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About BUY LOCAL Lynchburg

Funded by the RMA (Retail Merchants Association) of Lynchburg, BUY LOCAL Lynchburg is the area’s official BUY LOCAL organization. The RMA serves the Region 2000 area: Lynchburg City and Bedford, Campbell, Amherst, Nelson, and Appomattox counties. Since 1907, RMA has provided educational opportunities, co-op advertising, cost-saving support services, marketing assistance, sponsorship of cultural activities, and support of local non-profits through the RMA Foundation.

RMA is a member of VRMA (Virginia Retail Merchants Association) and AMIBA (American Independent Business Alliance).

Our Mission

  • To promote the common interests of our member businesses in the greater Lynchburg area;
  • To educate consumers on the importance of buying local to ensure the quality, success and vitality of our community; and
  • To support reasonable and proper laws protecting the interests of businesses in Virginia. Special emphasis is directed towards fostering understanding of retailing, free trade, and free enterprise in order to provide laws that have a positive impact for business owners.

Benefits of Membership

  • Marketing consultations
  • Co-op advertising – maximize marketing dollars by partnering with RMA and other businesses.
  • Networking opportunities
  • BUY LOCAL campaign
  • Prescription drug discount program
  • Value Added Benefits Program underwritten by Anthem
  • Online courses and webinars
  • Workshops with topics pertinent to business owners and managers
  • Member match and referrals
  • Special events such as Christmas in July and the Christmas parade
  • Good Benefits Package
  • Legislative advocacy on a state and national level
  • Visibility
  • Support of local non-profits through the RMA Foundation.


About VRMA

VRMA was formed in 1905 to improve the retail business climate in Virginia. We support reasonable and proper laws protecting the interests of our members. Our offices are strategically located near Capital Square, so that our staff can interact daily with legislators.


AMIBA is a non-profit organization helping communities launch and successfully operate an Independent Business Alliance® (IBA), “buy independent, buy local” campaigns, forward pro-local policies, and other initiatives to support local entrepreneurs and vibrant local economies. We are a network of, by, and for the community organizations and trade groups that comprise our membership.

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