October 22, 2020 -- Governor Announces Small Business Recovery Grants; Lower Sales, Higher Costs  Endanger MA Main Streets

October 16, 2020 --  Gov. Baker Submits Revised FY21 State Budget Proposal, Continues Pursuit of Troubling Sales Tax Changes

October 6, 2020 -- Paid Family and Medical Leave: Two Online Opportunities to Prepare Your Business

September 29, 2020 -- Electricity Program Deadline, Changes in Reopening, Dressing Room & Food Court Restrictions Relaxed

September 24, 2020 -- RAM Electricity Programs, Retail & Restaurant Sector Guidance Updates, Boston Plastic Bag Ban, Survey Reminder

September 16, 2020 -- State Leaders Announce Further Extension of Administrative Tax Relief for Businesses

September 11, 2020 -- Updated order for outdoor dining, arcades

The Retail Review -- Summer 2020 edition

August 31, 2020 -- 2020 Sales Tax Holiday Impact Survey, My Local MA Campaign Launch

August 19, 2020  - Updated Guidance and Sales Tax Holiday Reminder

August 6, 2020 -  COVID -19 July Survey on Sales and the Economy

July 31, 2020 -- MA Legislature Extends Formal Session,  Updated Survey on Sales and the Economy

July 22, 2020 -  State Authorizes Restaurant Sales of To-Go Cocktails, Gov. Baker Extends Moratorium on Evictions and Foreclosures

July 14, 2020 -  Oppose Local & Regional Transportation Ballot Initiatives

July 11, 2020 -- RAM Commits to Addressing Systematic Racism and Discrimination, DPH to End Reusable Bag Ban, Allow Municipal Plastic Bag Bans to Resume Effect

July 5, 2020 -  RAM's Multiple Employer 401k Plan allows you to keep your trusted financial advisor -- Learn how you can participate.

July 2, 2020 -- MA Enters Phase Three of Reopening Plan on Monday, July 6th

June 30, 2020 --Ask the Legislature to Honor their Commitment, Sales Tax Holiday Weekend Aug.29-30

June 19, 2020 -- Gov. Gives Green Light to Resume Indoor Dining on Monday & Allows Use of Fitting Rooms (by appointment), Extension of Sales & Meals Tax Relief

June 10, 2020 - New Member Survey, SBA Webinar, MassInc Survey

June 5, 2020 -- Gov. Baker Will Announce Phase 2 Reopen Date on Saturday, Joint RAM Pioneer Institute Survey, Congress Approves Changes to Paycheck Protection Program

June 1, 2002 --  Gov. Baker Issues New Executive Order in Advance of Phase 2, Releases Rules, Checklist & Guidance for Retail Reopening

May 29, 2020 -- Governor Talks Phase II of Re-opening, Releases Guidance for Restaurants & Lodging, Retail Guidance Expected Early Next Week

May 27, 2020 -- Phase One: Retail Curbside Pickup & Remote Fulfillment Rules...But what’s next?

May 22, 2020 -- RAM Members Eagerly Await Rare Weekend Changes to Essential Services FAQs:  Curbside Pickup & Remote Fulfillment Rules Expected

May 21, 2020 -- All Essential Businesses are Required to Self-certify by May 25th to Remain Open, Paycheck Protection Program Relief

May 18, 2020 -- RAM Disappointed by Reopening Plan

May 15, 2020 -- Reopening Plan Due Monday / Q&A with RAM President / PPP, PFML and EBT Updates

May 8, 2020 --Please Participate In This Important RAM Survey On Reopening the  Economy, COVID-19 Essential Services FAQs - Updated

May 4, 2020 -- Gov. Baker Updates “Essential Services” Guidance, Allow for Remote Fulfillment in Closed Stores and Warehouses

May 1, 2020 E-news -- RAM First to Appear before Gov. Baker’s Economic Reopening Advisory Board, Statewide Face Covering Order, NRF Guidance for Retailers 

April 24, 2020 e-news

NRF Foundation Now Offering Free Online Skills Training During Health Crisis

Member Benefit Program Update

AG Healey Launches Resource Site for First Responders & Relief Programs Aimed at Small Business

RAM Facebook Page for MA Retail Relief

Essential vs. Non-essential Services

Federal Paid Sick Time & Leave Requirements

President's Letter -- April/May 2020

The Retail Review - March/ April 2020 edition

April 7 E-news -- Gov. Baker Issues New Grocery Store Customer Limits, Preempts Local Boards of Health; Updated Essential Services FAQs; Meals for Heros Restaurant List

April 3 E-news -- Governor Signs Law Allowing for Immediate Restaurant Beer/Wine Sales with Takeout Meals

April 1: E-News update on SBA's Paycheck Protection Program

March 31 E-news update -- Gov. Baker Extends Order Limiting Operations to COVID-19 Essential Services, Provides Updated Guidance and FAQs on What/Who is Essential

March 27 E-news update -- MA AG Issues Employee Rights and Employer Obligations, SBA Express Bridge Loan Program, CARES ACT Update

March 25 E-News:  State Issues FAQs, Further Guidance on Defining Who/What is “Essential”

March 24 E-news: Updates, Emergency Orders and Guidance 

March 23 - Non Essential Businesses to Cease in Person Operations

March 19 E-news -- Sales, Meals and Room Occupancy Tax Remittance Delay

March 18 E-news  --COVID-19 Update

March 15 E-news -- An Important Message to RAM members, COVID-19 Survey and Resources

NRF/ Coronavirus Resources for Retailers

Massachusetts STEM Summit 2020

The RAM Health Insurance Cooperative is NOW thriving – and growing – in 2020!

Why sales tax revenues are soaring (CommonWealth Op -Ed, 1-22-2020)

DFML Small Employer Advisory Group

Hurst and Hudson Appointed By Governor Baker to Merged Market Advisory Council

The Retail Review -- January/ February 2020 Edition

Governor Baker Files $44.6B State Budget:  Proposes "Real Time" Sales Tax Collections & Lottery Sales on Debit Cards

Legal Update:  MA Adopts Distracted Driving Law

2020 MA Wage& Hour Posting from AG's office.

Paid Family and Medical Leave Contributions Due January 31, 2020

2019 RAMAE Winners

December is Crohn's and Colitis Awareness Month

The Retail Review -- November/ December 2019 edition


Operation Able

U.S. Department of Labor Issues Final Overtime Rule

Attorney General Certifies 12 Initiative Petitions to Continue on Path to 2020 Ballot


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