Retail Alliance Board of Directors Appointed February 2017

The following board of directors for Retail Alliance were elected or reelected in February 2017. For photos, please visit our Board page. Hampton Roads’ Retail Alliance board elected new officers, three new board members, and re-elected directors. The 2017-2018 officers are: Joe Taylor (Taylor’s Do It Center), Chairman of the Board Ben Willis, III (Willis… [Read More]

Member Spotlight: Modern Femme

In the past century, much has changed for women in America. In 1916, women couldn’t vote, were expected to stay home to raise children, and couldn’t even open their own bank accounts. But now in 2016, the landscape has changed and now women are pursuing their professional and relational dreams. However, that is not always… [Read More]

Member Spotlight: The Adventure Park at Virginia Aquarium

The Adventure Park at Virginia Aquarium is a unique gem in our community. The amazing aerial park features climbing and ziplining like no other place in the region. On a stunning six-acre property in Virginia Beach, you can find fifteen trails that accommodate the youngest beginner to the most experienced adult. The park opened in… [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 Q.1 2017

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]