Archives for September 2014

My LOVE(VA) Story

Is it just me, or has this year flown by? October 1 seems to have come around much quicker than I expected, although we’ve been planning for this day for well over a year… the launch of our regional buy local program, LOVEVA (pronounced luv-vah). Buy Local is a term that has been bandied around… [Read More]

Member Spotlight: Hauser’s Jewelry

Established in 1898, Hauser’s Jewelers is a fifth generation family-owned full service jewelry store based in Newport News. They specialize in customer service and quality jewelry, ranging from classic to innovative. We interviewed Amy Hart, the newest generation in the Hauser Jewelry business. “I feel honored to continue this 116 year old legacy and will… [Read More]

A Message to Members – Continuing the Effort to Level the Playing Field

The Virginia Retail Federation (VRF), a partnership between the Retail Merchants Association and the Retail Alliance, serves as the voice of retail at the local, state and federal levels. We share the message of our retail business with the decision makers who impact your business every day. For several years, VRF has been actively involved… [Read More]

Legislative Update: Retail Alliance Outreach To Local Government Reaps Results

      Virginia Beach Retail Alliance government relations staff is in discussions with Commissioner of the Revenue Phil Kellam about BPOL tax on gas retailers. Gas retailers are hit especially hard by the BPOL tax. When the price of gas goes up, these businesses actually lose money on the BPOL tax. Kellam is interested… [Read More]

The Corner Post: Spreading The Love

The launch (October 1st) of LOVEVA, our “Buy Local Campaign”, is fast approaching. In order to promote the campaign on a regional basis, our marketing strategy is to target all generations through marketing initiatives such as events, social media and traditional mainstream media. During the last several weeks The Rogers Group, our advertising agency, has… [Read More]