Events

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]

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]

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]

Purchase tickets for Retailer of the Year Awards Gala now!

The Retailer of the Year Awards Ceremony and Gala Event will be held on May 19, 2016 at The American Theatre, Hampton. Eric Worden of 102.1 The Tide will be the emcee, MOMO’s Catering will be serving fabulous heavy hors d’oeuvres and guests will enjoy live entertainment throughout the evening with cash bar. Don’t miss… [Read More]

Nominate your favorite retailer or restaurant in Hampton Roads

On May 19, 2016, we will remove the masks and reveal the top retailers, restaurants and service providers in Hampton Roads at the annual Retailer of the Year awards ceremony! Nominate your favorite in each category, today! Stay tuned for the Lifetime Achievement Award announcement! Click here to submit your nomination.

Legislative Update – Open House and PAC Auction

On Thursday, December 10, 2015, Retail Alliance held our Open House and PAC Auction to help fund our advocacy efforts through the Virginia Retail Federation. We had a wonderful turnout of over 90 people! Thank you to all our members and friends who donated items for our silent auction and those who bought the wonderful… [Read More]

And the Retailer of the Year award winners are…

Retail Alliance announced the winners for this year’s Retailer of the Year Awards (ROTYs) at a superhero themed awards celebration on Thursday night at the Wells Theatre in Downtown Norfolk. Virginia Beach-based, small business, Fairfield Flowers, received the overall winner’s award. They were selected from 40 nominees from across the Greater Hampton Roads region (up… [Read More]

Thank you to our ROTY 2015 Sponsors!

We thank the following sponsors for helping us make this event possible. GUARDIAN SPONSORS TIMELESS SPONSOR CRUSADER SPONSORS ENERGIZER SPONSORS HEALER SPONSORS PRIZE PACKAGE CONTRIBUTORS DityApps, Inc, Independent We Stand, SKY4TV, The Full Cup, The Shopper, The Tide Radio 102.1, WavyTV, WWIP 89.1FM

Celebrating our retail superheroes!

We created the Retailer of the Year awards in 2008 to recognize excellence in retailing and to honor merchants who demonstrate the very best in merchandising, customer service and marketing. The overall winner receives the prestigious title of Retailer of the Year at our awards event on May 28th, a prize package worth over $10,000,… [Read More]

Nominate Your Favorite Store for Local Retailer of the Year 2015!

Nominations are open to the public for Retail Alliance’s Annual Retailer of the Year (ROTY) awards. Now in it’s eighth year, the ROTYs celebrate the accomplishments of the local retail industry in Hampton Roads. Nominate your favorite local retailer before March 20 by visiting https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/voteroty2015 or completing the form below.   Create your free online surveys… [Read More]