Archives for January 2013

The Retail Angle on Transportation

Letter to the Editor – The Virginian-Pilot The Governor’s new transportation proposal has become THE hot topic in this year’s General Assembly. Is this proposal a Band-Aid solution or will it cure the transportation crisis? The governor is proposing several changes as it relates to funding transportation: 1.   Eliminating the current 17.5 cents fuel tax… [Read More]

Issues at the General Assembly Session

This is a reminder that the 2013 General Assembly Session begins January 9. It will be a short session this year. The Retail Alliance and Virginia Retail Federation (VRF) Legislative Team will be working hard to make sure that our members’ needs are represented in Richmond. There are several issues on which we will focus:… [Read More]

Google Business Photos: The Inside Scoop

Google, the world’s most popular search engine, has launched a premium service called Google Business Photos that gives potential customers more ways to interact with your business online. Once you create and claim your businesses Google+ Local page, you can reach out to a Google Trusted Photographer to schedule a shoot. Most of your customers… [Read More]

Instinctive Massage

I’ve always had an entrepreneurial spirit, but needed to find where my passion and interests lay for the right business to start. I finally found my passion in massage and knew it was not only a career choice for me but a lifestyle change. I established Instinctive Massage in April 2010 in Portsmouth with a… [Read More]

Charlie’s Jewelry

We started working on the store January 2010 and opened the doors on June 1, 2012. We currently have one location at 17 Hidenwood Shopping Center, Newport News, VA. 23606 Charlie’s Jewelry is a retail jewelry business, selling and repairing jewelry, and offers specialty gift items. We offer engraving, gift wrapping and quality jewelry services…. [Read More]

The Corner Post: The Meaning (and Value) of Shopping Local

During this past year, I have been inundated with requests regarding a “shop local” campaign. Trying to think through the process, I found myself frustrated with the true meaning of “shopping local” while balancing the true financial benefits. Please bear with me as I sift my way along this beaten path. The economic gain buying… [Read More]