Let the countdown begin to the most wonderful (and hopefully profitable) time of the year, the holiday season! It’s also Retail Alliance’s Holiday Open House and VRF PAC Auction. We hope that all of our members and friends will be able to join us for some Holiday Cheer on Thursday, December 7th, 4:00PM – 8:00PM at the Retail Alliance office. This is our opportunity to celebrate the Holiday Season together and show you what it is like behind the scenes at Retail Alliance. There will be food, fun, and networking for everyone to enjoy. In addition, we will be holding our fifth annual silent auction with all of the proceeds going towards the Virginia Retail Federation Political Action Committee (VRF PAC). As you all may know, VRF is an extremely important benefit you receive with your Retail Alliance Membership. It is where the advocacy efforts for Retail Alliance members take place. VRF works on local, state, and federal issues to make sure retail’s interests are protected and the voice of our membership is heard. Raising money for the VRF PAC is an extremely important aspect of the advocacy efforts on behalf of members.
An important part of the success of this auction is the contribution of auction items from our members. Members that contribute will receive: A social media post acknowledging their contribution with link to their Facebook page, their company listed as a contributor on our website, email newsletter and in Q1 2018 Retail Angles print newsletter. If you are interested in contributing to this year’s auction, please contact Alex Walker at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The VRF’s work on the local, state, and federal levels has resulted in millions of dollars annually recouped to Virginia retailers’ bottom lines. The VRF provides a voice for its members who are unable to be at the General Assembly day in and day out, making sure that legislation does not negatively impact business. Without a voice, elected officials may not understand the different ways in which a specific piece of legislation could impact retail business.
So bring your cash, your checkbooks, or your credit card and pick up some awesome gifts for the holiday season while supporting “the cause.”
When: Thursday, December 7, 2017
Where: Retail Alliance, 838 Granby St, Norfolk, VA 23510
Time: 4:00pm – 8:00pm
Cost: Free (unless you purchase something at the auction)