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May 2017

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May 2017 Legislative Update

The Wyoming Retail Association monitors and engages in all business related legislative issues at the state and federal level, to protect and promote Wyoming’s retail industry. As Wyoming continues to grapple with a $400 million education-funding deficit, the Wyoming Legislature will continue to explore all options to offset the shortfall. Your association is monitoring and participating in these discussions as we head towards the 2018 Legislative Budget Session, set to convene on February 12, 2018. Read More »

Tell Congress to Protect Swipe Fee Reform

The Wyoming Retail Association and the National Retail Federation need your help to preserve debit swipe fee reform. Please urge your Congressional Representative to oppose efforts by the big banks to repeal the debit swipe fee reform, which would limit competition and double debit swipe fees for retailers. Repeal would cost our industry and our customers $8.5 billion a year nationally. Read More »

Retailers ask Congress not to Shift Tax Burden to Consumers

The National Retail Federation today urged Congress to focus on updating the existing federal income tax system through comprehensive reform rather than moving toward a consumption tax. Under either approach, Congress should reject a proposed $1 trillion border adjustment tax that would drive up prices for consumers and cost the economy jobs. Read More »

Retail Trade Issues

After months of delays, congressional trade leaders finally introduced legislation dealing with a number of key trade issues, including renewal of trade promotion authority (TPA), trade adjustment assistance (TAA), preferences programs such as the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) and the Generalized System of Preferences (GSP), and Customs reauthorization. Read More »

Retailers Say Repeal of Swipe Fee Reform Would 'Undermine Transparency and Competition' and Harm Consumers

The National Retail Federation today called on the House Financial Services Committee to reject efforts to repeal debit card swipe fee reform as it considers approval of the Financial Choice Act. Read More»

5 Reasons Why the “Retail Apocalypse” is a false scare story

Talk about the death of retail is great click bait. Media outlets from the Wall Street Journal to Fortune to USA Today have trumpeted news about store closings, retail bankruptcies, and the end of retail as we know it. If we’re to believe these articles, we’ll all be buying from Amazon.com, and malls will become old age homes for Baby Boomers. And the rest of us should just close up shop now, and put an end to the painRead More »

9 Signs an Employee is Exceptional

Nearly every performance appraisal evaluates qualities like teamwork, attention to detail, dependability, creativity, leadership -- those skills and attributes are basically a given. Every solid employee possesses those important -- and relatively easy to define -- qualities. In fact, some employees are even exceptional. (Here's how to tell.)

Yet some employees are even more valuable -- not just exceptional, they're indispensable. They possess attributes that aren't found on performance appraisals but nonetheless make a huge impact on the people around them, and especially on a company's results
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