Who would you like to see on the LOVEVA App?

We’re taking names! If you’d like to see a local business added to the LOVEVA app, click on the image below to nominate them on our Facebook page. One lucky business will be randomly picked on January 30 to win a year’s inclusion on the app.

Shift Your Shopping for a chance to win!

The Shift Your Shopping Campaign is all about the power of buying local. By shifting your purchases just 10% toward independent businesses, you are helping our local economy thrive.

Shift Your Shopping is more than just one Saturday. Between Nov. 13th and Dec. 17th when you use your LOVEVA App ten times, you’ll earn ten hearts and be automatically be entered to win one of four $100 gift cards to the LOVEVA business of your choice. You can purchase a cup of coffee or a sofa, just scan the QR code at the register.  To make sure you are collecting all the hearts you can, click on the Find A Business button in your App so you can find the LOVEVA businesses anywhere in Hampton Roads!


COVA BIZ Best of Business Award for Best Local App

Thank to all the readers for their support. Downloading the LOVEVA App may seem playful but it is serious business. Keeping our dollars local by shopping at hard working independent stores is community activism at its finest. Every dollar spent locally gets turned around at least three times. That means that the dollar does not go to a corporate office somewhere in the world but goes to support a local advertising campaign which buys t-shirts for a local soccer team which buys them from a local screen printer. Buy local is not just a mantra, it means a great deal to someone you know.

Independents Week is July 1 – 7

Independents Week is an annual campaign, encompassing July 4, to engage local independent businesses and citizens in celebrating entrepreneurial spirit and the freedom our local businesses embody. Independents Week also is an occasion to recognize small businesses’ contributions to the community–and to affirm citizens’ role in shaping their community’s future.

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