From our CEO: Thanks in a time of COVID

The COVID-19 crisis rages on and, as an essential provider, we continue to work hard while our small-to-medium business clients suffer in one of the more difficult domiciles: Michigan.

We are fortunate to have some of our clients designated as essential, while others found creative ways to be essential during this battle with the virus. I am very thankful as a business owner, because this provided revenue for us to operate.

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Retirement confidence remains high despite COVID-19

5/7/20 8:00 AM

sign "What's your plan for retirement?" More Americans are optimistic about their chances of being financially secure in old age, according to the latest annual retirement confidence report from the Employee Benefit Research Institute (EBRI). Specifically, 69 percent of surveyed U.S. workers said that they are at least “somewhat confident” they will have enough money to retire comfortably, including 27 percent who said they are “very confident,” the highest reading on record. The poll that these figures come from was admittedly conducted in January, well ahead of the coronavirus crisis. The EBRI researchers, though, refielded a separate survey of key questions in the second half of March and found that COVID-19 had not yet resulted in a statistically significant decline in retirement confidence. Optimism may be even better now considering that stocks have rallied sharply off the March lows and the spread of the virus has slowed considerably.

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Coming back from COVID

As Governor Whitmer has lifted parts of the stay-home order, many employers are preparing to bring laid off or furloughed employees back to the workplace.

BCN Services helps local businesses reopen in a way that protects employees and complies with local regulations. See more information below about how we are helping businesses in this difficult time.

One significant piece of this assistance involves our partnership with Midwest Enviro Solutions, which decontaminates, sanitizes and tests work sites so your employees can be confident that you’re protecting them. This is just one of several new mandates for Michigan businesses.

See information on the Governor’s most recent Executive Orders:

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