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WIN Articles for September 19, 2018

McMorris Rodgers honored as champion of small business By Renée Sunde, President/CEO Washington Retail Association this week extended Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers the honor of recognition as a Hero of Main Street. I had the pleasure of presenting her the award...

WIN Articles for August 29, 2018

Retail momentum continues across the nation By Renée Sunde, President/CEO If 2017 was the year of the retail apocalypse, 2018 could be the year of retail renaissance. The signs are promising. It has been a solid second quarter for retail across the nation due to...

WIN Articles for August 22, 2018

WRA meets Suzi LeVine, new ESD Employment Security Commissioner By Mark Johnson, Senior VP of Government Affairs The Washington Retail Association management team got acquainted with newly-appointed Employment Security Commissioner Suzi LeVine during a meeting in her...

WIN Articles for August 15, 2018

Gov. Inslee celebrates Careers in Retail Month By Renée Sunde, President/CEO Washington Retail Association is proud to announce that Governor Jay Inslee joins us in celebrating September as Careers in Retail Month. It’s the second year of what we expect will be...

WIN Articles for August 1, 2018

WRA joins opposition to local food taxes By Renée Sunde, President/CEO Washington Retail Association is supporting the Yes! to Affordable Groceries Initiative this year, or I-1634. This is a movement that will help protect both retailers and customers alike. If...

WIN Articles for July 25, 2018

Capital Mall GM joins WRA board of directors By Renée Sunde, President/CEO I’m pleased to announce the election of Kevin Johnston, General Manager of Olympia’s Capital Mall, to the Washington Retail Association Board of Directors. Kevin’s extensive...

WIN Articles for July 18, 2018

WRA Joins Forces With Employment Security by Renée Sunde, President/CEO Over the past months, WRA has joined forces with our partners at Washington State Employment Security along with our workforce partners around the state to discuss the opportunities and challenges...

WIN Articles for July 5, 2018

“Pax Futura” demonstrates future retail construction Mark Johnson, WRA’s Senior VP of Government Affairs, got a glimpse at the future of retail construction on a recent tour as a member of the state Attorney General’s Advisory Committee on...

WIN Articles for June 13, 2018

Washington retail around the state By Renee Sunde, President/CEO This week was the start of a four-day road trip across parts of Eastern Washington. My goal for this outreach has been pretty simple: to connect with our local retail partners in communities around the...

WIN Articles for June 6, 2018

                                  Retail’s evolution in physical retail By Renee Sunde, President/CEO This year’s ICSC RECON was big – not a surprise with all that...

McMorris Rodgers honored as champion of small business

        By Renée Sunde, President/CEO Washington Retail Association this week extended Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers the honor of recognition as a Hero of Main Street. I had the pleasure of presenting her the award on behalf of the National...

L&I announces proposed insurance rate reduction

Labor & Industries today announced a proposed five percent decrease in the average 2019 premium that employers would pay for workers’ compensation insurance. If approved in December, it would be the largest drop in annual rates since 2007. L&I Director...

Use our relationship to fill your jobs

By Chad Pearson, Business Outreach, Employment Security Department Using standard job search sites to fill your open positions can be difficult, expensive and often doesn’t provide the results you need. Even the free online advertising boards are a mixed bag....
WRA meets with tire dealers

WRA meets with tire dealers

WRA’s Chief Operating Officer Tammie Hetrick met recently with affiliate members, the Northwest Tire Dealers Association, to talk about new programs the association has to offer. Hetrick said WRA’s free SAFEME app geared toward automotive shops is...

WRA attends first tax advisory meeting

By Mark Johnson, Senior Vice President of Public Policy I attended the first Department of Revenue Business Advisory Council Meeting on Monday.  I have been appointed to this new group that will advise the DOR director and her staff on issues concerning tax collection...

Free business fair coming September 29

Washington Retail Association urges anyone interested in starting or growing a small business to attend a free, all-day business fair at Renton Technical College on September 29. Mark Johnson, WRA’s Senior VP of Public Policy, will be available to fairgoers at...

Safety tip of the week

Protect against Carbon Monoxide poisoning As summer winds down and it becomes cooler outside, doors and windows are closed more often and the heaters are turning on more frequently. It is also a good time to become more conscious of equipment that is being used...

Governor Inslee announces Careers in Retail Month

For the second consecutive year, Gov. Jay Inslee has announced September as Careers in Retail Month. “With the holiday hiring outlook strong, it’s a great time for job seekers to consider joining the industry,” Inslee said. “Best of all,...

Let WorkSourceWA and LinkedIn help fill your jobs together

By Chad Pearson, business outreach, Employment Security Department Typically, promoting your business increases sales. The same thing applies to promoting open positions at your business. It increases your available talent pool. In both cases, the more people hear...
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