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September 29, 2022 -- AG Visits in October, State Reduces PFML Contribution Rate for 2023

September 20, 2022 -- Last call to nominate retailers for a 2022 RAM Award of Excellence

August 18, 2022 -- ALERT to Retailers who Accept EBT Payments and Orange Line Closure Diversion Plan Released by the MBTA

August 9, 2022 -- Sales Tax Holiday is this weekend; NRF 2023 Big Show Promotion

July 22, 2022 -- Longtime RAM member and Retail Hall of Fame Winner, Klem's of Spencer, is a 2022 America’s Retail Champion Finalist

July 20, 2022 -- CALL TO ACTION: Request Senate Support for Small Business Relief in Economic Development Bill

June 21, 2022 --  Mass. Residents Deserve Inflation Relief and Media Request

June 14, 2022 -- Sales Tax Holiday Weekend Set for August 13 & 14, 2022

The Retail Review -- 2nd Quarter 2022 edition

June 7, 2022 -- Last chance to register for Credit Card Webinar, Juneteenth Guidance, RAMAE nominations

May 20, 2022 -- Important Updates from MA DOR and Premium Pay Round 2

May 10, 2022 -- Create A Winning Hand with RAM's Credit Card Program

April 29, 2022 -- Small Business Tax Survey

April 14, 2022 -- Important News Updates from the MA Department of Revenue, Regional Employer Roadshows and more

April 8. 2022 -- Outdoor Dining Update, Boston Block Party and SJC Rules on Wage Act Violations

March 30, 2022 -- Register Now to Attend 2022 Virtual Small Business Day!

March 23, 2022 -- MA Announces Hiring and Training Employer Grant Program

The Retail Review -- 1st Quarter 2022 edition

March 8, 2022 -- Annual Health Insurance Survey Reminder and Emergency COVID Paid Sick Leave Expires March 15

March 3, 2022 --  Annual Health Insurance Premium Survey

February 23, 2022  -- New Small Biz Grants Available Statewide / Local Grant Options in City of Beverly

February 2, 2022 -- Baker Budget Proposal, Outdoor Dining, OSHA Vaccination Mandate and more

January 13, 2022 --  Call to Action, Digital Vaccine Card and DPH webinar

January 4, 2022 --  Reminder to respond to Holiday Sales survey; 2022 dues invoices are on their way.

December 30, 2021 -- Please provide your holiday sales results via our 3 question survey

December 21, 2021 -- New Statewide Mask Advisory, Boston's New Vaccination Policy & OSHA Update on Vaccinations

December 17, 20021 -- Update on the Millionaire's Tax, Minimum Wage Increase, and Changes to RAMHIC

The Retail Review  --  4th Quarter 2021 edition

December 1. 2021 -- Webinar Covering Changes to RAMHIC, 2022 Retail Holiday Calendar and Annual Holiday Sales Survey for November

November 19, 2021 -- #Buyin MA Launch on Monday, OSHA Guidance for Employers and RAMHIC Savings

November 18, 2021 -- Annual Retail Award Winners Announced

November 10, 2021 -- Veterans Day, PFML Notification, OSHA Vaccine Mandate Update

November 5, 2021 -- COVID-19 Update on Vaccine and Testing Mandates

November 2, 2021 -- Holiday Sales Predictions, RAMHIC Update and Save Our Shipments Campaign

October 21, 2021 -- RAM Sector Survey and Annual Meeting Registration

October 19, 2021 -- Governor Baker to speak at Annual Meeting; A Call to Replenish the UI Trust Fund

October 14, 2021 -- Call to Action: Replenish Unemployment Trust Fund

September 30, 2021 -- COVID-19 Emergency Paid Sick Leave

September 21, 2021 -- Make your RAMAE nominations Now!  Sign up for Fixed Rate Electricity

The Retail Review -- 3rd Quarter 2021 Edition

August 2, 2021 -- Employers alone can’t foot the $7 billion bill for unemployment insurance

July 15, 2021 -- Revised UI Tax Notices, Emergency Paid Sick Leave Reimbursement Guidance, RAM Opposes Employee Scheduling Bills

