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Michigan retailers forecast 2017 sales gains

LANSING – More than four of five Michigan retailers (82 percent) expect to increase 2017 sales over last year despite a slow start, according to the Michigan Retail Index, a joint project of Michigan Retailers Association (MRA) and the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago.


Payment gateway solutions protect against data breach

John Mayleben, CPP, is a consultant to Michigan Retailers Association and is MRA’s retired senior vice president technology and new product development. He is a national expert on electronic payment processing and was the first person in Michigan and among the first in the nation to receive the Certified Payments Professional (CPP) designation from the national Electronic Transactions Association.

Workers’ compensation – does my business need it?

by William J. Hallan, Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer and General Counsel

Congratulations! Your start-up business is growing and you’re considering expanding your workforce beyond yourself.

Cutting your way through state government red tape

People often think only about legislation when they hear the term “government affairs,” but MRA also works with various state departments and agencies to get answers for members.

Have an issue with a liquor license or a food safety inspection?