Chamber News & Blog

November 29, 2017
Article type: Blog

Collecting, calculating, reporting and paying sales tax can be a confusing aspect of running a business. Many will have to pay sales and use tax to their state, but some businesses can quality for an exemption. Here is a list of organizations and other groups that qualify for a sales and use tax...

November 21, 2017
Article type: Blog

Take this twenty-question quiz developed by the MSU Broad College of Michigan International Business Center and the Michigan Economic Development Corporation to evaluate your company's export readiness.

The assessment consists of 5 separate dimensions and each dimension is scored in 4...

November 20, 2017
Article type: Blog

Whether you are currently in the middle of a deal to sell your business or just beginning to think about the process, at some point you will have to inform your employees about the intended transition of ownership. This is true whether you have 100 (or more) employees or just a handful.

A...

November 20, 2017
Article type: News

A group hoping to legalize the recreational use of marijuana announced their plans to submit the required signatures to get the question on the 2018 ballot.

The Coalition to Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol (CRMLA) says it had collected 360,000 signatures for the...

November 20, 2017
Article type: News

As noted in previous editions of Capitol Report, we have seen a significant increase in issues regarding sales/use tax liability on installers or contractors. Under audit, Treasury has been assessing use tax on companies who are only installing items for which the sales tax...

November 16, 2017
Article type: Blog

Being seen as a leader is something many of us strive for, whether we are the owner of our own company or a frontline manager/supervisor. We want to be the one that people come to with questions. We want to build skills in others so they can succeed. And we like to problem-solve and do our part...

November 13, 2017
Article type: News

Last week, the Michigan House unanimously passed a seven-bill package supported by the Michigan Chamber to address key issues facing Michigan’s 100-percent employer-financed unemployment insurance (UI) program.  While the legislation has many components, it works to address the...

November 13, 2017
Article type: News

Several Chamber-backed tax bills have advanced through the legislative process in recent weeks. Following is a rundown is key tax bills on the move:

Dental Prosthetics (SBs 566-7 and HBs 5164, 5173): Originally only a two-bill package, legislation to...

November 8, 2017
Article type: Blog

The shark species, as we know them, have been around for about 400 million years; they were dwelling the oceans when dinosaurs were roaming the land. Growing up on the Mississippi Gulf Coast, there is a saying: “We provoke a shark every time we get in the water where sharks happen to be. The...

November 7, 2017
Article type: Blog

Accommodating employees with disabilities presents a number of challenges, but those associated with mental health disabilities can be particularly difficult. This is illustrated by a recent case from the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan, Arndt v. Ford Motor Co...