LANSING, Mich. – Michigan Retailers Association (MRA) today announced Jennifer Rook will join the organization as vice president of communications and marketing. Rook succeeds Meegan Holland, who retires on December 4.
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BY TOM CLEMENT, MRA General Counsel
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BY MEEGAN HOLLAND
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“We’re navigating through it.”
Those were the first words from Mary Cambruzzi after we hadn’t spoken in a few months – unprecedented months for retail in Michigan. FOUND was set to be the April Retailer magazine’s “In Her Own Words” feature.
I’ve been playing a lot of Monopoly with my kids the last few days – just our latest activity in this never-ending pandemic. My son Zachary, 7, is particularly obsessed and hopefully he’s learning a thing or two about what it’s like to be a business owner.