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  • Gifts that Keep Giving: Feed More

    Gifts that Keep Giving: Feed More

    Honor your friends, family, co-workers and/or loved ones than with a gift to help feed more! During the months of November and December, Feed More offers a unique way to share in the holiday spirit with Holiday Cards. Every Holiday Card purchased helps provide nutritious food to the nearly 200,000 Central Virginians who face hunger.
     
     
  • Holiday Gifts at Regency

    Holiday Gifts at Regency

    Regency is centrally located in the heart of Richmond’s West End. The mall is anchored by the market’s flagship JCPenney and XXI Forever. Regency features a comprehensive mix of fashion and lifestyle retailers including Sephora, Charlotte Russe, Foot Locker, and Zales. Regency also features an extensive selection of local retailers, so be sure to think, shop, and buy local!

     
  • Gifts from Strange's Florist

    Gifts from Strange's Florist

    Strange's Florist is Richmond Virginia's largest family-run florist, started by Mr. G. A. Strange in 1935. They have been growing for well over 70 years to provide the best green products for the Richmond community. Check out these gift holiday decoring ideas for the those with and without green thumbs.

     

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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

think. shop. buy. local

Now that the sun is finally shinning, and you’ve binged all the latest shows on Netflix, grab some friends and checkout these events near you.

January 25 / Local Experience

think. shop. buy. local

Forget the bread, milk, and eggs - prepare for the snow by grabbing the essentials at these great local RVA places.

January 05 / Local Stories

think. shop. buy. local revitalized

We’re excited to share Think. Shop. Buy. Local’s fresh and modern look.

November 18 / Local Stories

We're Loyal to Local because our local businesses are woven into the community.

When you enter into Shockoe Atelier, it’s clear that this place is interwoven with the Richmond community.

November 18 / Loyal to Local