“After 80 years, Abt remains a family run business as third and fourth generation family members continue to work on the store’s floor. For more than 60 of those years, Abt has proudly been an IRMA member. IRMA brings important information directly to us, ensuring that we are always informed and included on the legislative process. In an extremely competitive industry, it is so important to have someone like IRMA there to support not only the sustainability, but the growth of our business.”

Michael Abt, Abt Electronics

“It’s nice to know that the IRMA staff is so well-connected that they will literally call us from the hallways of the Legislature as they negotiate on behalf of their members. We always know what’s going on  in Illinois.”

Arnold Grothues, JCPenney

“Southtown Health Foods, Inc. has been an IRMA member for nearly 20 years. IRMA has continually provided immense support to help us better understand the issues that impact our business. IRMA’s efforts bring true value to Southtown Health Foods and all retail merchants in Illinois. I highly encourage all retailers to become a member of this Association to help expand our influence.”

Emil Mahler, Southtown Health Foods

“I oversee government affairs for multiple states. It is extremely helpful to receive timely, thorough, and pertinent information on active legislation that I easily monitor and circulate with my team. IRMA is consistently up-to-date and knowledgeable about what’s going on in Illinois.”

Amanda Conochalla, Darden Restaurants


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