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WIN Articles for September 13, 2017

Pulitzer journalist Eugene Robinson addresses the Council of State Retail Associations’ conference By Jan Teague, President/CEO Your WRA leadership team is in Portland this week at the annual conference for retail executives and company representatives.  Eugene...

WIN Articles for September 6, 2017

Hetrick named Washington Retail Association COO Tammie Hetrick, who joined the Washington Retail Association in 1999, has been named Chief Operating Officer of the organization. Her promotion is effective this month. As Senior Vice President of Retail Services,...

WIN Articles for August 30, 2017

Renée Sunde named new Washington Retail Association President/CEO Renée Sunde, The City of Olympia’s first Economic Development Director, has been named President/CEO of the Washington Retail Association (WRA). She will succeed Jan Teague, who has led WRA as...

WIN Articles for August 23, 2017

WRA hires new President/CEO By Jan Teague, President/CEO I am excited to announce that the new leader of the association has been picked.  It is Renee Sunde, who is the Economic Development Director for the City of Olympia. WRA Board Chair Rick O’Connor made the...

WIN Articles for August 16, 2017

Soda Tax Not a Good Idea By Jan Teague, President/CEO  This week the Wall Street Journal reported that the Philadelphia soda tax was hurting low income workers and not producing the money they had expected.  According to Daniel Grace, secretary-treasurer of Teamsters...

WIN Articles for August 9, 2017

Stores show their sales strengths By Jan Teague, President/CEO The key to success for retailers today is a strong online presence with an interesting store to experience in person.  Yes, online shopping gives consumers convenience, but it can’t replace the...