EORA has seen many years of success because of the dedicated membership and leadership of our Board of Directors over the last 35 years. Our founding members started the Association in June 1979 with a strong foundation and established clear goals of bringing together sales reps and retailers from a wide variety of market places and over the years and through continued successful Board leadership and membership participation EORA has grown to where we are today. What started with a handful of reps and three (3) trade shows in the outdoor industry has grown to a membership of close to 500 and morphed into producing 10 regional trades’ shows per year. EORA now offers retailers a broad spectrum of products, everything from the formative years to lifestyle products, gifts, and many more categories. If you are a retailer and want to expand your retail product offering on a local and regional base, consider attending an EORA show near you. Our shows are in a comfortable and relaxing format where one on one business transactions can occur.If you are a sales rep in the eastern part of the US and are not a part of the EORA, consider joining our highly successful Association of like-minded professionals, network with other sales reps and enjoy the benefits of a flourishing energetic Association. In addition to servicing the retail community, the EORA membership supports “Buy Local” programs and has established an Outdoor Opportunity Grant Program designed to give our youth an educational and rewarding experience in the outdoors.