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The Great Lakes Design and Construction Expo (Feb.12-13)

Michigan Business Network
January 29, 2020 12:00 PM

BLOOMFIELD HILLS, Michigan – January 23, 2020 – Construction Association of Michigan (CAM) and Home Builders Association of Southeastern Michigan (HBA) have joined forces to present Michigan’s largest construction industry event, the Great Lakes Design and Construction EXPO 2020 (EXPO). This two-day, statewide event will bring together residential and commercial designers, contractors, designers, suppliers and service providers, offering networking opportunities and educational workshops designed to support the continued success of Michigan’s building industry.

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AAA: Owning an Electric Vehicle is the Cure for Most Consumer Concerns

Michigan Business Network
January 29, 2020 9:00 AM

New study pulls back the curtain on the experience of going green and costs of ownership

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Treasury: Business Taxpayers Have Easier Option for Filing Sales, Use and Withholding Tax Annual Returns

Michigan Business Network
January 28, 2020 5:00 PM

Michigan’s business taxpayers now have an easier option for filling their Sales, Use and Withholding (SUW) Annual Tax Return, according to the Michigan Department of Treasury (Treasury).

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Caring for clients and having fun....a leadership journey still unfolding

Leadership Low Down
January 28, 2020 12:00 PM

Caring for clients and having more fun that you can imagine....a leadership journey still unfolding

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NEWS RELEASE: Michigan’s unemployment rate down slightly in December

Michigan Business Network
January 24, 2020 11:00 AM

Payroll jobs up for ninth consecutive year

LANSING, Mich. -- Michigan’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate inched down by a tenth of a percentage point to 3.9 percent in December, according to data released today by the Michigan Department of Technology, Management & Budget. Total employment advanced by 6,000 over the month, while unemployment fell by the same number, resulting in no change in the state’s workforce total over the month.

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Cost Segregation Studies as an Estate Planning Tool

Michigan Business Network
January 24, 2020 8:00 AM


If you own a building or have renovated a building in the last few years, you can likely benefit from a cost segregation study.


Cost segregation studies separate real property into various depreciable categories. Most real property is depreciated over 27.5 years (for residential rental) or 39 years (for nonresidential). By performing a cost segregation study, you can reclassify a portion of that real property into personal property. These newly created asset classes depreciate at a much faster rate—normally 5, 7 or 15 years.

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Early Michigan Governors Come To Liberty Coin Service

Dollars and Sense
January 23, 2020 3:00 PM

For the next few weeks, Liberty Coin Service in Lansing’s Frandor Shopping Center is exhibiting selections of an early Michigan history treasure trove.  The documents on exhibit are letters signed by Michigan territorial and state governors and US Senators from 1805 up into the 20th Century.

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NEWS RELEASE: Hourly wage increase benefits many Michigan agricultural workers

Michigan Business Network
January 23, 2020 1:00 PM

LANSING, Mich.—The hourly wage for Michigan’s temporary or seasonal nonimmigrant foreign agricultural workers increased from $13.54 to $14.40 per hour as of Jan. 2, 2020. Positions paying this wage offer great opportunities for workers to earn above the state’s minimum wage rate of $9.65 per hour.

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Gazelles run from their greatest fears, Lions chase their dreams!

Leadership Low Down
January 23, 2020 12:00 PM

DeAndre Carter has become recognized as a motivational force as he challenges people to demand greatness in every step. Recognized as an award-winning speaker and ranked by Toastmaster's International as one of the best in the world, DeAndre has effectively developed people through great motivation and helping to shift negative paradigms!

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Doug Stanton | Tenth Anniversary of National Writers Series

Michigan Business Beat
January 23, 2020 10:00 AM

Traverse City, Michigan effort keeps authors in the spotlight.

Doug W. Stanton joins Jeffrey C. Mosher in the studio for a chat as Doug was criss-crossing Michigan with MBN ally - Susan Wilcox Olson.

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