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112, 2021

After nearly 40 years, Jamestown Feed & Seed Owner Announces Closure – Sale underway until December 31, 2021

December 1st, 2021|Buy Local, Press Releases, Retail Companies|

Jamestown Feed & Seed will be closing its doors December 31, 2021, owner Shirley Hatten announced recently, after nearly 40 years in business. “We have weathered the storm for far too long and have made this decision after much contemplation,” Ms. Hatten remarked. “Competition from big box stores, the shift
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3011, 2021

Retail Pulse November 2021 Results

November 30th, 2021|Holiday, Press Releases, Research, Retail Trends|

Retail Alliance’s Retail Pulse survey was conducted between November 1, 2021 and November 11, 2021. The survey received 108 responses from retailers, restaurants, services, and other small businesses, throughout Hampton Roads. The survey included questions about sales, e-commerce, business confidence, business challenges, minimum wage, staffing, supply chain and inventory, and
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2311, 2021

Ribbon Cutting: Coastal Edge Rides Wave of Success, Grand Opening of new Lynnhaven Mall Store

November 23rd, 2021|Press Releases|

Who: Coastal Edge, local surf and skate shop, will open its sixth store at Lynnhaven Mall on Small Business Saturday. All Coastal Edge stores focus on the company’s cultural pillars of Action Sports, Art and Fashion, Music and Sustainability. What: Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting Celebration. FREE limited edition Coastal
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1911, 2021

Check out these events during Buy Local Month

November 19th, 2021|Advocacy|

Are you a fan of Buy Local Month? If so, check out these locally-focused and small business-oriented events that happen during Buy Local Month. Pink Friday +November 19, 2021One HUGE day to #ShopSmallFirst–before Black Friday and before the big guys…Created by The Boutique Hub! Pink Friday is a
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1511, 2021

Celebrating local businesses during Buy Local Month

November 15th, 2021|Advocacy|

LOVEVA (Retail Alliance's Buy Local Program) first started Buy Local Month in 2019 with support from the Hampton Roads Planning District Commission (HRPDC). They've graciously continued to support us, making 2021 the third year we've celebrated Buy Local Month! Its purpose is to support and celebrate local businesses across
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1511, 2021

Holiday Gift Guide

November 15th, 2021|Advocacy|

"The joy of brightening other's lives becomes for us the magic of the holidays." - WC Jones Brighten your loved ones' lives by getting them any of these amazing gifts from our members. Not only will you be brightening the lives of your loved ones, but also the
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911, 2021

Member Spotlight: Working Class Karma

November 9th, 2021|Member Spotlight|

When someone says they started their business by accident, they don’t usually mean an actual accident! But that’s exactly what happened to Loretta M. Dunn, President/Founder of Working Class Karma. Loretta found herself out of work for six months after a serious injury to her knee. At the
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911, 2021

Guest Blog: Marketing Myths, Debunked

November 9th, 2021|Guest Blog Posts|

In the world of marketing, there are so many tips and tricks out there that can seem appealing and convincing for you to try. But, it’s important to be able to identify a marketing assumption that is really just a myth. We’re here to seize some of the most common
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811, 2021

Ribbon Cutting: Gelati Celesti scoops up a new location in Virginia Beach Town Center

November 8th, 2021|Events, Press Releases|

Who: Gelati Celesti, Heavenly Homemade Ice Cream Gelati Celesti, a well-established brand in the Richmond and Virginia Beach markets, is known for its artisanal, small-batch ice cream. The new Virginia Beach store, located in Town Center, will offer the complete menu of 24 house favorites and hundreds of rotating specials
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