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Travel professionals build customer loyalty during pandemic

By SHANDRA MARTINEZ
Photos STEVE JESSMORE

In a year when most people stayed home, those in the travel planning business proved their value to clients.

“COVID has really shone a light on the extra services we bring to the table,” said Chris Conlin,

MRA reports April retail sales dip for first time this year

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Michigan Retailers Association today reports a decrease in retail sales, month-over-month, for the first time since November 2020.

The April Retail Index survey came in at 67.1, a decrease from March’s 92.4.

Twenty-six students receiving Michigan Retailers Foundation scholarships

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MRA’s annual scholarship competition is awarding 26 college students with scholarships totaling $37,500 for the 2021-22 academic year. The awards are funded by the Michigan Retailers Foundation and contributions from MRA members and other donors.