Congratulations Black Tie Productions!

Black Tie Productions has been recognized one of the "Best of Michigan" for 2017 by the readers of Michigan Meetings + Events.

Black Tie was selected as the Best Entertainment Provider.

"Black Tie Productions knows how to fire people up and bring a party to its peak," the magazine wrote. "They’ve certainly had plenty of practice: the Flint-based company opened its doors in 1982. It prides itself on tailoring entertainment to the client, and offers additional services like photo booths and uplighting."

Congratulations to Owner Craig Center!

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SAFETY PAYS: Participating Businesses Share Workers’ Compensation Group Dividend from Accident Fund Insurance Company of America

Fifty-seven businesses will share a $47,446 premium dividend thanks to safe work practices and their participation in a workers compensation group dividend program available through the Associated Builder & Contractors of IN.

The dividend amount returned is based on each participant’s premium costs and have an average dividend of over $832. However, one business received a dividend in excess $4,000.

In addition to dividend opportunities, the GNGP Combined Chamber of Commerce group dividend program offers participating businesses a 5 percent discount on their workers’ compensation insurance premium rates.

While keeping people healthy and injury-free is vital in its own right, it is also an important factor in the ability to earn a dividend. Safety at work leads to fewer injuries and fewer workers’ compensation claims.

"It's a fact – safety pays. A safe work environment is not only great for employees, it's great for the bottom line," said Laura Hall, Accident Fund’s group program consultant. "We're proud to be able to present the Flint & Genesee Chamber with this dividend for members in this program."

Accident Fund’s Loss prevention consultants work with policyholders on safe work practices and teach employee safety training. The company also offers an online "tool box" where policyholders can link to federal and state workplace safety websites.

“Encouraging safety in the workplace while offering a Chamber-only plan that can provide real money back is definitely a win-win situation,” said Heather Kale, Director of Member Services at the Flint & Genesee Chamber of Commerce. “The Accident Fund Workers Compensation Program is one of many innovative strategies we have put in place to help our members more effectively control their costs."