Legislative AdvocacyTogether We're Stronger
Our job is to represent you, Connecticut retailers, to make sure your voice is heard at the State Capitol as legislators consider laws that would impact your business, and to provide attractive benefits that can help your business on the bottom line.
The new guidelines eliminated the safe store guidelines that were put into place by the Governor last year. But he also left a lot of decisions on how to proceed into the next phase of re-open to you, the store owner.
That is why we urge you to take just a few minutes and complete a very brief CRMA survey here.
Click here to learn more about registration and payroll deduction requirements for Connecticut businesses.
Click here for updates related to COVID-19 guidelines, protocols and vaccines for Connecticut businesses.
RETAILERS OPPOSE DIGITAL ADVERTISING TAX
CRMA is urging Governor Lamont and legislative leaders to oppose the digital advertising tax now being considered.
Although proponents aimed the tax at international companies such as Google and Facebook, it is local Connecticut businesses that will feel the impact. At the worst possible time. Read the letter to the Governor here. Contact CRMA to help defeat the tax on digital advertising.
State Digital Ad Tax Will Harm Small Businesses
In an opinion article in the New London Day, Tim Phelan and Robin Mallove point out that no matter the intent of the proponents, Connecticut retailers will end up paying every time they purchase a digital ad on the major platforms. Read the article here.
Click here to read the statement by CRMA on April 22, 2021 on Finance Committee action on digital ad tax.
Latest from the Connecticut Retail Merchants Association
As a Connecticut retailer, you are a member of the Connecticut Retail Merchants Association. Our job is to represent you, to make sure your voice is heard at the State Capitol as legislators consider laws that would impact your business, and to provide attractive benefits that can help your business on the bottom line.
We take these responsibilities seriously, and recognize that there is strength in numbers. Fortunately, there is much good news to share, and we’re stepping up efforts to communicate with you, our members, and seek your feedback and input.
Retail Across America
Retail Across Connecticut is a great story. Connecticut’s retailers help make the state’s economy come alive, from the malls to Main Street, all across the state.
See how in this video featuring leading retailers, produced by the National Retail Federation.
CRMA in the News
The Connecticut Retail Merchants Association is in the news, highlighting the impact of retail businesses on the economy, jobs, and communities all across the state.
Together We’re Stronger
At CRMA, our job is to advocate for you. We are your voice in the halls of the State Capitol, with service providers, and with the news media. Your membership in CRMA makes you part of an exclusive group that includes some of the world’s largest retailers and best Main Street merchants. Membership instantly makes your voice, and retailing’s collective voice, more powerful at the State Capitol where the laws that impact your business are devised and approved. … Read More