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May 2015

Exclusive Member News

Wyoming 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. Register today to join leading Wyoming Legislators and retailers from across the state to learn more about how the rapidly evolving changes in digital privacy affect your business.   Read More »

WRA Pushes for Maximum Allowable Cost and Audit Legislation

During the 2015 general legislative session, the Wyoming Retail Association partnered with several other groups in support of legislation that would address Maximum Allowable Cost (MAC) and pharmacy audit issues. Pharmacy Benefit Managers (PBM’s) do not regularly or systematically allow pharmacies access to their MAC price list resulting in Wyoming pharmacies incurring below-cost reimbursements for prescriptions. It is the position of the WRA that pharmacies should also receive fair and uniform treatment during the review process.   Read More »

Customer Service & Conflict Resolution Offered Online

"Customer Service and Conflict Resolution” (HOSP 1580) will be offered online during the summer semester at Casper College. “Students taking this online class will have the opportunity to understand and demonstrate the importance of customer service and conflict management in today’s competitive work environment,” said Ginny Garner, instructor and Certified Hospitality Educator. The summer semester will begin on Monday, June 1.  Read More »

Bid to Collect Online-Sales Taxes is Stalled in Congress

Many consumers have come to expect tax-free shopping as an online perk, but it’s costing state governments nationwide an estimated $23 billion in annual revenue, according to a 2009 University of Tennessee study. And brick-and-mortar retailers complain that it puts them at a competitive disadvantage to online-only businesses that don’t have to charge sales tax. At issue are laws that allow states to collect taxes only from retailers with physical presences in the buyers’ states.  Read More »

4 Small Businesses using Social Media to Connect with Customers

During NRF’s Retail Across America trips, their film crew visited businesses large and small to see what retail is really like in cities across the country. On camera and behind the scenes, retail executives and small business owners shared their hopes, challenges and advice.  Read More »

Big Assists for Small Retailers

Big-box stores tend to dominate headlines, yet at the other end of the spectrum are incredible small businesses with amazing stories to share — remaining true to family heritage, capitalizing on untapped trends and using the latest technology to transform their operations. Given their sheer numbers, small businesses represent an economic anchor of our nation’s economy and a dynamic expression of the character of towns and cities from coast to coast. Still, one of the biggest hurdles many smaller retailers and local merchants face on today’s retail stage is mastering the digital arm of the business.
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