Events

Join Us for 2018’s Retailer of the Year

Retailer of the Year awards recognize the best retail-related businesses in Hampton Roads. The awards have been conducted since 2008 when Rowena’s was first awarded the title of Overall Retailer of the Year. Throughout the years, we’ve had some very deserving winners in every category and city throughout the region. To view previous winners, click… [Read More]

Vote for your favorite LOVEVA!

Who will be our LOVEVA business of the year? Vote now for your favorites! Create your own user feedback survey

Congratulations to the 2018 Retailer of the Year Nominees!

We’re proud to formally announce our 157 nominees for Retailer of the Year 2018! Nominees are categorized by retail, restaurant, and services, then subdivided between Southside, Peninsula, and Up & Comer (Established between 2015 and present). We hope to see all of these nominees at our awards gala coming up on May 24th, 2018 at… [Read More]

Who will win the “People’s Choice” Restaurant of the Year? We’ll let you decide…

For the first time, the restaurant category will be voted on by the public. Voting started April 2nd  will end April 13th. Voters will be allowed to vote for as many restaurant nominees as they like but will only be able to submit one vote. Please share with your customers and social networks to get… [Read More]

Vote for your favorite restaurant, retail or service business in Hampton Roads!

Retailer of the Year Awards 2018 nominations are open! It’s important in every community to support one another so please nominate a fellow retailer, restaurant, or service business at the link below. https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/ROTY18NOMS You can nominate up to 3 different businesses at a time and even save a nomination for your own business; we don’t… [Read More]

Ready, Set, Bid: Open House & Silent Auction Sneak Peek

The Retail Alliance (RA) team is very excited to host members and guests this  Thursday for our Annual Holiday Open House & Silent Auction. We hope to see you there in your ugly Christmas sweater and ready to bid on some wonderful auction items. This is the perfect time to fellowship with the Retail Alliance… [Read More]

Join us at our Open House/VRF PAC Auction on December 7th at 4-8pm

Let the countdown begin to the most wonderful (and hopefully profitable) time of the year, the holiday season! It’s also Retail Alliance’s Holiday Open House and VRF PAC Auction. We hope that all of our members and friends will be able to join us for some Holiday Cheer on Thursday, December 7th, 4:00PM – 8:00PM… [Read More]

LOVEVA Lane at Harborfest a Success for our Members!

14 local businesses had the unique opportunity to recreate their storefronts at Harborfest. These three tents, located right on the Elizabeth River, were branded and marked on the festival maps as LOVEVA LANE (see photos at bottom) Since the event was underwritten by Retail Alliance, vendors were very pleased to be offered this chance at… [Read More]

Ray’s Corner Post: Our Hats Go Off To Our ROTY Winners!

Our tenth Retailer of the Year awards started off with a crash. A crash of thunder that is! Fortunately, the storm that passed through the Norfolk Botanical Garden was over before we had eaten our first hors d’oeuvre. The beautiful weather held throughout the cocktail hour and the gazebo was the perfect setting to view… [Read More]

Winners for Retailer of the Year Announced!

Williamsburg-based, small business, BedCrafters by Michelle, received the Overall Retailer of the Year (ROTY) award at Retail Alliance’s ROTY awards event held on May 25. They were selected from 99 nominees from across the Greater Hampton Roads region. BedCrafters by Michelle was established in 1999 in Williamsburg, Virginia by Michelle Brumfield. They opened in Short… [Read More]