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SBAM | Proposed Legislation Would Increase Availability of Affordable Health Coverage

Michigan Business Network
July 27, 2021 9:00 AM

The Coalition to Protect and Promote Association Health Plans Applauds New Introduction of Legislation

Washington - On behalf of small businesses and self-employed individuals across the country, we applaud members of Congress for their ongoing commitment to enacting policies that would give employees of small employers and self-employed individuals with no employees much-needed access to comprehensive, affordable health coverage through an “Association Health Plan” (AHP).

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SBAM | Avoiding Risk in Background Screening

Michigan Business Network
July 26, 2021 5:00 PM

By Susan Chance, courtesy of SBAM Approved Partner ASE

Is avoiding risk in background screening worth having someone on staff just to help with beefing up your company’s background checking practices?

One publication suggests just that. It has been my experience that most people working with backgrounds are wearing many hats, and especially with all of the events of the last 16 months or so, employers have been in a race to keep up with all of the changes to their practices just in regard to the COVID pandemic. Given the time and attention demanded by this, in addition to an already busy schedule, who has time to worry about the details of background checking?

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The Global Leadership Summit Broadcasts LIVE to 500+ Host Sites across the U.S. & Online in 2021

Leadership Lowdown
July 26, 2021 11:00 AM

Premier leadership event of the year coming in August

DeWitt, Michigan, is the local site of The Global Leadership Summit on Thursday-Friday, August  5-6, 2021. Northpointe Community Church will host the event for two full days of leadership, insight, and encouragement to thrive personally and professionally.

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Dave Heisey: Crestcom Free Webinar for July 2021

Michigan Business Network
July 22, 2021 11:00 AM

Managing Hybrid Teams: Overcoming the Challenges of the New Workplace

2020 and COVID-19 brought rapid disruption to workplaces around the world. The sudden shift to remote work tested most organizations’ ability to adapt and adjust to the next normal. Now leaders are facing the reality that a flexible workplace is here to stay.

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SBAM | Is Remote Work Dumbing Us down?

Michigan Business Network
July 21, 2021 12:00 PM

By Anthony Kaylin, courtesy of SBAM Approved Partner ASE

The benefits of remote work, when logistically feasible, are immense.

Employees have more flexibility with their day, and employers have found that employees tend to work longer. It has forced employers to rethink the future workplace. But there are drawbacks.

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Leadership Lowdown | When You Have a New Board Member, You Have a New Board

Leadership Lowdown
July 20, 2021 10:00 AM

A passionate believer in the power of associations to connect and serve members, Donna Oser was appointed President & CEO of the Michigan Society of Association Executives. in December of 2019. A 20-year association veteran, Oser looks forward to partnering with the Board of Directors to reinvent the MSAE. Donna's insight and experience offers a wonderful perspective on building effective organizations and working with volunteers!

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SBAM | Energy Efficiency Updates Can Offer Big Savings

Michigan Business Network
July 14, 2021 7:00 AM

Simple energy efficiency updates can make a big impact on your energy bill.

The SBAM Energy Solutions team has been helping small businesses save big. In fact, our members have saved over $600,000 in the past year on energy bills, and through rebates and incentives.

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SBAM | Everything You Need to Know About How to Claim the COBRA Subsidy Tax Credits

Michigan Business Network
July 13, 2021 3:00 PM

Here are answers to some of the questions SBAM has been hearing about the draft Form 941.

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SBAM | Employees Know What They Want and Won’t Give up Pay to Get It

Michigan Business Network
July 13, 2021 10:00 AM

By Anthony Kaylin, courtesy of SBAM Approved Partner ASE

Employees want this and they want that.  The most recent issue is arising from the remote work environment.  For those jobs that can be done anywhere, employees expect their compensation to be the same as where they were initially situated, unless they move to a more expensive location, then they want the bump.

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Leadership Lowdown | "Good or Bad...Share the News and Do It Quickly!"

Leadership Lowdown
July 13, 2021 8:00 AM

T L Bushey,  a licensed Certified Public Accountant in the state of Michigan, is Chief Financial Officer at Gemini Group. He is responsible for managing the financial risks of the corporation, financial planning, and record-keeping, as well as financial reporting to the CEO and board of directors.

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