Mark Your Calendars: Michigan Treasury’s Summer Seminars

The Treasury routinely hosts free educational seminars throughout Michigan connecting businesses, tax service providers and other stakeholders with Treasury representatives in order to enhance two-way communication, cultivate a culture of taxpayer service and work together to foster continuous improvement while covering important tax topics. Northern Michigan Outreach Events  All businesses are welcome to attend! Registration required. Treasury and…

Industry Organizations Urge Congress to Address Truck Driver Shortage

By The Shelby Report   Forty-two trade associations—ranging from grocers to distributors to restaurants—have signed a letter urging Congressman Bill Shuster, chair and ranking member of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, to support the DRIVE-Safe Act, short for the Developing Responsible Individuals for a Vibrant Economy Act. The act addresses the national truck driver…

What Will Influence American Food?

Latin America, Middle East and the Mediterranean are the top three regions that will impact American food this year By NACS Online What will shape the culinary cultural landscape of tomorrow? Les Dames D’Escoffier International provides some insights in its 2018 Trends Report, forecasting the international, restaurant, catering, health and lifestyle trends. The report paints…

Four Food Trends for Summer

Vegan offerings, low-cal ice cream, bold snacks and flavored sparkling waters are in By NACS Online No one is going cold turkey on hot dogs, burgers or backyard barbecues, but this summer, consumers are expected to sample new, different foods and beverages, according to the Mintel Summer Food & Drink Trends reportfor 2018. Four food…

Bottled Water No. 1 Beverage in America

The gap continues to widen between soda and bottled water By NACS Online   Bottled water is the No. 1 beverage product in the United States, by volume, for a second year in a row, according to the International Bottled Water Association (IBWA) and the Beverage Marketing Corporation (BMC). Bottled water volume grew to 13.7…

Michigan Summer Gas Bulletin

Section 10d of the Motor Fuels Quality Act limits the vapor pressure (evaporative tendencies) of the gasoline sold or dispensed in Lenawee, Livingston, Macomb, Monroe, Oakland, St. Clair, Washtenaw and Wayne counties from June 1st through September 15th each year to  not more  than 7.0 pounds per square inch (MCL 290.650d). If your firm dispenses or…

Unemployment Rate Drops Below 4%

With a tight job market, high-turnover industries like restaurants and convenience stores might find it harder to fill vacancies   By NACS Online   In early May, the U.S. Department of Labor released its most recent report on the nation’s labor market showing the unemployment rate at 3.9%, the lowest rate since 2000, the New…