Chamber News & Blog

December 4, 2017
Article type: News
Good news! A three-bill package of legislation to increase stakeholder engagement and transparency in the DEQ's rule making process is gaining momentum.  
December 1, 2017
Article type: Blog
Effective January 1, 2018, the minimum wage rate will increase from $8.90 to $9.25. This new change to state law marks the end of a gradual 25 percent increase of the minimum wage.
beverage manufacturing
November 29, 2017
Article type: Blog
Collecting, calculating, reporting and paying sales tax can be a confusing aspect of running a business.
shipping containers
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.
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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.
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 Michigan Chamber is opposed. 
leading a team
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.
November 13, 2017
Article type: News
From wrongly accusing over 40,000 individuals of UI fraud to the growing problem of identity theft claims to a compromise of their database this past winter, it is overwhelmingly clear that the UI program needs reforms.
November 13, 2017
Article type: News
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November 8, 2017
Article type: Blog
When choosing a background check service, the first question to ask is: Is this my territory? Do I know and understand the complex laws surrounding employee background screening?