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.

2016 Membership

Altavista Chamber of Commerce
Amherst County Chamber of Commerce
Appomattox Chamber of Commerce
Bedford Area Chamber of Commerce
Lynchburg Regional Business Alliance
Lynch’s Landing
Friends of the Lynchburg Market
Virginia Retail Merchants Association

2015 Sponsors & Event Supporter

Amazement Square’s
Amazing Mile Children’s Run

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

CASA of Central Virginia
Heart & Sole Shoe Market

City of Lynchburg
Annual Meeting – Laurie Gulluscio

Office of Economic Development – Small Business Appreciation Reception
Rebecca Sturm-Clauser, GEM

FBI National Academy Associates of VA

Hillcats / Lynchburg Baseball Corp

Lynchburg Design Home 2015
Benefitting YWCA Domestic Violence Program
Sponsor

Lynchburg City Schools Education Foundation
Teacher Grant, 13 Years of Continued Support
Breakfast With the Superintendent – Debbie Montgomery

Lynchburg Regional Business Alliance
Annual Business Meeting – Gulluscio
Ribbon Cuttings
Business After Hours
Women’s Luncheon Series
In support of RMA Members

Laurie Gulluscio, Debbie Montgomery

Lynch’s Landing Annual Meeting – Gulluscio

Mental Health America of Central Virginia – Professional Membership

Miller-Motte Technical College
Academic Advisory Committee – Montgomery

Retail Merchants Association, Inc.
Organizers of Christmas & Holiday Parade
“Winter Carnival”

Retail Merchants Association, Inc.
2015 Holiday Window Contest
“Winter Carnival”
Sponsor – Central Virginia HOME Magazine

Virginia 10 Miler – Sponsor

WSET’s Living in the Heart of Virginia – Segment with
American National University – Montgomery
Pastiche at Main – Gulluscio

Workshops
Understanding Financial Priorities – March 17, 2015
Al Baughman, Baughman & Associates
Ray Perkins, Highland Capital Brokerage, Charlotte

Think Tank Networking – March 31, 2015
Coach Rebecca Sturm Clauser

RMA Networking Events
New Member Luncheon (3) – Montgomery, Gulluscio, Various GEMS
Home Professionals Networking Group
Vision Networking Group

2014 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
Ribbon Cuttings & Business Before Breakfast – In support of RMA Members

Blue Ridge Chapter, NSDAR
Wreaths Across America

CASA of Central Virginia
Heart & Sole Shoe Market

City of Lynchburg
Annual Meeting – Gulluscio
Office of Economic Development – Small Business Appreciation
Reception – Rebecca Sturm-Clauser, GEM

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, 12 Year Recognition of Continued Support
Breakfast With the Superintendent – Debbie Montgomery

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

Lynch’s Landing Annual Meeting – Gulluscio

Mental Health America of Central Virginia – Professional Membership

Miller-Motte Technical College
Academic Advisory Committee – Montgomery

Retail Merchants Association, Inc.
Organizers of Christmas & Holiday Parade
“A Season of Lights & Laughter”
Presenting Sponsor – Lynchburg Living

Retail Merchants Association, Inc.
2014 Holiday Window Contest
“A Season of Lights & Laughter”
Sponsor – The News & Advance

RMA New Member Breakfasts (3) – Montgomery, Gulluscio, Various GEMS
Home Professionals Networking Group
VISION (Faith Based) Networking Group

Salvation Army Media Mogul (Nov 2013)

Virginia 10 Miler – Sponsor

Virginia Retail Merchants Association (VRMA)

Legislative [Business] Day on the Hill – Laurie Gulluscio, Rebecca Sturm-Clauser

WSET’s Living in the Heart of Virginia – Segment with
Bean Tree Cafe – Gulluscio
Buzzard’s Roost – Gulluscio
Steph’s Bubbles & Bows Dog Grooming Boutique – Montgomery