Events and Programs

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December 5, 2014

Distinguished Retail of the Year Award

Join us as we announce the the 2014 Distinguished Retailer of the Year!

With all nine nominees, and three top finalists being great retailers, we are excited to see who is honored with this longstanding award.

Since 1966, the Distinguished Retailer of the Year Award has been presented annually by the Retail Merchants Association. It honors and recognizes a local retailer who is both a proven leader and who is actively and generously giving back to the community.

Meet our three finalists:

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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January 9, 2015

January First Friday Forum

Join us the week after New Years, for this informative LUNCH event at the Jepson Center, featuring Caroline Hipple, chief architect of the Pathway to Profit book.

Caroline is the “Chief Energy Officer” as a principal partner for HB2 Resources, an organization that helps businesses find smart solutions to the challenges in brand recognition, merchandising issues,transformation architecture and multi-channel, multifunctional alignment. 

11:15–1:15 p.m.

Jepson Center, University of Richmond
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. 

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January 19, 2015

The Virginia Retail Federation Legislative Reception

Come meet your legislatures at the 2014 Legislative Reception. This annual reception by the Retail Merchants Association gives you an opportunity to meet your legislative advocates and representatives.

5:30–7:30 p.m.

Hilton Garden Inn, Downtown Richmond
501 E Broad Street
Richmond, VA 23219
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RMA Member: $30; Non-Member: $40
Register early and save! Walk-in rate is $5 more. 

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