Month: August 2014

Immigration Reform Moving in Michigan; Stalled in Washington

The Northern Michigan Chamber Alliance has been following the growing need for immigration reform within the United States and Michigan.  In 2011, twenty eight percent of small businesses in the United States were started by immigrants. In Michigan alone over the last decade, one…

Reminder: Minimum Wage Increase Coming Sept. 1st

In May 2014, the Michigan legislature passed an increase to Michigan’s minimum wage law. As a reminder to all business owners and employers in northern Michigan, the first step of the increase starts this year, on September 1, 2014, when the minimum hourly wage…

2014 Primary Election Recap and General Election Preview

Proposal 1 Proposal 1 won by a large margin statewide, with 69% voting in favor of continuing the personal property tax exemptions for small businesses and manufacturers. The Northern Michigan Chamber Alliance worked hard to get out the word on Proposal 1. The Alliance saw…

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