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November 7, 2014

25th Annual Valor Awards

7:15–9:15 a.m.

Greater Richmond Convention Center
403 North Third Street
Richmond, VA 23219
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$45 per person
Register early and save! Walk-in rate is $5 more. 
Tables of ten available for $425.

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Honoring and Celebrating First Responders

Retail Merchants Association (RMA) is delighted to announce the Silver Anniversary of the Annual Valor Awards and Ceremony, an RMA signature event celebrating the courageous acts of our region’s First Responders.

Nominees and recipients of this award include Law Enforcement Officers, Firefighters and Emergency Services Personnel who have performed outstanding acts of courage, putting themselves at risk and personal injury.  Area Law Enforcement and Fire Chiefs will present the awards.

This breakfast event is open to the public. Attendees include the award recipients, their families, friends and co-workers, RMA members, the local business community and civilians who want to show their support for our First Responders.

“The Valor Awards are greatly significant to Retail Merchants Association and the community. It gives us the opportunity to properly recognize and honor both our First Responders and their families, whose support is critical to these individuals’ ongoing commitment to our safety. It is with extreme gratitude and delight that we celebrate the 25th Annual Valor Awards.”
              Nancy Thomas
              President/CEO of Retail Merchants Association

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Valor Awards Sponsors

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To register for any Association programs or for more information, please register online or contact us at 804-662-5500 or send an email to: registration@retailmerchants.com

November 14, 2014

RMA Recycle Day

KVB Logo_FINAL4Co-hosted by Retail Merchants Association (RMA) and Keep Virginia Beautiful (KVB), RMA Recycle Day is a FREE drive-thru recycling event. Bring your unwanted recyclables to the RMA parking lot to get rid of them for good. 

2014 Recycling Participants
  • Boomerang Recycling Electronics including computers, monitors, printers, computer peripherals (mouse, speakers, etc.), cell phones, home and office phones, keyboards, consumer electronics, TVs, DVD players, VCRs, fax machines, stereos, speakers, and household electronics.
  • CVWMA Central Virginia Waste Management Authority will provide information on consumer recycling initiatives.
  • Interstate BatteriesBatteries of all kinds (automotive, truck, marine, household, cell, etc.)
  • Junk KingLawnmowers, large and small appliances, air-conditioners, dehumidifiers, items containing refrigerant, scrap metal, lawn furniture.
  • Keep Virginia Beautiful Will collect plastic bags of all kinds in addition to providing information on recycling,  litter prevention, waste reduction, beautification and education.
  • Proshred Document shredding (limit of 3 bags or boxes).
  • TFC Recycling Glass, cardboard, aluminum cans, newspapers, household paper, magazines, phone books, plastic bottles.
Items not accepted:
Any unit with sludge or liquids, household hazardous waste, non-decontaminated medical equipment, paint, light bulbs, radioactive units (i.e. smoke alarms and detectors) and pharmaceuticals. 

Friday, November 14, 2014
10:00–2:00 p.m.

Retail Merchants Association
5101 Monument Ave
Richmond, VA 23230
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FREE Community Event