Credit card processing: Avoid a data breach

by John Mayleben

What’s your plan?

We live in a world of intense data collection and the corresponding data mining (who hasn’t noticed that Facebook ads magically appear within seconds of you “googling” a unique phrase?).

How MEDC helps Michigan communities become redevelopment ready


Business owners are an important constituent and member of every Michigan community, as any local government official will likely tell you. A common thread among all business owners is the need to gain local approvals before renovating or opening a building or business.

Think like a law student to avoid costly conclusions

MRA Executive Vice President, COO and General Counsel

The most important word in law school is the word here. All first-year law students learn that good legal writing follows the I.R.A.C.

MRA members: Don’t forget to vote in MRA/RIC elections by Aug. 17

Elections for the Michigan Retailers Association and Retailers Insurance boards will occur at their annual meetings on Tuesday, Aug. 21. You should have received ballots in the mail in late July.

What’s next after retailers win major Supreme Court victory

By Amy Drumm, MRA Vice President, Government Affairs

After 26 years and 37 states passing Main Street Fairness laws, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled 5-4 in June to allow states to require online, is our new partner for Buy Nearby campaign


Beloved Buy Nearby Guy has been greeting fans and marching in parades all over the state – and maybe you even saw him on the Buy Nearby Instagram and Facebook pages playing the piano during Marshall Music’s 70th anniversary party!

Michigan Grocers select 2018 Outstanding Achievement Award winners

The Grocers Division of the Michigan Retailers Association (MRA) is pleased to announce that Hollywood Markets and Aunt Millie’s Bakeries are the 2018 Al Kessel Outstanding Achievement Award winners.

Launched in 2013,

2018 Friends of Retail

Get ready to vote on Tuesday, August 7

One of the best and easiest ways to make your voice heard is to vote for candidates who have a record of supporting retail.