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Father and Son Game Retailers are Bronze Retailers

Father and Son Game Retailers are Bronze Retailers

BIRMINGHAM – The Alabama Retail Association (ARA) in cooperation with the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Business today recognized 12 outstanding Alabama retailers representing 10 retail businesses as “Retailers of the Year.” The presentations were made at the…

Prattville Mom and Pop Gift Store Owners are Silver Retailers

Prattville Mom and Pop Gift Store Owners are Silver Retailers

BIRMINGHAM – The Alabama Retail Association (ARA) in cooperation with the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Business today recognized 12 outstanding Alabama retailers representing 10 retail businesses as “Retailers of the Year.” The presentations were made at the…

Specialty Lingerie Retailer Takes Gold Retailer Award

Specialty Lingerie Retailer Takes Gold Retailer Award

BIRMINGHAM – The Alabama Retail Association (ARA) in cooperation with the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Business today recognized 12 outstanding Alabama retailers representing 10 retail businesses as “Retailers of the Year.” The presentations were made at the…

CARD Act of 2009

CARD Act of 2009

U.S. Federal Reserve rules relating to gift card and gift certificate expiration dates and fees, whether sold by a merchant, shopping center or credit-card company, took effect Sunday, Aug. 22, 2010, for all gift cards and gift certificates. These rules…

2010 Session Summary

2010 Session Summary

In 2010, your Alabama Retail Association governmental affairs team scoured the more than 1,300 bills introduced during the regular session of the Alabama Legislature in an effort to protect your business. Alabama Retail advocates for legislation that benefits your business,…

2009 Session Summary

2009 Session Summary

Each year, your Alabama Retail Association governmental affairs team scours the more than 1,000 bills introduced during a regular session of the Alabama Legislature to protect your business. Alabama Retail advocates for legislation that will benefit your business, while protecting retailers from…

2008 Session Summary

2008 Session Summary

Anti-Business Forces Held at Bay: Business Avoids More Than $1 Billion in Additional Taxes In 2008, retailers and business in general survived what has been referred to as one of the most anti-business regular sessions on record. However, among the…

2007 Session Summary

2007 Session Summary

What WE Did As the Alabama Retail Association predicted even before the 2007 regular session began, few pieces of legislation cleared the closely divided Alabama Senate. In fact, only 12 bills, other than budgetary, local and sunset legislation, received final…

2006 Session Summary

2006 Session Summary

WHAT WE DID In the legislative arena, defense often is as important as offense. And in 2006, the Alabama Retail Association stepped up its offensive game and scored more legislatively for retailers than it has in decades. Create a Back-to-School…