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CBA leader defends religious liberty

March 06, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

CBA President Curtis Riskey wrote a commentary on why CBA is leading a petition before the U.S. Supreme Court related to arguments this month about whether a business has the same religious-liberty protections as an individual. As the court considers Sebelius v. Hobby Lobby, it could determine whether an individual who owns a business could be forced to pay for acts that violate personal religious principles.

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CBA stands for religious liberty with Supreme Court brief

March 06, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

CBA is the lead petitioner on a “friend of the court” brief supporting religious freedom for businesses and business owners. The amicus brief is filed in support of Hobby Lobby Stores, its Mardel subsidiary, and other businesses and their owners. “CBA is taking this stand in cooperation with other organizations and businesses with religious purposes to ensure religious liberty remains part of American law,” said Curtis Riskey, CBA president.

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Act now to create fair plan for physical stores

February 20, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

Resolving unfair tax treatment that hurts owners of physical stores will be on the agenda of the House Judiciary Committee soon. You can make your voice heard by signing onto a letter today or sending your own letter to congressional representatives. CBA in cooperation with the Retail Industry Leaders Assoc. will urge Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte to ensure fairness in today’s retail marketplace, especially for

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Payment card industry sees big changes

January 08, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

A recent e-newsletter from Vizant offers various reports on the changing payment card system, including a report from The Clearing House Assoc., a nonprofit business league representing the nation’s largest commercial banks, on improving the payments system, required improvements needed for mobile commerce, and a forecast from Gartner about how new technologies

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ICRS boosts ROI with new expo strategies

October 14, 2013 / by / 0 Comment

Don’t miss the fun and excitement of the new International Christian Retail Show June 22-25 in Atlanta. New exhibition strategies aim to increase ROI along with leads and sales. Strategies include exhibit floor conference rooms that increase meeting and presentation space while lowering exhibiting costs for drayage and material handling. An expanded CBA Marketsquare will improve international product sales and rights and licensing negotiations. E-mail CBA to reserve your spot today or to learn more.

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Do you remember when Christmas was a stocking filled with nuts and fruit, a tin toy lantern, a new abacus or slate?  Christmas in the 1910's was different, but Jesus Christ remains the same, yesterday, today and forever.

Try Memory Lane Christmas merchandising

October 14, 2013 / by / 0 Comment

By Sherry Morris Carpentree Marketing Manager Christmas is coming!  More than any other time of the year, people love the sights, sounds and smells of this exciting retail season. How can you offer a fresh merchandising approach and give your customers a unique shopping experience? Consider offering them a trip down memory lane inspired by decades past. Lifestyle nostalgia gift displays excitethe senses and invite sales. Vintage/retro merchandising stories make shops pop with Christmasy retail charm.

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Grid helps retailers plan lifestyle strategies

September 26, 2013 / by / 0 Comment

The Lifestyle Stories exhibit at ICRS was a hit, as retailers begin adding value for customers by creating in-store experiences that reflect how their customers live. The idea is to connect with retailers in a way that shows you understand and care for them. They feel valued and cared for, and they trust you because you can show you “get” who they are.

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Duck Dynasty launches 4th season: Lifestyle call to ‘Mansumers’

September 26, 2013 / by / 0 Comment

As fall peeks over the horizon and hunting season and a new TV season begins, Duck Dynasty returns to the A&E cable network today for its fourth season – a record for the series and the network. And it’s an opportunity for Christian stores to not only become part of the fun but to build a lifestyle “mansumer” strategy to attract and serve more men in the store.

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