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1501, 2019

Mixed Results for Local Retail During 2018 Holiday Season

January 15th, 2019|Business Management, Buy Local, E-Commerce, Economy, Holiday, Press Releases, Research, Retail Trends|

January 2019, Norfolk, Va. – Local retail had a mixed holiday season in 2019, according to Retail Alliance’s Retail Pulse holiday survey. 58 per cent of brick-and-mortar retailers throughout Hampton Roads reported an increase in sales compared to the same time last year. “Close to 20 percent had a
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501, 2019

Check out the Open House/VRF PAC Photos and Donors

January 5th, 2019|Advocacy, Events, Holiday|

Thank you to the following Political Action Committee (PAC) auction donors. Click on their name to visit their website: Ability Center of Virginia Alkalicious Brick Anchor Brew-House Buggy Bathe Auto Wash Care-A-Lot Pet Supply Carlton Building Services The Center for Retail Excellence Changes City Spa Clean Air Solutions Clothes
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401, 2019

Students building business strategies for local business

January 4th, 2019|Advocacy|

January 2019, Norfolk, Va. – Volunteer Hampton Roads, Retail Alliance Foundation and Saint Leo University have joined forces to create a hands-on educational opportunity for MBA students at Saint Leo University's Chesapeake campus. As part of their spring Strategic Management capstone course, graduate students will work with local Hampton Roads
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2911, 2018

York County Offers Business Training Scholarships for Entrepreneurs

November 29th, 2018|Education, Press Releases|

Partnering with Retail Alliance, County to host classes for Certificate of Retail Operations Half of all new businesses fail in the first year—and one of the biggest reasons is lack of business competence. Because the retail sector is particularly vulnerable, York County’s Economic Development Authority has partnered with Retail
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