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How Re-Turbulence is Making for a Bumpy Return to the Workplace for Many Employers

Michigan Business Beat
July 29, 2021 5:00 PM

Digital Wellness Expert Compares Covid Workplace Response to Flying

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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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U.P. Perspective | Small Business Has Big Impact

U.P. Perspectives
July 26, 2021 2:00 PM

News from Sarah Lucas and Lake Superior Community Partnership, sharing the U.P. Perspective:

Big business is always big news, dominating headlines and driving the dialogue on economic policy. But even as they demand our attention by sending their owners into space, down here on earth, we know there’s a lot more to the economy than giant companies, and that bigger isn’t always better.

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Mike Maddox | JustASK What Should Businesses Look for in an MSP?

Michigan Business Beat
July 23, 2021 3:00 PM

Chris Holman catches up once again with Michael Maddox, President, CEO, EOS Visionary of ASK, Lansing, MI, and Host of "Bottom Line IT" on Michigan Business Network (ASK recently merged with Convergence Networks/Grade A)

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Congratulations! MFBI Q2-21 Survey Winners Announced

Michigan Business Network
July 23, 2021 12:00 PM

As a leading voice for small businesses in Michigan, the Michigan Business Network (MBN) believes the people making decisions need to hear how many of their peers across Michigan view the current and anticipate the future course of business, along with what are the factors impacting your business. 

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TechTown Detroit | Building Business + Launching New Ideas 🚀

Michigan Business Network
July 22, 2021 4:00 PM

Start Studio Applications Now Open

Tech ideas start here! 

Apply to Start Studio by July 23, 2021 at 11:59 p.m.

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Detroit Regional Chamber Welcomes New Board of Directors Chair,

Michigan Business Network
July 22, 2021 3:00 PM

Members; Thanks Maibach for Service

The Detroit Regional Chamber is pleased to welcome Wright L. Lassiter III, president and chief executive officer of Henry Ford Health System, as Chair of the Board of Directors.

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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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MCSB | Tune in Now into the Evening for 17th Annual Awards Gala!

Michigan Celebrates Small Business
July 20, 2021 4:30 PM

Celebrate Small Businesses.
17th Annual Awards Gala
Celebrate Virtually or In-person
Many have been waiting since early spring (or even last year) to attend the in-person awards gala this evening at the Breslin Center, East Lansing, MI.
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