Helping retailers throughout Greater Hampton Roads

The Retail Alliance, formerly known as the Retail Merchants Association of Tidewater, is a 501(c)6 non-profit trade association serving the interests of local retailers in greater Hampton Roads. The organization promotes and supports the healthy growth of retail businesses and trade through education, advocacy and member benefits.

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Groomingdales owner Chrystal Ward

Member Spotlight: Groomingdale’s

Buying an existing business and inheriting its practices, both good and bad, has its challenges. We discuss these, and other things, with Groomingdale’s owner, Chrystal Ward. When was your business established? Groomingdale’s was established in the Ghent area over 20 years ago. Describe your business and the products/services you provide. Groomingdale’s is a full service […]

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2014 Survey Shows Huge Benefit From “Buy Local” Efforts

A national survey of independent business owners conducted by the Institute for Local Self-Reliance in partnership with the Advocates for Independent Business coalition has found that Local First initiatives are boosting customer traffic and improving the outlook on Main Street, but policymakers need to do more to create a level playing field and ensure that […]

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