Lansing’s Construction Industry Thrives Despite Worker Shortage

In May, when Lansing voters approved a plan to repair and renovate 27 of the district’s school buildings, they added $120 million in projects to the region’s already booming construction industry.The value of construction projects underway or planned in greater Lansing currently exceeds $700 million, a clear signal that the industry has recovered from the […]

Behind the Scenes: Machelle A. McAdory

Machelle A. McAdory, 54, is the senior vice president and chief Human Resources officer at Jackson National. A member of the company’s executive leadership team, she leads a staff of more than 100 professionals in eight business offices across the U.S. Before joining Jackson National in 2011, McAdory worked for General Motors, DaimlerChrysler Corp and […]

Exchange Rates

A special price, arguably the most important price in the economy, is the exchange rate. Every country uses its own currency; thus the U.S. has the U.S. dollar ($); the U.K. has the pound sterling (£); Europe has the euro (€); Japan has the yen (¥); China has the Yuan; Mexico—the peso (₱); and so […]

Greater Lansing’s Insurance Industry Continues to Grow

If you ask a child, “What do you want to be when you grow up?” the answers are varied — firefighter, president, princess, doctor, movie star, pro athlete.They don’t say, “I want to work in insurance.” But maybe they should.Lansing’s insurance industry has done nothing but grow since the turn of the century. Between 2000 […]

HR and the Affordable Care Act — Know the Facts

The Affordable Care Act is six years old and for small businesses in particular, it continues to challenge the Human Resource administrators who oversee their company’s healthcare benefits.The landmark legislation, passed in 2010, phased in coverage and reporting requirements, first for large businesses, then adding small and smaller businesses.“One of the difficult things about the […]

Workplace strategy

As someone who works locally while still tied to a larger organization, I have the opportunity to collaborate with specialty groups within CBRE. My colleagues, Karen Ellzey, executive managing director, and Carrie Thompson, senior managing director, are members of CBRE’s Global Workplace Solutions Management Consulting group. They have truly captured how workplace environments cater to […]

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