Apple Specialist Marketing Coop
Apple Specialists are completely independent Apple dealers and Service Providers who have exhibited a strong commitment to the Macintosh platform and have met or exceeded Apple’s highest level of sales and service authorizations.
Consumer Electronics Association
The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) unites 2,000 companies within the consumer technology industry. Members tap into valuable and innovative members-only resources: unparalleled market research, networking opportunities with business advocates and leaders, up-to-date educational programs and technical training, exposure in extensive promotional programs, and representation from the voice of the industry.
National Luggage Dealers Association
The National Luggage Dealers Association (NLDA) was formed more than 85 years ago, by a forward thinking group of individual and independent luggage dealers. The purpose of the organization was to improve the buying power of the many stores it represented, giving the individual store owners the ability to compete with larger companies and department stores. Many of the founding members continue to be represented today by successive generations of family members.
Outdoor Industry Association
Outdoor Industry Association was founded in 1989 by a few visionary outdoor industry professionals who realized that “outdoor” was beginning to be recognized as more than just a passing consumer trend. They created OIA to preserve and promote standards for their industry. More than two decades later, our core purpose remains the same today.
The Conservation Alliance
The Conservation Alliance’s mission is to engage businesses to fund and partner with organizations to protect wild places for their habitat and recreation values. Funding is directed to community-based campaigns to protect threatened wild habitat, preferably where outdoor enthusiasts recreate. The Alliance was founded in 1989 by industry leaders REI, Patagonia, The North Face, and Kelty. The Conservation Alliance has more than 180 member companies, and disbursed more than $1 million in 2011.
Travel Goods Association
The Travel Goods Association is the national organization for the travel goods industry. Members include manufacturers, distributors, retailers, promoters, sales representatives and suppliers of luggage and travel products, casual bags, briefcases and computer bags, business and travel accessories for travelers. TGA publishes Travel Goods Showcase, the largest trade magazine devoted to travel products whose 21,000 readers include retailers, consumer press and trade media. TGA also organizes and sponsors The Travel Goods Show, the world’s largest trade show for travel products. With more than 2,000 lines representing more than 40,000 products, the Show is the annual must-see event that sets the tone for the travel goods industry.
Rich Crowder is a commercial lifestyle photographer and director based out of Portland, Oregon. Rich obsesses over photos, gets the job done, loves life, does his homework, shamelessly enjoys the United Club lounge, takes deep breaths, climbs rock, stays psyched, makes not takes photographs, and is completely in love with #dadlife.