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  • Zero Hunger I Zero Waste: Kroger Offers $1 Million in Grants to Innovators

    Zero Hunger I Zero Waste: Kroger Offers $1 Million in Grants to Innovators

    The Kroger Co. recently announced the launch of the Zero Hunger | Zero Waste Innovation Fund and its first open call to support the company’s bold and ambitious plan designed to end hunger in its communities and eliminate waste across the company by 2025. 

    Kroger invites eligible innovators to submit a letter of intent through March 4, 2019, for ideas and solutions to prevent food waste.

     

     
  • Kiss & Make-Up Celebrates 35 Years

    Kiss & Make-Up Celebrates 35 Years

    As soon as the shop bells chime, Ruth McMahon, owner of Kiss & Make-Up, warmly greets customers, popping her head out from behind the corner counter or one of the many garment racks. With a skill finely tuned after more than three decades in business, she sets about welcoming and getting to know her customers, instantly washing away feelings of self-consciousness, and setting them at ease in a store which, to some, might otherwise prove anxiety provoking.

     
  • #RVAbemine

    #RVAbemine

    Check out what local Richmond businesses have going on for Valentine's Day. #RVAbemine

     

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Local Stories

April 22 is Earth Day, Richmond! 

Time to reduce, reuse, and recycle! Help celebrate Earth Day and make a difference where we live.

Since 1970, people have been commemorating Earth Day on April 22, to help protect the planet from the harms of pollution and as a way to promote the difference that healthy habits of sustainability can make. Here's more info on the history of Earth Day.

Local RVA businesses are all about making sure their community is taken care of!
Check out how they're celebrating with #RVAearthday.

 

April 19 / Local Stories

You know, making your way in the world today takes everything you've got. It sure would help a lot to take a break from all your worries.

Maybe go somewhere everybody knows your name? Where everyone's glad you came and maybe see that all our troubles are the same?

 

April 06 / Local Experience

Don't you just love this beautiful Spring weather? Typical Richmond.

Check out what local businesses have going on around town and how they're celebrating Spring coming to town.

March 21 / Why Local

Everyone is Irish on St. Patrick's Day, so break out your green & check out some of the awesome local festivities happening around town!!

#RVAStPatricksDay

 

March 09 / Local Stories

Victory is sweet and so are these treats… Here are some authentically Richmond shops that just can’t be beat!

February 22 / Local Stories

Leading global travel authority Lonely Planet has announced its Top 10 Travel Destinations for 2018 and Richmond is on the list, coming in at number seven. According to Lonely Planet, “River City has flipped from humdrum to happening, but the ‘hey y’all’ hospitality remains.”

February 07 / Loyal to Local

Why love Richmond? Oh, let me count the ways! There are a million little things that, when added all up, are just supposed to be together...

Here are a few of those many little things in RVA that we just can’t quit.

 

February 07 / Loyal to Local

We love local businesses and local businesses love you. Check out gift ideas, discounts, and more using #RVAvalentinesday.

 

February 07 / Loyal to Local

Does all this warm weather have anyone else itching to get out and about?

With the snow melted, it's time to break out of hibernation. So get out there, fellow Richmonders, and enjoy all this great city has to offer!

 

January 24 / Local Stories

The 804 connection...
You know that feeling you have when you forget your phone at home, or worse, you have it with you and it dies? There’s nothing worse than that dreaded feeling of disconnect and not being able to communicate. 

December 26 / Local Stories

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.

December 26 / Local Stories

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