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There is strength in numbers – and together, Connecticut retailers have a number of strengths.  The industry and individual retail businesses face many challenges in a world that is changing rapidly.

From technological advances to shifting demographics, globalization to economic uncertainty, transformative competitive pressures to shifting consumer preferences, navigating change has never been tougher.  Yet, Connecticut retailers are doing so, meeting and exceeding the expectations of their customers and contributing to Connecticut’s economy, every day.

The Connecticut Retail Network – the voice of the retail industry in Connecticut – is part of that ongoing effort, at the State Capitol working with policymakers, and in offering programs specifically designed to help retail businesses on the bottom line.

“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


Join Us

Learn more by contacting a member of our Board of Directors – retailers all.

Or contact Tim Phelan, CRN President, at 860.527.1044 or email Tim at

We look forward to talking with you!

Want to get started right now?

Fill out the form and pay dues below.

Membership Application
Primary Contact Name
Primary Contact Name
Street Address
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Type of Business (check all that apply)

Investment Schedule:

Gross Annual Sales

Under $100,000 (minimum)
$1,000,000 and up


$300 + $100 per million

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