Guest Column

Opinions and tips from experts within the community.


Sustaining Highway Trust Fund will be test for Congress

February 20, 2015
If you like potholes, thank a politician. Read More

Make time work for you, rather than against you

February 13, 2015
Are you satisfied with what you accomplish in a day? Or are you constantly falling behind? Read More

How recent Supreme Court rulings may affect your business

February 6, 2015
Litigation has a way of disrupting a company like few other events. Read More

Major revisions to Michigan Nonprofit Corporation Act

January 30, 2015
By signing Michigan Senate Bills 623, 624 and 929 on Jan. 15, Gov. Rick Snyder ratified a significant set of revisions to the Michigan Nonprofit Corporation Act that every nonprofit should consider implementing, or at least be familiar with. Read More

Embrace immigrants for the right reasons

January 23, 2015
Let’s be honest. Many of us wouldn’t mind immigrants bursting in from Germany, Ireland, the Netherlands — you know, the people who look like us. Read More

Low wages are major impediment to labor supply

January 16, 2015
Gov. Rick Snyder has made clear that one of his top priorities is career technical education for the skilled trades, particularly in construction, manufacturing and agriculture. Read More

2014: The year of recalls, supplier liabilities

January 9, 2015
Despite the fact that vehicles are safer and more reliable than ever, more than 56 million of them were recalled as part of more than 500 separate and distinct recalls in 2014. Read More

VARI’s biorepository provides tools for discovery

January 2, 2015
Grand Rapids is a city on the rise — a city that continues to reinvent itself and redefine its potential. Read More

Discretionary spending cuts could actually harm economy

December 26, 2014
There was nothing positive in the “wretched” FY 2015 spending bill recently passed by Congress. Read More

Construction Lien Act can offer protection for all parties

December 19, 2014
As an owner, if the contractor on your construction project goes out of business or simply walks off the job, will your company have to pay twice for the same work? Read More