In the interest of promoting public health, RMA will not host any in-person events for the remainder of 2020.

A message from our President.


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Recycle Day

Co-hosted with Keep Virginia Beautiful (KVB), Retail Merchants’ Recycle Day is a FREE drive-thru recycling event held at our Retail Merchants offices. Get rid of it for good!

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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.

  • averages 200 attendees
  • $35 members; $45 non-members


  • Brochure: $300
    A printed brochure placed at every table setting. Includes an event ticket.
  • Table Top: $150
    Display table in the networking area (before and after breakfast). Includes an event ticket.
  • Inquire
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Connect@s are RMA’s signature after-hours networking events. Held at member locations, it’s a time to meet like-minded retailers and business owners.

  • Average of 70 attendees
  • $20 RMA members; $25 non-members


  • Host
    The Connect@ Host Sponsor has the unique opportunity of showing off their location to the community. The Host typically provides food and beverages for guests.
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The Legislative Reception is hosted by RMA on behalf of the Virginia Retail Federation. It gives retailers an opportunity to meet face to face with their representatives near the beginning of the Virginia General Assembly.

  • Average of 300 attendees
  • $45 for all
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Previously the Distinguished Retailer of the Year Awards, the Retail Awards honor an exceptional retailer. Since 1966, RMA has been recognizing a local retailer who has exemplified his or herself as both an industry leader and a community supporter.

  • averages 150 attendees
  • $35 individual; $45 non-members
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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.

  • averages 1,000 attendees
  • $45 individual; tables of 10 available
  • First responders come as guests.
  • Postponed through 2020
Upcoming Events (on hold)