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Member Question of the Day: Workplace Safety

July 21, 2021
Member Question of the Day: Workplace Safety

Today’s Member Question of the Day features Sean Egan, Deputy Director of Labor with the Michigan Department of Labor & Economic Opportunity, who shares updates around Covid-19 Workplace Safety and what the General Duty Clause requires for non-healthcare employers.

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What’s the Secret Sauce to Retaining Employees? Featuring Brett VanderKamp

July 15, 2021

Today’s Member Question is about developing the secret sauce to retaining employees. In Part 2 of this 2 Part Series, Brett VanderKamp joins us to share best practices.

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What’s the Secret Sauce to Retaining Employees? Featuring Ed Amaya

June 16, 2021
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Today’s Member Question is about developing the secret sauce to retaining employees. In Part 1 of this 2 Part Series, Ed Amaya joins us to share best practices.

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Member Question: Becoming an Effective Ally

May 12, 2021
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Today’s Member Question is about Becoming an Effective Ally, an important conversation in the work being done to create inclusive workplaces.

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Mayor’s Update 2021

April 29, 2021
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Holland City Mayor, Nathan Bocks, sat down with the West Coast Chamber’s Ambassador Team to give a comprehensive 2021 city update. Updates Include: Housing Waterfront Holland Inclusive Community Commercial Property Development Broadband Community Energy Plan Upgrades to our Recycling Program Electric Cost Reductions Renewable energy Tulip Time Civic Center Farmer’s Market All in one 5-minute…

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Meet Local Sustainability Superstars

April 22, 2021
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Let’s talk about local Sustainability Superstars. Earth Day seems like the perfect time to elevate the conversation about sustainability practices in our community. We asked for your nominations for businesses and organizations in our area that are working on initiatives that promote sustainability, resiliency and livability in our community. You responded! In honor of Earth…

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Immediate COBRA Premium Subsidy Kicked In April 1

April 1, 2021
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Immediate COBRA Premium Subsidies for Employees Kicked In April 1, as part of the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA). What you need to know.

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Making the Decision to Run for Judge

March 31, 2021
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“When will you run for judge?” “Never. I love what I do, and plan to retire as an assistant prosecutor.” This conversation took place many times with different people, before I decided to consider the possibility of a different career.¬† I have grown so much as a person while being a public servant and working…

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Recruiting Strategies for 2021

March 31, 2021
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Recruiting Strategies for 2021: It’s All About the Experience In the West Coast Chamber’s 2021 Economic Outlook, we heard some encouraging news that Ottawa County’s employment levels may return to pre-pandemic levels by the end of 2021. But that all depends on whether employers can find the right people to fill the jobs. Recruiting and…

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The Power of Giving

March 31, 2021
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Women of Color Give: Amplifying the Power of Individual Giving Rebekah Bakker believes in the transformative power of investing in the community. She has served at various nonprofits as an employee and now in her role at Custer, Inc. she spends time volunteering as a Treasurer of the Board for Lighthouse Immigrant Advocates and as…

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