Month: June 2015

Governmental Affairs: June 22, 2015

House and Senate divide over summer break

All legislators took a one-week break this week, but the Senate returns on June 30 for a few weeks as it considers legislation to improve roads.

Shoppers Urged to Buy Nearby, Support Michigan Communities this Festival Weekend

Lansing businesses join Buy Nearby Guy at Zoobie’s Old Town Tavern

LANSING, Mich. — Old Town business owners in Lansing today joined James P. Hallan of the Michigan Retailers Association (MRA) to remind residents that where they spend their shopping dollars this festival and Father’s Day weekend and throughout the year matters a great deal to Michigan’s local communities and state and local economies.

Michigan retailers expect summer sales gains

LANSING – Michigan retailers’ summer sales forecasts remain strong despite a dip in sales in May, according to the latest Michigan Retail Index, a joint project of Michigan Retailers Association (MRA) and the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago.