Last Chance To Register For The Retail Event Of The Year - One Week Away
Register for Retail Rally Today For Just $25 - Space Is Limited To 200 Attendees
Retail Rally is a new, premier event for innovative retailers and their partners from 2:00 - 6:30 p.m. on October 4.

The event features incredible speakers delivering the most timely information for the retail industry along with industry awards and recognition.

The Minnesota Retailers Association is proud to offer this event in partnership with the University of St. Thomas Opus College of Business on its Minneapolis campus.

Registration is just $25 for the entire event. Space is limited to 200 retailers and their partners.


Retail Rally -- where innovative retailers and their partners gather, learn and celebrate!
An Incredible Line Up Of Speakers Are Confirmed!
You won't believe the quality of speakers lined up for Retail Rally:

  • Vikas Narula, founder & international speaker, Keyhubs: The Power Of Connection, Bridging The Divide (keynote)
  • Allison Kaplan, senior editor of shopping and style, Mpls.St. Paul Magazine
  • Gino Giovannelli, principal of Miles Interactive and distinguished service faculty at University of St. Thomas: What Retailers Can Learn From 2018 Super Bowl Digital Marketing
  • Dr. Nakeisha Lewis, University of St. Thomas: Culture-Based Marketing for Retailers
  • Dr. William Brendel, president and CEO of the Center for Ethical Business Cultures - ‎University of St. Thomas Opus College of Business: Ethical Decision Making In Today’s Retail Environment
  • Hillary Feder, president of Hillary’s: Retail Employee Onboarding For Keeps
  • Ron Harris, senior policy aide for Minneapolis Councilmember Lisa Bender: Policy Initiatives On The Local Government Horizon
  • Jeri Meola, president, SMS Research Advisors: Journey Mapping—One Of The Best Ways to Truly Understand Your Customers (keynote)
  • Paul Omodt, owner & principal of Omodt & Associates Critical Communications: Claim It, Name It & Frame It: Making Critical Communications Work
  • Retail career-path panel for college students featuring Linda Sloan, University of St. Thomas, Roberta Bonoff, Creative Kidstuff, and Dave Rueter, Thrifty White Pharmacy
  • And more!
Winners Selected And Set To Be Unveiled!
Following dozens and dozens of nominations from across the state, we are set to recognize Minnesota's Retail Champions in these categories:

  • Lifetime Achievement
  • Elected Official of the Year
  • Vendor Partner of the Year
  • Retailer of the Year
  • Retail Community of the Year
  • Retail Employee of the Year
  • Social Responsibility
  • Best Place To Work
  • Retail Innovation
  • Customer Experience
  • Advocate of the Year

Don't miss an opportunity to celebrate Minnesota's vibrant retail scene!
There Are Great Opportunities To Support Retail Rally!
As a unique gathering of retailers and partners, Retail Rally represents a great opportunity to show your support for the industry through sponsorship.

Your sponsorship helps keep the cost low for attendees and supports college-level student participation in the event!

Contact MnRA at (651) 227-6631 or bruce@mnretail.org to discuss these sponsorship opportunities: