Events

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]

Thank you to our Retailer of the Year sponsors

The Retailer of the Year awards could not be held without the generosity of sponsors. Thank you to the following sponsors for their donations and we look forward to celebrating with you at the ROTYs! Tickets are running out quickly, so if you haven’t grabbed yours yet, go to our Events page on this website… [Read More]

Retailer of the Year 2016 Winners Announced!

Retail Alliance announced the winners for this year’s Retailer of the Year Awards (ROTYs) at a masquerade themed awards celebration on Thursday night at The American Theatre in Phoebus. Check out the photo gallery linked below: Gloucester-based, small business, Yolanda’s, received the overall winner’s award. They were selected from 92 nominees from across the Greater… [Read More]

Thank you to our ROTY sponsors!

The Retailer of the Year awards event could not be held without the generosity of our sponsors. Their contributions enable us to offer a complimentary admission ticket to all nominees, contribute to the cost of venue hire, audio visual, decorations, trophies and food. Thank you to all our wonderful sponsors! The Monarchy Lifetime Achievement Sponsor… [Read More]

Decorum Furniture is 2016 Lifetime Achievement Award Winner

We are thrilled to announce that the 2016 Lifetime Achievement Award recipient is Decorum Furniture! Claus Ihlemann and Robert Roman’s business success and longevity, profitability, visual merchandising and community involvement made this year’s choice an easy decision. Claus and Robert have graciously accepted the invitation to receive the award. “As the owners of Decorum Furniture,… [Read More]

Purchase tickets for Retailer of the Year Awards Gala now!

The Retailer of the Year Awards Ceremony and Gala Event will be held on May 19, 2016 at The American Theatre, Hampton. Eric Worden of 102.1 The Tide will be the emcee, MOMO’s Catering will be serving fabulous heavy hors d’oeuvres and guests will enjoy live entertainment throughout the evening with cash bar. Don’t miss… [Read More]

Nominate your favorite retailer or restaurant in Hampton Roads

On May 19, 2016, we will remove the masks and reveal the top retailers, restaurants and service providers in Hampton Roads at the annual Retailer of the Year awards ceremony! Nominate your favorite in each category, today! Stay tuned for the Lifetime Achievement Award announcement! Click here to submit your nomination.

Legislative Update – Open House and PAC Auction

On Thursday, December 10, 2015, Retail Alliance held our Open House and PAC Auction to help fund our advocacy efforts through the Virginia Retail Federation. We had a wonderful turnout of over 90 people! Thank you to all our members and friends who donated items for our silent auction and those who bought the wonderful… [Read More]

And the Retailer of the Year award winners are…

Retail Alliance announced the winners for this year’s Retailer of the Year Awards (ROTYs) at a superhero themed awards celebration on Thursday night at the Wells Theatre in Downtown Norfolk. Virginia Beach-based, small business, Fairfield Flowers, received the overall winner’s award. They were selected from 40 nominees from across the Greater Hampton Roads region (up… [Read More]