LANSING, MI--(Marketwire - Jul 22, 2011) - The Michigan Retailers Association (MRA) is searching for Michigan Centennial Retailers -- current retail businesses that have been in operation for 100 years or more.

MRA will honor the latest group of Centennials as part of the organization's Annual Meeting of the membership on August 23 in Lansing. Since 2000, MRA has identified and recognized 85 century-old retailers.

"For businesses to survive and thrive despite the dramatic changes of the past 100 or more years is a remarkable achievement," said MRA President and CEO James P. Hallan. "It's fitting to celebrate their accomplishments."

To notify MRA of a Michigan Centennial Retailer, contact MRA's Laura Schilling at or 800.366.3699. Notification also can be submitted online at MRA's website, (under Education and Events, Member Recognition).

Submissions should be received by August 15. Eligible retailers will be contacted and asked to provide a brief history and other information about their business.

The Michigan Retailers Association is the unified voice of retailing in Michigan and the nation's largest state trade association of general merchandise retailers. MRA's nearly 5,000 retail business members operate more than 12,000 stores across the state.

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