Legislative AdvocacyTogether We're Stronger
Our job is to represent you, Connecticut retailers, to make sure your voice is heard at the State Capitol as legislators consider laws that would impact your business, and to provide attractive benefits that can help your business on the bottom line.
2023 CT Legislative Preview
Quick Conversations with Legislative Leaders
Heading into the 2023 session of the state legislature, CRN President Tim Phelan conducted a series of direct conversations with legislative leaders – brief video discussions previewing issues of particular interest to CT’s retail businesses during the current session.
You’ll hear directly from key legislators leading their
respective caucuses in exclusive interviews.
- House Speaker Matt Ritter
- House Republican Leader Vin Candelora
- Senate President Martin Looney
- Senate Republican Leader Kevin Kelly
The Connecticut Retail Network thanks Connecticut’s Health Care Future, a project of Partnership for America’s Health Care Future Action, for support of the leadership interview series.
Learn more about the Connecticut Retail Network; formerly the Connecticut Retail Merchants Association>>
News from Retail Main Street
Retail Across America
Retail Across Connecticut is a great story. Connecticut’s retailers help make the state’s economy come alive, from the malls to Main Street, all across the state.
See how in this video featuring leading retailers, produced by the National Retail Federation.
CRN in the News
The Connecticut Retail Network is in the news, highlighting the impact of retail businesses on the economy, jobs, and communities all across the state.
Together We’re Stronger
At CRN, our job is to advocate for you. We are your voice in the halls of the State Capitol, with service providers, and with the news media. Your membership in CRN makes you part of an exclusive group that includes some of the world’s largest retailers and best Main Street merchants. Membership instantly makes your voice, and retailing’s collective voice, more powerful at the State Capitol where the laws that impact your business are devised and approved. … Read More
“Connecticut Retail Network is an inspired name choice, reflecting a thriving retail network of businesses all across the state – responding to our customers, connecting with our communities and driving Connecticut’s economy forward. We’re proud to be part of the evolution from CRMA to the Connecticut Retail Network.”
“The Connecticut Retail Network (CRN) is a trusted, influential and effective organization that works tirelessly on behalf of their membership. When Connecticut retail businesses need information or advocacy from state government, CRN can be counted on to take action, ask the critical questions, and get answers.”
“CRN does a great job representing retail businesses at the Capitol, providing testimony at committee hearings, and making connections that can impact the results of legislative proposals. They’ve earned the respect of legislators with solid, fact-based advocacy.”
“When it matters most at the State Capitol, the Connecticut Retail Network is on top of the issues, in touch with key legislators, and standing up for Connecticut’s retail businesses. CRN’s advocacy is effective, and essential.”