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Industry News 10/5/2019

Board Retailers Association Announces Retailer Roundtable to be Held in San Clemente, CA


The Board Retailers Association (BRA), a non-profit organization representing independently owned surf, skate, snow, sup and wake retailers, announces a Regional Retailer Roundtable to be held at the Surfing Heritage and Culture Center (www.shacc.org) in San Clemente, CA on Sunday November third from 9 am until 11 am. Board sport specialty retailers from throughout Southern California and beyond as well as board sport related manufacturers and trade organizations will participate.

This iconic venue will host the first of many BRA Regional Retailer Roundtables, which will serve as a template for more open forum discussions throughout the country (in addition to trade shows) on how the manufacturers and retailers can work together to continue to support the board sports that they are all passionate about. Southern California is the epicenter of board sport culture and serves as the ideal location for this initial event.

BRA Chairman, George Leichtweis of Modern Skate & Surf, will moderate a panel of key manufacturers reps and BRA retailers and Board members in an open solutions oriented discussion about the issues impacting our industry today and in the future.

All board sport retailers and manufacturers that would like to attend this worthwhile event should contact BRA Executive Director Doug Works at doug@boardretailers.org as soon as possible.

About Board Retailers Association (BRA)
The Board Retailers Association (BRA) is a non-profit national trade association representing board specialty store fronts across the country. The association serves as the preeminent voice for independent retailers on a grassroots level with manufacturers, trade show representatives, and other associations. BRA also works to provide educational resources and exclusive discounts and offerings from vendors on the day-to-day costs of business. To learn more about BRA Retail Membership or Associate Partnership benefits, visit www.boardretailers.org

About Surfing Heritage and Culture Center

Our mission is to preserve, promote and present surfing’s heritage and cultural impact. SHACC houses the world’s most important and authoritative archive of surfing artifacts, surfboards, memorabilia, photography, video, periodical and scholarly works. Our collection comes from all corners of the globe and reflects the spirit of exploration and adventure that is core to surfing’s ethos. Our educational programs and events focus on bringing surfing’s rich history and stories to the world. And through it all we celebrate what it means to be a surfer, and why surfing has captured hearts and minds since the first time someone rode a wave. For more information, visit www.SHACC.org



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