Month: August 2018

Tourism plays big role in July sales increases

Back-to-school shopping and heavy tourism months in Michigan are to thank for a solid July sales month, according to the monthly Retail Index.

“As you’d expect in July,

Rick Melahn: The man who can’t quit retail


Rick Melahn never expected to get into retail; he never expected to own his own store in Saugatuck.

He never expected to move into Big Ten logo merchandise and then end up at a not-for-profit retail store when by all rights he could comfortably retire.

Credit card processing: Avoid a data breach


by John Mayleben

What’s your plan?

We live in a world of intense data collection and the corresponding data mining (who hasn’t noticed that Facebook ads magically appear within seconds of you “googling” a unique phrase?).