Category: Advocacy

Washington, DC Update: Soo Locks and Trade Policy

From March 13-14, 2019, the Chamber Alliance’s Director of Government Relations Kent Wood attended the annual Washington, DC fly-in with the Great Lakes Metro Chambers Coalition. While in the nation’s capital, Kent had the chance to meet with federal officials about a number of…

The Busiest Week In Alliance History?

On February 12, 2019, hours before Michigan’s 49th Governor Gretchen Whitmer was set to give her first State of the State address, hearty members of the Northern Michigan Chamber Alliance braved a treacherous winter drive to Lansing to host the Governor’s executive office staff…

MIRS: House, Senate Seek Supremes Decision On Paid Sick Leave, Minimum Wage

Director’s Note: This is a recent occurrence in the ongoing saga regarding the new Paid Sick Leave Mandate and minimum wage increase for employers in Michigan. The legislature passed new sick leave and minimum wage mandates in September 2018, and then significantly amended them…

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