Experienced Team, Dedicated to You

The core of IRMA is strong advocacy and issue education before state and local government. Joining IRMA is like hiring a full-time advocacy team, but at a portion of the cost! Focused on protecting your bottom line, IRMA maintains a vigilant eye on legislative activity year-round.

Your concerns are our concerns. Our government affairs team works directly with legislators to help them understand how their actions affect Illinois retailers. Whether you are seeking passage of beneficial legislation or blocking legislation that would negatively impact your business, we are here for you.

Member Services

Energy Program

For decades, IRMA has provided its Members energy-related services. IRMA Members have been active participants every step of the way including in the evolution of competitive energy markets in Illinois and across the country. Together, IRMA and its Members have influenced and led product development, pricing and contract transparency, buying strategies, and regulatory changes. Today, IRMA continues to offer and expand Energy Services that respond to the specific needs of Association Members. Regardless of the size or type of retailer, the IRMA energy team works to help identify and facilitate solutions for all.

IRMA 401K Program

401k Program

Retirement services and solutions you deserve – IRMA has joined The Alliance of State Retail Associations 401(k) Plan to provide members a superior retirement plan, cost savings and alleviation of plan administration.

Employee Background Checks & Drug Testing

IRMA has partnered with Morneau Shepell to offer IRMA members exclusive discounts to services that allow organizations’ to apply healthy, sustainable business practices to their retail establishments.

Food Training

IRMA’s partnerships with food handler training, tobacco training, and BASSET training not only offer flexibility, but meet recent mandate changes as well.