Budgeting via tax increases and legislative round up

Whitmer’s first budget is a tax and shift plan

On Tuesday, Gov. Whitmer released her first state budget, a $60 billion plan that adds nearly $4 billion in new funding.

MRA sales reps get national CPP certification

Two MRA employees have earned a prestigious national designation that recognizes professionalism and expertise in the increasingly complex arena of credit card processing and other electronic payments systems.

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Should your credit card terminal be on a deserted data island?

By John Mayleben

Wall or no wall? That is the question.

Current politics aside, should your credit card terminal have a wall around it or not?

March is Ladder Safety Month: Are your employees properly trained?

One of the most common workplace accidents involves ladder-related injuries. In the United States, over 500,000 people experience ladder-related injuries each year at work or home, and more than 300 people die from such injuries.

Sen. Mike Shirkey is MRA’s 2018 Legislator of the Year


State Senator Mike Shirkey (R-Clarklake) is in his second and final term in the Michigan Senate, where he was recently elected Senate Majority Leader by his Republican colleagues for the next four years.

Jeweler Becky Beauchine Kulka: Keen instincts and ‘luck in life’

New MRA board chair talks about her retail evolution


As Becky Beauchine Kulka looks back on 30 years as a Michigan jeweler, she laughs at her modest beginnings,

March 2 OSHA deadline coming up

Some of the filing requirements for OSHA have been dropped, but some employers still face a March 2 filing deadline.

March 2 is the deadline for electronically reporting the 300A data for employers with peak employment between 20 and 249 workers during the previous calendar year.

Snow, cold to blame for lower sales in January

The drop in temperatures coincided with a drop in retail sales in the first month to start 2019, 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.