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Top 10 Michigan Senate Districts and Top 15 Michigan House Districts Most Likely To Flip

LANSING - Sen. Mike Shirkey (R-Clarklake), the likely next Senate Majority Leader if Republicans maintain control, has heard the bleak forecasts about Democrats possibly riding a blue wave into majority this November. He's not buying it.  The Jackson County Republican was admittedly nervous after August primary numbers showed strong Democratic turnout numbers in suburban Michigan. But

By |2018-10-04T20:22:41+00:00October 4th, 2018|Politics, Small Business Association of Michigan|

Michigan House Democrats Work On Small Business Package

LANSING - The Small Business Association of Michigan conworked with Rep. Donna Lasinski (D-Scio Twp.) on creating a four-piece legislative package designed to give Michigan small businesses a leg up on state contracts while helping aspiring entrepreneurs get off the ground.  While SBAM Executive Director Rob Fowler said details may need to be worked out on

By |2018-07-17T19:02:40+00:00July 17th, 2018|Small Business Association of Michigan|

The Business Impact Of 2018 Facebook News Feed Changes

LANSING - 2018 has been an interesting year for Facebook. Earlier this year, the company decided to drop a bomb and overhaul their popular News Feed feature, arguably the “heartbeat” of Facebook. Some marketers are viewing it as the News Feed Apocalypse, while others see it as a necessary evolution as the network continues to expand

By |2018-07-10T16:03:27+00:00July 10th, 2018|Small Business Association of Michigan|

Cyber Risk Insurance – Does Your Company Have The Right Plan In Place?

LANSING - How does your company use technology in its day-to-day operations?  If you are like most, you buy and sell products or raw materials, intellectual property is stored on-line, you communicate with customers and vendors and promoting your business via social media are simply part of your day.  Unfortunately, each of these actions provides

By |2018-06-14T15:17:00+00:00June 14th, 2018|Cyber Defense, Small Business Association of Michigan|

State Of Manufacturing Tour Highlights Growth Of Jobs, Skills Needed

LANSING - When Jay Timmons took over as president and CEO of The National Association of Manufacturers' in 2011, many said manufacturing in the United States was dead, that factories and jobs were moving overseas and this country would have to shift to a service economy. Today he calls that notion "farcical." With growth in fields like

By |2018-02-23T12:19:34+00:00February 23rd, 2018|Small Business Association of Michigan|

Snyder Order Asks For Better Broadband Plan By August 

LANSING - Gov. Rick Snyder pledged Monday to convene a panel dedicated to crafting a "comprehensive plan to improve access to broadband services." Snyder issued an executive order creating a "Michigan Consortium for Advanced Networks,” which will be charged with putting together such a plan by Aug. 1. The plan, according to the Governor's office,

By |2018-02-08T17:17:23+00:00February 8th, 2018|Small Business Association of Michigan|

Gov. Snyder Proposes $5 Per Water Customer For $110 Million In Infrastructure Fixes

LANSING - Gov. Rick Snyder's final proposal last week: Putting a $5-a-customer fee on public water systems to come up with $110 million to fix up the state's water infrastructure.  The Governor called the state's water infrastructure "failing" and said it's time to fix water mains and replace lead service lines.  To do so, he's

By |2018-02-08T17:17:24+00:00February 8th, 2018|Politics|

Clean MI Govt; Prevailing Wage Repeal; Pot Legalization Raise $1 Million Plus

LANSING - Three Michigan ballot committees have gathered more than $1 million in support based on today's campaign finance filings with another committee on the verge of hitting the $1 million milestone. The amount raised isn't necessarily a harbinger for success, however. The Clean Michigan Government drive to create a part-time Legislature has raised more than $1 million,

Michigan Public Service Commission Urges Lower Gas Rates To Reflect Lower Corporate Tax Rates

LANSING - After first inquiring with the utilities it regulates, the Michigan Public Service Commission urged the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to tell its interstate natural gas pipeline operators to adjust their rates in response to the lowered corporate tax rates under the new federal tax law. The MPSC said the FERC should "take immediate

By |2018-01-31T20:37:06+00:00January 31st, 2018|Clean Update, Politics|