Plan To Attend the NSSRA Annual Meeting Jan. 30,
2014 at the SIA Show in Denver
NSSRA Presents Inventory Management Webinars
of the exclusive master membership agreement between NSSRA and the National
Sporting Goods Association (NSGA), all NSSRA members are eligible to view two
special webinars on inventory management created by NSGA for retailers. These
webinars were presented by retailing expert and author Tom Shay. Use your new member login to view them on the
NSGA Learning Center. If you did not save the notice with your new login,
please re-open your most recent NSSRA newsletter, which was sent via email
earlier this month. The new login/membership number appears at the top. Or, you
can contact NSSRA President Larry Weindruch, firstname.lastname@example.org, or call: (847)
391-9825. The webinars are also available for $295 to non-members. If you're
interested in purchasing the webinars, please contact Larry Weindruch.
NSSRA Board Re-Elects Officers and Two New Directors
MOUNT PROSPECT, IL – The NSSRA Board of Directors is pleased to announce that its officers
have been re-elected for a two-year term, which began August 1.
The officers are:
Chairman – Brad Nelson, Hi Tempo Ski, Board & Sail,
White Bear Lake, Minn.
Vice-Chair – Lori Underwood, Peter Glenn, Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.
Treasurer – Greg Dekdebrun, Dekdebrun’s Ski & Snowboard, Ellicottville, N.Y.
Immediate Past Chairman – Paul Prutzman, Pinnacle Sports, Inc., Reading, Pa.
The Board also elected Tracy Gibbons, Sturtevant’s, Bellevue, Wash., to a two-year term, replacing Larry Abelman, Okemo Mountain Resort, who retired, and Tom Fuerst, Pedigree Ski Shop, White Plains, N.Y., to a two-year term replacing John Hanson, Ski Chalet, Portland, Ore.
“I am honored to be re-elected to lead NSSRA during a very challenging time for specialty snowsports retailers and the industry as a whole,” Nelson said. “There is no question that we as an industry need to grow participation in snowsports. We also need to create a way of doing business that addresses the unique needs of specialty snowsports retailers.
“Those are the challenges that NSSRA is addressing. We need the support of all specialty snowsports retailers in order to affect change that benefits everyone in our great industry,” Nelson added.
The following Directors continue to serve on the NSSRA Board:
Todd Brewer, Hoigaard’s, Inc., St. Louis Park, Minn.;
Tom Gately, Snowsports Merchandising Corp. (SMC), Springfield, Mass.;
Larry Merkel, Round House Sports Center, Inc., Bozeman, Mont.;
Alan Newman, Alpine BoardSports, Scottsdale, Ariz.;
Wilbur Rice, Equipe Sport, Rawsonville, Vt.;
Steve Rogers, Sports Specialists Ltd. (SSL), Victor, N.Y.; and
Dale Schaefer, Aurora Action Sports, East Aurora, N.Y.
NSSRA Cost of Doing Business Survey Is Available
3M Trade Show Management Services
Aegis Insurance Markets
Boa Technology, Inc.
Descente North America, Inc.
Dynacraft BSC, Inc.
Fischer Skis US
Horizon Agency, Inc.
Hotronic USA, Inc.
Leatherman Tool Group, Inc.
Leisure Trends Group
Snowsports Industries America (SIA)
Sports Accessories/America (SAA)
Tecnica Group USA
Turtle Fur Group