Mayor Kim Driscoll, City of Salem and Democratic Nominee for Lt. Governor
 to Provide Keynote Speech at RAMAE Luncheon


RAM’s 104th Annual Meeting will be held on Thursday, November 10th, at Lombardo’s in Randolph.  The Board of Directors meeting begins promptly at 9:00 AM, and all RAM members are welcome to attend.  Immediately following the board meeting, members are encouraged to stay and join us at the annual RAM Awards of Excellence (RAMAE) luncheon at noon, where we will recognize six outstanding local businesses in retail in 2022. Mayor Kim Driscoll from the City of Salem and Democratic Nominee for Lt. Governor will be our Keynote speaker at the luncheon.

The RAMAE’s were created more than 20 years ago as a way to shine a light on the hidden jewels of the retail industry here in Massachusetts. These awards are a means to recognize those innovators that are doing it the right way for their customers, and to also hold them up as beacons for others to follow. Our 2022 winners are leading the way in our industry in these increasingly challenging times.
Awards will be handed out in the following categories: Advertising and Promotion, Community Service, Restaurant of the Year, Retailer of the Year and Retail Hall of Fame.

All RAM members are invited to attend.  Registration is required, although both meetings are free to attend.

Agenda & Registration

What are the RAMAES?

If you have any questions about the events or the survey, please contact Andi Shea at [email protected].


2022 Holiday Sales Prediction Survey

The holiday season is fast approaching and your association is looked to each year to predict the year's holiday sales.  We need your feedback in order to properly create our prediction.  

If you haven't already responded, please click here to answer a few questions about what you expect from this year's holiday season. Thank you in advance for your feedback.



Important Reminders from the MA DOR…

Deadline ahead - HIRD filing begins soon
Here’s an annual reminder that the Health Insurance Responsibility Disclosure (HIRD) filing period, for employers to report on employer-sponsored insurance, will soon begin. The filing period runs from November 15 through December 15. To learn more about HIRD, visit the FAQ page on our website.

Renew 2021 small business energy exemption certificates
Small businesses that registered for an energy exemption certificate in 2021 will need to renew those certificates by December 31, 2022. The renewal option will be available through MassTaxConnect as of November 1, 2022. Take a look at the information page for instructions on how to renew.

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