Raiders Drop Opener to Freedom


Trenton puts up 52 points against error-prone Raiders.

This opener was almost as sad as last years. In 2013, the Raiders had a 42 point loss to the eventual champion Alabama Hammers. Although they were hoping for better to start to the 2014 campaign, they received similar results as they faced Trenton Freedom (52-17).

Richmond got a spark from special teams in the fourth quarter. Kevin Allen returned a blocked extra point for two, and Gerron “Scooby” Bryant had two kickoff returns totaling 79 yards. Both returned led to Raider touchdowns, but they came too late to make a difference.

The Raiders‘ home opener will be April 12 in a Championship Game rematch against the Alabama Hammers. Single game and group event tickets are now on sale at the Raiders’ website,, and the Raiders’ hotline at 804.780.0430. Tickets start at just $7, and lower level tickets are on a Buy 2, Get 1 Free special for Opening Night.

To learn more visit them on the web:

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Keith Fabry Reprographic Solutions at Your Table

We’re excited to see Keith Fabry Reprographic Solutions‘ great brochure at our table setting at this month’s First Friday Forum! Be on the look out for what they can offer you!

This month’s First Friday Forum is all about how your business can get great leverage from digital social channels! Don’t let your Marketing and Communications people miss out on this!
Register today:

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Thanks again to our brochure sponsor Keith Fabry Reprographic Solutions.


The Mosquito Authority at Your Table

Keep an eye out for the authorities on mosquitoes at your table at our First Friday Forum. The Mosquito Authority are going to have a brochure full of goodness at your table setting this coming Friday.

Don’t miss out on the great things in-store for this signature event! Come learn how you can leverage digital social channels to promote your business!
Register here:

Thanks again to our brochure sponsor, The Mosquito Authority.

Village Bank Helps Retailers

We are so excited to have Village Bank as the Title Sponsor for our featured event series created to help local retailers, First Friday Forum.

This forum is all about leveraging social digital channels to help your business! Make sure your marketing and communications people are registered for this can’t miss forum!

Thanks again to Village Bank for making this event possible.FFF_FEB2014_051


National Donate Life Month – Store Display Contest!

Deadline: April 9th


Flaunt Your Colors!

Retail Merchants Association and Donate Life Virginia are teaming up for Retailers 4Life to help spread awareness of the need for organ and tissue donors during the month of April – National Donate Life Month!

We’re asking our members to support Retailers 4Life’s efforts by creating a Blue & Green display in your stores to complement your Donate Life display. Get your free registration packet at our office, or contact Preston Perrin at 804.662.5504.

Email a photo of your blue and green display to Patti Dean at by April 9, 2014, to enter the contest.

On April 11, a winner will be drawn at random and will receive:

  • A $100 gift certificate to The Crossings Restaurant at The Westin Richmond
  • A Networking Lobby Table to promote their business at the May 2nd RMA First Friday Forum ($100 value)

Help spread the word and download National Donate Life Month promotional material at






First Friday Forum: Identifying Hidden Health Risks

Tara Dall, MD, the Chief Medical Officer for Health Diagnostic Laboratory Inc, will be sharing at our January 10th First Friday Forum. She will be speaking on how you can identify hidden health risks. She will be empowering you to know different health markers, so you can be proactive about your health.Tara has appeared on different TV, print, and radio outlets, and is a keynote speaker for the American Heart Association Go Red For Women events.

Come hear Tara Dall, MD, and Chief Medical Officer for Health Diagnostic Laboratory Inc on January 10th (members: $30; nonmembers: $40).
Register today:


Grand Opening for West End BookKeeping Express

West End BookKeeping Express is opening a new location!

Come out and join us at their Grand Opening on November 8, 2013 from 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. It will be a great time as they open their doors to the new location, located on 4870 Sadler Road, Suite 300, Glen Allen, Virginia 23060.

To RSVP to this event please call Rick Henson at 804.205.5004 or email him at

60th Anniversary Keep Virginia Beautiful Gala

KVB gala

2013 is an exciting year for Keep Virginia Beautiful (KVB) as they are celebrating their 60th Anniversary.  Since 1953, KVB has been diligently working to bring people together to make a positive and lasting impact through litter prevention, waste reduction, recycling, beautification, and education.  On behalf of KVB and RMA, we would like to invite you to participate in the 60th Anniversary KVB Gala.

This one-time “Celebration of Virginia” event will be held Saturday, October 5th from 7-11 p.m. at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts in Richmond.  We are expecting a large crowd of current and past state officials, corporate leaders, and influential members from our communities.  Some highlights of the year include securing the 10 living First Ladies of VA to serve on a Honorary Board for the Gala as well as a resolution from the General Assembly commending us for our 60 years of helping making a positive and lasting impact in Virginia.

Please consider buying tickets, becoming a Patron sponsor or making a donation to support KVB.  Go to for tickets and more information.


Times-Dispatch Job Fair 9/24

The Richmond Times-Dispatch will host a job fair on Tuesday, September 24, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the company’s Hanover Production Center.

Richmond Times-DispatchThe Times-Dispatch Job Fair is in partnership with Monster, the parent company of, the premier global online employment solution for people seeking jobs and the employers who need great people.

The event will include a variety of available positions. Companies attending will include Handcraft Services, VDOT, Centura College, Bryant and Stratton, GSC Property Management and Stratford University. There is still space available for employers wishing to exhibit. Deadline to reserve a space is September 9.

The Hanover Production Center is located at 8460 Times Dispatch Blvd., Mechanicsville, VA 23116. Admission for job seekers and parking are free. For more information and to register, click here.