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WIN Articles for December 13, 2017

WRA meets with International Council of Shopping Centers Upcoming bills, issues discussed By Renée Sunde, President/CEO I and Mark Johnson, WRA’s Senior Vice President of Government Affairs, attended a meeting this week in Bellevue with the International Council...

WIN Articles for November 29, 2017

The need for marketplace equity revealed in national holiday sales results By Renée Sunde, President/CEO Last weekend’s sales results provided an important message hidden within the economic data. In this case, though, the subtler message isn’t quite so...

WIN Articles for November 15, 2017

A time for every season By President/CEO Renée Sunde Fall is a time that we pause to be thankful for the many blessings in our lives.  Today, I want to thank you, our association members, industry stakeholders, elected officials and public servants for all that you do...

WIN Articles for November 8, 2017

Four WRA-endorsed candidates win election to the State Legislature By Mark Johnson, Senior Vice President of Government Affairs Four WRA-endorsed candidates won election to the State Legislature following Tuesday’s general election. In the 7th District, which...

WIN Articles for November 2, 2017

On being reminded of my retail roots By Renée Sunde, President/CEO  While visiting with family last weekend, I stopped in for a few hours of shopping at Bellevue Square, where my retail roots began. As I soaked in the holiday buzz from the surrounding shoppers, I...

WIN Articles for October 18, 2017

We’re Growing! Greetings from the new WRA President/CEO By Renée Sunde Greetings! Monday, October 16 marked my first day in the office as President/CEO of the Washington Retail Association. It was great to meet many of my staff members and discover firsthand the...