Headlines

September 24, 2020 -- RAM Electricity Programs, Retail & Restaurant Sector Guidance Updates, Boston Plastic Bag Ban, Survey Reminder

September 16, 2020 -- State Leaders Announce Further Extension of Administrative Tax Relief for Businesses

September 11, 2020 -- Updated order for outdoor dining, arcades

The Retail Review -- Summer 2020 edition

August 31, 2020 -- 2020 Sales Tax Holiday Impact Survey, My Local MA Campaign Launch

August 19, 2020  - Updated Guidance and Sales Tax Holiday Reminder

August 6, 2020 -  COVID -19 July Survey on Sales and the Economy

July 31, 2020 -- MA Legislature Extends Formal Session,  Updated Survey on Sales and the Economy

July 22, 2020 -  State Authorizes Restaurant Sales of To-Go Cocktails, Gov. Baker Extends Moratorium on Evictions and Foreclosures

July 14, 2020 -  Oppose Local & Regional Transportation Ballot Initiatives

July 11, 2020 -- RAM Commits to Addressing Systematic Racism and Discrimination, DPH to End Reusable Bag Ban, Allow Municipal Plastic Bag Bans to Resume Effect

July 5, 2020 -  RAM's Multiple Employer 401k Plan allows you to keep your trusted financial advisor -- Learn how you can participate.

July 2, 2020 -- MA Enters Phase Three of Reopening Plan on Monday, July 6th

June 30, 2020 --Ask the Legislature to Honor their Commitment, Sales Tax Holiday Weekend Aug.29-30

June 19, 2020 -- Gov. Gives Green Light to Resume Indoor Dining on Monday & Allows Use of Fitting Rooms (by appointment), Extension of Sales & Meals Tax Relief

June 10, 2020 - New Member Survey, SBA Webinar, MassInc Survey

June 5, 2020 -- Gov. Baker Will Announce Phase 2 Reopen Date on Saturday, Joint RAM Pioneer Institute Survey, Congress Approves Changes to Paycheck Protection Program

June 1, 2002 --  Gov. Baker Issues New Executive Order in Advance of Phase 2, Releases Rules, Checklist & Guidance for Retail Reopening

May 29, 2020 -- Governor Talks Phase II of Re-opening, Releases Guidance for Restaurants & Lodging, Retail Guidance Expected Early Next Week

May 27, 2020 -- Phase One: Retail Curbside Pickup & Remote Fulfillment Rules...But what’s next?

May 22, 2020 -- RAM Members Eagerly Await Rare Weekend Changes to Essential Services FAQs:  Curbside Pickup & Remote Fulfillment Rules Expected

May 21, 2020 -- All Essential Businesses are Required to Self-certify by May 25th to Remain Open, Paycheck Protection Program Relief

May 18, 2020 -- RAM Disappointed by Reopening Plan

May 15, 2020 -- Reopening Plan Due Monday / Q&A with RAM President / PPP, PFML and EBT Updates

May 8, 2020 --Please Participate In This Important RAM Survey On Reopening the  Economy, COVID-19 Essential Services FAQs - Updated

May 4, 2020 -- Gov. Baker Updates “Essential Services” Guidance, Allow for Remote Fulfillment in Closed Stores and Warehouses

May 1, 2020 E-news -- RAM First to Appear before Gov. Baker’s Economic Reopening Advisory Board, Statewide Face Covering Order, NRF Guidance for Retailers 

April 24, 2020 e-news

NRF Foundation Now Offering Free Online Skills Training During Health Crisis

Member Benefit Program Update

AG Healey Launches Resource Site for First Responders & Relief Programs Aimed at Small Business

RAM Facebook Page for MA Retail Relief

Essential vs. Non-essential Services

Federal Paid Sick Time & Leave Requirements

President's Letter -- April/May 2020

The Retail Review - March/ April 2020 edition

April 7 E-news -- Gov. Baker Issues New Grocery Store Customer Limits, Preempts Local Boards of Health; Updated Essential Services FAQs; Meals for Heros Restaurant List

April 3 E-news -- Governor Signs Law Allowing for Immediate Restaurant Beer/Wine Sales with Takeout Meals

April 1: E-News update on SBA's Paycheck Protection Program

March 31 E-news update -- Gov. Baker Extends Order Limiting Operations to COVID-19 Essential Services, Provides Updated Guidance and FAQs on What/Who is Essential

March 27 E-news update -- MA AG Issues Employee Rights and Employer Obligations, SBA Express Bridge Loan Program, CARES ACT Update

March 25 E-News:  State Issues FAQs, Further Guidance on Defining Who/What is “Essential”

March 24 E-news: Updates, Emergency Orders and Guidance 

March 23 - Non Essential Businesses to Cease in Person Operations

March 19 E-news -- Sales, Meals and Room Occupancy Tax Remittance Delay

March 18 E-news  --COVID-19 Update

March 15 E-news -- An Important Message to RAM members, COVID-19 Survey and Resources

NRF/ Coronavirus Resources for Retailers

Massachusetts STEM Summit 2020

The RAM Health Insurance Cooperative is NOW thriving – and growing – in 2020!

Why sales tax revenues are soaring (CommonWealth Op -Ed, 1-22-2020)

DFML Small Employer Advisory Group

Hurst and Hudson Appointed By Governor Baker to Merged Market Advisory Council

The Retail Review -- January/ February 2020 Edition

Governor Baker Files $44.6B State Budget:  Proposes "Real Time" Sales Tax Collections & Lottery Sales on Debit Cards

Legal Update:  MA Adopts Distracted Driving Law

2020 MA Wage& Hour Posting from AG's office.

Paid Family and Medical Leave Contributions Due January 31, 2020

2019 RAMAE Winners

December is Crohn's and Colitis Awareness Month

The Retail Review -- November/ December 2019 edition

MassHires

Operation Able

U.S. Department of Labor Issues Final Overtime Rule

Attorney General Certifies 12 Initiative Petitions to Continue on Path to 2020 Ballot

 

For previously posted headlines, click here.