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Moving to digital phone system changes payment processing transactions

By JOHN MAYLEBEN

The phrase “dial tone” is probably going to be one of those things that kids today only ever hear talked about by us old timers –

Michigan companies turn to B Corp to stay accountable

By SHANDRA MARTINEZ

Two years ago, Swift Printing and Communications joined the growing ranks of B Corporations, a circle that includes such forward-thinking companies as Patagonia and Ben &

Contest, lottery or sweepstake: Which makes the best customer promotion?

By BILL HALLAN

Retailers are a creative bunch and they’re constantly devising new ways to get customers in the doors.

Fortunately, social media has made advertising easier for retailers.

James Hallan: Spring Musings

ROADS
Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has announced her long awaited solution to fix the roads by proposing a
45-cent per gallon increase. She estimates that over $2 billion dollars is needed to right-size our crumbling road infrastructure.

Retailers often targets in active shooter tragedies

MIOSHA funding free sessions for training employees to respond in violent situations

Would you be surprised to know retail venues are the second most likely scene of an active shooter tragedy after a school campus?

In his own words: Pinconning Cheese Co. and Fudge Shoppe

Stationed in “The Cheese Capital of Michigan,” Pinconning Cheese Co. and Fudge Shoppe continues the tradition of making old-fashioned, Pinconning Cheese using the same formula Dan Horn created in 1915.

Planning for a disaster: A crucial exercise

Have you reviewed your business disaster plan lately? If not, it’s a good exercise to go through with your designated disaster response team, and even consider drills with your employees.

More snow, cold to blame for lower sales in February

The frigid temperatures and continuous snow storms across the state slowed retail sales in February, according to the monthly Retail Index survey that Michigan Retailers Association (MRA) conducts in cooperation with the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago’s Detroit branch.

A tornado is near your business – what to do?

We’re heading into tornado season, which means employees need to be prepared on the protocols in case one hits near your business.

Already, a serious tornado damaged 70 buildings in March in the Vernon area,

Ed Rehmann & Sons named Centennial Retailer

Chesaning’s landmark business one of Carhartt’s oldest accounts

One hundred years ago, Ed Rehmann and wife, Eva, began a clothing business in downtown Chesaning, a small,