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Michigan Retailers’ October Sales Fall Over September

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Retailers’ 3-month outlook optimism grows as owners look toward 2024.

Michigan Retailers Association today reports that October 2023 sales fell from September, landing at 43.1 on the 100-point Retail Index,

Michigan Retailers’ September Sales Rise Over Flat August

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Retailers report rollercoaster sales ahead of holidays; Sales down over September 2022

Michigan Retailers Association today reports that September 2023 sales rose for the first time since July,

Michigan Retailers Awards Mackinaw City Downtown Grant

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Downtown Mackinaw City was today named the winner of the second annual Buy Nearby Grant, a $7,500 grant sponsored by Great Lakes, Michigan Jobs. 

A competitive grant, Mackinaw City developed a program to match customers’ dollars with grant dollars and give Mackinaw City the chance to promote a “Buy One Get One”