Building a Better Workplace


Great Lakes Bay Manufacturers’ Association would like to thank everyone that attended the HR Best Practices Workshop at SVSU on May 20, 2014.  We are thrilled by the successful outcome of the workshop!

A special thank you to our panel of speakers:

Hillary Martin, The Dow Chemical Company

Kim Norris, Glastender Inc.

Ricardo Resio, Merrill Technologies Group

Kristen Wenzel, Great Lakes Bay Michigan Works!

Jen Stange, The Dow Corning Corporation

Paul Samson, Delta Corporate Services

Mike Johnston, Michigan Manufacturers Association

And a very special thanks to Jennifer Hayes, The Dow Chemical Company and GLBMA Board Member for all of her help.

The workshop topics included:

  • Recruiting
  • Selection Process
  • Onboarding
  • Benefits
  • Compensation
  • Retention
  • Talent Management and Development
  • Personal Property Tax
  • Training

Best practices for one company might not be as successful for another company. So sharing information, discussing and learning from one another is of great value. So thank you for attending and participating!

We look forward to the start of an HR Best Practices Focus Group in the future.

If you were unable to attend this workshop, you will be able to read some of what you missed. We will be adding some informational materials online soon.

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The Michigan New Jobs Training Program

The Michigan New Jobs Training Program allows state income tax withholding on new jobs to be used to upgrade the skills of individuals in the new jobs. To see how this program works, please click on the link below. For more information contact Delta Corporate Services at 989.758.3612.

Michigan New Jobs Training Program

Vote Yes On Tuesday, August 5, 2014

For years, the state of Michigan has unfairly double-taxed local small businesses and manufacturers with a Personal Property Tax on equipment. These businesses pay the state’s 6 percent sales tax on their equipment, and then pay personal property taxes on that equipment every year after. While most neighboring states do not tax business equipment at all, Michigan business owners must pay these taxes, making Michigan less competitive when it comes to creating jobs and attracting business investment. Voting YES on the August 5, 2014 ballot will assist Michigan in creating jobs, increasing competitiveness, and stabilize our local economies. If this initiative passes, 100 percent of lost funding for local services will be returned to Michigan communities for police, fire, ambulances, jails, schools, roads, libraries, and other services.                                                                Join our growing list of supporters, and vote YES August 5, 2014.

There are still spaces available for the Spring Accelerated Computer Numerical Control (CNC)- Technical Trades and Manufacturing Division!

Follow the link below to learn more about program and schedule information.

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