NRF’s Store Tour program connects members of Congress with retailers to learn how retail powers the economy and creates jobs in the states and districts they represent.
We’ve gone virtual!
To help our members engage with policymakers in a time of social distancing, the NRF Store Tour program is now virtual. Virtual store tours the best way connect with lawmakers and make your voice heard on issues critical to retail’s survival.
Hosting lawmakers on store tours is the best way to share the real story of the retail industry and build relationships with leaders who make decisions that directly impact retailers. These dynamic visits give lawmakers the opportunity to roll up their sleeves and see firsthand what goes into running a business and meet face-to-face with the constituents they serve.
Interested in hosting a store tour? Contact Meghan Cruz for more information.
Connect with Congress
Rep. Steve Stivers, R-Oh, took a virtual tour through Smoke Stack Hobby Shop in Lancaster, Ohio:
Rep. Roger Marshall, R-Kan., visited an Pride Ag Ace Hardware in Lyons, Kan.:
Rep Chris Coons, D-Del, spoke with a group of retailers about the current state of retail:
I’m at Carltons in Rehoboth Beach, DE talking with small business owners and retailers about the impact of tariffs on American businesses and American consumers. pic.twitter.com/kxeO2eyPNk— Senator Chris Coons (@ChrisCoons) August 21, 2019
Rep. Kendra Horn, D-Okla, visited Oklahoma City retailer Green Bambino in April to tour the store and discuss owner Morgan Harris’s concerns about tariffs:
Rep. Jared Golden (ME-02) visited L.L.Bean in March to learn how retail powers Maine’s economy.:
We’re excited to be in Maine today at @LLBean in Lewiston with @RetailMaine & @RepGolden for a behind-the-scenes look at how Bean Boots are made and to see the variety of retail jobs in action! pic.twitter.com/btdXPzUHJq— National Retail Federation (@NRFnews) March 22, 2019