Loss Prevention Task Force

Retail Alliance,
838 Granby St, Norfolk, VA 23510

Topic: Mental Health First Aid

Speaker: Carolsue McGehee with the Norfolk Community Services Board

Tuesday, April 25 2017, 11:45AM – 1:00PM

Members and law enforcement come together over lunch to discuss and share information regarding retail loss prevention. If you feel like you have someone in your life (customer, co-worker, friend) you are worried about, this will teach you ways to get them help. RSVP to Beth Parsons at



Marcia Brodie

Retail Breakfast Club- Making the Most out of Your Networking

Holiday Inn

5655 Greenwich Road, Virginia Beach, VA 23462

Thursday, April 27th, 2017 , 7:30AM – 9:30AM

Join Retail Alliance for a full breakfast, networking, door prizes and a presentation by Marcia Futterman Brodie, Business Performance Specialist at BizConnect Hampton Roads. The topic she will be discussing is how to make the most out of your networking.

Networking is essential to building a successful business yet most people either avoid it or make it a low priority. Marcia Brodie, Business Performance Specialist for BizConnect Hampton Roads will show you why face-to-face interaction is beneficial, how to make it a priority, how to navigate awkward networking situations, and how to maximize your impact at a networking event.

Marcia will walk you through the process starting with your networking “plan of attack” which includes being prepared, being comfortable, setting goals, how to make a good impression, working the room, listening, how to end a conversation, and networking etiquette, and ending with following up after the event. 

Marcia takes a task that most people either love or hate and encourages you to take on networking in her entertaining, interactive and fun presentation that will leave you with some tips on making the most out of your upcoming networking events.


ROTY 2017 logo

Retailer of the Year

Norfolk Botanical Garden, Rose Garden Hall
6700 Azalea Garden Rd, Norfolk, VA 23518

Theme: Royal Garden Party (think fancy hats)

Thursday, May 25 2017, 6:30PM – 10:00PM

Join us as we celebrate the retail industry in Hampton Roads. 2017 will be our 10th anniversary of ROTY and once again we will have a fabulous night of celebration, food, entertainment and prize giving.

The Retailer of the Year awards is conducted annually and open to anyone to nominate the business (including their own) they feel has the best Customer Service, Innovation, Growth, Community Service, and Profitability. The decision on winners is not made by a popularity vote. It is conducted by a non-partial independent judging panel using results of mystery shops which makes it a fairer, impartial process to determine deserving winners.

Nominations are now closed, but we encourage everyone to attend. If you want to get a huge discount on tickets, get in early and buy now! Tickets are only $50 until April 20 then the price increases to $65 per ticket.

Purchase tickets here