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Owning your own business can be overwhelming. Membership in NCRMA ensures that you have the resources, support and facts you need to make running your business easier and more profitable. What are you waiting for?

Government Relations

The NCRMA lobbying team works to give a voice to the retail industry in North Carolina. NCRMA members have the exclusive benefit to call on our legislative team at any time – we work on your behalf.

The North Carolina Retail Merchants Association (NCRMA) is the leading advocate and business resource dedicated to promoting a positive legislative and regulatory environment for the retail industry – enhancing members’ opportunities for success. We are the expert on NC retail laws. Learn More

Why Join NCRMA?

Legislative Representation

What’s important to you is important to us. When you join NCRMA you hire a full-time lobbying team.

Networking Opportunities

Expand and strengthen relationships with other industry leaders, share innovative ideas, and develop industry contacts.

Increased Profits & Savings

NCRMA has negotiated group-buying discounts to offer increased savings on products and services that retailers need in order to do business.

Immediate Answers

Our members have the exclusive privilege to call on our legislative team at any time to help you understand the ever-changing laws and regulations that impact your business.

Strength in Numbers

As a member of NCRMA you will join thousands of other retail businesses providing the strength to bring about change. The larger we become, the more influence we can exert.

Member Services

When you join NCRMA, your business is automatically eligible for discounts and special services from our trusted member service partners.


“What I’ve seen happen as a member of NCRMA is bigger than which way you vote (on having one voice for the retail industry (both chain and independent). I’ve seen communities become more reliant on each other, supportive of each other’s livelihoods, trying to take care of our families. North Carolina is a great place to be a business owner, and NCRMA is going to keep it that way.”

Joe O'Keefe

“We are a Merchandising and Buying Group made of independent retailers focused in appliances, furniture and consumer electronics. Being part of NCRMA has been a very rewarding experience; the staff is knowledgable on regulatory, federal and state issues that impact the retail industry and they communicate the ins and outs of these things in a very simple manner.”

Harry Buntyn

“We have been using First Benefits Insurance Mutual, Inc. (FBI) for our workers’ compensation for over 10 years and we couldn’t be more pleased. We renew every year because of FBI’s great customer service, low rates and prompt administration of our injured worker’s claims.”

Bo Biggs

“At Belk, we recognize that North Carolina is a key state for our growth and profitability. We need to have the most effective representation at the state house. For more than 60 years, we have recognized NCRMA as the solution to our legislative and regulatory issues. I know when I pick up the phone and call NCRMA with a question, I will get an answer and it will be the right one.” 

Luther Moore

“I cover multiple states for McDonald’s and it’s important that I receive timely and relevant information that I can circulate throughout my company. NCRMA does that.” 

Susanne Barham

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