Michigan Retailers Association Endorses Governor Snyder for Re-election
LANSING – Michigan Retailers Association (MRA) today announced the endorsement of Governor Rick Snyder for re-election, pointing to his strong support of retail issues and his keen understanding of the importance of Michigan’s retail industry to the state economy.
Michigan Retailers Association Announces Friends of Retail
LANSING — Michigan Retailers Association (MRA) today announced “Friend of Retail” designations for the August 5 primary election. 30 Michigan Senate candidates and 70 Michigan House of Representatives candidates earned the title Friend of Retail.
Retail forecasts rise despite sluggish May sales
LANSING – Michigan retailers’ outlook rose to its most optimistic level in more than nine years in May, following sluggish sales that didn’t keep pace with April’s post-winter surge, according to the Michigan Retail Index,
Governmental Affairs: Friday, June 20, 2014
Session’s out for summer
Lawmakers wrapped up a whirlwind spring session last week after they approved budgets, but the legislature failed to take any decisive action on transportation funding. None is expected before fall.
Governmental Affairs: Friday, June 6, 2014
Session winding up before it winds down
The Capitol has become a pressure cooker as lawmakers hurry to complete the budget, transportation funding and other big pending legislation before the summer break.
5 tips for motivating sales staff
There are as many ways to motivate salespeople as there are businesses, from sales contests and incentive programs to pep talks at the start of a big sales day.
Retail author and trainer Doug Fleener,
Retail forecasts rise after April sales climb
LANSING – Michigan retailers welcomed a long-awaited rise in sales during April with a burst of optimism about sales for the rest of spring and early summer, according to the Michigan Retail Index,
Governmental Affairs: May 23, 2014
Minimum wage debate heats up
Efforts to find a compromise on the minimum wage issue and prevent the ballot proposal from moving forward have ramped up rapidly over the last week.
Governmental Affairs: May 16, 2014
Senate passes $9.20 minimum wage tied to inflation
In a surprising turn of events, the Senate quickly passed legislation yesterday that repeals Michigan’s existing minimum wage law, replaces it with a gradual increase to $9.20 an hour by 2017 and indexes the rate to the lower of inflation or 4%.