Pagan to lead Progressive Women’s Caucus

The Progressive Women’s Caucus has selected state Rep. Kristy Pagan to serve as chair of the caucus. The Canton Democrat is serving her third term in the Michigan House. She previously served as leader of the Progressive Women’s Caucus’ Gender Violence and Women’s Health task forces and was legislative co-chair of former first lady Sue […]

FIVE STEPS TO HELP YOUR EMPLOYEES ROLL WITH THE CHANGES

Now more than ever, change is inevitable. Businesses big and small must change and grow at a quicker pace to keep up with emerging technology, economic cycles and internal factors. Though change is constant, a vast number of business owners find their employees struggle with it. Employees fear change because they feel left in the […]

Make Your Time Work for You

Small-business owners live and die by the expression often credited to Benjamin Franklin that “time is money.” Poor time management can cost a business a significant amount of money. On the flip side, when time is managed properly, more focus is given to important projects, more can be done in the workday and more money […]

MERIDIAN GETS FINANCIAL REPORTING HONOR

An award of financial reporting achievement has been presented to Meridian Township and to the author of the report, Finance Director Miriam Mattison. This achievement is not just any honor – it is the highest level of recognition for financial reporting from the Government Finance Officers Association. The association was founded in 1906 with a […]

Bill would end ‘dark store’ tax assessments

The Michigan Legislature has only been session a few weeks and already a bill has been introduced to eliminate loopholes for so-called “dark stores.” The legislation would limit big-box retailers’ ability to appeal their local property tax assessments by arguing their stores must be valued as if vacant, or “dark,” and available for sale to […]

34TH ANNUAL MLK HOLIDAY LUNCHEON DRAWS CROWD TO LANSING CENTER

“Be the change you want to see in the world” was the theme of this year’s Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Luncheon Celebration. Nearly 1,600 attended the popular event at the Lansing Center, hearing  inspirational music from Tabernacle of David Choir; Sharon Lawrence and Phil Denny performing the National Anthem; and Music of the […]

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