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The 13th Annual Richmond Region Open will be held on Friday, October 21, 2016 at the Club at Viniterra.

The cost of registration is $150 for an individual or $600 for a foursome and includes an 18-hole tournament with a private wine tasting of New Kent winery’s award-winning vino, beverage carts throughout the tournament, breakfast and lunch, dozens of door prizes and a chance to win a VIP Washington Redskins Experience Package for two with preferred seating and club passes to the Redskins vs. Green Bay Packers game Sunday, November 20.

Tournament Schedule
8:30-9:15 a.m.   Registration, Breakfast, Putting Green and Driving Range Practice
9:30 a.m.           Shot Gun Start
2:30 p.m.           Luncheon, Prize Drawings

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25th annual 43rd Street Festival of the Arts

The 43rd Street Gallery is a proud sponsor of the 25th annual 43rd Street Festival of the Arts.

One of Richmond’s coolest art festivals will be held on Saturday, September 17th, 2016 from 10 am to 5 pm. Local music, 75 fine artisans, and great food will be available. This event benefits CARITAS, the largest homeless services provider in Central Virginia. This fine arts and craft show is located in the Forest Hill neighborhood, near Forest Hill Av.


Welcome New RMA Members!


Experimac buys, sells, trades, and repairs Apple® Macintosh®computers, iPhone® devices and iPad® tablets, and they offer some of the best pricing available anywhere for Apple® products and repairs. Experimac offers free quotes at their Richmond store.

Growlers To Go

Growlers To Go supports local Richmond brewers as well as Virginia craft breweries by rotating different local craft beer through their 56 available taps.  Different size growlers are available for you to fill up with your favorite craft beer and take home with you.

Getting to Know the Virginia Cliffe Inn

Soon after buying a lovely piece of property in 1952, James and Margaret Clifton built their family’s dream home. James designed the dream home after George Washington’s military headquarters in Newburgh, N.Y. and hand built the home with reclaimed materials from a 100-year-old farmhouse found on the property.



After raising their four children, Margaret and James Clifton opened their Georgian-style home as a Bed and Breakfast in 1998. The Virginia Cliffe Inn is currently the only Bed and Breakfast in Henrico County.



The Virginia Cliffe Inn is located on Mountain Road, the second oldest road in the nation, receiving its name because it was the only road of the time that took you from Richmond to the Virginia mountains. Governor Thomas Jefferson would have used this road frequently as he traveled between Richmond and his home in Monticello.


Join us for a unique networking experience at the Virginia Cliffe Inn, Tuesday, August 30, 5-6:30pm. At this Connect@ event, there will be drinks, a light fare, and lots of connections. 

More About the Event

The Connect@ series is RMA’s signature networking event, crafted for retailers and retail partners. Thanks to EVB for sponsoring this event.


Grand Opening – Urban Farmhouse Cafe at Rockets Landing

Congratulations to Kathleen and the Urban Farmhouse Cafe team!
We are so excited to celebrate the newest Urban Farmhouse Cafe in Rocketts Landing.



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Beautiful new Urban Farmhouse truck to go with a beautiful new location!


Untitled-1Urban Farmhouse supports other local businesses by carrying locally made products.

Kathleen, Urban Farmhouse Cafe Owner (left) & Sarah, Village Bank Representative (right)

Urban Farmhouse has so much support from the community!

Urban Farmhouse Cafe team!


These Urban Farmhouse team members are superheroes for their day job.

Kathleen, Urban Farmhouse Owner, and son.


RMA Members Featured on Business Exit Strategy Panel

Panel information:

*Ed Blair             CPA and Principal – Blair & Associates CPAs, PLC
Tom O’Brien     Commercial Transactions Partner – Spotts Fain, PC
*Mike Metzger   Certified Business Intermediary – Murphy Business & Financial

*Rush Paul, J.D., SPHR – advisor to CEOs on matters of organizational structure, employment practices, and building effective leadership teams.

*RMA Members

The End of the Line . . . What Will You Do With YOUR Business?
Someday, you WILL exit your business – how you do so is up to you!

The panel of experts will help you understand some of the important aspects of good planning, including:

> Knowing how much your business is worth
> Tax implications of a business transfer
> Working with advisors to prepare your business for sale
> Pros and Cons of an ESOP
> How businesses are sold on the open market
> Generational transfer within the family

Monday, September 26, 2016
7:30 – 9:00 a.m.
Cafe Caturra, Village Square, Midlothian, VA

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