402, 2021

Holiday season helped improve sales for small businesses impacted by COVID-19

February 4th, 2021|Buy Local, E-Commerce, Holiday, Press Releases, Research, Retail Trends|

Written by Kylie Ross Sibert - Over half are still reporting less revenue than pre-COVID - NORFOLK, Va. (February 3, 2021) – The holiday period has helped bolster sales for a quarter of small businesses throughout Hampton Roads with 26 percent reporting an increase in sales compared to pre-COVID

1301, 2021

Member Spotlight: CLTRE. vegan joint

January 13th, 2021|Member Spotlight|

Written by Kylie Ross Sibert Name of Business: CLTRE. vegan joint Owner (s): Luvenia 'Luv' Hankins Social Media:  cltrevgn.com Phone Number: 757-401-9981 Street address: 1309 Fordham Drive Suite 106 Virginia Beach VA 23464 Tell us about your business We

501, 2021

Guest Blog: Credit Card Processing Part 1….a little help from a friend!

January 5th, 2021|Business Management, E-Commerce, Guest Blog Posts, Marketing, Retail Companies, Technology|

Credit card processing fees are extensive, complicated, and can be overwhelming.  Nevertheless, you must pay them if you want to process credit cards through your business.  Rather than paying these charges blindly, you might as well try to understand them.  That way, you can get a better understanding of

1812, 2020

Virginia Beer Co. Receives Top International Recognition

December 18th, 2020|Buy Local, E-Commerce, Economy, Education, Holiday, Marketing, Research, Retail Trends|

“Champion Brewery” has a nice ring to it, and that’s just what Beer52 — a United Kingdom based craft beer cultivation and subscription organization that serves thousands of international brews annually throughout the UK — has named The Virginia Beer Company. There is no secret that Williamsburg’s Virginia Beer

1512, 2020

Risky Business: 10 New Local Shops Open or Expand During Pandemic

December 15th, 2020|Buy Local, Holiday, Press Releases, Retail Companies|

Written by Kylie Ross Sibert Despite the uncertainty small business owners are feeling so far this holiday season, these 10 local small business owners and entrepreneurs have either managed to launch a new business or expanded their existing business during the pandemic. This is positive news for our region

1312, 2020

Retail Alliance Rebrand

December 13th, 2020|Marketing, Press Releases|

We have big news.⁠ ⁠ Over the last 6 months we have been working on an update of the Retail Alliance brand and today we are ready to share what we have done with all of you.⁠ ⁠ "We wanted to create a contemporary logo that better represents our

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