September 24, 2020


RAM 2020 Electricity Offerings


Fixed Rate Electricity Supply Program

RAM continues to partner with electricity broker Freedom Energy Logistics (FEL) to secure Fixed Rate Electric Supply Pricing for members. The fixed rate program is designed to protect your business against unexpected price fluctuations commonly experienced in the electricity market.  This allows members to confidently budget their annual electricity costs.  Click here before October 1, for current rate and enrollment procedure.


RAM Community Solar Offering

RAM is proud to partner with Ampion to provide our members access to the Massachusetts-authorized shared Community Solar Program.  The program allows your business to purchase discounted utility bill credits designed to offset and reduce electricity costs.  With no upfront costs and nothing to install, it’s the easiest way for your business to benefit from solar energy while saving money on electricity costs.  Click here for more information.


MA Releases Update to Reopening Guidance for Retailers and Restaurants

Changes: Increased table & bar seating, arcades, self-serve beverage



While Massachusetts remains in Step one of Phase III of the Reopening Massachusetts plan, Gov. Charlie Baker announced yesterday (9/23/20) additional steps forward in the guidance for retail and restaurant operations.

The updated sector-specific safety protocols which take effect on September 28th are:

  1. Retail businesses – changes include the allowed reopening of self-serve beverage stations, in compliance with certain guidelines, and recently updated guidance relative to indoor arcades, etc. 


  1. Restaurants – changes include an increase in allowable party size to 10 seated guests, the reopening of bar seating, and rules relative to indoor recreation activities, such as darts, arcade games, pool, etc.


All members are reminded that businesses open for operation must continue to comply with all Phase III sector-specific safety protocols and recommended best practices as well as the Mandatory Safety Standards for Workplaces.  Members are strongly encouraged to review the updated Phase III guidance to ensure compliance.



Reminder: City of Boston plastic bag ban and 5 cent fee return on October 1. 


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Reminder:  RAM Member Demographics Survey


For 102 years, RAM has represented our employment sector with public officials, the press and with consumers.  In order for us to effectively represent the broad range of our membership, it is more important today than ever to fully understand the make up of our 4000 members.  Please take a minute to fill out this important survey so that we can better support your business, your employees and your customers. If you haven't already responded, click here for confidential survey.