Guest Column

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Three tips for promoting summertime employee happiness

June 21, 2019
Summer is officially underway, and for many of us, summertime is associated with fun, excitement and happiness. Read More

GRPL: Growing with our community

June 21, 2019
For children and adults alike, America’s local libraries are a second home — a comforting place to relax with a book, study with friends or pick up a new hobby, whether it’s learning how to build an app or eat like an astronaut in space. Read More

Boosting the EITC can help fill workforce gap

As Michigan employers continue to struggle to find qualified workers in a tight labor market, lawmakers in Lansing have the power to provide at least partial relief.

June 14, 2019
As Michigan employers continue to struggle to find qualified workers in a tight labor market, lawmakers in Lansing have the power to provide at least partial relief. Read More

Is the solution them, or is it me?

June 14, 2019
In this rapidly changing economy, everyone is looking for a simple fix to dealing with the uncertainty of our economic environment. Read More

Give your graduate the gift of legal documents

June 7, 2019
As we head into graduation season, many families will start making plans for their young adult children to leave home for college, travel or to begin a new job. Read More

The multiplier effect of four-year degrees

June 7, 2019
There recently was a terrific Forbes column by thinkLaw’s Colin Seale titled, “The Equity Problem With Saying 'College Isn't For Everyone,’” in which Seale is exactly right to label four-year degree attainment an equity issue. Read More

Four factors that can help employers lower pharmacy costs for their employees

May 31, 2019
Pharmacy is 20% of all health care costs nationally, and the cost of prescription drugs continues to rise. Read More

Needed: A state budget that supports infrastructure, talent and economic growth

May 31, 2019
West Michigan’s economy has been on the right track — earning the region national recognition for being a great place for businesses, entrepreneurs, jobs, millennials and families. Read More

Hints of slower growth, but (some) optimism rebounds

May 24, 2019
Although the West Michigan economy is still chugging along like it has been for the past 10 years, anecdotal evidence is mounting that the pace may be slowing. Read More

Teens just need a little love

May 24, 2019
Imagine being removed from your family home and placed in foster care. Perhaps you endured abuse or neglect, and home life wasn’t great — but the trauma of being separated from actual family and going to live with strangers can be lonely, terrifying, even traumatic in its own right, even when the home you go to is loving and welcoming. Read More