Students Encouraged to Connect and Continue Their Education Beyond the Classroom at 8th Annual Scholarship Luncheon

Students Encouraged to Connect and Continue Their Education Beyond the Classroom at 8th Annual Scholarship Luncheon MIRA Foundation’s Joseph D. Sarafa Scholarship Program invests more than $700,000 in tomorrow’s leaders since 1999 West Bloomfield, Mich. (June 29, 2016) — The 8th Annual Joseph D. Sarafa Scholarship luncheon was held at the Detroit Athletic Club (DAC)…

MIRA continues to push for Bottle Bill Reform citing latest bottle return scam

West Bloomfield, MI (June 15, 2016) —  The latest bottle return scam is just another example why members of the Midwest Independent Retailers Association (MIRA) pointing out as a reason to change the bottle bill laws in Michigan. “We have been pushing for curbside recycling for years,” said president and CEO Auday Arabo. “These latest…

Next-Day Approvals on Temporary Permits

The Michigan Liquor Control Commission (MLCC) now offers next-day approval for many applications for temporary outdoor service permits, as recommended by the Office of Regulatory Reinvention (ORR). Though the Commission considers applications for many kinds of licenses, permits, and permissions on a daily basis, the process of creating full dockets for temporary outdoor service permits…

Michigan Food Law Effective October 1

The Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD) implemented the state’s updated Food Law on October 1, 2012. “The department’s highest priority is ensuring the safety of food sold and distributed in Michigan. Putting food inspections online provides greater transparency for consumers and retailers,” said Jamie Clover Adams, MDARD director. “Food safety impacts the…