RMA has worked to create meaningful events for the community. Whether you’re looking to hear from top-notch speakers on relevant topics, find new connections, or support the community, we have established and fresh opportunities.

Upcoming Events


First Friday Forum

First Friday Forums are RMA’s signature educational series. Typically held on the first Fridays of every month, these forums have relevant speakers on pertinent topics for the retail industry.

Economic Forecast Breakfast

The Economic Forecast Breakfast is a yearly event where RMA recruits economic experts to share the projections, expectations, and advice for the coming fiscal year.

Educational Series

RMA’s Educational Series offers in-depth training for retailers, equipping you to better solve everyday business problems. Topics range from resources for owners, to training opportunities for employees. Attendees will leave with direct takeaways to help their business thrive.

  • limited, first come first served registration
  • members: $25; non-members: $65


Connect@ Series

Connect@s are RMA’s signature after-hours networking events. Held at member locations, it’s a time to meet local professionals and make connections.

Member Appreciation Picnic & VRF Auction

This event gives RMA an opportunity to thank our members with free food, music, and a silent auction benefiting the Virginia Retail Federation Political Action Committee.


Valor Awards

Since 1989, this event has given the RMA team, our members, and the community an opportunity to honor our first responders who have gone above and beyond the call of duty.

Distinguished Retailer of the Year

Since 1966, RMA has been recognizing a local retailer who has exemplified his or herself as both an industry leader and a community supporter.

Recycle Day

RMA Recycle day is a free community drive-thru event co-hosted by RMA and Keep Virginia Beautiful.