Chamber News & Blog

July 6, 2017
Article type: Blog

Academics and Corporate go hand-in-hand. And yet, they are not holding hands.

After leaving the corporate world, I was surprised by the academic process. In some colleges, I was given...

June 29, 2017
Article type: News

The Michigan Chamber of Commerce today issued the following statement in response to an independent report released by the State of Michigan on Line 5, an important part of Michigan’s energy infrastructure.   

“The Michigan...

June 28, 2017
Article type: Blog

Once your business broker has completed the...

June 27, 2017
Article type: News

Legislation that started out as a meaningful improvement to the State Tax Tribunal took a dramatic turn for the worse in the House Tax Policy Committee last month, switching the Michigan Chamber’s position from support to oppose. Working with House leadership, we are pleased to report...

June 21, 2017
Article type: Blog

When summer’s back in swing, it’s the perfect time to make sure your building is operating efficiently. These straightforward measures have the potential to save significant amounts of energy, leaving you with more money for your business while maintaining or improving occupant comfort.

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June 20, 2017
Article type: Blog

Here are ten steps for successfully becoming an international exporter. Once you are successfully exporting into one market, apply that to another new market, like adjacent countries or those with similar characteristics. Once you have a good understanding of what it takes to become successful,...

June 14, 2017
Article type: Blog

Some studies have counted over 124 different religions practiced in the United States and these religions range from only 10 adherents to tens of millions.  When responding to requests for accommodation for religious practices, though, the size of the religion is irrelevant. The wrong answer to...

June 12, 2017
Article type: News

Legislation is moving through the State Senate that would prohibit local units of government from passing laws to restrict what private sector employers can ask in the interview process. This legislation is being pursued after several large cities, including Philadelphia and New York...

June 8, 2017
Article type: Blog

Exporting is a privilege, not a right. Before you begin exporting you have to know where your product or service stands in terms of export controls.

The U.S. controls exports of...

June 7, 2017
Article type: Blog

When someone around us loses their temper, our natural defensive tendency is to match their intensity and also become offensive. This response usually only serves to pour gasoline onto the fire. Although counter-intuitive, a calm, measured response can de-escalate the situation.

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