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WRA Exclusive Member News - April 2015
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April 2015

Exclusive Member News

2015 Legislative Recap & Looking Ahead at 2016 Session

The 2015 legislative general session ended last month and several pieces of impactful legislation were passed. The Wyoming Retail Association was very active this session and played a leading role in promoting and protecting the business climate that Wyoming Retailers operate in. In almost every instance, the WRA was the only entity that testified and supported these bills throughout the process, ensuring their passage. Below you will find a simplified breakdown of the bills that your association supported and helped pass as well as when they go into effect.Read More »

Retail Summit to Focus on Digital Privacy on June 1, 2015

The Wyoming Retail Association will host our annual Retail Summit on Monday, June 1, 2015 at Little America Hotel and Resort in Cheyenne from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. with a WRA Board of Directors meeting to immediately follow. This year’s event will focus on digital privacy. The Wyoming Legislature enacted two bills focused on privacy this session and the Governor’s Task Force on Digital Privacy will continue its work this interim in advance of the 2016 legislative budget session. Mark your calendars today to join Governor Matt Mead, leading Wyoming Legislators and retailers from across the state to learn more about how the rapidly evolving changes in digital privacy affect your business. Registration information and event details will be sent by email in the coming weeks.

WRA Shipping Program: FedEx One Rate

Make it simple to manage your shipping costs, and get all the convenience and reliability of FedEx Express® shipping at a predictable, flat rate. With FedEx One Rate pricing, there’s no weighing or measuring of shipments under 50 lbs.1, so you can add to the box without adding to the price. Your flat rate includes free packaging options2, time-definite 1-, 2- or 3-day delivery, and even some common surcharges.Read More »

America’s Retail Champions: Nominations Open!
Celebrating small retailers with 50 complimentary trips to D.C.

We'll help you tell your story on Capitol Hill—and pick up the bill, too!As part of the 2015 Retail Advocates Summit the National Retail Federation will host America's Retail Champions, an awards and reception program honoring Main Street retailers. The program offers up to 50 small U.S. retailers a complimentary trip to Washington and a unique opportunity to share their retail story face-to-face with Members of Congress.Read More »

Celebrate National Small Business Week with 10 Free Webinars Covering “The Life of Your Business” – May 4-8

Join us online to celebrate National Small Business Week, May 4-8, when the Wyoming Small Business Development Center will present a series of 10 free webinars designed to mirror “The Life of Your Business.” Topics to be covered include Business Planning, Market Research, Accessing Capital, Sales and Marketing, Human Resources, Record keeping and Financial Analysis, Risk Management, Sustainability, Business Expansion and Diversification of Target Markets, and Exit Strategies and Succession Planning.Read More »

Final Rule to Revise the Definition of “Spouse” Under the FMLA

The Department of Labor issued a Final Rule on February 25, 2015 revising the regulatory definition of spouse under the Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993 (FMLA). The Final Rule amends the regulatory definition of spouse under the FMLA so that eligible employees in legal same-sex marriages will be able to take FMLA leave to care for their spouse or family member, regardless of where they live.Read More »

Social Media and Your Growing Business

How can you define what types of social media will work best for business? Different types of social media attract different types of people and different age groups. How do you keep consumers visiting your site(s) habitually? Learn how to simplify, strengthen and grow your business with Avitus Group. As a member of the Wyoming Retail Association, Avitus Group offers discounts on all of our services to members of the association.Read More »

A Small-Business Guide to Fraud Risk Analysis

By doing regular fraud risk assessments, you can protect your company by figuring out who might commit fraud and how it could happen. Here's how to build a fraud assessment team and protective systems.Read More »

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