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.
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Upcoming Events - Dec. 1 and Dec. 14, 2013
Christmas Parade -The 2013 Rocky Mount Christmas Parade is scheduled for Sunday December 1, 2013. Lineup begins at 1:30 PM on Tanyard Road, enter the lineup from the Wray Ave intersection. Parade starts at 3:00 PM. For info or an application to be in the parade contact our office at 483-9211. If no answer call 576-3602 and leave message. Application return deadline is Nov 25, 2013.
Christmas on the Market -
Retail Merchants Association is once again sponsoring this event which will be on December 14, 2013 (rain or shine). This provides opportunities for vendors to show and sell their wares and for customers to come to a central location to check out the vendors wares. The event will run from 10 to 2, with Santa being availavle from 11 to 1 for parents to take pictures of their precious ones with Santa (pets are welcome as well.) Vendors call 483-9211 to reserve a space. Our office hours are 8:30 to 1:30 M,Tu,W,F.
Contest Fall 2013 Winner
LaTrattoria Italian Restaurant in Union Hall won the Fall 2013 Friendliest Business contest. They far outdistanced the closest competior. Other participants in this contest in order of their finish were: Lumkins Marina Snackbar in Penhook, J & R Garage in Redwood, J & J Fashions, Virginia Office Supply, and El Rodeo Mexican Restarurant all in Rocky Mount..
2012 Edition of Yesterday and Today
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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