CBA announces management changes

April 09, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

CBA, the Association for Christian Retail, announced Charles “Chuck” Steinert Jr. in the newly created position of operations director, and Patrice Ravenscroft’s promotion to events manager. Steinert assumes oversight of duties long held by Events Manager Scott Graham, who leaves to take a position with the Recreational Vehicle Industry Association as national trade show director. “In our efforts

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Expand customer base, attract Hispanic community

April 02, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

Industry veteran Fred Ichniowski, senior sales director for My Healthy Church distributors will lead a workshop on June 24 entitled “The Big Opportunity: Attract Your Local Hispanic Community” at the 65th annual International Christian Retail Show in Atlanta on June 22-25.

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Payment card settlement still unsettled

April 02, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

According to Vizant Technologies, a CBA partner for helping members evaluate, analyze, reduce, and recoup financial payment costs, the Visa and MasterCard Payment Card Settlement has yet to be finalized. This means merchants accepting payment cards have not yet received any benefit or relief from payment card acceptance costs.

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Robertsons to preach, lead devotions at ICRS

March 26, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

Duck Dynasty’s Phil and Alan Robertson will provide a message on Sunday evening during the Change A Life Festival Sunday evening and also will provide a devotion and prayer for the opening ceremony of the 65th annual International Christian Retail Show.

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International Welcome opens global doors

March 25, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

Worship, information, food, and networking are part of a day dedicated to international guests 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Sunday, June 22, to start the International Christian Retail Show in Atlanta, GA. Globally recognized Christian apologist and evangelist Ravi Zacharias (Kingstone Media) will give the morning message at the International Welcome session 10-11:30 a.m. Australian Peter Furler (Daywind),

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Pay attention to payment costs

March 19, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

According to Vizant Technologies, a CBA partner for helping members evaluate, analyze, reduce, and recoup costs, the expense of managing and accepting payments of all types has risen dramatically over the years, including costs for physical or online credit cards, prepaid cards, debit cards, private label cards, e-checks,

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Moving Retail Forward replaces ICRS academy

March 19, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

Idea-sharing, brainstorming, and peer-to-peer engagement are part of the new Moving Retail Forward training conference at the International Christian Retail Show June 22 in Atlanta, GA. Sponsored by Ingram/Spring Arbor, the training will feature a keynote by Thom Schultz, Group Publishing founder and CEO,

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CBA leader defends religious liberty

March 05, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

CBA President Curtis Riskey wrote a commentary on why CBA is leading a petition before the U.S. Supreme Court related to arguments this month about whether a business has the same religious-liberty protections as an individual. As the court considers Sebelius v. Hobby Lobby, it could determine whether an individual who owns a business could be forced

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Act now to create fair plan for physical stores

February 20, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

Resolving unfair tax treatment that hurts owners of physical stores will be on the agenda of the House Judiciary Committee soon. You can make your voice heard by signing onto a letter today or sending your own letter to congressional representatives. CBA in cooperation with the Retail Industry Leaders Assoc. will urge Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte to ensure fairness in today’s retail marketplace, especially for

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Robertsons, Idleman, and top artists launch ICRS

February 20, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

Phil Robertson and his son Alan Robertson of the popular TV series Duck Dynasty will deliver a message during the Sunday Change a Life festival that will launch the 65th annual International Christian Retail show in Atlanta June 23-25. Known as the Duck Commander, Phil will keynote the evening events that will be open to the community and to all ICRS attendees. Pastor Kyle Idleman

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