Can we restore a sense of unity?

I’ve never seen Michigan so divided. The challenges of 2020 have caused a lot conflict among our fellow citizens. The coronavirus pandemic. Racial injustice. The election.

Understand your health plan funding options

As a benefits administrator or business owner, you know providing health benefits to your employees is essential to retaining and recruiting a talented, loyal workforce.

West Michigan HR does not appreciate veterans

West Michigan human resources professionals do not appreciate military diversity in their hiring process, especially in their mid- to senior-executive leadership vacancies.

Managing public spaces in the ‘new normal’

Since the beginning of the COVID-19 crisis, public health and safety have been at the forefront of conversations and decisions regarding public spaces.

If no other year, get the flu shot this year

As we head further into the fall season, we also begin to enter the flu season.

Can you use the ‘Five Percent Principle’ to build your business?

In the 1990s I came across a book titled, “Everything I Needed to Know about Success I Found in the Bible,” by Richard Gaylord Briley.

What veterans need to know to select a Medicare plan

Americans have faced many important decisions this year, with more on the horizon.

How to find your next professional job

Have recent events left you unemployed?

Safeguard your business ahead of a downturn

Even if all you had to worry about were the quality of your company’s products or services and continued growth of its customer base, running a business would be challenging enough.

Google’s career path sets dangerous precedent

Google, with much fanfare, recently announced “three new Google Career Certificates in the high-paying, high-growth career fields of Data Analytics, Project Management, and User Experience (UX) Design.

Estate, tax strategies for an election year

Presidential election years bring more than campaign buttons and nonstop TV commercials – — they herald the potential of changes in the nation’s tax policy depending on November’s outcome.

Choosing the most effective retirement plans for your small business

For small businesses in Michigan that are searching for retirement plan providers for their employees, streamlining the process and offerings for your team is key — particularly in 2020.

An open letter to employers

As business leaders, we believe that being part of this community is a privilege that carries significant responsibility.

Stay bullish on Michigan’s future

Michigan is a state that pulls together and innovates when times get tough.

Five fiscal habits to learn for school and beyond

Life as a student looks very different this fall — as does the first day on the job for recent graduates.

Remembering Van Andel Institute’s Dr. Viviane Labrie

In August, the world tragically lost Dr. Viviane Labrie, an incredible scientist whose vibrant presence, remarkable intellect and boundless creativity will continue to have an impact for years to come.

Economic investment is crucial to recovery

At the heart of economic development is the well-being of people and communities.

Prepare to return to the office

It is almost certain the current pandemic will not alter realities long term any more than the 18th century yellow fever epidemic did.

Bankruptcy changes will help small firms, family farms

Changes to federal bankruptcy law will make it easier and less expensive for small businesses and family farmers to restructure or shed their debt.