November 19, 2021

#BuyinMA Website and Campaign to Launch Monday

RAM is launching a campaign to drive sales for YOUR business for the Holidays! You can be a part of the launch of! This is an incredible opportunity for free advertising - Gov. Charlie Baker and RAM will launch the project publicly Monday!
Send the following to [email protected] to participate:

  1. Full name of business
  2. PNG or PDF of logo
  3. Category of business (gifts/apparel/restaurant etc.)
  4. Include a discount code or deal you’d like to offer - Example of deals: i.e. “Use code 10poppy for 10% off Holiday merchandise for online orders until 12/31.”
  5. Phone and email where we can reach you with questions. 

*Please note that the website will not be live until Monday, November 22, 2021.

       Employer Compliance Guide for OSHA Vaccine Mandate ETS

While implementation of the OSHA vaccine mandate emergency temporary standard (ETS) remains suspended pending further legal action in federal court, the National Retail Federation (NRF) has prepared an interactive compliance guide to help employers assess their compliance readiness should the mandate ultimately be upheld.  As a member of RAM, your business enjoys a free NRF  membership allowing you to access this important compliance tool.

Additionally, you are invited to join NRF on Wednesday, December 1 at 2:00 pm ET for a webinar, “OSHA ETS: Compliance Assistance for Small-Midsize Retailers” which will feature a deep dive discussion on the compliance guide and give retailers the opportunity to discuss compliance questions with experts.  

Please contact, Ed, Jason or Meghan at NRF with any questions.


Join RAMHIC before the end of the year and save!


RAM members are reminded that BCBSMA health insurance plans, with effective dates through the end of the year, may still be purchased through association’s health insurance cooperative at a 3% discount off available rates.   

With the discount set to expire in the new year, the cooperative will be expanding its package of free ancillary benefits in an effort to continue providing value to participating members.  Starting January 1, 2022, all members purchasing a BCBSMA health plan through the cooperative will also receive free accident, life, vision, hospital indemnity and employer assistance plans for their employees, as well as access to fee-waived health financial accounts.   For members enrolling or renewing their BCBSMA health plan prior to the new year, this presents a unique opportunity to take advantage of both the current 3% money-saving discount for another year while also receiving the value added benefits come January. 
Please note that members currently offering health insurance through a carrier other than BCBSMA do not have to wait until their renewal date to join the cooperative.  Such businesses with renewals coming up early in the new year, may want to consider a switch to our cooperative plan prior to the year-end to take advantage of the expiring discount.   
Members interested in learning more may click here or contact RAM Business Development Director Joe Barnes at 978-478-7430 or via email at [email protected]