QUARTER 1

LOVEVA took BEST Local App from Coastal Virginia Magazine.

Teresa Villorente joined TEAM LOVEVA, to date she has brought in 30+ new members!

LOVEVA advertising on The Tide, WY Daily, and Save 30 store.com started and ran throughout the year.

QUARTER 2

Earth Day contest in collaboration with Recycling Perks.

Retailer of the Year LOVEVA Award was won by the Royal Chocolate

Fun Ribbon Cutting event at Coast DIY Bar

QUARTER 3

York Village Meet & Greet in Yorktown

Local LOVEVA Scavenger Hunt during Bikes & Brews event on the Elizabeth River Trail

VALPAK mailer went out to 10 areas in Hampton Roads for both consumers and potential app users.

York Village Meet & Greet
MacArthur On Ice banner

QUARTER 4

Shop Small Campaign had six participating Neighborhood Champions with more than 60 businesses.

York County Economic Development announced grant to pay half of membership fee for 136 possible new LOVEVAs!

MacArthur on Ice became first temporary LOVEVA business for the holiday season.

What’s Ahead for 2019?

Entering our fifth year, we are excited about the growth of the LOVEVA program. The app will get standard upgrades to keep on top of new operating systems and once again we will be investing in this technology for small businesses.

LOVEVA will continue to advertise to consumers and businesses through channels such as YouTube and once again, co-op advertising will be offered in the spring and fall.

Contact Lisa Renée Jennings at ljennings@retailalliance.com.