BECOMING A MEMBER OF RAM IS ONE OF THE BEST DECISIONS YOU CAN MAKE FOR YOUR BUSINESS.  
By joining you gain access to exclusive, money saving discounts on services and programs, legislative updates and advocacy as well as valuable educational opportunities. We aim to help you grow and protect your business, promote the retail industry and save your business money.

Advocacy

As the active voice of the retailing community, RAM represents members and their interests before all branches of state government in an effort to protect, preserve and promote the thriving retail sector of the Massachusetts economy. RAM's staff of registered lobbyists remains keenly engaged in the debate and discussion on both the legislative and regulatory fronts with regard to all issues that impact the retail community. RAM breaks down the issues so you can clearly see the potential impact they could have on your business.

Member Alert: Gov. Baker's Health Care Tax on Employers 

 

Gov. Baker to Speak at RAMAE Awards Luncheon

Governor Charlie Baker will address retailers at the annual RAM Awards of Excellence (RAMAE) luncheon on Thursday, November 16, 2017 at The Conference Center at Bentley University in Waltham.

 

Mike Nikitas of NECN will present awards including Retailer of the Year and Restaurant of the Year.

 

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Increasing Felony Threshold For Larceny Represents a Dramatic Raise for Thieves  

Massachusetts Senate leadership recently released a criminal justice reform package which seeks an eighty-four percent increase in the felony threshold for the crimes of larceny and credit card fraud—from the current level of $250 up to $1,500.  An increase of this size would be detrimental to the ability of retailers, law enforcement and prosecutors to protect against theft and essentially results in dramatic raises and incentives for professional criminals operating in the Commonwealth.  

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Free e-Training for Members

RAM is pleased to offer social media and e-commerce training to retailers throughout the state of Massachusetts. The training is free for employers and employees whose organization pays into the state Workforce Development Fund. All for-profit employers with payroll employees in Massachusetts contribute to the Workforce Training Fund.  Some nonprofit organizations with payroll employees in Massachusetts contribute to the Workforce Training Fund, but others do not.


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Nominate an outstanding business!

All Massachusetts retailers and restaurants are eligible, and winners are chosen due to their creativity, enthusiasm, and commitment. RAM membership is not necessary to nominate or to be nominated. We encourage entries from all segments of the retail community and all parts of the state. Self nominations are also welcome.

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Retail Association Multiple Employer 401k Retirement Plan Benefit 

Providing a retirement plan for your employees is not without its challenges. Access to the expertise and experience you need may seem beyond the financial reach of your business. In fact, that's just one reason why 86% of employers with less than 100 employees don't offer retirement plans to their workforce. And if you do have a plan, you know how expensive and time consuming it is.

RAM now has an option for members who currently have a 401k plan as well an option for members who want to create a 401k.

Click here to learn about both options.