July 8, 2021 -- Retailer Comments Requested on Debit Card Rules / DOR Posts Sales Tax Holiday FAQ’s

June 24, 2021 -  Gov. Baker Confirms August 14th & 15th Sales Tax Holiday & Introduces Proposal For Two Month Sales Tax Holiday

June 16, 2021 -- Gov. Baker Signs COVID-19 Policy Extensions Law and Alert for MA Lottery Sales Agents: Oppose Pending Cashless Lottery and Online Lottery Proposals

The Retail Review -- 2nd Quarter 2021 Edition

June 9, 2021 -- CALL TO ACTION: Support Extension of Important COVID-19 Measures Set to Expire on June 15th

June 3, 2021 -- Baker Signs COVID-19 Emergency Paid Sick Leave Law

May 26, 2021 -- UI Tax Crisis Lingers as More Needs to be Done / Sample Signage for CDC Mask Guidance

May 24, 2021 --  iVision Announcement

May 17, 2021 --  MA to Fully Reopen on May 29th – All COVID Restrictions to be Lifted, Upcoming Action on Unemployment Insurance

May 7, 2021 -- State Revises Retail & Restaurant Protocols / DOR Updates Timeline for Relief of Certain Business Taxes

April 27, 2021 --Baker-Polito Administration Announces Plans for Continued Reopening, Face Coverings Update and Restaurant Revitalization Fund

April 15, 2021 --  State Issues Delay in Employers’ Q1 UI Payments After Outrage over Solvency Fund Assessment

April 14, 2021 -- REMINDER: TAKE ACTION NOW! Employers Experience Sizable Increases in Q1 UI Tax Bills

April 9, 2021 -- RAM Employers to Experience Sizable Increases in Q1 UI Tax Bills

April 2, 2021 -- MA Passes Unemployment Insurance Relief Law, Advanced Payment of Sales Tax Changes Effective TODAY - DOR Releases Final Guidance Sought by RAM & more

The Retail Review -- First Quarter 2021 Edition

March 18, 2021 -- Gov. Baker Announces Move to Step 1, Phase IV, Travel Order downgraded to Travel Advisory, Announces Vaccine Timeline for All Categories

March 9, 2021-  Early Remittance of Sales Tax – Changes Coming in April.  Tell your legislators, Gov. Baker and Lt. Gov. Polito it’s not too late to fix, delay, or at least simplify it!

March 3, 2021 -- Annual Health Insurance Survey

February 25, 2021 --State Relaxes Restrictions, Returns to 50% Capacity and Biden Administration Announces Changes to the Paycheck Protection Program

February 23, 2021 -- New Tax Credits for Establishing a Retirement Plan for your Business!

February 17, 2021 -- MA DOR Draft Guidance on Upcoming Sales/Meals Tax Changes:  Early Remittance for Many Coming Due April 25th and Update on Vaccination Roll Out

February 4, 2021 --  Business Capacity Limits Eased,  Employer Options for Workforce Vaccine Cite, State's Tourism Website Info, RAM Health Insurance Webinar

January 29, 2021 -- MA Entering Phase 2 of Vaccine Rollout, RAM Health Insurance Cooperative Webinar, Small Business Administration PPP Webinar

January 21, 2021 -- Governor Baker Eliminates 9:30PM Business Restrictions, Extends 25% Capacity Two More Weeks

January 19, 2021 -- PPP Webinar, RAM Health Insurance Cooperative Webinar, Gov. Baker Signs $16.5B Transportation Bond Bill, Vetoes TNC Fee Increases

January 15, 2021 --  MGCC Deadline Extended Thru Monday; SBA PPP Webinar on 1/25; Holiday Premium Pay Fix Signed Into Law

January 14, 2021 -- Last Chance:  MA Small Business Grant Application Period Closes Tomorrow at Midnight, Save the Date for SBA Webinar, RAM Health Insurance Cooperative

January 7, 2021 -- Governor Extends Restrictions, December Holiday Sales Survey and Small Business PPP Update Webinar and Program Guidance

January 4, 2021 -- MA Small Business Grant Application Period Is Open, Legislative Update, Wage and Labor Law Update, PPP Update and Holiday Sales Survey

 

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