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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Bead Retreat Owner Larisa Jachmann

Member Spotlight: Bead Retreat

Now celebrating their fourth year in business, Bead Retreat provides custom handmade jewelry from their Newport News store, as well as materials and tools for customers to design their own. They offer repair services, beading parties, and classes. We asked owner Larisa Jachmann a few questions about herself and her business… Why did you decide […]

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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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