Stein re-elected chair of MRA board

Barb Stein, owner-operator of Great Northern Trading Co. in Rockford, has been re-elected chair of the Michigan Retailers Association (MRA) Board of Directors for a second one-year term.

Stein opened Great Northern Trading Co, a specialty gifts and home décor store, in 1977. She has been a member of the MRA board since 2001.

MRA, the unified voice of retailing in Michigan, is the nation’s largest state trade association of general merchandise retailers. MRA provides services, including expert credit card processing, to retail and non-retail businesses, community banks, and state and national associations. MRA has members and accounts in more than 30 states.

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