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 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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Friday June 9th – Sunday June 11th
Come by and visit 13 local bussinesses under the big tent!
We’re inviting all our Lovevas on a date to Care-A-Lot Pet Supply’s 10th Annual Pet Lover’s Extravaganza!
There will be plenty of fun for the whole family! DockDogs® will be holding competitions all weekend long. The Kid Zone will have clowns, face painting, balloon animals, and a moonbounce. K9s in Flight will have their team of rescued dogs performing their famous high-flying acrobatics. And new this year, we’ll have a lure chasing course from Swift Paws Dog Luring!
There will also be contests & giveaways all weekend long! Be sure to bring your dog to enter some of our contests (best dressed, tail wagging, ice cream eating, peanut butter eating, pet kissing and treat eating)!
Come out and meet manufacturer representatives from over 60 vendors and get free samples and coupons from your favorite brands. You can also earn a heart with us for just enjoying the weekend with your best friend! Click here for more information.
1617 Diamond Springs Rd
Virginia Beach, VA 23455
We’re inviting all our LOVEVAs on a date – to Mayapalooza! This Ultimate Wedding Experience will be at the Virginia Beach Field House on Saturday, March 4th, from 1-5pm. Meet and greet with the area’s best vendors, experience our VIP event, A Crystal Clear Vision where Pinterest comes to life, enjoy live bands, craft beers, wedding fashions and so much more! This wedding spectacular will bring together the best of all things wedding, music and lifestyle for the soon-to-be married couple. Tickets are on sale now.
Click here for more info on tickets, the VIP experience, or to become a vendor!
Virginia Beach Field House
2020 Landstown Center Way
Virginia Beach, Va 23456
We’re inviting all our LOVEVAs on a date – to our favorite brewery! We will be hosting a LOVEVA tent at the 3rd annual Crafted Indie and Arts Festival at O’Connor Brewing Co. Come by to shop, earn hearts, find a new favorite business, and learn why shopping locally is so important.
O’Connor Brewing Co.
211 W. 24th St.
Norfolk, Va 23517