Photo Credit: Virginia Peninsula Photography
The winners for this year’s Retailer of the Year Awards (ROTYs) were announced at our awards celebration on Thursday, May 24 at Virginia Air & Space Center in Hampton.
In 2018, 12 awards were given out over the course of the evening. The winners were chosen based on specific criteria such as web presence and consumer reviews, signage, customer service, visual merchandising, community involvement, etc. All retail and service nominees were thoroughly and diligently reviewed by impartial judges. Restaurant and LOVEVA winners were voted online by consumers from January through April.
|Winner||Retailer of the Year Award Category|
|Curvaceous Boutique||Overall Retailer of the Year Award Winner|
|Willis Furniture||Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient|
|Cafe Europa||Restaurant Award Winner – Southside|
|757 Poke’||Restaurant Award Winner – Up & Comer (< 3 years in business)|
|Scratch Bakery||Restaurant Award Winner – Peninsula|
|Tidewater Diamond||Retail Award Winner – Southside|
|Great Outdoor Provision Co.||Retail Award Winner – Up & Comer (< 3 years in business)|
|Yolanda’s||Retail Award Winner – Peninsula|
|Escape Room||Service Award Winner – Up & Comer (< 3 years in business)|
|TechArk Solutions, LLC||Service Award Winner – Southside|
|Chase Roofing, LLC||Service Award Winner – Peninsula|
|The Royal Chocolate||LOVEVA* Award Winner|
* Consumers vote for their favorite local business listed on the LOVEVA app – the free app rewards consumers for shopping at local business.