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…

State ready to gamble on Internet lottery

Michigan’s thousands of lottery retailers soon could see a new competitor on their ticket-selling turf: iLottery. The Snyder administration plans to launch a new Internet lottery system that would allow people in Michigan to play digital versions of games like those currently offered at stores — but with smartphones and computers. The proposal could change…

Fewer regs on tap for alcohol

Chris Gautz/Crains A major fight is brewing in Lansing over the way the state handles liquor licenses, as well as a variety of alcohol regulations that supporters say will make it easier on small businesses and allow the growing craft beer industry to expand in Michigan. Some of the changes included in Senate Bill 216,…