Archives for November 2016

LOVEVA Update Nov/Dec 2016

We just celebrated our second anniversary! And let me tell you, this has been a good one. We have over 12,500 LOVEVAs using the app and we’ve had over 55,000 transactions! We’ve grown usage by over 200% which is a pretty big deal!! We average more than 500 new accounts a month and more than… [Read More]

Legislative Update: Nov/Dec 2016

2017 General Assembly Session The 2017 General Assembly Session begins on January 11, 2017. This year is a short session lasting 45 days. Each year the session switches from short to long (60 days); odd years are short and even years are long. Your Virginia Retail Federation (VRF) team will be at the Capitol representing… [Read More]

Member Spotlight: Amazing Fantasy Comics

Amazing Fantasy Comics don’t just stock one of the region’s biggest selection of comics, they are truly heroes of small business! After opening their first store in 1992, they have steadily grown and now have two locations, one in Newport News and a second in Yorktown. It was always the dream of Gary Driver, owner… [Read More]

Shift Your Shopping – Buy local first throughout the holidays and win!

Retail Alliance’s Be A Local LOVEVA program features a downloadable app and rewards shoppers for buying local in Hampton Roads.  Since its launch in 2014, the LOVEVA app has helped change the landscape for our region’s independent retailers. What started as a grassroots campaign, the program has grown to include hundreds of retailers and serve… [Read More]

Member Spotlight: Domestic Divas

Domestic Divas was founded in August of 2011, when proprietor, Heather Herrick relocated to Virginia Beach from Ohio. Domestic Divas provides a cleaning plan tailored to fit all needs. Whether it is weekly, biweekly, monthly services, seasonal cleaning, or event prep, their service ensures your valuable spare time is spent doing other things besides cleaning!… [Read More]

Make Your List and Check it Twice

When planning your strategies for this coming season, it’s imperative to look at what has been and what just might be ahead. National Retail Federation released their 2016 Holiday Planning Playbook recently which gave an insight into the past holiday season and what to look for when planning for this year. Let’s get to unwrapping,… [Read More]