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Celebrating 30 Years at MLC

Jun 22, 2018

While all of you know Ann Spagnuolo, our office manager, you may not know that this month Ann will celebrate her thirty-year anniversary at our firm. “Ann has been an integral part of our team for decades. Our clients, legislative staff, and our team members know what a key role she plays in ensuring our […]

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From Legislator to Lobbyist

May 16, 2018

My first job in politics was working for Congressman Sander Levin as a community liaison.  It was there I learned the process of making legislation and the influential role a lobbyist played.  I remember asking mentors how I could become a lobbyist and their response, “it’s a tap on the shoulder kind of job.”  My […]

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Relationship Building

Feb 14, 2018

Building and developing relationships are key in any setting, whether it be family, organizations you belong to, or a work environment.  Relationships are a significant factor in achieving success.  Yet, many struggle to develop the relationships needed to move an issue, change a mind, or simply talk through a difficult matter. As a former State […]

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What a View!

Jan 10, 2018

Throughout my career I’ve been fortunate to work in two of the three branches of government, and have substantial interaction with the third one.  I spent several years working in the Michigan House and Senate before eventually joining Governor John Engler’s team in the Executive Office.  And as a lobbyist I have the privilege of […]

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The “Know-Knows” of Procurement, Part 1

Sep 27, 2017

In the first of a two-part series, we’ll examine the people side of state government procurement.  I’ll help you drive down the questions of who are you marketing your product to? KNOW your market Is your target market the public sector?  If you are targeting the public sector to expand your business opportunities there is […]

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MLC President Elected to National Board

Sep 22, 2017

Last week at the annual convention of the National Association of State Lobbyists (NASL), MLC president Tim Ward was elected by his peers to serve on the association’s board.  Founded in 2003, NASL membership is limited to only one firm per state.  In order to become a member, a firm must be recommended by two […]

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MLC Welcomes New Team Member

Sep 08, 2017

This week, we were pleased to announce that Rudy Hobbs is joining the MLC team.  “Rudy brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the firm and will be a strong advocate for our clients.  The entire MLC team is thrilled to have him as part of the MLC family,” said MLC partner, Brendan Ringlever. […]

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Complimentary Tickets Available – FireKeepers Casino Hotel Championship

Jul 21, 2017

Next week, Friday, July 28 through Sunday, July 30, MLC client, the Nottawaseppi Huron Band of the Potawatomi and FireKeepers Casino Hotel is hosting a LPGA golf tournament, the FireKeepers Casino Hotel Championship, at the Battle Creek Country Club (BCCC).  Players are vying to win the FireKeepers Casino Hotel Championship as well as the first […]

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