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LEO | Michigan's More Than Half a Million Jobs in High-Demand, High-Wage Industries

Michigan Business Network
May 5, 2021 12:00 PM

highlighted as part of Professional Trades Month

LANSING, Mich.—With nearly 530,000 Michigan jobs and 47,000 annual openings in the professional trades projected by the year 2028, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer joins the Michigan Department of Labor and Economic Opportunity (LEO) to proclaim May as Professional Trades Month to honor those in these fields, show the value of this work, and encourage others to explore educational opportunities and gain career awareness.

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Real Estate ALERT

Michigan Business Network
May 4, 2021 10:00 AM

ENVIRONMENTAL DUE DILIGENCE . . . why a Phase I is the best money you can spend

So you’re looking at buying property, perhaps it’s your first foray into real estate, you hear the word Brownfield, and your lender, attorney, or colleague(s) tell you to get a Phase I . . . now what??

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Clark Schaefer Hackett Acquires strategic HR!

Michigan Business Network
May 3, 2021 3:00 PM

Exciting News! 

We are thrilled to share that we have acquired strategic HR, inc., a leading outsourced HR management firm with offices in Ohio and Kentucky.

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Clark Schaefer Hackett | How Will the American Families Plan Impact You?

Michigan Business Network
April 30, 2021 4:00 PM

President outlines individual tax breaks and increases 

President’s proposals for individual taxpayers were outlined in an April 28 address to Congress and in an 18-page fact sheet released by the White House. The American Families Plan contains tax breaks for low- and middle-income taxpayers and tax increases on those “making over $400,000 per year.”

Here’s a summary of some of the proposals.

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Visual Job Descriptions Enable Companies to Attract Remote Talent

Michigan Business Network
April 30, 2021 9:00 AM

ViziRecruiter’s branded, visual job descriptions allow candidates to “experience” organizations 

DETROIT, MICHIGAN, April 29, 2021 - The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic has shifted the way the majority of businesses operate, which includes talent recruitment and hiring efforts. As most organizations became fully remote, the valuable experience of in-person interviews no longer became an option for hiring managers. Candidates were no longer able to see or walk through their potential workspace, meet their coworkers, or get a feel of what it could be like to work for a company.

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AF Group: What to Expect From a Workers’ Comp Insurer

Michigan Business Beat
April 27, 2021 3:00 PM

AF Group is made up of a number of entities, including several workers’ compensation insurance companies that provide insurance in all 50 states, including Accident Fund Insurance Company of America here in Lansing. Paul Kearney, Chief Claims Officer for AF Group, came to AF Group this January from Atlanta. Paul joins MBN's Jeffrey Mosher to discuss how many employers and injured workers don’t really know what they can expect from their workers’ comp insurer when there is a workplace injury.

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DBI's New Business Developments for 2021

Michigan Business Beat
April 27, 2021 8:00 AM

Dennie Hilliard, Senior Account Manager,
Office Specialist at DBI Business Interiors talks with Jeffrey Mosher. Dennis updates the business community with DBI's new business developments as well as a brief overview of the company's history. 

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Foster Swift | Learn Employee Benefits Legal Trends and Policies in 2021

Michigan Business Network
April 21, 2021 12:00 PM

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – Join Foster Swift attorneys Mindi Johnson and Amanda Dernovshek on Tuesday, April 27 as they discuss trending employee benefits topics in 2021. This session is geared for HR personnel and business owners.

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Dave Heisey: Crestcom Free Webinar

Michigan Business Network
April 20, 2021 6:00 PM

Crestcom is holding a special 2021 Leadership Summit, which runs over two days, from 11:00 am - 1:00 pm EDT next week April 28 and 29, 2021.  Here are the details:

Over the past year, the heightened need for connection and its powerful impact on individuals and organizations has never been more clear.
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AF Group Names Nina Burnett as Director of Investigative Services

Michigan Business Network
April 20, 2021 10:00 AM

AF Group’s commitment to customers and to reducing workers’ compensation insurance fraud continues with the appointment of Nina Burnett as director of Investigative Services. In her new role, Burnett will assume responsibility for Claim fraud strategies and related investigations for AF Group and its family of companies.

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