SBDC offers on-demand webinar library

If you can’t make the excellent weekly live webinars produced by the Small Business Development Corp. of Michigan, there’s a solution!

You can sign up for their on-demand webinar library at http://bit.ly/2OlaYml.

MRA members save on residential surcharges for the holiday 2019 season

Both FedEx and UPS have announced that they will not apply peak season surcharges on residential deliveries this holiday season, giving e-commerce retailers much to celebrate. However, as in the past,

Son succeeds father as CEO of nation’s largest state retail association

Already two decades ago, Bill Hallan was helping merchants all across Michigan. He spent a summer in college going from store to store, installing or reprogramming standalone credit card terminals that would dial out over a telephone line.

Retail Index: Summer weather in July helps Michigan sales

LANSING, Mich. – July was a much better month for Michigan retailers, as parents started back-to-school shopping and summer weather encouraged shoppers to hit the stores after a cold, rainy June.

Open enrollment deadline extended to June 30!

The open enrollment period for MRA’s Retailers Insurance Company dental plan, administered by Delta Dental of Michigan, and vision plan, administered by VSP Vision, is now June 30, with an effective date of July 1.

Michigan AG plans crackdown on payroll fraud

From Retailers Insurance Company

Employers should be aware that the state is starting to crack down on worker misclassification and payroll fraud.

Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel announced April 22 that she’s establishing a Payroll Fraud Enforcement Unit to investigate businesses that misclassify full-time workers as independent contractors,

MRA can help recover your funds from Visa/MasterCard class action suit

MRA credit card processing customers may recall that Michigan Retailers encouraged you to enroll in a program to help you get money back in a class action settlement against Visa and MasterCard concerning interchange fees.

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.