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What is membership in the NC Retail Merchants Association?

Tangible. Actionable. Practical.

Why Should You Be a Member?

You’ve invested thousands of dollars in your business and profession. We help you protect and grow that investment.

  • We help you to be a better retailer!
  • We can save you money!
  • We have great partners!
  • We offer excellent educational opportunities!
  • Because you get news you can actually use!
  • We love retail!
  • We have guidance and research worth reading!
  • Because state influence matters!
  • We give back!

Take a look at the benefits of NCRMA Membership:


Whether you’ve been in business for years or just starting out, you must stay current to be successful. Members have free access to webinars and quarterly events on relevant subjects impacting retail store operations.

How Do I Comply?

We know it’s hard to stay on top of the ever-changing rules and regulations mandated by local, state and federal governments which is why we do it for you! We also break down new mandates into easy to understand, step-by-step directions on how you can comply.

Scholarship Program

Through its educational foundation, NCRMA offers a retail scholarship program to its member company employees, spouses and dependents. Ten $2,500 scholarships are awarded annually to students seeking higher education.

Legislative Representation

The NCRMA lobbying team gives a voice to the retail industry in North Carolina. NCRMA members also have the exclusive benefit to call on our legislative team at any time. We work on your behalf, meeting directly with state lawmakers and regulators to assist you so that elected officials understand how their actions affect businesses in our state.

Free Labor Posters

We never charge, and we’ve combined all of the required postings into one, attractive Super Poster.


Quarterly – NC Retailer Magazine

Weekly Legislative UpdateRetail Week in Review

Retailer’s Handbook

All of North Carolina’s laws impacting retail store operations are compiled and explained in easy to understand language. Updated after each legislative session.

Access to Member Services

A group of services offering discounts or special packages for retailers including email marketing, e-commerce, IT support, marketing, Credit Union membership, security systems, workers’ compensation insurance, and more.

Allied Members

Our partners provide a deep bench of expertise to help you with tax, legal and real estate issues.

Special Recognition

Retailer of the Year Awards program, including a presentation event and a personalized press release for every winner.

Emergency Management

For retailers who need access to their stores during emergencies, natural disasters, bad weather, etc. NCRMA has a seat at the table and provides real-time updates and access to Waivers that allow your employees/trucks to get to the store.

Business NC Magazine

As a membership benefit for our members, you are eligible for a complimentary subscription to Business North Carolina magazine. Business North Carolina is North Carolina’s premier business monthly magazine and has a normal subscription rate of $30 per year. To take advantage of this offer, click here.  The code to get a free subscription is NCRMA17

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