LANSING – Michigan took a leap in the right direction, with a large increase in retail sales in March, according to the latest Michigan Retail Index, a joint project of Michigan Retailers Association (MRA) and the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago’s Detroit branch.
By James P. Hallan, MRA President and Chief Executive Officer
Spring means new beginnings and that applies to The Retailer as well. By now, you’ve noticed the publication you hold in your hands looks very different from what you’ve seen in the past.
The Michigan Retailers Association and ConnectPay are announcing a partnership that adds a valuable benefit available to MRA members.
ConnectPay, which processes payroll and payroll taxes for thousands of small businesses across the nation,
By John Schneider
Jeff Johnson was in Marquette on Feb. 21, watching his grandson compete in a ski race, when he got word that disaster was about to strike his business back home in Lansing.
By Rick Haglund
Downtown Muskegon was slowly revitalizing, years after the failed Muskegon Mall was demolished. But a crucial commercial element was missing.
“Retail wasn’t coming downtown as fast as we’d like,” City Clerk Ann Meisch said.