists for its annual awards celebrating businesses and entrepreneurs. The chamber said yesterday it has chosen the finalists for its 2017 EPIC Awards, which honor entrepreneurial, ...

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Chamber names EPIC Awards finalists - grbj.com

September 14, 2017 - 13:33

Chamber names EPIC Awards finalists
grbj.com
The Grand Rapids Area Chamber of Commerce has announced 20 finalists for its annual awards celebrating businesses and entrepreneurs. The chamber said yesterday it has chosen the finalists for its 2017 EPIC Awards, which honor entrepreneurial, ...

Kroger Announces Retirement of Jayne Homco, Promotes Scott Hays to Michigan Division President - International Supermarket News

September 13, 2017 - 03:43

International Supermarket News

Kroger Announces Retirement of Jayne Homco, Promotes Scott Hays to Michigan Division President
International Supermarket News
... Board of Directors for the Michigan Chamber of Commerce, and Board of Advisors for the Michigan Food and Beverage Association. She was named one of Progressive Grocer magazine's Senior Level Executive Top Women in Grocery in 2008, an honoree ...

Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin push minimum wage hike in Michigan - nbc25news.com

September 12, 2017 - 21:34

nbc25news.com

Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin push minimum wage hike in Michigan
nbc25news.com
Republican Commissioner Jim Barrett, the former president and CEO of the Michigan Chamber of Commerce, said seniority hours have become "a proxy for fitness and efficiency when that number is unrelated to actual merit." The other GOP commissioner, ...

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Celebrities join Michigan rally for hike in state's minimum wage - WNEM Saginaw

September 12, 2017 - 16:36

WNEM Saginaw

Celebrities join Michigan rally for hike in state's minimum wage
WNEM Saginaw
Rallies are planned across the state this week as thousands protest for a higher minimum wage in Michigan, and they're getting some celebrity support. Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin, the stars of Netflix's Grace and Frankie are in Michigan this week ...

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Michigan group plans $12 minimum wage petition - The Detroit News

September 7, 2017 - 17:59

Michigan group plans $12 minimum wage petition
The Detroit News
“At the end of the day, labor costs have to be made up somewhere,” said Wendy Block of the Michigan Chamber of Commerce. “Whether it's raising the prices on goods and services or making cuts elsewhere, the costs are real.” Michigan's $8.90-an-hour ...

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Kroger Michigan division President Jayne Homco to retire; Scott Hays to succeed - EPR Retail News (press release)

September 7, 2017 - 09:48

Kroger Michigan division President Jayne Homco to retire; Scott Hays to succeed
EPR Retail News (press release)
... Board of Directors for the Michigan Chamber of Commerce, and Board of Advisors for the Michigan Food and Beverage Association. She was named one of Progressive Grocer magazine's Senior Level Executive Top Women in Grocery in 2008, an honoree ...

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Kroger president to retire, successor named - The Produce News

September 6, 2017 - 14:15

Kroger president to retire, successor named
The Produce News
... serves on the board of directors for Forgotten Harvest, board of advisors for Michigan Business & Professional Association - Women and Leadership in the Workplace, Board of Directors for the Michigan Chamber of Commerce, and Board of Advisors for ...

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Kroger Announces Retirement of Jayne Homco, Promotes Scott Hays to Michigan Division President - Markets Insider

September 5, 2017 - 22:03

Kroger Announces Retirement of Jayne Homco, Promotes Scott Hays to Michigan Division President
Markets Insider
... Board of Directors for the Michigan Chamber of Commerce, and Board of Advisors for the Michigan Food and Beverage Association. She was named one of Progressive Grocer magazine's Senior Level Executive Top Women in Grocery in 2008, an honoree ...

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Kroger Changes Guard of Michigan Division - Progressive Grocer

September 5, 2017 - 17:21

Progressive Grocer

Kroger Changes Guard of Michigan Division
Progressive Grocer
Homco is a member of the Network of Executive Women, serves on the boards for Forgotten Harvest, Michigan Business & Professional Association - Women and Leadership in the Workplace, Michigan Chamber of Commerce, and Michigan Food and ...

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Kroger Announces Retirement of Jayne Homco, Promotes Scott Hays to Michigan Division President - GuruFocus.com

September 5, 2017 - 14:35

Kroger Announces Retirement of Jayne Homco, Promotes Scott Hays to Michigan Division President
GuruFocus.com
... Board of Directors for the Michigan Chamber of Commerce, and Board of Advisors for the Michigan Food and Beverage Association. She was named one of Progressive Grocer magazine's Senior Level Executive Top Women in Grocery in 2008, an honoree ...

Kroger Announces Retirement of Jayne Homco, Promotes Scott Hays to Michigan Division President - PR Newswire (press release)

September 5, 2017 - 14:03

Kroger Announces Retirement of Jayne Homco, Promotes Scott Hays to Michigan Division President
PR Newswire (press release)
... Board of Directors for the Michigan Chamber of Commerce, and Board of Advisors for the Michigan Food and Beverage Association. She was named one of Progressive Grocer magazine's Senior Level Executive Top Women in Grocery in 2008, an honoree ...

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Dem gov hopefuls back 'fight for $15' minimum wage - The Detroit News

September 4, 2017 - 00:04

The Detroit News

Dem gov hopefuls back 'fight for $15' minimum wage
The Detroit News
The Michigan Chamber of Commerce is opposing efforts to raise the minimum wage again, arguing it could make the state “uncompetitive in the race for jobs.” Advocates for a $15 minimum wage could “end up hurting the very people they're trying to help,” ...

Lansing should get Detroit tax fix done - Daily Mining Gazette

August 31, 2017 - 09:48

Lansing should get Detroit tax fix done
Daily Mining Gazette
Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan said in an interview late last month that he believes a compromise bill could pass this fall, in part because the city has reached a compromise with the Michigan Chamber of Commerce, a big-spending, pro-business group that ...

Hey Lansing, how about getting this tax fix done? - Escanaba Daily Press

August 24, 2017 - 01:03

Hey Lansing, how about getting this tax fix done?
Escanaba Daily Press
Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan said in an interview late last month that he believes a compromise bill could pass this fall, in part because the city has reached a compromise with the Michigan Chamber of Commerce, a big-spending, pro-business group that ...