Be Part Of Our #MIRetailSpotlight

Be part of our #MIRetailSpotlight

  • July 28, 2020
  • News

We're rolling out #MIRetailSpotlight where we feature your stores and your stories all while encouraging shoppers to keep their money local and Buy Nearby. The application process is simple: complete the information at this link and send a quality photo to MRA's…

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In Their Own Words: Hastings Ace Hardware

In their own words: Hastings Ace Hardware

When you think of a family- and community-focused business, Hastings Ace Hardware would vie for top honors. Parents of current owner, Jerry Bolthouse, can prove it. Gerald and Anna Bolthouse had 13 children, 37 grandchildren and 62 great-grandchildren. The business…

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Buy Nearby Weekend 2019 Winners Announced

Buy Nearby Weekend 2019 winners announced

  • October 8, 2019
  • News

Congratulations to the five lucky shoppers who have won $100 gift cards by entering our Buy Nearby Weekend contest! They were chosen from all those who entered this past weekend, Oct. 4-6, by posting a shopping photo with the #buynearbymi…

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Governor Proclaims Oct. 4-6 As Buy Nearby Weekend

Governor proclaims Oct. 4-6 as Buy Nearby Weekend

WHEREAS, Buy Nearby is an ongoing, year-round campaign launched by the Michigan Retailers Association to benefit Michigan communities and their retail businesses; and, WHEREAS, the campaign encourages Michiganders to think before they click on out-of-state online store sites and instead…

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