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RIA Educational Summits

The first of the series, The Art of Buying Summit, was a sell-out in both Boston and Indianapolis. Then the Merchandising Summit in Boulder was also a success - providing tools for attendees to increase sales and profitability as well as for participants to earn an RIA Merchandising Certification. More summits will be scheduled for 2021.

Free Member Webinars

The RIA provides on-going training on relevant tools to keep our members up-to-date. These free webinars, presented in partnership with associate members, cover a variety of business topics.


Webinar presentations include:  

  • Inventory and cash flow management
  • Best practices for buyers
  • Store Operations
  • Digital Marketing Trends
  • Leasing Advice  
  • Understanding MAP policies

RICS’ education content has proven to be receptive to our ideas. We like working with people that want to see us succeed. ~ Eric Ott, Owner, Geneva Running Outfitters

We love RICS because of the customer service and education they provide. Their retail webinars are terrific. ~ Brendan Barret, Owner, Sayville-Smithtown Running Co

THANK YOU for hosting the buying class. It helped me so much! My cash flow is better!! I am starting to look at and understand all the reports in RICS and making much smarter buying decisions. My turns have increased and I am rarely out of key sizes. Justin’s spreadsheets are the best! What a difference it has made in my life—less stress, less time spent blindly buying! ...the increased volume will help me increase my profit margins.  I am just feeling grateful for all the support, so I thought I would let you know. ~ Kim Hall, Totally Running and Walking

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