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RIA associate members are extended a special invitation to be part of our organization, and are essentially strategic partners. Associates are vetted on the basis of providing exclusive services or discounts to retail and/or brand members. They represent a wide variety of business services, each offering something unique that helps support our member businesses.


It truly takes a village to financially empower the next generation. Join us in that mission by becoming a partner.

Low Impact Alliance

We are athletes, retailers, and brands advocating for a sustainable running industry.

Running Industry Diversity Coalition

Create a more equitable and inclusive running industry where race, religion, gender identity, sexuality, immigration status, socioeconomic status, and ability do not serve as barriers for full enjo...
Business Services, Training

Drive Social Media

We use real information about your business and your customers to create custom paid social media campaigns that are optimized for sales. We analyze your data to learn who your customer is, why the...

Hobson Insurance

Specialty Insurance for Shoe Retailers Nationwide. We maximize your insurance dollar with customized policies. We have specialized in the shoe industry for over 40 years. Endorsed by multiple bu...
Business Services


The all-in-one customer experience platform designed for retail.
Business Services

Run Free Project

The ultimate automated e-commerce solutions for run specialty retailers. Automatically syncs bi-directionally with RICS, Heartland Retail, and Lightspeed, removing the hassle of manual order entry ...
Associate, Software & E-Commerce, Summit

Bartold Clinical


ESR Commercial

Whether you’re looking to open your first location, expand or relocate your existing location, or just have general questions about real estate, we're happy to work with you in achieving your goals...

Brand Asset Partners

When your brand has a story to tell, create an experience for your audience.


Lightspeed is more than a POS—it’s the center of your business, online and in store.


Harbortouch is a leading business technology company and pioneer of the POS-as-a-Service business model. We offer a revolutionary free equipment program that delivers best-in-class POS systems with...

Sporting Goods Business

Sporting Goods Business is a trade publication that provides news and information on the commerce of sport.

Sneaker Impact

At Sneaker Impact, sustainability is our priority and our mission is to educate everyone on the many benefits of recycling their gently used sneakers and the lasting impact that has on global and e...

Footwear Insight

Footwear Insight is a leading trade publication serving the sporting goods channel.

Fitted, Inc.

Fitted streamlines connectivity between brands and retailers by unlocking the ability to optimize inventory, manage orders, and simplify payments – all on a single platform. Single Connectivity. Li...
Associate, Business Services, Summit

3 Dots Design

3 Dots Design is a strategic retail design and visual merchandising company that aligns brands with consumer needs to create exciting and enticing retail environments.


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Parcel Management Group

PMG is a freight consulting firm focused solely on reducing your shipping cost for small package and LTL freight. We charge no up-front or hourly fees - PMG must deliver new cost savings or our ser...

Elastic Suite

Elastic Suite is the leading provider of globally-adopted B2B ecommerce and digital merchandising solutions, serving the unique business needs of world-class manufacturers and retailers. Learn more...
Business Services, Summit

RICS Software

RICS provides a modern POS, integrated payment processing, smart product catalogs, best-in-class inventory management, and powerful reporting to help you move more inventory. RICS recently launc...

Karnan Associates

Since 2006, we have helped specialty retailers across the U.S. run great businesses by customizing innovative strategies and ensuring optimal execution - from front of the house to back, from physi...

Sports Marketing Surveys

Sports Marketing Surveys (SMS) is an agile research agency with global reach and 35 years’ experience. Our full range of quantitative and qualitative approaches provides comprehensive analysis in m...
Associate, Research & Publication, Summit

Omni Digital Group

Omni Digital Group was founded in 2016 to help unique companies show a glimpse of what they do and who they are too people everywhere. Through marketing we work with companies to attract awareness ...
Associate, Business Services, Summit


Optimal Inventory & Operations For Small & Medium Retailers
Associate, Software & E-Commerce, Business Services, Summit

Upper Quadrant

More customers. More often. Guaranteed. Upper Quadrant is a data-driven marketing agency that delivers digital marketing, email marketing automation, and automated shopping campaigns that convert.
Associate, Software & E-Commerce, Business Services, Summit