Franklin County Retail Merchants Association, Inc. (FCRMA) provides services to businesses in Franklin County, VA. We began on June 10, 1956, with 35 members as a hub for businesses in Rocky Mount, VA, and have grown to include all of Franklin County. We are a member in good standing with the Virginia RMA.
New Rates for Farmers Market
Rates per table for 2013
$8.00 - Daily - Mon-Fri
$10.00 - Daily - Saturday
$50.00 - Monthly Rental
$200.00 - Annual Rental
Contact info Updated 4/12/13
Our contact email info has been updated, see "Contact Us" page.
Sales Tax Holidays 2013
The 2013 Sales Tax Holidays have been set by the VA Tax Department. The website with info on this is -
Previous Editions of Yesterday and Today are available.
Many previous issues are available in case you are trying to complete your set.
RMA Membership Benefits -
For RMA Members with Anthem Blue Cross Group Health Insurance, you may receive Value Added Benefits - special benefits and programs to bring even more value to your Anthem group plan.
Wanda Rowe, a Broker for Anthem BCBS, can answer any questions you may have had concerning Anthem's Value Added Association Benefits. See our services page for more info.
Anyone interested in Anthem Blue Cross should call us to have Wanda contact them.
VRMA Mambership Benefits
Membership in the Franklin County RMA includes your dues for the VRMA. The VRMA includes opportunities for you and your employees. Online training at rates as low as $10 per course. Reduced cost credit card processing that saves an average of $1500 per year. Low cost dental and vision insurance. It also provides a voice for you with the Virginia General Assembly. See the link on our Events/Links page.
55th Anniversary Cookbook
COOKBOOKS ARE still available!!! We printed the cookbooks ourselves and we have copies available for purchase. Call us or come by to pick up a copy.
This is a cookbook of recipes obtained from members that celebrates the 55th Anniversary of FCRMA. FCRMA began in June of 1956 and this is our 55th year. We thank all of our members who submitted recipes to be included in this cookbook and businesses who advertised in it.
FCRMA provides information services to the public, business services to our members, holds events and promotions to promote businesses and Franklin County.
We serve as a liason between businesses and local governments to assist in solving concerns of our members.
Browse our site to learn more about our other Divisions:
THREATENING WEATHER FORCES POSTPONEMENT OF FUN FESTIVAL
THE FUN FESTIVAL HAS BEEN POSTPONED TO MONDAY JUNE 24, 2013 DUE TO RAIN THREATS FOR JUNE 17. STARTING TIME WILL STILL BE 6:00 PM.
THE AUCTION IS SCHEDULED FOR TUESDAY JUNE 25, 2013 BEGINNING AT 6:00 PM.
Fun Festival and Auction 2013
We are preparing for the Fun Festival and Auction for 2013. Any business willing to donate item(s) for the auction should call us during office hours. The Fun Festival is still being planned for the third Monday in June (June 17, 2013) starting at 6:00 PM, this will be slanted towards a music event. Flatfooting contests will still be a part of the event.
FCRMA invites all businesses, professional offices, and organizations to join the restaurants in the effort to find the "Friendliest Staff Staff in Franklin County" Materials have been sent to the restaurants of Franklin County to get them started and others interested in participating should call us during office hours of M, Tu, W, F between 8:30 and 2:30 at 483-9211 or leave a message for Tom at 576-3602.
The contest will run from April 22, 2013 through May 21, 2013.
2012 Edition of Yesterday and Today
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Custom Cabinets since 2000. Father and son, Bruce and Bradley Hodges, operate this cabinet making business in two locations, Rocky Mount and Ferrum areas of Franklin County. Call or stop by to consult with them on your cabinetry needs.
Larry and Delores Anderson purchased Mitchells Store in 2010 and will continue to offer those good hot dogs and other food items. Service with a smile is a theme here at Mitchells Store in downtown Sontag.
Grand Home Furnishings Outlet at Westlake
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