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Join GRA and Reap the Benefits of Association

The Georgia Retail Association is dedicated to making Georgia one of the best places in the United States to do business. As long as there are threats to your business, the Georgia Retail Association will make sure the voice of the retail industry in Georgia is heard loud and clear.  Click HERE for the GRA Member Application.

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Annual Fall Golf Tournament

Join us for a good game of golf and network with other retail professionals at the same time. We also have sponsorship opportunities available, click HERE for sponsorship information.

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A True Crime-Fighting Partnership

GRAORCA is a statewide crime-fighting partnership. This alliance allows retailers and law enforcement to communicate about criminal activity impacting businesses on a real-time basis while preventing other partners from being victimized.

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An Open Letter from SeaWorld’s Animal Advocates

Inaccurate reports recently have generated questions about SeaWorld and the animals in our care. The truth is in our parks and people, and it’s time to set the record straight.

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Health Care Reform Act

The health care reform law— the Affordable Care Act (ACA)— has many complex requirements for employers and health plans. Many employers are starting to focus more attention on the ACA’s rules and, as a result, have more questions than ever.

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Stand with Main Street and Georgia's retailers

Georgia's Alliance for Main Street Fairness is a coalition dedicated to ensuring sales tax laws treat all businesses equally. An online sales tax loophole currently puts local businesses at risk, and we are working to level the playing field. Click here for information on how to join the coalition.

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Small Business Quarterly

Delivers practical info to help you increase the bottom line.
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Member Profile

The Big Store
Susan and Philip Perlis
Tifton, GA

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Service Spotlight

GRA's bankcard program is your gateway to a better bottom line.
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imageGet your golf on at the upcoming Fall GhFA and GRA Golf Tournament!

This annual event will be held again at the beautiful Lake Lanier Resort in Buford, GA, Friday, September 19, with an 11am shotgun start.

We are less than three weeks out so don't waste any time - register today!

Sponsorship opportunities are also available, click HERE for more information.

Contact Taylor Byrd ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 404.277.1522) with any questions.

imageFlat sales rate brings end to five months of increases

Consumers stayed cautious in their spending last month as growth in retail sales flattened to almost nothing.

The Commerce Department said Wednesday that retail sales were virtually unchanged from June’s $439 billion, ending five months of increases that have been getting smaller since March.

Read more: Shoppers had a case of the blahs in July

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ATLANTA – Georgia retailers are getting ready for the sales tax holiday this weekend, as residents enjoy a tax break on computers, clothes and school supplies on Friday and Saturday. The sales tax holiday applies to both the 4 percent state sales tax, and any local sales taxes – in most Georgia counties shoppers will save from 7 percent to 8 percent total in taxes.

The tax holiday begins on 12:01 A.M. on August 1, 2014 and concludes at 12:00 Midnight on August 2, 2014. Many retailers say they will get an influx of shoppers looking for the tax break.

Read more: Georgia retailers prepare for sales tax holiday August 1-2

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GRAORCA 2014 Video

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