Archives for March 2016

Member Spotlight: Norfolk Idea Center

Welcome to the Norfolk Idea Center. Within their walls are products carefully selected to spark creativity and enthusiasm for expression. Their design philosophy is based on the belief that every homeowner should be able to choose the aesthetics that fit their style profile and their daily needs. The Norfolk Idea Center carries a wide range… [Read More]

Retail Alliance Board of Directors Elected February 2016

The following board of directors for Retail Alliance were elected or reelected in February 2016. For photos, please visit our Board page. CHAIRMAN Ben J. Willis, III Willis Furniture Company VICE CHAIRMAN Joseph Taylor Taylor’s Do It Center (Chair Of Nominating Committee & Chairman of Foundation) PRESIDENT/CEO Raymond J. Mattes, III Retail Alliance SECRETARY Beth… [Read More]

Decorum Furniture is 2016 Lifetime Achievement Award Winner

We are thrilled to announce that the 2016 Lifetime Achievement Award recipient is Decorum Furniture! Claus Ihlemann and Robert Roman’s business success and longevity, profitability, visual merchandising and community involvement made this year’s choice an easy decision. Claus and Robert have graciously accepted the invitation to receive the award. “As the owners of Decorum Furniture,… [Read More]

Legislative Update: General Assembly as at Feb 25, 2016

At the time of print, 2016 General Assembly Session is wrapping up and the Virginia Retail Federation has had a very successful year so far. VRF tracked more than 100 bills, which potentially impact your business. Here is a list of issues that have been decided as of February 25, 2016. Felony Threshold for Larceny… [Read More]