Archives for 2017

Retail Alliance to Honor W.T. Patrick & Sons with 2017 “Lifetime Achievement Award” at Retailer of the Year Event

Retail Alliance, the non-profit association representing retailers throughout Hampton Roads, announced today that W.T. Patrick & Sons (dba Patrick’s Hardware) is the recipient of the 2017 Lifetime Achievement award at their Retailer of the Year event on May 25, 2017.  The award will be presented to owner Cary E. Patrick. “W.T. Patrick & Sons has… [Read More]

Virginia Retail Federation Helps Expand Online Sales Tax Collection

The Virginia Retail Federation (VRF) has successfully helped further level the playing field in Virginia between brick-and-mortar merchants and their online peers. During the 2017 Virginia General Assembly session, VRF advocates and their coalition business partners fully supported Governor Terry McAuliffe’s legislative proposal to require out-of-state online merchants using warehouses or fulfillment centers in Virginia… [Read More]

We’re expanding our membership team!

Member Relations Advisor The objective of this full-time position is to achieve revenue goals for memberships through effective planning and organizational skills in a professional and profitable manner.  Create excitement within the Retail Community by matching products and services that will help increase Retail Alliance’s visibility as well as partners. Duties and Responsibilities:  Within the… [Read More]

Inventory Management: Tips and Trends

To run a successful store, it’s vital that you regularly manage your inventory and with these simple keys, you can save time and money and therefore, become more productive. The following article was produced from a STRIVE Webinar, presented by Joanna G. Brumsey CPA from Wall, Einhorn and Chernitzer. CURATE YOUR INVENTORY No matter the… [Read More]

Brick-and-Mortar Survival Depends on Level Playing Field

Holiday retail sales are increasing. Consumer confidence is climbing. Yet all is not nirvana in the rocky world of the retail economy. According to Forbes, Cyber Monday 2016 was the biggest day in the history of U.S. e-commerce. Sales surpassed initial expectations by hitting a record $3.9 billion during this online-focused day of the holiday… [Read More]

Member Spotlight: RGB Imaging

RGB Imaging is a locally owned business that stands out as one of the region’s premier photographers and videographers. Whether commercial or personal, defense or sports, still or motion, you want to ‘snap’ up their services! Founded in 2007, owner Eric Wickham is no stranger to hard word. As a military veteran, Eric is self-disciplined,… [Read More]

We’re searching for a fulltime communications & events assistant

The Communications & Events Assistant will be responsible for administrative, event coordination and communication duties for the Communications Department. This position is responsible for specific communications activities outline below. This position is a direct report to the VP, Corporate Communications. Duties and responsibilities are as follows: Customer Relationship Management Database Assist with customer relationship management… [Read More]

LOVEVA Update: 2016 Year End Wrap-up

Happy New Year y’all! We hope you had a wonderful holiday season. 2016 was a great year for us and we’re looking for 2017 to be even better. As you may know from the last Retail Angles, we’ve grown usage by over 200 percent which is a pretty big deal! We averaged more than 500… [Read More]

Legislative Update

Retail Alliance Holiday Open House/VRF Silent Auction Another great Open House event this year with our awesome members and other guests joining us for yummy food and beverages in our Norfolk office. Our silent auction benefiting our advocacy efforts was also a success, raising over $4,000 for the Virginia Retail Federation Political Action Committee (PAC)…. [Read More]

Ray’s Corner Post: The Importance of a Business Continuity Plan

Living in Hampton Roads, we live through the threats of hurricanes and flooding but not often do the threats follow through. Unfortunately, during Hurricane Matthew, our business was hit by the flooding that swept through Norfolk, among other cities. Kylie Ross Sibert, editor of Retail Angles and Vice President, Corporate Communications, interviewed Ray Mattes, President/CEO,… [Read More]