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March 6, 2015

First Friday Forum, LUNCHEON

Richmond 2015: Countdown to the Races

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Come learn how you, as a business person, can take advantage of the world coming to Richmond.

Hear from experts on how the races will impact businesses, as Richmond 2015 shares updates and information on the upcoming races, including the final race route.
Richmond.com 2015′s Latest Press Release >>

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

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

11:15–1:15 pm

The Jepson Center, University of Richmond
49 Crenshaw Way
Richmond, VA 23221
Directions >>

RMA Member: $30; Non-Member: $40
Register early and save! Walk-in rate is $5 more.

Register Online

First Friday Forum Sponsors

PSAV Richmond.com RTD Photography Speaker New Member Title Sponsor

March 24, 2015

KEY SESSION

Key Session is a new high power and hands on series designed to help you unlock the potential of RMA member benefits.

You can register for all of these sessions, or just the ones that you feel apply to growing your business.

In this session:

RMA Events: purpose of events, kinds of events, average attendance and audience, why they can help your business thrive.
Priority Club: special RMA member discount, advantages of enrolling, and new opportunities.
SalesForce: you have the power, update your business account, register for events, renew membership, and add team members.
Legislative Advocacy: Virginia Retail Federation, their mission, success stories, how we can help you, and opportunities to get involved.

8:00–9:30 a.m.

Retail Merchants Association
5101 Monument Avenue
Richmond, VA 23230

RMA Members: FREE
Register early and save!

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April 3, 2015

First Friday Forum

Kelly-OKeefe
Kelly O’Keefe

Kelly O’Keefe – Professor, Creative Brand Management VCU’s Brandcenter

How does your brand speak for your business?Come hear from VCU’s expert on creative brand management.

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

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

7:15–9:15 am

The Westin Richmond
6631 West Broad Street
Richmond, VA 23230
Directions >>

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

April 16, 2015

Connect@ Richmond International Raceway

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 happy hour event is a can’t miss opportunity.

Come check out the Raceway days before the NASCAR rolls into town.

5:00–6:30 p.m.

Richmond International Raceway
602 East Laburnum Avenue
Richmond, VA 23222
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RMA Member: $15; Non-Member: $20
Register early and save!

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Connect@ Sponsor

Connect@ Sponsors


May 1, 2015

First Friday Forum

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, network, learn, and grow, together.

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

7:15–9:15 am

The Westin Richmond
6631 West Broad Street
Richmond, VA 23230
Directions >>

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 New Member Title Sponsor

May 19, 2015

KEY SESSION

Key Session is a new high power and hands on series designed to help you unlock the potential of RMA member benefits.

You can register for all of these sessions, or just the ones that you feel apply to growing your business.

In this session:

RMA Digital Platforms: RMA & Think. Shop. Buy. Local web platforms. Learn how to promote events, discounts, news, and more.
eCommunications: how we keep your business informed and empowered. Learn types of communications, frequency, audiences, and more.

8:00–9:30 a.m.

Retail Merchants Association
5101 Monument Avenue
Richmond, VA 23230
Directions >>

RMA Members: FREE
Register early and save!

Register Online


July 28, 2015

KEY SESSION

Key Session is a new high power and hands on series designed to help you unlock the potential of RMA member benefits.

You can register for all of these sessions, or just the ones that you feel apply to growing your business.

In this session:

Think. Shop. Buy. Local Program: Overview and purpose of Think. Shop. Buy. Local, introduction to the website, member promotion, marketing campaigns, opportunities to engage, and special advertising opportunities.

8:00–9:30 a.m.

Retail Merchants Association
5101 Monument Avenue
Richmond, VA 23230
Directions >>

RMA Members: FREE
Register early and save!

Register Online


September 22, 2015

KEY SESSION

Key Session is a new high power and hands on series designed to help you unlock the potential of RMA member benefits.

You can register for all of these sessions, or just the ones that you feel apply to growing your business.

In this session:

Exclusive resources: Endorsed vendors, member-to-member offers, job postings, meeting rooms, discounted movie tickets, and RMA Publications.

8:00–9:30 a.m.

Retail Merchants Association
5101 Monument Avenue
Richmond, VA 23230
Directions >>

RMA Members: FREE
Register early and save!

Register Online


November 17, 2015

KEY SESSION

Key Session is a new high power and hands on series designed to help you unlock the potential of RMA member benefits.

You can register for all of these sessions, or just the ones that you feel apply to growing your business.

In this session:

RMA Digital Platforms: RMA & Think. Shop. Buy. Local web platforms. Learn how to promote events, discounts, news, and more.
eCommunications: how we keep your business informed and empowered. Learn types of communications, frequency, audiences, and more.

8:00–9:30 a.m.

Retail Merchants Association
5101 Monument Avenue
Richmond, VA 23230
Directions >>

RMA Members: FREE
Register early and save!

Register Online


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