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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.

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 they are buying from you, why they come back for more, and how you should market to them to achieve a maximum return on your investment.


Saving you time and giving you a better experience, Captyn is a user-friendly scheduling system for running your business end-to-end. Manage your events, classes, lessons, camps, & clinics in one mobile-friendly spot


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 no up-front costs, including state-of-the-art hardware, premium software, custom programming, professional installation, onsite training and 24/7 support.

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 more than 100 sports. The resulting insight and strategic recommendations support some of the biggest brands, retailers, events, venues, federations and governing bodies around the globe to grow their business and get closer to the people who matter.


Promoboxx believes in retailers. We believe that if you provide marketing support to your independents, they’ll transform into your best local advertisers. We believe that by aligning with your retailers, you’ll increase local awareness and drive sales, all while making your retailers stronger marketers and business people.

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 and inventory adjustment. Ditch the cumbersome world of old-school e-commerce and evolve with us.

Hobson Insurance

Complete Insurance for Individuals and Businesses Nationwide We specialize in national program business and are endorsed by 13 national buying groups, associations and franchises. Our specialty coverage has allowed us to find the right business insurance for sporting goods stores, gun stores and ranges, archery shops and ranges, shoe retailers, clothing retailers, athletic dealers, guides and outfitters, pet industry businesses, DME dealers and others. Put our 200 years of collective experience to work for you.
Business Services


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

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 launched RICS>Pay, a credit card processing solution built directly into the RICS POS. RICS>Pay is for retailers who want the best, easiest, and most affordable integrated credit card processing. RICS recently launched RICS>Pay, a credit card processing solution built directly into the RICS POS. RICS>Pay is for retailers who want the best, easiest, and most affordable integrated credit card processing.

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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 physical to digital

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. With over 35 years of experience in the real estate industry, we have the knowledge and expertise to get you the best deal in the best location, all at NO COST to you!

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 and create fascination to customers. We want to be a part of your journey starting today.

Sporting Goods Business

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

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 enjoyment.
Business Services, Training

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 about how we are revolutionizing the way brands and retailers connect on ElasticSuite.com

Fitted, Inc.

Fitted equips retailers with e-commerce and B2B solutions to provide seamless connectivity with brands and consumers. Our revolutionary digital tools provide insights to manage and grow your business - your way.

Sports Insight

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

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.

Blaze Partners

Welcome to Blaze — where advertising agency meets business consultancy and the resulting strategies deliver success. Here, powerful ideas come to life — grounded in research and consumer insights and executed adeptly across print, digital, TV, radio and social media. We are humble, but mighty. Open minded, but full of ideas. Creative, but deliberate. We are Blaze Partners.


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


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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.

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 services are free to you. It’s a true gain-sharing partnership. PMG is happy to serve as an “in house” logistics resource for all clients - as well as prospects - by providing industry information and knowledgeable feedback on your domestic and international supply chain issues

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