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  • Holiday Decorating at Strange's Florist

    Holiday Decorating at Strange's Florist

    Nothing is quite like decorating for the holidays.

    There’s something so special about having picked out the perfect tree, having a festive wreath greet you at your door, and surrounding yourself with all those little décor pieces that remind you of the season’s cheer.

     
  • Shop Locally at Stony Point Fashion Park

    Shop Locally at Stony Point Fashion Park

     

    Stony Point Fashion Park in Richmond is your go-to source for shopping, dining, and entertainment. They offer  consumers the opportunity to shop a wide selection of the latest products and trends, all while supporting local!

    Check out all the holiday happenings, locally owned shops, and great areas for gathering throughout the season at Stony Point Fashion Park. 

     

     
  • Fa La La La La, LaDiff for the Holidays

    Fa La La La La, LaDiff for the Holidays

    The Gift They’ll Remember...

    Looking for that one-of-a-kind gift that’s sure to bring a smile to their face? LaDiff is your solution. It’s quirky, it’s functional, and it’s sure to steal the spotlight this holiday season! (And between you and me - it’s the easiest gift you’ll ever give! Not only are their items affordable, but they’ll even gift wrap it for you!)

     

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Nothing is quite like decorating for the holidays.

There’s something so special about having picked out the perfect tree, having a festive wreath greet you at your door, and surrounding yourself with all those little décor pieces that remind you of the season’s cheer.

December 12 / Loyal to Local

 

Stony Point Fashion Park in Richmond is your go-to source for shopping, dining, and entertainment. They offer  consumers the opportunity to shop a wide selection of the latest products and trends, all while supporting local!

Check out all the holiday happenings, locally owned shops, and great areas for gathering throughout the season at Stony Point Fashion Park. 

 

December 11 / Loyal to Local

The Gift They’ll Remember...

Looking for that one-of-a-kind gift that’s sure to bring a smile to their face? LaDiff is your solution. It’s quirky, it’s functional, and it’s sure to steal the spotlight this holiday season! (And between you and me - it’s the easiest gift you’ll ever give! Not only are their items affordable, but they’ll even gift wrap it for you!)

 

November 30 / Loyal to Local

When you decide to support local and shop small, you cast a vote for a better community. You support the hopes and dreams of entrepreneurs, you invest in the growth of the community, you help tell a bigger story.

We're in love with how local artist, Ed Trask, shares the story... 

P.S. Keep scrolling for deals and happenings from truly local businesses...

 

 

November 22 / Local Stories

Warm greetings from RVA! We're so thankful for Richmonders and their dedication to growing and building a beautiful community.

Here are some Thanksgiving happenings from local RVA businesses...

November 22 / Local Stories

Support local! Here are some Black Friday deals and happenings from local RVA businesses...

November 22 / Local Stories

Now that Fall has finally arrived, here are some of our Fall "must-haves" from some local businesses. Enjoy the season by patronizing some local places that have everything you need.

November 01 / Local Experience

In 1482, Columbus sailed the ocean blue - in 2017 these local businesses did these things ... 

#RVAColumbusDay

 

October 07 / Local Experience

 

Jenni Kirby wasn’t always immersed in the arts but decided to expand her horizons by opening Crossroads Art Center with a friend in 2002. Kirby became the sole owner in 2012. Today, Crossroads Art Center has significantly increased in size and popularity and is now the home to over 225 different local artists. As her appreciation deepened, she started her second art endeavor, BuyRVAart, which she co-owns.

Her passion for connecting the community with the arts is almost unrivaled. Anyone who knows Jenni knows that she is always up for making connections, helping to promote her neighbors, and finding new, creative ways to be loyal to local.

 

October 04 / Loyal to Local

Doing something nice is so refreshing. Check out these local businesses that are doing things that are, well, nice ...

#RVAdosomethingniceday

 

October 04 / Local Experience

 

Good design can be seen and acknowledged.
Great design, however, can be felt with the heart -it can be experienced, it can inspire you.

 

Motivated by the beautiful designs and craftsmanship he had seen while on a job stint in Haiti,  Andy Thornton, Founder and Co-Owner of LaDiff, decided this was something that needed to be introduced to back home. 

 

September 07 / Loyal to Local

What better way to celebrate Labor Day than to support local! Here are some ways local businesses are celebrating.  

#RVALaborDay

 

August 31 / Local Experience

Because eclipses are cool and Richmond is too, here are some things local businesses are doing to celebrate.  

#RVAeclipse

 

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August 18 / Local Experience

Back in 1928, James River Transportation began with the Story family and their mission to being Virginia’s single transportation solution. With a single bus, they were able to help bridge gaps in the community by providing transit for commuters from rural Virginia into downtown Richmond. This opened up new opportunities for employment and connected shoppers with the bustling city shops.

 

August 03 / Loyal to Local

Escape the heat and become a tourist in your own city by visiting these local museums and landmarks… may we also suggest a nice pairing of a local brewery afterward?

July 12 / Why Local

Local businesses are celebrating the Fourth! Check out these patriotic deals and happenings from around RVA.

 

June 29 / Why Local

If you're like us, you're looking for a last-minute Father's Day gift that will wow your dad, and that will be relatively painless to get. Check out these local gifts you can quickly pick up today or this weekend. #LoyaltoLocal

June 13 / Local Stories

Richmond is awesome. Because you support local businesses, they’re able to give back to the community in big ways!

Here are a few that are making waves right now.

 

June 01 / Local Stories

What do you do when you can’t find a spot that fits just right- if you’re Chuck McCabe, you create your own!

 

May 03 / Loyal to Local

RVA businesses are welcoming this beautiful weather by celebrating Earth Day this Saturday, April 22!
Here are some ways to join in, make a difference, enjoy the day, and drink some beer.

April 19 / Local Experience

The rain has finally blown over and made way for those May flowers, making it the perfect time to get out there and explore your city. We've pulled together some local things to do and upcoming events that will have you out enjoying Spring.

April 05 / Local Experience

We sure do love our pups! So many local RVA businesses support non-profits that help our furry friends and make an effort to be pup friendly. Here are just a few:

 

March 22 / Community Support

Who isn’t looking for that perfect place to call their home away from home? Well, you’re in luck! Such a place exists at Capital Ale House

 

February 20 / Loyal to Local

What’s there to love about Richmond? Well, it's a million little things that, when added all up, mean we’re supposed to be together...

Here are a few of those million little things that feel like home in Richmond.

February 08 / Why Local