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NEWS RELEASE : Remote-workforce challenges Include Employee Engagement and Productivity

Michigan Business Network
May 28, 2020 3:00 PM

According to survey conducted by Ann Arbor, Mich.-based firm 

Sigred Solutions survey concludes employers need strong communication, policies and procedures to succeed in new normal 

ANN ARBOR, Mich. –  According to results from a recent survey among business owners and employees conducted by Sigred Solutions, a retained management recruiting and leadership advisory firm based in Ann Arbor, Mich., employers will need strong communication, policies and procedures to manage employee engagement and productivity in industries that can support a long-term remote-workforce.

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NEWS RELEASE : Treasury: Installment Payment Option Available for Business Taxpayers

Michigan Business Network
May 28, 2020 12:00 PM

Deferring Sales, Use and Withholding Tax Payments
Penalties and Interest Will Be Waived on Installment Balance

LANSING, MICH. Business taxpayers who have deferred paying their Sales, Use and Withholding (SUW) taxes due to the COVID-19 pandemic can now participate in an installment payment option to satisfy their outstanding tax balance, according to the Michigan Department of Treasury.

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NEWS RELEASE : Consumer Alert: UIA Warns of Imposter Unemployment Claims

Michigan Business Network
May 28, 2020 11:00 AM

Criminals attempting to illegally obtain benefits using stolen and falsified data

LANSING, MICH. The Michigan Unemployment Insurance Agency (UIA) today warned residents of attempts by criminals to file imposter claims in pursuit of benefits. The U.S. Secret Service (USSS) recently issued a national alert regarding an international criminal ring exploiting the COVID-19 crisis to commit largescale fraud against state unemployment programs. The UIA, Michigan State Police Cyber Command and Dept. of Technology Management and Budget Cybersecurity are coordinating with the USSS to obtain cyber threat indicators related to national fraud activity. No personal data from claimants has been stolen from the UIA

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NEWS RELEASE : Statewide Platform to Connect Michigan Employers with PPE Producers, Suppliers

Michigan Business Network
May 28, 2020 10:00 AM

- as Non-essential Businesses Begin to Re-open 

LANSING, MICH. With efforts to re-engage Michigan’s economy underway through recent executive orders signed by Governor Gretchen Whitmer, the Pure Michigan Business Connect program through the Michigan Economic Development Corporation has developed a portal specifically designed to support the personal protective equipment (PPE) needs of Michigan businesses as they start the process of re-opening.

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NEWS RELEASE : MDHHS Expands COVID-19 Testing Criteria to Better Protect Residents

Michigan Business Network
May 28, 2020 6:00 AM

Greater access is important as Michigan reopens state economy

LANSING, MICH. The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) announced today it is greatly expanding testing criteria for COVID-19 to provide access to additional residents who do not have symptoms but are at risk. 

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Expanded Work Share Program Helps Employers Bring Back Workers from Unemployment and Restart Their Operations

Michigan Business Network
May 27, 2020 7:00 PM

LANSING, MICH. As Michigan businesses begin to reopen, employers are urged to utilize the State’s Work Share program which helps employers experiencing economic pain due to COVID-19 retain their workforce and bring back employees from lay-off as they restart their businesses.

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NEWS RELEASE : Five Companies to Deliver Mobility Solutions for COVID-19 Challenges in Michigan

Michigan Business Network
May 27, 2020 6:00 AM

LANSING, MICH. PlanetM, the State of Michigan’s mobility initiative, is awarding a round of its technology activation grant program to companies addressing the challenges presented by the spread of the novel Coronavirus.

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CAR | Webinar: Killing the Unicorns to Boost Sales & Profits

Michigan Business Beat
May 26, 2020 6:00 PM

Upcoming Webinar:
Killing the Unicorns to Boost Sales & Profits

Thursday, May 28, 2020  |  11:00 AM - NOON

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CAR | Center for Automotive Research MBS 2020 - Don't Miss These Speakers

Michigan Business Beat
May 26, 2020 10:00 AM

August 4-5, 2020  |  A Virtual Event

CAR MBS 2020 features world-class speakers and the quality content you’ve come to expect from this annual event now in its 55th year.
Join us virtually August 4-5 or on-demand to hear from automotive industry leaders and visionaries as they share thought-provoking insights about the future of the global automotive industry.
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The Automotive Heritage Foundation Call for Entries & Industry Updates – AHF Bulletin #5

A Shunpiker's Journal
May 21, 2020 4:00 PM

The “AHF Bulletin” is meant to keep the Automotive Heritage Foundation community informed about what’s happening throughout our spheres of interest. Please join us in promoting and celebrating automotive history, culture and aesthetics, by becoming a member, and send us the news you’d like to share.

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