NSSRA; Snow Sports Industry Data:
In 2015, Slope Style Life Founder, Teddy Schiavoni successfully negotiated an agreement on behalf of the National Ski and Snowboard Retailers Association and Sports One Source to provide and aggregate industry sales data. The project identified a need in the snow sports industry to develop a modernized platform for collecting retail POS data and delivering the information in a more actionable timeframe. This relationship reduces the time data is made available from the former 3 month period to only 3 days.
Appointed SIA, Retail Committee, Chairman:
Slope Style Life Founder, Teddy Schiavoni has been announced by SIA as Chairman of the SIA Retail Committee. In an announcement made July 7, 2016, SIA President, Nick Sargent said, "As chairman, Teddy will serve as a liaison between SIA and the retail community, exploring opportunities to strengthen the relationship with retailers, as well as helping to ensure retail concerns are brought to the attention of SIA. Further details on how to serve on the committee will be forthcoming. We look forward to working closely with Teddy and the retail community!"
Lobbying Capitol Hill with NSGA:
The National Sporting Goods Association assembled a team of retail representatives to lobby in Washington DC on April 13, 2016. Among those meeting on Capitol Hill was Teddy Schiavoni, speaking with Congressional leaders on behalf of ski and snowboard retailers across the country.
The measures at hand were an effort to bring marketplace fairness to brick-and-mortar stores competing with ecommerce sites and to allow HSA funds to be used for purchasing sporting equipment. Both agendas reach beyond sporting goods retail and hit the heart of Main Street, America. Businesses of all sizes are being affected by ecomm competitors and the rise in obesity is epidemic...
Official Partner Of The Big Air At Fenway Park:
When USSA and the Boston Red Sox announced Fenway Park would become a venue to host a sanctioned ski and snowboard big-air competition, we ensured Summit Ski and Snowboard would be present at the event, in Boston. Becoming more than a sponsor, we placed Summit in three storefronts inside Fenway and accomodated 27,000 spectators with cold weather gear and accessories. We identified the needs of the Red Sox to offer weather-specific gear and brought Summit to the big-air crowd, at Fenway Park.
U.S. Retailer of the Year:
The Snowsports Industry of America recognized Summit Ski and Snowboard, owned by Teddy and Leah Schiavoni, as New England's outstanding ski and snowboard retailer. With specialty services as Americas Best Bootfitters and acclaimed ski tuning by SKiMD, Summit Ski and Snowboard is postitioned as the Boston area and New England region's premier specialty shop. Customers come from the surrounding six states to benefit from the exceptional selection of products and top notch service provided under one roof.
Style Boston Meets Snow Sports Fashion:
When the Emmy Award Winning program, Style Boston decided to feature snowsports fashion to their viewers, they called on us to introduce them to the industry. We arranged access to a regional trade show for the show's producers and escorted them around the show. We introduced the Style Boston crew to manufacturers of snow sport apparel and were able to direct the limelight of Boston television onto upcoming fashion trends in snow sports.