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IRMA Partner Program

Powerful partnerships that provide value to our membership.

The Illinois Retail Merchants Association is the only statewide organization representing retailers of all types, including apparel, restaurants, boutiques, entertainment and more.
IRMA's Partner Program provides non-retail suppliers and supporters a collaborative way to engage with and provide value to IRMA Members.

This corporate engagement program ensures that IRMA membership is aligned with top businesses in their fields that can provide insight and benefits to our membership in a constructive ongoing way.

Mission Partners

IRMA Mission Partners support the organization at the highest level, providing numerous resources to our members.

DCap Claims

DCap Claims is dedicated to offering comprehensive third-party filing services for business-to-business settlement claims. The DCap team provides value to IRMA members through their dedication, research and residual benefits they have provided.

With ongoing settlements being awarded across many industries, DCAP assists members in determining your eligibility to be a part of the settlement and assists businesses in filing and maximizing your settlement claim.

DCAP prides itself on its extensive knowledge and experience of settlements, combined with a passion of advocating on behalf of the client. DCAP role involves directly engaging with clients to submit their claims, maximize their value, communicate with the claims administrator, and ensure the claim is serviced effectively through to the final resolution.

Click the link below  to learn more about the resources DCAP provides IRMA Members.

DCAP Claims

Megan Kuzma

DCAP - Regional Director

To learn more and access the resources that DCAP has available for IRMA Members, contact Megan at megank@dcapclaims.com

Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits

Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits is the world’s pre-eminent distributor of beverage alcohol, and proud to be a multi-generational, family-owned company. The Company has operations in 44 U.S. states, the District of Columbia, and Canada. Southern Glazer’s urges all retail customers and adult consumers to market, sell, serve, and enjoy its products responsibly.

Click the link below to learn more about the resources Souther Glazer’s provides IRMA Members.

Southern Glazers

Mike Evans

Southern Glazers - Director Trade Relations & Governmental Affairs

To learn more and access the resources that Southern Glazer's has available for IRMA Members, contact Mike Evans at michaelevans@sgws.com.

The VITI Companies

The VITI Companies is a family-owned, independent agency that has been providing insurance and financial solutions for more than 80 years.  VITI Companies provides many solutions for businesses including but not limited to:
– Group Health
– Property & Casualty
– Worker’s Compensation
– Voluntary Benefits
– Medicare and Disability and more.

Their mission is to help clarify your business needs and empower you to make the strong, educated choices that provide the best coverages while keeping in mind impact your bottom line.

Click the link below to to learn more about the resources The Viti Companies provides IRMA Members.

The Viti Companies

Anna Maria Viti

President - The Viti Companies

Anna Maria provides office hours for IRMA Members for quick conversations to determine field any and all of your insurance related questions.

FMS

FMS provides best in class accounting & payroll software and business process outsourcing from industry experts.

Since 1974, FMS’ mission has been to help retailers succeed by providing operators with the financial information and support they need to run their business.  FMS provides accounting, payroll, and income tax solutions to independent retailers.  We know the critical role that time plays in retailers’ ability to make strategic decisions involving cash, costs, sales, labor, inventory, and shrink.  FMS employees understand grocery because we come from the grocery industry.  FMS is proud to be an NGA preferred partner.

Click the link below to to learn more about the resources FMS provides IRMA Members.

FMS

Randy Klotz

Key Account Executive

Randy can be reached at 763-464-4039 (cell), 954-488-3544 (office) or at randy.klotz@fmssolutions.com.

Annual Partners

Retail401k – Alliance of State Retail Associations

In an effort to assist Illinois small to mid-sized business owners and their employees with access to a robust and cost-effective retirement savings vehicle, Illinois Retail Merchants Association, and affiliated entities, are pleased to announce the rollout of a Multiple Employer 401k Retirement Plan (MEP) for its members.

The Illinois Secure Choice Act was passed into law in 2019 and requires businesses that have been in operation for two or more years to offer employees an individual retirement plan. Businesses who do not offer a savings plan will be required to enroll in the state’s Secure Choice Savings Program which requires a minimum 3% payroll deduction. Originally, the mandate only applied to companies with 25 or more employees. Through recent changes in the General Assembly, the mandate now applies to companies with 5 or more employees.

IRMA has partnered with the Alliance of State Retail Associations (ASRA) to offer their multi-state MEP 401k – the Retail401k.   ASRA is a non-profit advocacy group which administers the MEP for many state retail associations.

Participation in IRMA’s 401k program gives Illinois retailers the freedom to enroll their employees in a savings plan without administrative or fiduciary responsibility and without obligation and restrictions from the state law.

AND – the IRMA Retail 401k plan can be accessed through your CURRENT AGENT.

Learn More About Retail 401k