is a trade association, representing retailers and related businesses, that provides advocacy, networking and information to enhance the image and profitability of member companies. Founded in 1906, the RMA is the business association of choice for successful retail businesses. Learn more »
The RMA has created the Think. Shop. Buy. Local campaign to encourage shoppers to think about the many advantages of shopping locally and to buy local whenever they can. Members are invited to participate in marketing/promotion ideas created especially for them. Learn more »
Build relationships with owners & managers socially.
The all-day tradeshow allows you to discover, network, and learn more about cutting edge marketing strategies for your business, with Seminars, Power Sessions, and a Keynote Breakfast Speaker with over 1,000 attendees each year. The event includes over 90 exhibitors and access to industry leaders in advertising, media, and technology.
Next: Aug 6—more info »
Face to face, question to answer, with RMA Board members—and there is no charge for RMA members!
Next: Aug 13—more info »
A Networking Morning for Members & Non-Members. Learn how your RMA membership can benefit your business & save money.
Next: Aug 20—more info »
This series presents topics and speakers of interest to retailers like you! Held on the first Friday of every month.
Next: Sept 6: TBA
A way for the business community to recognize area law enforcement officers, firefighters and emergency services providers who have gone above and beyond the call of duty in serving their community.
Next: Nov 1—more info »
Offering relevant courses in four segments—
sales/marketing, business growth, operations and finance
We’ve gathered four highly regarded experts—to speak to you honestly and directly about what our shared future holds.
Throughout the year we host a variety of networking gatherings, seminars, and other events that you'll find both helpful and fun. more info »
Members: Simplify First Friday Forum Registration,
Save Money and Earn $25 Gift Cards
Eight times per year, the Retail Merchants Association offers First Friday Forum Networking Breakfast Meetings. You can now join the First Friday Forum “Priority Members’ Club” and save money!! more info »
Refer a new retail member and receive a $25 gift card from any RMA member company when your referral joins! more info »