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News From The Capitol: Victory alert – state cancels permanent COVID workplace safety rules

Amy Drumm, Vice President of Government Affairs for Michigan Retailers Association

By AMY DRUMM, MRA Vice President, Government Affairs

We bring you news of a great victory! After over two months and nearly 28 hours of meetings, MRA and others were successful in getting the state to concede that developing permanent rules for COVID-19 did not make sense.

Travel professionals build customer loyalty during pandemic

By SHANDRA MARTINEZ
Photos STEVE JESSMORE

In a year when most people stayed home, those in the travel planning business proved their value to clients.

“COVID has really shone a light on the extra services we bring to the table,” said Chris Conlin,