A Conversation With Norfolk City Government

Norfolk Advisory MeetingMonday, August 2nd   8:30AM – 10:00AM

Retail Alliance – 838 Granby St, Norfolk, VA 23510
Exclusive to Norfolk Retail Alliance Members. We invite you to come and voice your concerns about setting up and succeeding with a business in Norfolk. Topics of discussion include, but are not limited to: parking, signage, location leases and permits, and other city rules and regulations as it pertains to your business. In addition to the latter topics, we have updates on the drafting of a new zoning ordinance that could impact your business.

There will a wealth of knowledge in regards to the City of Norfolk from the following notable officials:

  • Susan Pollock, City of Norfolk Planning
  • Robert Tajan City of Norfolk Zoning Administrator
  • Adisa Muse, Chief of Staff
  • Evans Poston, Commissioner of the Revenue, City of Norfolk
  • Thelma Drake, Norfolk Assistant Director, Public Works Transportation

This is YOUR opportunity to give city officials YOUR feedback on how Norfolk agencies work with local businesses.

Center for Retail Excellence: Peninsula Cohort Orientation

Monday, August 14th  7:00PM – 9:00PM

Center for Weight Loss Success – 645 J Clyde Morris Blvd, Newport News, VA 23601

Join us at “First Night” for the launch of the Center for Retail Excellence  Peninsula cohort, titled “Run With It”, where we will discuss how to get started with running a business.

If you are interested in joining us for the first class please contact Susan Moore, Director of Center for Retail Excellence at


Retail Happy Hour – Grape & Gourmet

Grape & Gourmet logoTuesday, August 15th  6:00PM – 8:00PM
Grape & Gourmet – 4000 Virginia Beach Blvd, Virginia Beach, VA 23452 (located in Loehmann’s Plaza)

Join Retail Alliance for Retail Happy Hour at Grape & Gourmet in Virginia Beach. Check out their great selection of fine wine, craft beer, and unique gifts while mingling with some of our retail and small business community. Bring a door prize and a friend. Everyone is welcome!


Loss Prevention Task Force

Tuesday, August 22nd  11:45AM – 1:00PM

Retail Alliance – 838 Granby St, Norfolk, VA 23510

Speaker: John Cavanaugh, Cavanaugh Nelson, PLC

Topic: Forensic Accounting

A complimentary lunch and discussion amongst members and law enforcement. John Cavanaugh will present on what forensic accounting is , when you need one, and what they look for in an audit.