Guest Column

Opinions and tips from experts within the community.

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Investment in electronic transmission infrastructure powers growth

October 17, 2014
I noted with great interest that the leading mandate out of the 2014 West Michigan Policy Forum was a call to action on needed investment in the state’s infrastructure. Read More

Legal mediation: Resolving confidential matters by private agreement

October 10, 2014
Confidential and swift resolutions to private legal matters are paramount, especially when problems are solved, confidences are preserved, and long-term relationships prevail. Read More

Data breach: Here we go again — consumer and bank theft

October 3, 2014
Target, Neiman Marcus, PF Chang’s — and now, in the most recent episode of data breach, it’s reported more than 50 million customers’ cards, accounts and personal information were breached from the do-it-yourself giant Home Depot. Read More

Fences or flamingoes: Be sure you know your homeowner association rules

September 26, 2014
A new homeowner moves into a neighborhood governed by a private association, receives an invitation to a potluck that doubles as an annual meeting and shows up with a bottle of wine and a dish to pass. Read More

Support patient choice, Michigan small business

September 19, 2014
More than 1.7 million Medicare beneficiaries call Michigan home, and their community pharmacists strongly support new bipartisan legislation that would give them more convenient access to prescription drugs and discounted co-pays. Read More

The cornerstone for successful construction projects

September 12, 2014
Cranes flocking back to the skyline are bringing life back to West Michigan. Read More

Public investment in transportation essential to Michigan’s success

September 5, 2014
In a GRBJ editorial (Aug. 11), Carole Valade wrote: “The Business Journal emphasizes the unfinished business of infrastructure investment in Michigan. ... In fact, the issue is not just related to road and highway repair, the lack of which is costing Michigan businesses millions of dollars. Read More

Cellphone use while driving: Should legislators decide?

August 29, 2014
According to the Governors Highway Safety Association, 14 states have enacted laws against hand-held use of cellphones by all drivers. Read More

Law coach for small businesses: finding, financing business opportunities

August 22, 2014
Growth-oriented companies constantly prepare for business synergy opportunities. Read More

‘Grand bargain’ will be a bargain for the whole state

August 15, 2014
Detroit is showing the world what it can do. Read More