Earn a free trip to ISPO -- Deadline for Retailer of the Year nominations fast approaching

SNEWS and Backpacker magazine, together with Horny Toad, are recognizing outdoor specialty retailers with its 2011 Retailer of the Year award. All you have to do is be sure your store gets nominated today! Besides national recognition for your store brand, you could also win a free trip to the ISPO show in Germany.
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The Retailer of the Year Awards are back! And, it is once again time for your nominations. SNEWS® and Backpacker magazine, together with Horny Toad, are recognizing outdoor specialty retailers with our 2011 Retailer of the Year award. All you have to do is be sure your store gets nominated today!

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It's true, the deadline for nomination forms to be received is November 1, 2010. We already have many nominations and if your store is not among them, you will be missing out the opportunity to earn Retailer of the Year bragging rights, an in-store customer appreciation party, and a FREE trip to ISPO.

Of course, you think your store is worthy. Bet your customers love you, too. But remember, no one wins unless they are nominated, so get busy today by having your staff, your customers, your reps, anyone you can think of nominate you at www.snewsnet.com/roty. There is NO limit on the number of nominations a store can receive.

One retailer will be awarded the title “Retailer of the Year,” and the grand prize of a free staff trip for two to ISPO-International Sports and Business Network’s trade show in Munich, Germany. Six others will be honored as best-in-class in each of the following categories:

  • Sustainable Business
  • Community
  • Youth Involvement
  • Growth of Outdoor Sports
  • Conservation
  • Best Online Retailer

In all categories, winning retailers must display exemplary efforts in customer loyalty and service, employee training and retention, as well as demonstrate excellent merchandising skills.

Retailer of the Year winners will be announced at Outdoor Retailer Winter Market 2011 during a special ceremony, and each winner will receive a plaque suitable for public display in a store so winners can promote their accomplishment.

In addition, each retailer will receive:

  • A store profile in a Retailer of the Year Showcase on SNEWSnet.com.
  • Prominent mention in a Retailer of the Year feature in Backpacker's Gear Guide.
  • A customer appreciation party held in your store.
  • A digital image of the SNEWS/Backpacker Retailer of the Year logo suitable for use as a window decal, award recognition on all letterhead, brochures and other store publications, and display on a website.

Nominate your favorite retailer today at www.snewsnet.com/roty (And, we do accept self nominations!) The call for nominations closes on November 1. Vote today. Vote for yourself and you may be off to Germany!

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