Archives for May 2014

Retailer of the Year 2014 Winners Announced!

Retail Alliance announced the winners for this year’s Retailer of the Year Awards (ROTYs) at a gala celebration on Thursday night, May 22 2014, at the Wells Theatre in Downtown Norfolk. Check out the photos of the event here. Norfolk-based, family-owned small business, Serendip, received the overall winner’s award. They were selected from among five… [Read More]

The Corner Post: Retirement Takes Time

Kylie Ross Sibert, our VP of Corporate Communications, recently told me that she was going to interview some of our members on their retirement plans in preparation for an article in the May/June issue of Retail Angles. Retirement is something we all need to be aware of and plan for. Business owners need to begin… [Read More]

Retirement Takes Time – Who Will Fill Your Shoes?

Much has been written about the Baby Boomer generation but one thing that we all know for sure is that retirement is already underway or imminent for many of them. Retirement of this generation is going to have a major impact on the economy, with widereaching implications. An unprecedented proportion of those baby boomers are… [Read More]

2014 Survey Shows Huge Benefit From “Buy Local” Efforts

A national survey of independent business owners conducted by the Institute for Local Self-Reliance in partnership with the Advocates for Independent Business coalition has found that Local First initiatives are boosting customer traffic and improving the outlook on Main Street, but policymakers need to do more to create a level playing field and ensure that… [Read More]

Dan Ryan To Be Named “Lifetime Achievement Award” Winner at Retailer of the Year Event

Retail Alliance, the non-profit association representing retailers throughout Hampton Roads, announced today that Dan Ryan, from Dan Ryan’s For Men, is the recipient of their 2014 Lifetime Achievement award at their Retailer of the Year event on May 22, 2014. “We are absolutely thrilled to be giving Dan Ryan this award. He has been a… [Read More]