Retail Merchants is a membership organization that is here to serve local retailers. Our staff and Board of Directors continually focus on providing retailers with the resources they need to thrive. Yearly membership includes access to benefits that serve your business and all levels of your team members.

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Promoting being loyal to local throughout RVA.
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Use our voice to protect the rights of retailers.
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Connect & inspire through a variety of events.
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Deliver programs that educate & provide resources.

Upcoming Events

FREE Medicare Educational Seminar

July 16 | 2:00 pm-3:30 pm

Connect@ TBD

July 23 | 5:00 pm-6:30 pm

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Member Testimonials

“The benefits of belonging to the Retail Merchants Association are invaluable. There are many wonderful business people in the association, and all of them are willing and happy to share their knowledge and friendship with you. We have gained so much knowledge, both professionally and personally.”
Richard & David Hendrick, Co-Owners of Custom Kitchens, Inc.
“Village Bank has had a long and productive involvement in the Retail Merchants Association. Nancy Thomas and her team are incredibly professional, creative and enthusiastic in serving the needs of their members, whether you are a retailer or a retail partner like Village Bank. They are the kind of people with whom we want to be associated. They produce high-quality events and high impact advocacy on behalf of their members. Do yourself a favor and become a member, get involved, and invite someone else to join you.”
Bill Foster, CEO/President, Village Bank
“Keeping up with all the tasks that make your business successful is always a real challenge. Then along comes a new law or Government directive like Obamacare or the new employee overtime rules. If it wasn’t for the Retail Merchants Association, I’m not sure how I’d sort it all out. My membership allows me to run my business while the RMA breaks everything down and presents it in language I can understand with real solutions. From seminars, to opportunities to socialize with other retailers, my RMA membership is more valuable to me today than ever before.”
Bill Selden, President of C.P. Dean



The Retail Merchants Association, located in Richmond, Virginia, is in no way affiliated with any scam calls regarding job opportunities. We are doing all that we can to help stop these incessant calls to people all over the U.S. claiming that the “Retail Merchants” has jobs in your area, but again are in no way responsible for or affiliated with this scam. We are working with you to stop these calls. If you have any information that may help with this investigation, please send it to Thank you.

“We’re in the business of helping businesses. We’d love to learn about your business needs and see how we may provide effective solutions.”

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Erin Hanratta
Erin HanrattaMembership Advisor