Retailer of the Year

ROTY 2017 logoRetailer of the Year awards recognize the best retail-related businesses in Hampton Roads. The awards have been conducted since 2008 when Rowena’s was first awarded the title of Overall Retailer of the Year.

If you have already been notified of your nomination, we would appreciate if you can complete the form below to ensure we have accurate information and details of your business strengths (and supporting images).  We want to make sure you are represented in the best light possible! Once the nomination is completed by the business, you will receive one free ticket to the awards event, details below. The form must be completed before March 20, 2017. All nominations will be reviewed by non-partial, independent experts.

For new nominations, the same form can be used.

Retailer of the Year Award Nomination for 2017
  • List business owner(s) name(s) (if known)
  • In addition to answers, please attach pictures of your business (internal/external) as well as your logo (high resolution if possible)
    Drop files here or
    Accepted file types: jpg, gif, png, pdf, jpeg.
  • Choose which category or categories suits your business the best. Awards will be given out for winners on Southside and the Peninsula for all categories apart from Overall Retailer of the Year which is chosen from ALL nominees.
  • Maximum limit is 1,500 characters. Detail your strengths in areas such as Customer Service, Visual Appearance, Profitability, Innovation, Growth, and Community Service. Submissions will be reviewed by the ROTY judges.


Throughout the years, we’ve had some very deserving winners in every category and city throughout the region. To view previous winners, click here.

In 2017, the awards will be presented at a Royal Garden Party-themed event on May 25 at Norfolk Botanical Gardens. If you have any questions please contact Kylie Ross Sibert at