Archives for May 2016

Retailer of the Year 2016 Winners Announced!

Retail Alliance announced the winners for this year’s Retailer of the Year Awards (ROTYs) at a masquerade themed awards celebration on Thursday night at The American Theatre in Phoebus. Check out the photo gallery linked below: Gloucester-based, small business, Yolanda’s, received the overall winner’s award. They were selected from 92 nominees from across the Greater… [Read More]

Member Spotlight: Tastebuds Popcorn

Patricia Henry and Sophie Young opened Tastebuds Popcorn nineteen months ago (on 9/26/2014 to be exact!) and haven’t looked back since. They love being their own boss and being able to make decisions without going through five or six people for approval. Both had worked in the Quick Service Industry (QSR) as District Managers previously… [Read More]

Member Spotlight: Mermaid Factory

Not many businesses can say they got up and running in 10 weeks! Mermaid Factory successfully navigated the intricacies of commercial real estate and insurance, establishing a company, finding vendors, credit card processing, custom packaging, product production, furnishing and displays, advertising, website design, and more! In their own words, “It was a steep learning curve… [Read More]

Thank you to our ROTY sponsors!

The Retailer of the Year awards event could not be held without the generosity of our sponsors. Their contributions enable us to offer a complimentary admission ticket to all nominees, contribute to the cost of venue hire, audio visual, decorations, trophies and food. Thank you to all our wonderful sponsors! The Monarchy Lifetime Achievement Sponsor… [Read More]

5 Reasons Why State Advocacy Rocks

When people think of advocacy, they tend to think of efforts inside the Beltway. But if you want to get things done, you shouldn’t forget to include some action on the state level, say some experts. If you want proof, the 113th Congress passed 352 bills and resolutions, while the state legislatures passed more than… [Read More]