Urban Farmhouse Market and Cafe Continues Successful Fourth Friday Event



Urban Farmhouse is very excited to be continuing their Fourth Fridays event at the urban Farmhouse market and café Church Hill location!

Urban Farmhouse’s Fourth Fridays event will take place this Friday, April 25 from 5-9 PM!

They’ll have Urban Farmhouse vendors Lickinghole Creek Brewery, Health Warrior, Blue Bee Cider, and King of Pops.

They’ll also have live local music from the Wayward Bills and kid friendly activities! As well as a farmer’s market sponsored by GrowRVA.

Urban Farmhouse wouldn’t have been able to continue this great monthly event without the continued support of their customers and the Church Hill community! We are all looking forward to their long stay and involvement with the Church Hill community!

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Member Benefits Monday: FREE Payment Card Industry Compliance Training!

Did you know that as an RMA member, we offer you free training sessions on important information?

On April 25th, WorldPay is coming to RMA to train you on what your business needs to know about being PCI complaint.

Cyber crime is the number one rising crime. If you’re not PCI compliant, you could spend thousands of dollars in the case of a data breach.

Think that you’re already compliant? This will be an eye opening training session.

Reserve your free seat today! http://ht.ly/vTkus


Mango Salon Provides Fresh Drinking Water

Mango Salon

The facts: Less than 1% of the world’s fresh water (or about 0.007% of all water on Earth) is readily accessible for direct human use.

As a result, 1 billion people worldwide lack access to water, and more than 2 billion find water scarce for at least one month of the year.

So let’s do some good! 


With your bids and the donations we received, we can all feel good about providing access to drinking water worldwide!
Check out our silent auction, full of exciting, coveted items from some of your favorite local vendors!

Mango Salon is a locally owned Richmond company with two locations. Mango is an elite salon on the elite salon on the Libbie & Grove Avenues and in Short Pump. Mango maintains a positive, forward focused culture and offers advanced Designers at the forefront of innovation with rigorous training and certification.

Make a difference here >>


NEW RMA MEMBER: Center of Wellness

Welcome to our newest RMA member, The Center of Wellness!

We’re so happy to have the Center of Wellness as new members of the RMA family.


The Center of Wellness is an extension of NDUTIME Youth & Family Services, Inc, and is focused on encouraging individuals not to grow weary while developing their mind, body, and spirit. They’re here to help complete the vision of providing spaces for the community to achieve “full wellness.”

Let’s help give The Center of Wellness a huge, warm RMA welcome:

Like them on Facebook fb and follow them on Twitter twitter!

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The winner of the Retailers4Life random drawing is…


Congratulations to Free Agents Marketing for their huge support of National Donate Life Month, and for bringing life saving awareness to the need of organ, eye, and tissue donors.

Free Agents Marketing 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)
  • 20 ticket package from Arena Racing

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Retail Merchants Association, the United Network of Organ Sharing and Donate Life Virginia teamed up for Retailers4Life, to help spread awareness for the need of organ and tissue donors!

The Donate Life, Blue & Green store display contest was held as local retailers displayed their support for National Donate Life Month. We asked our members to send in photos of their Donate Life, Blue & Green store displays for a random drawing, where they could win big.

Thank you to all of the participants, to Donate Life Virginia and to United Network of Organ Sharing!


The Art of the SCAR – May 2 through June 28

 Opening Reception for

The Art of the SCAR

Transplant Recipients
Clover Hill High School Photography Club

When: Friday,  May 2nd      5:00  7:30 pm
Where: The Gallery at UNOS, 700 N. 4th Street, Richmond, VA 23219
Gallery Hours: Monday— Friday 8am to 5pm
Free parking — Open to the public
Refreshments provided by The Bull & Bear Club

The_Art_of_the_SCAR_1 The_Art_of_the_SCAR_2 The_Art_of_the_SCAR_3For more information: Lisa Schaffner, UNOS Marketing/PR Director, 804-782-4630

Easter on Parade by Venture Richmond


Easter on Parade is a beloved tradition that showcases attendees “parading” up and down scenic Monument Avenue. This tradition continues this with on Sunday, April 20, 1-5pm on the blocks between Allen and Davis Avenues. This event is produced by Venture Richmond and sponsored by Bon Secours.

This highly attended four-block celebration,is filled with music, arts, crafts, children’s activities, food, balloon artistry, a petting zoo, and of course people and pet watching!
This is literally, a parade of Richmonders, and admission is FREE.

Some of the great Easter on Parade Performances and activities include:

Zayde R. Dott Main Stage (Monument & Allen Ave)
1-3:00  Upper East Side Band
3:00  Pet Bonnet Showcase
4:00  People Bonnet Showcase

Davis Monument Performance Area (Monument & Davis Avenues)
1:15  Strummer
2:00 *Virginia Repertory Theater “Shrek”
2:45  Voodoo Dolls
3:45  Meadow Street Band

*Special musical performace by the cast of Shrek – 2:00pm at Davis Monument Performance Area.

Children’s Activities
Arts and craft activities, produced by First Baptist Church Richmond
Balloon Twisting by Balloons By Extreme
The Lambeth Petting Zoo

Roving Performers
Jonathan/Austin/Jonathan the Juggler
More or Less Morris Dancers
Peggy the Clown and the Stilt Walking Clown (Applause Unlimited)

Mark your calendars for this celebration event!