BRA Retail Membership – Why you should choose either Regular or Distinguished Retail Membership

Board Retailers Association organizes and expresses the views and concerns of independent board specialty retailers to manufacturer’s associations, major trade show organizations and others in an effort to help promote our industry, support the board sports specialty retailers and protect our Lifestyle.

As a Regular BRA Retail Member you will have a voice, you will benefit from BRA relationships and you will have access to BRA programs.  All Regular Retail Members will be included in periodic member surveys, receive regular communications (Bi-monthly newsletter and exclusive partner emails detailing the latest issues, products and services affecting the industry and independent retailers), receive limited Vendor Partner discounts and limited Brand Partner offerings as well as free access to most BRA sponsored Trade Show Gatherings and Retailer Round Tables.  This Membership is absolutely free to board specialty retailers but does require completion of this simple form.

As a Distinguished BRA Retail Member, you will have all the benefits of Regular Membership and so much more.  You will receive even more discounts on the latest vendor services and products that as an individual shop you might not otherwise be able to access.  Our Distinguished Members are provided with training and education opportunities and invitations to exclusive industry events. We also provide you with industry and retail statistics—and the opportunity to participate in several action-sports specific research programs.  We stand together as a voice in the industries that we serve to ensure our members are a part of the innovation and evolution of the surf, skate, snow, wake, sup and kite industries.  In short, being a Distinguished Member of Board Retailers Association offers you:

The Community

Network and fellowship of other retailer members.  Our membership possesses cumulatively thousands of years of retailing experiences to draw from.

VIP Treatment

Exclusive access and discounts for networking events, trade shows and educational programs.

Manufacturer Awareness

Brands will know you’re informed and want to have a conversation.

Distinguished BRA Membership for all board specialty retailers costs just $99 per year!

Distinguished Retail Member Benefits:

BRA Distinguished Membership window sticker

BRA Distinguished Member Window Sticker

All Distinguished BRA Members will receive a BRA Distinguished Member Window sticker that can be displayed prominently in the front window or door of your storefront(s).

Tax Deductible Member Dues

Since Board Retailers Association is set up as a non-profit organization, the already low Distinguished Member Dues of $99 are completely tax deductible.

Introductions to professional service providers in your region

Any Distinguished BRA Member can contact the BRA Executive Director with any professional service need(s).  The Director will identify the best person who has the capacity to perform the service at a competitive price then make an introduction to the Member even if the provider is not yet a BRA Vendor Partner.

Access to our Private Label Program

Board Retailers offers fleece, board-shorts, headwear, t-shirts, socks, hard-goods and other OEM product programs, with more to come!

Member Communications

Quarterly newsletter and exclusive partner emails detailing the latest issues, products and services affecting the industry and independent retailers specifically for Distinguished Members.

Distinguished Member Discounts

Special offers and exclusive Member cost breaks on POS systems, credit card payment systems, POP and signage services, marketing and shipping resources, rental insurance, health insurance, accounting and much more.

Exclusive Industry Event Discounts

Significantly reduced, Distinguished Members-only rates for Surf Summit, Industry Boot Camp, The Skateboarding Summit, Speaker Series and more.

Trade Show Special Networking Events

Our trade show partners often recognize Distinguished BRA member retailers with special luncheons, dinners and networking events, in addition to VIP retailer access at their shows.

Retailer Round Tables

Distinguished BRA Members receive invitations to participate in any BRA Retailer Round Tables, which will be scheduled on a variety of dates in various regions later this year and throughout 2020.

If you are a board specialty retailer interested in either Regular or Distinguished BRA Retail Membership, please complete this simple form.