Retail Careers

Retail Alliance works to continue to be a trusted resource for the success of local retailers

By Sandra J. Pennecke  It’s no secret new businesses face tough odds. Fifty percent of new businesses fail within the first 12 months of operation, said Ray Mattes, president and CEO of the Retail Alliance. Nationwide, he expects more than 8,500 storefronts to close in 2017. The Norfolk-based Retail Alliance launched its Center for Retail… [Read More]

Practical Training Alternatives for Business Owners on the Rise

That education is the portal to a good job is an often-mentioned statement that doesn’t always hold true. In business today, many owners and entrepreneurs don’t have the practical expertise and knowledge required to build a business that will succeed in the long-term, with the result being that nearly a quarter will fail in the… [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]

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]

Are you looking for a job? Join our team!

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]

Ray’s Corner Post: Molding the Future Generation

I would like to share a couple of thoughts when looking to hire holiday help, particularly the hiring of teenagers. Hiring teenagers provides an incredible work experience for our youth. It teaches responsibility, accountability and work-life balance. I know as a youth I had a morning paper route for four years, worked at the Riverview… [Read More]

Position Vacant in our RA Business Solutions Team!

We’re looking for an experience sales person to join our team!. The Account Executive will work directly with the RA Business Solutions team in Norfolk, Virginia and will report directly to the Vice President of Business Solutions. Initial responsibilities include in person client meetings, resolve customer service issues, follow up on said issues, harvest current… [Read More]

Are you a local love-vah?

Tap into your evangelistic passion and support for local businesses to manage our Buy Local “LOVEVA” program. We are searching for a fulltime member to join the Retail Alliance Team. The aim is to grow our membership in a program that will help build our Hampton Roads economy and connect consumers with local businesses. This… [Read More]

Have Your Met Your Mentor?

I was at a large networking event the other night and bumped into one of our newer members, a lovely lady who started her business about a year ago. She expressed how difficult it was for her to introduce herself to strangers. An introvert myself, I know the effort it takes to push outside your… [Read More]