Legislative Advocacy

Together 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.

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2024 CT Legislative Preview


Quick Conversations with Legislative Leaders


Heading into the 2024 session of the state legislature, CRN President Tim Phelan is conducting 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.

The Connecticut Retail Network thanks EarnIn, a financial technology company, for supporting the leadership interview series.

CRN Legislative Reception

April 30, 2024

Connecticut State Capitol

CRN Annual Golf Outing

June 25, 2024

Farms Country Club

180 Cheshire Road

Wallingford, CT 06492

CRN Fall Event

October 2024

At The Bushnell Performing Arts Center

166 Capitol Ave, Hartford, CT 06106

News from Retail Main Street

News from Retail Recap

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.

See the Latest Headlines  

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.”

Christina Fisher


“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.”

Karen F. Munson

President, Munson’s Chocolates

“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.”

David Director

CEO, Connecticut Lighting Centers

“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.”

Charles Miller


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