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31st Annual Metro Detroit Youth Day

Thousands of smiling youngsters braved the heat to attend the 31st annual Metro Detroit Youth Day held July 17th, on Belle Isle’s athletic field.

Your Voice: The Most Powerful Personal Tool In Making Presentations

You have impressive visuals, the latest technology -- you look great and your topic is hot, but have you invested time and energy in the most important of all personal tools -- your voice?

I know you have seen it. A presenter has all the “bells and whistles,” something goes wrong and the presentation falls apart. Did you know that if that happened to you, you could use your voice skills to save the day? That is how powerful the voice is.


Why is the voice so important?
How can we use our voices to make a greater impact in our presentations?
What are some ways to enhance our voice image in presentations?
What voice facts are important to know?

Buy-Sell Agreements: An Effective Tool In Protecting Business Assets

Surprisingly, few business owners understand the importance of establishing Buy & Sell Agreements (BSAs). Generally, people do not like to think of a future that does not include themselves, or a business partner, but this is an issue that prudent entrepreneurs ought to address before tragedies occur.

7 Tips On How You Too Can Be A Networking Star

Networking - making connection in order to build business relationship is a key element to grow your sales and keep your business successful.  The business environment has rapidly changed in the past few years, and so has the networking style.

Michigan Health Care Reform Conference

No other piece of legislation in the past decade will impact your business more significantly than the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA or ACA) enacted by Congress in 2010. It is time to learn about the reform and the impact of it on your business.

MBPA Health Care Reform Conference is on April 9th, 2013.

Michigan Imposes 1% Paid Health Claims Assessment

On September 20, 2011, Michigan's governor signed the Health Insurance Claims Assessment Act ("HICA").  Effective January 1, 2012, certain health insurance carriers and third-party administrators will be required to pay an assessment on specified paid health care claims. The revenue generated by HICA will be used to bolster Michigan's Medicaid program. It is anticipated that an additional $400 million dollars will be generated by HICA.  Currently, HICA is scheduled to expire on January 1, 2014.

National Healthcare Update: Michigan Exchange Legislation Passes Senate

- The Michigan Business and Professional Association (MBPA), along with its sister group, the Michigan Food and Beverage Association (MFBA), work diligently to keep you up to date on our new federal healthcare law and how it will affect you, your family, and your business.

Free Tips on Protecting Your Company from Winter Disasters

Whether it’s pounding, relentless rainstorms or massive snowstorms, winter weather presents many risks for business shutdowns, property damage and loss of life. Now is a good time to make a plan to stay open for business, while protecting your employees and customers from the dangers of severe winter weather.

Modernizing Michigan's Individual Healthcare Market

Governor Snyder this week called for a fresh look at the state’s health insurance regulations as part of his special message on health and wellness issues. That’s welcome news for Michigan’s job providers.

MLCC Begins Changes to Licensing Process with Reforms to Non-Profit Special License Application

Commission to provide more certainty by creating a more concise and clearer non-profit 24 hour license

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31st Annual Metro Detroit Youth Day

Thousands of smiling youngsters braved the heat to attend the 31st annual Metro Detroit Youth Day held July 17th, on Belle Isle’s athletic field.

Your Voice: The Most Powerful Personal Tool In Making Presentations

You have impressive visuals, the latest technology -- you look great and your topic is hot, but have you invested time and energy in the most import...

Buy-Sell Agreements: An Effective Tool In Protecting Business Assets

Surprisingly, few business owners understand the importance of establishing Buy & Sell Agreements (BSAs). Generally, people do not like to think ...

7 Tips On How You Too Can Be A Networking Star

Networking - making connection in order to build business relationship is a key element to grow your sales and keep your business successful.  ...