MIRA granted proclamations in Michigan, Ohio and Illinois for “We Card Program”

West Bloomfield, MI (September 19, 2016) – The Midwest Independent Retailers Association (MIRA) continues its support of the We Card Program by ensuring that its members do not sell controlled substances to minors.  This support was recognized by the governors of Michigan, Ohio and Illinois in their proclamations, which are given for service that increase…

Legislation Introduced in Lansing Effecting Fuel Retailers

By Dan Papineau // MIRA Director, Government Relations Recently a pair of State Representatives introduced two separate but significantly similar pieces of legislation to combat the installation of skimmers in fuel dispensers. While this may seem like well-intentioned legislation, MIRA has major concerns. “Skimmers” are devices placed by criminals inside a fuel dispenser’s credit card…

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…

Michigan Food Safety Alliance Meeting

Speakers from Kellogg’s, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) focused on best practices, FDA laws, hygiene, and farming at the Food Safety Alliance Meeting in Battlecreek on July 19th. The proposed new regulations on produce were discussed, and attendees were reminded that interested parties will have 120 days…