Paddlesports Retailer offers free lodging to first 200 retailers!

Paddlesports Retailer trade show in Madison Wisconsin offers 200 free lodgings to registrants!
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Paddlesports Retailer, the new paddle-centric trade show designed “For Paddlers, By Paddlers” is taking that commitment to heart. For a limited time, they are offering free lodging to the first 200 retailers to sign up for the show!

Paddlesport Retailers Wisconsin
A trade show “For Paddlers, By Paddlers,” Paddlesports Retailers seeks to create incentives to bring retailers to the market place.

Paddlesports Retailers:  A trade show for paddlers

Paddlesports Retailer 2017, held from August 30th to September 1st in Madison, Wisconsin is seeking to create a high quality trade show at a time of year that retailers can actually attend and in a location that is both accessible and affordable.  In addition to that, they’ve sweetened the pot by offering a $129 credit per night within a particular block of rooms for the trade show to the first 200 retailers who sign up.

The industry is putting its money where its mouth is,” said Paddlesports Retailer manager Marcus Shoffner in an exclusive interview with SNEWS. “Everything about this show, from its convenient time to its familiar location for paddlers to the onsite experience, has been developed with retailers in mind.

Paddlesports Retailer showroom floor
Currently 80 brands are representing the show and 75% of the exhibition space has been SOLD. Register for your presence TODAY.

Buyers that register for the Wisconsin show and book lodging within the designated room block will be given a hotel credit of up to $129 per night for three nights, with a limit of one room per store. That’s the equivalent of over $75,000 going back into retailers’ pockets!  Who doesn’t love that?

Paddlesports Retailer also promises that there are more incentives to come.  The lodging credit is only one facet of the show’s program to incentivize retail buyers. “The industry will soon be announcing additional buyer programs that continue to define this show as the official national tradeshow for paddlesports,” said Bill Kueper, vice president of Wenonah Canoe, Inc. and chair of the Paddlesports Trade Coalition.

STAY TUNED for MORE news from Madison, Wisconsin and see what new heartland offerings are in store for YOU, dear retailer.  This SHOW must go on!

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Evelyn O’Doherty
Evelyn O'Doherty, owner & publisher of the new Standup Journal 2.0, worked her way up the ranks in the world of stand up paddling. A former surfer gone rogue, Evelyn stepped onto a SUP for the first time in 2009 when a plaguing neck injury kept her out of the water from surfing. Discovering the core benefits and expanded perspective on the water that stand up paddling brings, Ev immediately was hooked. She became a strong SUP racer in the North East and a year-round SUP surfer, gathering multiple top brand sponsorships including becoming a team rider for Starboard SUP and a national ambassador for Kialoa, as well as celebrating all aspects of the sport with additional brand ambassadorships including lululemon athletica, Clif Bar, Cobian, Kaenon & Indo Board. Her love of watersports and commitment to advocacy in preserving our marine environments led to a short film made with The Nature Conservancy as part of their Clean Water initiatives on Long Island, NY, called "A New Perspective". Evelyn just keeps paddling. Today, she's stepped up to take over the helm at Standup Journal after having worked for the magazine for 2 years as senior online editor. Her dedication and belief in the power of print to immerse readers in the watersports they love even if they don't have access to the water in a daily existence plus a powerful desire to spotlight the amazing people doing rad sh*t on the water is what drives her vision for Standup Journal 2.0. Evelyn welcomes the conversation about how to make the magazine benefit as many people as possible and encourages feedback, letters to the editor and communication at . Now, as owner/publisher for Standup Journal., Evelyn continues to live in East Hampton NY where she has daily access to the water. When the swell is working, you can find her in Montauk rattling around in her Ford Ranger surfboards hanging out the back headed for points East.