Listen to Michigan business managers talk about diversity in the workplace, and it’s immediately clear that they give the concept far more than lip service.
About Mike Turner
Mike Turner, a graduate of Michigan State University, has worked as a business writer and editor for daily and weekly newspapers and other publications throughout Michigan. He now operates a freelance editing and writing business and works as a public relations specialist and copywriter.
Entries by Mike Turner
You might say they give new, deeper meaning to the phrase “healthy bottom line.” The winners of the annual Michigan’s Best and Brightest in Wellness awards are recognized and celebrated for their quality and excellence in health awareness.
Brent Mikulski sees it happen regularly: A business hires a disabled worker at least partially to claim the federal tax credits that are available for doing so. But then the company is so satisfied with the worker’s performance that the tax incentives become an afterthought — or even less. “Employees will ask right up front […]
With companies struggling to attract qualified employees in today’s tight labor market, they’re increasingly adopting innovations designed to make their workplaces desirable to prospective new hires and to retain talented existing workers. Many of them, however, have a long way to go to catch up to this year’s winners of Metro Detroit’s Best and Brightest […]
Heading toward the second half of 2017, Michigan’s economic fundamentals are strong. For instance, the state’s unemployment rate stood at a solid 4.7 percent in April, and personal income in 2016 increased by 3.6 percent in Michigan, which matched the national average and was the second-fastest increase among the Great Lakes states, according to the […]
Ann Arbor’s economy keeps zipping along — with no small thanks to the numerous “gazelle” companies that stand out from the herd by racking up impressive records of growth. To recognize gazelle companies that have earned their moniker by consistently achieving 20 percent annual growth, Ann Arbor SPARK — the community’s engine for economic development […]
Corp! magazine is always ready to celebrate Michigan’s economic successes. With our Most Valuable Professionals/Most Valuable Millennials/Most Valuable Entrepreneurs Awards, we recognize a group of individuals who have contributed to our state’s economic well-being in myriad ways. The roster of winners ranges from architects to attorneys to nonprofit organization leaders. These professionals are making business […]
It was the auto industry that imprinted Michigan on the nation’s economic map. The agricultural sector, meanwhile, continues to give the state something else to boast about. Case in point: Earlier this year, National Geographic magazine named Detroit the top unexpected food destination in North America. “Wait, Detroit? Yes,” wrote National Geographic writer Nancy Gupton. […]
As we enter 2017, the state of the business climate for women business owners in Michigan is sound. That’s the prognosis from Jennifer Deamud, chief operating officer of the Grand Valley State University-based Michigan Small Business Development Center.
For minority owners of startup businesses – or any entrepreneur from an underserved community – the roadblocks to business capital and services are often challenging or impassable.
The Best and Brightest Sustainable Companies awards celebrate companies that are making their businesses more sustainable, the lives of their employees better and improving community locally and globally.
You’ve spent years planning, building and running your business, and now it’s time to reap your rewards one ultimate time and sell it.
It’s an astounding statistic: 60 percent of small companies are unable to sustain their business within six months of a cybercrime attack, according to the U.S. National Cyber Security Alliance. John Hey and other information technology experts advise small business managers to foster a culture of cybersecurity.
Donna Murray-Brown, CEO of the Michigan Nonprofit Association, sums up the feelings of many Michigan business leaders when she makes the case for the importance of diversity in the workplace. “As important as diversity is to our core values, it is also just good business practice,” she says. “In order to have meaningful impact for […]
Every business owner or manager has a story to tell. For the winners of Corp! magazine’s Economic Bright Spots awards, the tales typically involve successfully overcoming challenges or seizing opportunities.
Winners of this year’s DiSciTech Awards presented by Corp! magazine are tangible and plentiful proof of thriving high-tech operations in Michigan.
The National Best and Brightest in Wellness awards celebrates wellness in all its forms. Sponsored by the National Association for Business Resources, the national 2015 awards recognize nearly four dozen winners from all regions of the country.
The broadening variety of winners in the 2015 Best and Brightest Sustainable Companies in Michigan awards is further proof that that the environmental philosophy is being widely embraced.
Michigan’s food and agriculture industry contributes more than $100 billion annually to the state economy. Corp! magazine’s Food and Agriculture Awards honor the industry’s leaders, champions and innovators.
If you view the accomplishments and listen to the leaders of Corp! magazine’s 2015 Salute to Diversity Award winners, it becomes abundantly clear that diversity is far more than a buzzword. For many companies, diversity is viewed as essential to the bottom line.
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