From CEO Bill Hallan: At MRA, essential work goes on. Just differently.


This morning I stopped to get coffee on my way into the office and I immediately wiped the cup down with a Clorox wipe. Who does that?

Federal CARES Act includes key provisions for retailers


The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES) signed Friday by President Trump is a stimulus package intended to support the United States economy during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

Ways to take credit cards during the COVID-19 crisis

As we continue to grapple with the impact of Covid-19 on retailers and develop new ways to provide goods and services in this radically different landscape, let’s review ways to safely take credit card purchases while lowering processing costs.

Information and resources for business owners on COVID-19

*This post will be continuously updated as more information becomes available – please check back for more updates and information*
Last updated 4/7/20 at 3:00 pm

On March 10,

Resources on Michigan’s price gouging law and state closures/updates on COVID-19

In this issue:

  • Gov. Whitmer declares state of emergency COVID-19 confirmed in Michigan
  • Worth remembering: price gouging = prices grossly in excess of normal price points
  • Supplemental approved to partially restore Pure Michigan funding
  • Ypsilanti adds criminal felony convictions to anti-discrimination ordinance
  • Resources for retailers
  • Regulatory round-up

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