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Board Retailers Association (BRA), a nonprofit trade association, represents over 3,500 action sport storefront 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.
The name Board Retailers Association reflects the multidimensional aspect that most retailers in our industry have. Surfboarding, skateboarding, snowboarding wakeboarding, kiteboarding and windsurfing all share a central theme as board sport retailers. BRA organizes and expresses the views and concerns of independent board sport retailers to manufacturer’s associations and major trade show organizations in an effort to help promote our industry and support the board sports specialty retailer.
East and West Coast retailers formed the Board Retailers Association in February 2003. Since its inception, BRA has brought about many positive changes, and we’re looking forward to building on them throughout the coming years. Read more about our memberships here.
BRA’s mission is to consolidate the voices, experiences and visions of boardsports retailers into a cohesive organization. We strive to provide the educational resources that keep specialty retailers competitive and profitable. This goal is in part achieved through the identification of ways to help lower the day-to-day cost of doing business and to negotiate as a group what is beneficial to individual stores. This strengthens our distribution base and helping the industry grow.
BRA strives to be the most effective provider of quality information and services to members, which in turn fosters an environment conducive to their business success.
BRA also contributes to the industry through its non-profit foundation. The Board Retailers Association Foundation, Inc. raises money through sponsored charitable events. BRA hopes to increase the reach of the foundation by sponsoring amateur contests in the future.
The Board Retailers Association will act as the primary voice and action group within the retail boardsports industry. The Board Retailers Association will organize and express the views and concerns of Boardsports Retailers to Manufacturer’s Associations and the Trade Show Organizations in an effort to help promote our industry and support the independent retailer.