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Transworld Business Industry & Retail Awards

Congratulations to BRA Co-Chairman Duke Edukas and his partner Paul Burnett of Surfside Sports on being named OVERALL SHOP OF THE YEAR in the 2009 Industry & Retail Awards hosted by Transworld Business. Congratulations also to Dogfunk.com for being named Online Retailer of the Year and Milo Myers at Hanger 94 for being named Hardgoods Retailer of the Year. Keep up the great work guys! What an honor to be recognized by your fellow retailers as well as the industry at large.

The following is a list of Regional Shops of the Year, many of which are BRA Members:

Rockies – Milosport – Congrats Ben and Cal!
California – Surfside Sports
Northwest – Snowboard Connection – congrats John and crew!
Midwest – The House
Mid Atlantic – Pitcrew Skateboard & Snowboard Shop
Northeast – Eastern Boarder
Southeast – Vertical Urge – congrats BRA Board Member Todd Canipe!
South – Faith Skate Supply

Congratulations goes out to our friends at Vans as well who were named Brand of the Year and Most Innovative POP. Kudos to Volcom Stone-Age for putting out the Best Specialty Store Specific Product Line.