RMA Involvement

SponsorshipsInvesting in our community is the key to keeping us alive and strong! Sponsoring community events builds goodwill in the community, as well as attracting customers for our local merchants.

Retail Merchants Association strives to sponsor community oriented events that appeal to a diverse group of citizens. In keeping with our Foundation mission, these events are often related to topics such as health, prevention, education, and arts.


2013 Sponsored & Supported Events

Amazement Square’s
Amazing Mile Children’s Run

Amherst County Chamber of Commerce
Annual Reception and Small Business Awards

Bedford Area Chamber of Commerce
Annual Dinner – Montgomery, Gulluscio, & Members – Corporate Table
Ribbon Cuttings & Business Before Breakfast – In support of RMA Members

Blue Ridge Chapter, NSDAR
Wreaths Across America

Brookville High School
After Prom Party

CASA of Central Virginia
Heart & Sole Shoe Market

City of Lynchburg
Annual Meeting – Debbie Montgomery, Laurie Gulluscio
Office of Economic Development – Small Business Appreciation Reception – Gulluscio, Montgomery

E. C. Glass High School
After Prom Party

Exchange Club of Central Virginia
Pancake Jamboree

FBI National Academy Associates of VA

Heritage High School
After Prom Party

Hillcats / Lynchburg Baseball Corp
A Night of Baseball

Lynchburg City Schools Education Foundation
Teacher Grant, 11 Year Recognition of Continued Support
Breakfast With the Superintendent – Debbie Montgomery, Board Member Gene Gallagher

Lynchburg Historical Foundation
Tour & Patron’s Brochure

Lynchburg Regional Chamber of Commerce
Annual Business Meeting – Gulluscio
2012 Small Business Awards Reception – Montgomery, Gulluscio
Ribbon Cuttings & Business After Hours – In support of RMA Members
Women’s Luncheon Series – Montgomery, Gulluscio
Open House – Montgomery, Gulluscio

Lynch’s Landing Annual Meeting – Gulluscio

Mental Health America of Central Virginia – Professional Membership

Miller-Motte Technical College
Academic Advisory Committee – Montgomery

National College
Job Fair – Montgomery
Marketing Class – Gulluscio

Opera on the James
Program Booklet

Retail Merchants Association, Inc.
Christmas in July & Local Business EXPO
RMA New Member Breakfasts (3) – Montgomery, Gulluscio, Various GEMS
Luxury Networking Group
Home Professionals Networking Group
VISION (Faith Based) Networking Group
Lynchburg Christmas Parade – Organizers, Presenting Sponsor RMA Member Central VA HOME Magazine
Christmas Holiday Window Contest – Downtown Lynchburg

Salvation Army Media Mogul (Nov 2013)

Virginia 10 Miler – Sponsor

Virginia Retail Merchants Association (VRMA)
Annual Meeting – Montgomery
Legislative [Business] Day on the Hill – Laurie Gulluscio, Rebecca Sturm-Clauser

WSET’s Living in the Heart of Virginia – Segment with Select Bank – Gulluscio

United Way of Central Virginia
Festival of Trees – Participant/Tree Entry


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