Archives for 2014

Look out for these events in January/February!

Check out the events we’ve got planned for January and February 2015. Download by clicking here or view the flyer by clicking the image.     

Jodi Roth Joins Advocacy Team at Retail Alliance/Virginia Retail Federation

Jodi Roth, a government affairs consultant, has joined the Hampton Roads Retail Alliance and the statewide Virginia Retail Federation (VRF) as a contract representative for the associations’ statewide retail members. Ms. Roth brings over 15 years of government affairs experience to the organizations. She joins the VRF lobbying team of Mary Huffard Kegley, Kate Baker,… [Read More]

Member Spotlight: Lindenmeyr Express

  Lindenmeyr Munroe, Lindenmeyr Express’ parent company, has been serving the paper industry for over 150 years. Lindenmeyr Express opened as an affiliated express store in the Hampton Roads area about three years ago. Lindenmeyr is proud to offer a complete spectrum of products. As a single-source supplier, they offer a wide selection of commercial… [Read More]

LOVEVA Update Nov/Dec 2014

Here is a brief update of the latest happenings. Advertising Advertising is underway on TV and radio as well as print and digital. Look out for the TV ads on WAVY, WVEC, Cox Media Interconnect HR, and Sky4TV. Radio spots have been booked on Z104.5, 94.9 and The Tide Radio 102.1, 92.3 and Bach 107.9…. [Read More]

Your Selling Success Formula

BY JERRY V. TEPLITZ, J.D. Ph.D Have you ever tried to sell your product and you couldn’t establish a rapport with the customer? Have you ever emphasized something you thought important and your customer responded blankly? Do you find that some clients make slower (or faster) decisions than you think appropriate? Answering yes to any… [Read More]

Member Spotlight: Sumatra Salon & Spa

Established in 2002, current owners David and Lori El Shanti purchased the salon and spa in March 2012. Sumatra Salon & Spa is an Aveda Salon & Spa located at Virginia Beach Town Center. They offer all of the salon and spa services you will ever need in one location. Their stylists and estheticians continually… [Read More]


December 11, 2014 – December 11, 2014 838 Granby Street Map and Directions | Register Description: The Retail Alliance Holiday Open House will be held from 4pm-8pm Thursday December 11, 2014 at the Retail Alliance office in Norfolk.  There will be food, fun and networking for our members to enjoy. In addition, we will be… [Read More]

Member Spotlight: California Pizza Kitchen

Born in Beverly Hills in 1985, California Pizza Kitchen (CPK) is a leader in authentic California-style cuisine and is widely known for its innovative menu items. We asked MacArthur Center CPK managing partner Michael Mathews about his business. Describe your business and the services/products you provide:   California Pizza Kitchen provides a range of California-inspired dishes… [Read More]

Member Spotlight: Changes Hairstyling

Changes Hairstyling Inc. was originally established in 1983, and on December 31st, 2012 Ashley Hebert partnered with Norma Dorey to become the new owner of 222 Changes Inc., still doing business as Changes Hairstyling. We had a chat with Ashley. Describe your business and the products/services you provide. Our motto, “from the youngest, to the… [Read More]

Your LOVEVA is here!

Local businesses are the heartbeat of our community. We want your business involved! Your LOVEVA is here with an app and website. Check out the website version at