Here are some resources offered by the Michigan Chamber of Commerce for Members of the Standish Area Chamber.

Solutions for Michigan Businesses

At the Michigan Chamber of Commerce, we offer business solutions on a wide range issues including Michigan labor and employment laws, environmental policies, health and safety laws, tax policies, savings programs, and employee benefits. Take a moment to explore how the Michigan Chamber of Commerce can assist you in managing your business.

Human Resource & Labor Law Assistance:

AdvocacyFor the state to be seen and known as an attractive and competitive place to do business, Michigan labor laws must be fair and affordable. With this as a main focus, governmental involvement and regulations should be reduced, giving employers the flexibility they need in order to manage their workplace as well as to address their employees’ needs.

Chamber Compliance Center: The Michigan Chamber Compliance Center is a site designed as a portal for information regarding employment law, tax policy, and environmental, health, and safety laws. Michigan Chamber members, insurance clients, and qualified publication purchasers receive free access to this secured resource.

Employee Background Checks: Michigan Chamber customers can get discounted pricing on valuable employment background screening services. You will receive great service backed by superb technology, offering a cost-effective way to check the backgrounds of your job applicants with ease. There are no setup fees or minimum order requirements.

Labor Law Hotline: Michigan Chamber members have access to a free labor law hotline to have their specific employment law questions answered. It is available via a toll-free number.

Publications & Labor Law Posters Store: Our employment law handbooks covering state and federal employment law issues for all Michigan businesses are extremely popular. Topics include Hiring & Firing, Compensation & Benefits, Employer & Employee Protections, Employee Handbook Policies, Unemployment Insurance, and Employee Electronic Use. In addition, the Michigan Chamber compiles and publishes a labor law poster set, which includes the mandatory notices Michigan employers must display.

Seminars & Webinars: We provide employers with the training they need to remain in compliance with Michigan and federal laws, widen their operating margin, stay competitive within the marketplace and develop their employees. With a focus on human resource, safety, environmental and tax laws, these seminars for Michigan businesses target crucial topics for companies operating in today’s business environment.

Salary & Benefits Survey: The Michigan Chamber has been offering a multi-industry salary and benefits survey for over 20 years. This provides employers with current, accurate compensation information needed to successfully attract and retain quality employees. It also allows competitors to share current wage information with each other while maintaining complete participant confidentiality.

Employee Benefits

Northwood University Partnership: The Michigan Chamber has partnered with Northwood University to share resources to educate future business leaders on Michigan’s business climate. This two-fold partnership offers a $1,000 scholarship for eligible Northwood University students and a free student membership to all enrolled Northwood students.

Savings Programs & Business Services

Business Supply Savings Program: The Michigan Chamber offers significant savings on business supplies through our partnership with Staples Business Advantage.

Certificates of Origin: The Michigan Chamber provides Certificate of Origin services through an online portal that is secure, simple, fast and convenient. You can trust the Michigan Chamber to serve your export documentation needs.

Credit Card Processing Program: The Michigan Chamber’s “interchange plus” credit card processing program literally means that members have the opportunity to accept credit, debit and other electronically based transactions at just 0.2% above cost through our partner. This is available to every Chamber member, regardless of the amount of credit and debit card volume you process.

Utility, Lighting & Telecom Savings: The Michigan Chamber offers two great programs to help you manage and significantly reduce your utility and telecommunication costs with real savings, refunds and credits. We are able to perform a thorough analysis of your utility billing, leading to past financial recovery and ongoing monthly savings. We can also help you to reduce your facility electric bills, save on maintenance time and cost, and make a positive imprint on the environment through a practical long-term solution of LED lighting.

Business Brokerage Services: There are many decisions to make when it comes time to sell the business you have built. When that time comes, trust the Michigan Chamber of Commerce to help.