Fostering connections to grow the outdoor industry
Trade Show Coordinator Kara Smith talks about 360 Adventure Collective from the New England Summer Expo in Manchester, NH. Special thanks to Dylan Woodrow of Diwoo Does Things (@diwoodoesthings8288) for filming this video!
Our story starts in 1979 as two separate non-profit organizations: The outdoor-focused EORA (Eastern Outdoor Reps Association) and the more winter-oriented NESR (New England Sports Reps). Each was run for reps by reps, and quickly became the go-to for independent and non-independent sales representatives alike for outdoor apparel, footwear, accessories, gear, and all things from sea to ski. In 2017, we merged and have since grown to more than 550 members with 10 annual shows that service 2,600+ retailers. A 360 collective adventure indeed.
A nature of support
360 Adventure Collective is the traveling sales rep’s most trusted, innovative support system for maximizing connections with retailers and vendors. By hosting smaller, more conveniently located shows, demos, and experiences than the national alternatives, our members offer their customers more cost-efficient, localized opportunities to conduct more business and do it more conveniently with a personalized approach that results in longer-lasting relationships. Additionally, we provide all 360 Adventure Collective members online resources, presentations, directories, networking opportunities, and specialized services to keep the outdoor industry – and their businesses – moving forward.
The 360 Landscape
360 Adventure Collective covers three regions on the East Coast:
New England: CT, MA, ME, NH, RI, VT
Mid-Atlantic: DE, MD, NJ, NY, PA, DC
Southeast: AL, FL, GA, KY, MS, NC, SC, TN, VA, WV
360 Adventure Collective Board Members
New England Region:
- Scott Dawson, VP
- Ken MacDonald
- Scott Andrews
- Matt Strickland, VP
- Erik Steinour
- Danny Mongno
- Alex Stratmann, VP
- Ditta Hamby, President
- TJ Maurer
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