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Kalamazoo Retailers, Local Leaders Emphasize Importance to Area Economy of Buying Nearby

Shoppers supporting retailers such as V&A Bootery benefit community

KALAMAZOO, Mich. — Speaking amid the many locally owned shops along the Kalamazoo Mall, James P. Hallan of the Michigan Retailers Association (MRA) today reminded shoppers that buying from retailers in their local communities means a chance to support new start-ups as well as retailers that have been a fixture for generations.

Michigan Retailers announces board officers for 2016-17, new directors

LANSING – Michigan Retailers Association (MRA) announced 2016-17 officers for the MRA Board of Directors and the Retailers Insurance Company Board of Directors. Results of each organization’s election of directors at its August annual meetings also were announced,

Lansing Retailers, Local Leaders Emphasize Importance to Area Economy of Buying Nearby

Shoppers supporting retailers such as Linn & Owen Jewelers benefit community

LANSING, Mich. — Flanked by a cake shaped like the Buy Nearby Guy mascot as well as one-of-a-kind jewelry designed at Linn &

Michigan Retailers adds three, promotes three

LANSING –Michigan Retailers Association (MRA) has promoted three employees and added three former Michigan Retail Hardware Association (MRHA) employees to its professional management team.

• Amy Drumm, a Lansing Township resident,

Michigan Retailers names business representative for U.P., Northern Michigan

LANSING – David S. Phillips, a Traverse City resident with solid experience in sales and client service, has joined Michigan Retailers Association (MRA) as its business development representative for the Upper Peninsula and Northern Michigan.

Retail sales slow in June but remain positive

LANSING – Michigan retail sales slowed in June from their strong spring showing but remained positive for the fifth consecutive month, according to the Michigan Retail Index, a joint project of Michigan Retailers Association (MRA) and the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago.

Grand Rapids Retailers, Local Leaders to Stress Importance of Buying Nearby to Area Economy

Shoppers supporting retailers such as MercuryHead Gallery benefit community

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Business owners and economic development leaders from Grand Rapids today joined James P. Hallan of the Michigan Retailers Association (MRA) to talk about the growth of new retailers and retail jobs in Grand Rapids and to  remind residents that where they spend their shopping dollars matters a great deal to Michigan’s local communities and state economy.

MRA announces ‘Friend of Retail’ candidate designations and endorsements

LANSING – Michigan Retailers Association (MRA) today announced the designation of 71 legislative candidates in the August 2 primary who are considered a “Friend of Retail” and deserve member support.

Solid May retail sales add to positive trend

LANSING – Overall Michigan retail sales remained strong in May, the fourth consecutive month of positive performance, according to the Michigan Retail Index, a joint project of Michigan Retailers Association (MRA) and the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago.