Events and Programs

Upcoming Events


February 6, 2015

First Friday Forum, February

Building your team: How to identify and attract young talent.

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Angela Elder VP, Career Development Programs

Join us at our signature event, First Friday Forum, as we learn from the National Retail Federation Foundation’s VP of Career Development Programs, Angela Elder.

In her role as VP, Angela oversees the Foundation’s two main Student Programs, which focus on cultivating the next generation of retail leaders. She also manages the Talent Acquisition Group, a network of executives who share best practices and discuss the most pressing talent issues.

Join us as we connect, eat breakfast, network, and learn from Angela about the employees of the future and how to find and attract young talent.

Enjoy this signature series? Enjoy all nine events (a $270 value) for just $210 with our Priority Club! Learn more >>

7:15–9:15 a.m.

The Westin Richmond
6631 West Broad Street
Richmond, VA 23230
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RMA Member: $30; Non-Member: $40
Register early and save! Walk-in rate is $5 more.

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First Friday Forum Sponsors

PSAV HOST Richmond.com RTD Photography Speaker New Member Title Sponsor

February 10, 2015

Connect@ Southern Season

Like meeting new people? Interested in getting to know businesses in the community, while checking out different venues? Great! We’ve got you covered.

Our signature networking event series, “Connect@,” is a great place to connect, network, and grow your business while enjoying a light fare and drinks. This after hours event is a can’t miss opportunity.

5:00–6:30 p.m.

Southern Season
2250 Staples Mill Road
Richmond, VA 23230
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RMA Member: $15; Non-Member: $20
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March 6, 2015

First Friday Forum, LUNCHEON

At these signature series events, we thoughtfully pick expert speakers on relevant topics from feedback that’s directly from our members. The speakers present information pertinent to the challenges, interests, and issues impacting our members, their businesses, and the retail community.

Join us as we connect, eat lunch, network, learn, and grow, together.

Stay tuned for more details on this event in our First Friday Forum Signature Series.

Enjoy this signature series? Enjoy all nine events (a $270 value) for just $210 with our Priority Club! Learn more >>

11:30–1:30 pm

The Jepson Center, U of R
28 Westhampton Way
Richmond, VA 23173
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RMA Member: $30; Non-Member: $40
Register early and save! Walk-in rate is $5 more.

Register Online

First Friday Forum Sponsors

PSAV HOST Richmond.com RTD Photography Speaker New Member Title Sponsor

For more information, please contact us at 804-662-5500 or send an email to: registration@retailmerchants.com