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Chad Ayers

Podcast: Strong community and culture

MLive's Eric Hultgren chats with Chad Ayers, Michigan Retailers Services, Inc. board member, and owner of Allendale True Value. Ayers shares how much appreciation he has for his staff and the company culture and talks about how his community came…

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Raeann Rouse

In her own words: Bridge Street Baby

Raeann Rouse, owner of Bridge Street Baby, grew up in the retail world. Her parents both owned businesses. Her mother has owned JT Stitchery (also an MRA member) for 30 years, a yarn shop, right next door in downtown Rockford.…

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Michigan Retailers Association’s Annual Buy Nearby Weekend Oct. 5-7, 2018

Shoppers encouraged to enter contest, get deals at participating retailers Retail businesses across the state will celebrate Buy Nearby Weekend on Oct. 5-7, offering special merchandise or sales and the chance for five lucky shoppers to win $100 gift cards…

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Buy Nearby: Mokaya and a love for chocolate

Good Morning Everyone! Today, I'm teaming up with the "Michigan Retailers Association"  and "Buy Nearby" this year to feature one of my favorite shops here in Grand Rapids. The Buy Nearby Weekend is October 7-8 in which is the perfect time to shop at your…

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