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]

Member Spotlight: Germono Advertising

Imagine this: you’re a small business owner who knows your retail business backwards and forward. You know your client profiles, you know how your inventory moves, and you know the areas you’d like to improve in. The normal questions surrounding marketing and advertising surely pop into your head … How do I get my business… [Read More]

Member Spotlight: Epic Made

Every day, businesses live amazing stories through their life’s work. Elated customers and thriving local and global communities are the proof. Carl Cleanthes believes that those authentic stories deserve to be shared with the world around us in the most amazing way. That is the primary focus of his design studio, Epic Made. Started in… [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]

5 Reasons Why State Advocacy Rocks

When people think of advocacy, they tend to think of efforts inside the Beltway. But if you want to get things done, you shouldn’t forget to include some action on the state level, say some experts. If you want proof, the 113th Congress passed 352 bills and resolutions, while the state legislatures passed more than… [Read More]

Member Spotlight: Granby Street Pizza

Granby Street Pizza is a little slice of pizzeria heaven in the heart of downtown! Peter Freda and team know how to make you feel welcome. From the moment you walk through the doors at 235 Granby Street in downtown Norfolk, and are greeted by the friendly staff, you feel a cool, urban, pizzeria vibe…. [Read More]

LOVEVA Update: 2016 Plan & New Sweetheart LOVEVA level

Happy New Year LOVEVAs! We sure hope you’ve had a fabulous holiday season. We are excited to share some big news with you regarding LOVEVA modifications for 2016. These changes will help improve the LOVEVA package overall and create a more stable and expanding local first program. We understand it’s a chicken or the egg… [Read More]

LOVEVA – Wrapping Up Our First Year

We’ve come a long way in our first year, with many LOVEVA accomplishments and milestones to celebrate. We would like to share some of these achievements with you. We have over 6,500 Love-vahs now using the app and we’ve had over 20,000 transactions since last October! We’re so excited that people have downloaded the app… [Read More]

Preparing for the 2015 Holiday Season

It’s that time of the year again: the kids are back to school and the countdown to the biggest retail period of the year has begun. I hope that you have already started your preparations for the 2015 holiday season but, in any case, it’s always a good idea to make sure you’ve prepared and… [Read More]

Opportunity for Small Business – Tax Exemption in Norfolk

Contributed by Ron Batliner, Jr., Chief Deputy Commissioner of Revenue Norfolk Commissioner of Revenue’s Office http://www.norfolk.gov/revenue/ Norfolk City Council created a new exemption for new businesses that have gross receipts of $1,000,000.00 or less. The exemption is available for businesses that locate in Norfolk after January 1, 2016. The exemption exists in the year that… [Read More]