APA Detroit Chapter

Payroll Professionals Helping Payroll Professionals

The APA  Detroit Chapter is affiliated with the American Payroll Association, but is an autonomous and independent organization.


To give you an idea of our meeting topics and locations, the following table describes our recent Chapter Meetings:





November 16, 2017

5:45 - 8:15 pm

Southfield Marriott

"Year End 2017 Review" presented by Howard Goldman, CPP\

September 21 2017

5:45-8:00 pm

Beans & Cornbread

Technology with Time & Attendance - (Presented by Timothy Glenn, Enterprise Account Manager, Novatime).  

August 18, 2017

11:00 am - 6:00 pm

Vintner’s Canton Winery

SPECIAL MEETING - a fun-filled afternoon of payroll learning with James Reid from Maddin Hauser.   

July 20, 2017

5:45 - 8:00 pm

2booli Mediterranean  Farmington Hills

“Technology and Payroll" Keith discussed how using technology can quickly access data and key information to improve strategic practices within payroll.

June 15 , 2017

5:45 - 8:00 pm

On the Border


"Taxable & Non-Taxable Fringe Benefits" presented by Luanne Brown, Director of Payroll Services at Grand Valley State University.

April 20, 2017

5:30 - 8:00 pm

Antonio's Cucina Italiana, Dearborn Hghts.

"Managing Conflict and Building Harmonious Relationships with Others" presented by Becca Buckner, Training and Development Manager from Carhartt.  

March 16, 2017

5:45 - 8:00 pm

Southfield Marriott

"How to Maintain and Protect Confidential Information and Personnel Files" and "Social Media Policies and Electronic Devices" presented by Katie Brown and Adam Blaylock from Maddin Hauser

February 16, 2017

5:45 - 8:00 pm

Schoolcraft College

"DOL Audit Issues and Regulatory Updates" presented by Jenn Young and Amy Hall of the JS Clark Agency.

November, 17, 2016

5:45 - 8:00 pm

Marriott Detroit Livonia

Howard I. Goldman, CPP delivered his annual comprehensive year-end presentation. We also recognized our new CPPs and held our annual elections

September, 22, 2016

5:45 - 8:00 p.m.

Bd's Mongolian BBQ  

Speaking with Data: How to use KPI's/Metrics to Tell your Story. Presented by: Pamela Gabel, Executive Director of Shared Services at U of M.

July 21, 2016

5:45 - 8:30 p.m.

Detroit Marriott Southfield

Michigan Wage and Hour Laws: Speaker: Jennifer Fields, Wage and Hour Division Manager, Michigan Dept. of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs.

June 16, 2016

5:45 - 8:30pm

Antonio's Cucina Italiana Dearborn Hghts

"Manage Yourself, Manage Relationships, Build Your Skills" Speaker: Rebecca Buckner, Corporate Trainer, Carhartt, Inc.

April 21, 2016

5:45 - 8:30 pm

On the Border Novi

“Pay Cards: An overview of new trends and regulations.” presented by Jeff Albert, Money Network

March 17, 2016

5:45 - 8:30 pm

Crowne Plaza  Novi

Matthew Kaufer,  VP of Business Operations, Barnett Associates presented "Best Practices for Controlling Unemployment Costs."  

February 18, 2016

5:45 - 8:30 p.m.

The Detroit Marriott Livonia

Amy Hall of the JS Clark Agency, Inc. presented "Affordable Care Act: What's new for 2016."  

November 12, 2015

5:45 - 8:30 pm

Bd's Mongolian BBQ, Novi

Howard I. Goldman, CPP presented "Year-End 2015/2016 Review: What are the impending changes?"  We also recognized our new CPPs and held our annual elections.

September, 17, 2015

5:45 - 8:00 p.m.

Picano's Italian Grille

June Hale (Senior Manager), Deloitte presented "Best Practices for State-to-State Business Travelers."  

July 16, 2015

5:45 - 8:15 pm

Southfield Marriott

Kenny Oguejiofor, Social Security Administration, presented "Information You Want and Need to Know."

June 18, 2015

5:45 - 8:00 p.m.

Crowne Plaza Detroit Novi,

"Global Payroll and Foreign Nationals" presented by Blake Springer, Senior Manager, Deloitte.

April 16, 2015

5:45 - 8:30 p.m.

Sweet Lorraine's


"Form 941 Amendments - What you need to know"

Presented by  Howard Goldman, CPP, Payroll Director at Ilitch Holdings .

March 19, 2015

5:45 - 8:30 p.m.

Crowne Plaza Detroit-Novi

Luanne Brown, CPP, Payroll Manager at Grand Valley State University, presented an overview of taxable and non- taxable fringe benefits.   

February 19, 2015

5:45 - 8:30 pm

Meriwether's Restaurant

"Cloud Time and Attendance" presented by Workforce Software