Member Spotlight: The Gourmet Gang

The Gourmet Gang is one of Hampton Roads most “delicious” businesses! They operate six fast-casual restaurants that feature some of the best sandwiches and salads in the area. Lunch orders can be called in or placed online with quick delivery to just about anywhere in Hampton Roads. What you probably didn’t know is that the… [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]

Member Spotight: ViewItDoIt

We all want the best seat in the house and ViewItDoIt is giving its customers the chance to get just that! Using state-of-the-art technology and video, they capture events and meetings and broadcast them LIVE across the globe. The business was the brain-child of Vanessa and Mark Lane. They took their combined experience in finance,… [Read More]

Member Spotlight: Adele Diamond

Chris Lyons is the first to admit, the jewelry industry is a difficult one to break into. Two years of groundwork, including a six-month process to get their online store running, transpired before Adele Diamond opened their retail location in Hilltop Shopping Center in Virginia Beach. Initially, Chris says, “We were hesitant to jump in… [Read More]

Member Spotlight: Lifetime Solutions Plus

Have you ever thought about what you would do if you or a loved one had a long term care event? How would you pay for it? Or the effect of a long term care event on your assets, independence and peace of mind? Just the thought of this can be overwhelming and many people… [Read More]

Virginia Celebrates 10th Anniversary of Sales Tax Holiday

Virginia’s Sales Tax Holiday, a landmark bill passed in 2006 by the Virginia General Assembly, will treat consumers to tax-free shopping August 5-7, 2016. The Virginia Retail Federation, the statewide advocacy arm of Hampton Roads’ Retail Alliance and Richmond’s Retail Merchants Association, initiated and garnered support for the original Back-to-School Tax Holiday from the General… [Read More]

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Fulltime Communications & Events Coordinator Position Available The Communications & Events Coordinator will be responsible for implementing communications and public relations on behalf of Retail Alliance. In addition, this position is responsible for planning and executing events outlined below. This position is a direct report to the VP, Corporate Communications. Duties and responsibilities are as… [Read More]