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Retailers applaud Gov. Snyder’s signing of Main Street Fairness legislation

LANSING – Michigan’s retail industry applauded Gov. Snyder’s signing today of the Main Street Fairness bills and said the new law marks a giant step forward in leveling the retail playing field for Michigan businesses competing against out-of-state online merchants.

MRA promotes credit card processing expert

LANSING – Michigan Retailers Association (MRA) announced the promotion of Darcy Gates CPP, one of MRA’s expert staff members in the increasingly complex merchant processing arena, to Manager of Sales Support.

Lynch Sales Company receives Centennial honors

GRAND RAPIDS, MI – Michigan Retailers Association (MRA) presented a special plaque and certificate to Lynch Sales Company in Grand Rapids in honor of the company’s 100th anniversary.

MRA President and CEO James P.

Michigan retail sales, forecasts slip in November

LANSING – Despite improved conditions for the start of holiday shopping, Michigan retailers ended November with lackluster sales, according to the Michigan Retail Index, a joint project of Michigan Retailers Association (MRA) and the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago.

MRA names Southeast Michigan representative

LANSING – Miranda Piersol, an Oakland County resident with solid experience in sales and retail, has joined Michigan Retailers Association (MRA) as business development representative in Southeast Michigan.

She becomes the key local contact for members and prospective members in the counties of Oakland,

Retailers praise lawmakers for passage of Main Street Fairness

LANSING – James P. Hallan, president and CEO of Michigan Retailers Association (MRA), issued the following statement following legislative approval of Michigan Main Street Fairness legislation that MRA has strongly advocated for years:

“We are extremely pleased that lawmakers passed Main Street Fairness legislation,

Green flag is out for holiday shopping

LANSING – Conditions are good for the official start of the holiday shopping season (regardless of whether it begins on Thanksgiving or the day after): brisk weather, lower gasoline prices,

Michigan retailers’ holiday sales forecasts blend optimism and caution

LANSING – Michigan retailers expect better holiday sales this year, their forecasts a blend of optimism and caution, according to the Michigan Retail Index, a joint project of Michigan Retailers Association (MRA) and the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago.

Plymouth Woman Wins Michigan Retailers Association’s $500 Buy Nearby Shopping Spree

Linda Millard presented with check at Gigi’s Mode in Plymouth

The Michigan Retailers Association (MRA) today announced the winner of its $500 Buy Nearby shopping spree.

Michigan Retailers Gear Up for Saturday’s Second Annual Get Caught Blue-Handed Day

Governor and Legislature Declare Oct. 4 as Get Caught Blue-Handed Day

Lansing, Mich. (Oct. 3, 2014) – The Michigan Retailers Association (MRA) announced that its second annual Get Caught Blue-Handed Day on Saturday,