Experienced Team, Dedicated to You

IRMA's Team at the Capitol

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.

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.

Strength in Numbers

You will join a network of a wide-variety of retail establishments throughout Illinois, together creating a voice loud & powerful enough to bring about change. The louder our voice, the greater influence we all have.

Timely News Updates

Rob Karr speaking to the press

We make it our mission to keep you informed on breaking news, legislative updates and industry trends through weekly, quarterly and as-needed publications. Member alerts are sent when you need to be informed immediately about a change or when your voice is needed to prompt action.

Member Services

The size of our membership allows us to negotiate services for members that may not be available to businesses individually. With our member’s best interest always top of mind, these services have been fully vetted and seek to provide value to all members.

401k Program
Food Training Program
Payment Processing
Employee Training and Background Checks
Energy Program