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 fraction of the cost. 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 affect your business, we are here for you. Focused on protecting your bottom line, IRMA maintains a vigilant eye on legislative activity year-round.

You’ve invested countless resources to get your business to where it is today. We’ll help you protect that investment.

Energy Program

Regardless of the size or type of retailer, the IRMA energy team works to help identify and facilitate solutions to the energy decisions you’re facing.

Group Health

Save on healthcare costs for your employees by discovering IRMA’s new Group Health options – tailored to fit every small business owners’ needs and group size.

401k Program

Retirement services and solutions you deserve – IRMA provides members a superior retirement plan, cost savings and alleviation of plan administration.

MuniCo Reports

Local governments are making decisions that affect you, your business and consumers everyday – stay informed on issues you care about most with MuniCo Reports.

Instant Pay

A no cost, voluntary benefit to offer to your hourly employees that gives them access to their earned wages, ahead of payday to help them get ahead financially.

Credit Card Processing

Give your customers what they want and accept all payment types – including online, mobile wallet and more – and save with IRMA’s preferred partner pricing.

Employee Background Checks & Drug Testing

Exclusive discounts on services that allow organizations to apply healthy, sustainable business practices to their retail establishments.

Food & Alcohol Training

Stay ahead of the game and be sure your employees meet all state mandated requirements with this special offering.

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 year, 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 AbtOwner, 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 GrothuesJ.C. Penney

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.

Emil MahlerSouthtown 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-sate and knowledgeable about what's going on in Illinois.

Amanda ConochallaDarden Restaurants