Month: October 2016

Michigan retailers predict positive holiday season

LANSING – Michigan retailers are forecasting a positive holiday season, with their sales rising by an average of 2.1 percent over last year, according to the Michigan Retail Index, a joint project of Michigan Retailers Association (MRA) and the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago.

Gov’t Affairs News: plastic bags, pseudoephedrine limits and more

Legislature on break for most of October/November

Following three, short weeks of fall session, legislators will mostly be home in their districts through the November 8 election. The Senate has three scheduled session days,

Teacher Wins $500 Gift Card on I Buy Nearby Weekend

Michigan Retailers Association awards prize in #ibuynearby photo contest

Okemos, Mich. — Julie Kowalewski tries to always buy nearby, so it was especially thrilling when she won a $500 gift card from the Michigan Retailers Association (MRA) for the photo she took showing off the necklace she bought at Becky Beauchine Kulka Diamonds and Fine Jewelry (BBK) in Okemos during I Buy Nearby weekend.