BENEFITS OF TRA MEMBERSHIPS
Since 1926, our diverse membership has represented every segment of the retail industry throughout Texas, we advocate for retail, and provide excellent discounted services and partner programs for our members.
We are the Voice of Texas Retail and represent retailers ranging from mom and pop stores to large multi-million-dollar chain stores. Strength comes in numbers, and a strong voice is important to impact laws and regulations affecting retailers.
We do the work for you! No need to have a full-time employee for legislative and regulatory services. We have a whole team at your disposal!
We monitor interim study committees of the Texas legislature and participate in regulatory hearings held by state agencies to protect our retailers.
We research companies that provide member services and ensure they’re a good fit, and offer savings to you on their goods/services.
We offer low-cost and free training for TRA members, and cover a variety of topics like food safety, social media, organized retail crime, and more.
We offer discounts on marketing and ad space to members and discounts to our annual Texas Retailers Forum.
We are the managers of the Texas Retailers Education Foundation (TREF) which provides scholarships to those seeking careers in retail management.
We pool efforts and decisions from our members that directly affect legislative action…your voice is very important when it’s with TRA!
TRA AFFILIATE PARTNERS
TRA Affiliate Partners receive all the benefits of an Affiliate Membership but will also receive their logo on the TRA website, one marketing piece in our newsletter each year (limited to 100 words) which will include a link to their company website. Their annual dues include the opportunity to create discounts for services that will be promoted through TRA to encourage partnerships among retailers and our affiliates.
Affiliate Partners are listed to the right and offer services to our membership.
LONE STAR LEADERSHIP COUNCIL
Lone Star Leadership Council is a designation for members with a large presence in Texas. We thank them by offering a custom Lone Star Collector’s item, and feature their logo on TRA’s website. In addition, they receive two tickets to a private annual function with a high-ranking elected Texas official.