SIA Retailer of the Year Awards announced at SIA.06

The SIA.06 Show got a jump start on Day 2 with the announcement of the SnowSports Industries America (SIA) Retailer of the Year awards.
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The SIA.06 Show got a jump start on Day 2 with the announcement of the SnowSports Industries America (SIA) Retailer of the Year awards.

Just before the doors opened to Day 2 of SIA.06, Diane Boyer-Irwin, SIA Chairwoman and Dick Leffler, Past Chairman presented the award for “2006 Retailer of the Year” in the show's main lobby. It has been nearly 10 years since SIA awarded retailers with this honor, and the association felt it was time again to recognize the people who play an integral role in sustaining the viability of the snow sports industry. The following retailers were chosen based on votes submitted by SIA member companies and reps:

New England–Bill Langlands of Darkside in Killington, VT
Mid-Atlantic – Ray Fallon of Ski Barn in Paramus, NJ
South East –Grant & Nancy Essex of Rocky Mountain Sports in Atlanta, GA
Mountain Region – Gary & Jana Cole of Cole Sports in Park City, UT
Pacific Region – Mary Weneta of Bobo Mogul Mouse in Reno, NV
North Central (tied)–Bart & Terri Pierce of Pierce Skate & Ski in Bloomington, MN
Bob & Nancy Olson of Viking Ski Shop in Mt. Prospect, IL
South Central– Ryan Meyer of St. Bernard Sports in Dallas, TX

The SIA SnowSports Trade Show, celebrating 35 years in Las Vegas, is the largest winter sports trade show in North America. With over 450 exhibitors, 3,400 booths and 900 brands representing alpine, snowboard, Nordic, telemark and the backcountry markets, the SIA Show plays host to over 18,000 attendees from all factions of the snow sports industry.

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