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About the Retail Council

The Council is committed to serving the needs of merchants and related professionals by providing a wide range of products and services that save members both time and money. Learn more about your trade association here:

Retail Council Officers

Like most membership-based associations, the Retail Council has elected officers.

Current officers are:

Chairman of the Board: Tom Zapf, Macy’s

President and Chief Executive Officer: James Sherin, Retail Council of New York State

Vice Chairs: Sharon Fenno, Circles, Ted Potrikus, Retail Council of New York State

Secretary: Michael Altier, Walgreen Co.

Treasurer: Clint Hegeman, Silver Parrot

Retail Council Dues Investment

Thank you for your support of the Retail Council of New York State with your dues payment. Your dues help the Retail Council to maintain and develop money-saving programs and services for retailers and other businesses in New York State.

Retail Council dues invoices are payable each year on the 1st of the month in which you joined. Annual dues are based on the investment schedule below. As your business’ annual sales grow, you will be asked to increase your dues commitment to the Retail Council.

Annual Sales Annual Dues Annual Sales Annual Dues
Up to $300,000 $100 $2,000,001 to $2,500,000 $350
$300,001 to $500,000 $120 $2,500,001 to $3,000,000 $400
$500,001 to $750,000 $150 $3,000,001 to $3,500,000 $450
$750,000 to $1,000,000 $200 $3,500,001 to $4,000,000 $500
$1,000,001 to $1,500,000 $250 $4,000,001 to $4,500,000 $550
$1,500,001 to $2,000,000 $300 $4,500,001 to $5,000,000 $600

For each $1,000,000 in annual sales greater than $5,000,000, add $100 to base rate of $600.

If you participate in our Workers’ Compensation Program your dues is based on either 10% of your dividend or your annual sales volume as outlined above – whichever is greater.