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Nominate your favorite #CoolShop for an award

It's tough to be a retailer. That's why we're recognizing some that shine.



Cool shop collage
Top: Black Creek Outfitters. Bottom, from left to right: KAMP, Feral Mountain Co., and 3 Rivers Outdoor Co.Courtesy

Since the inception of our #CoolShops column in March 2017, SNEWS has sought out innovative, authentic, and standout specialty outdoor stores across the country. As of this month, we’ve featured nearly 50 retailers, each with something to share on doing retail right. Every day, we’re impressed by their efforts to be nimble and quick.

That’s why specialty shops deserve celebrating. Starting this month, you can nominate shops that are raising the retail bar and essentially putting on a clinic—every day—on how to do customer service right.

We’ll choose one #CoolShop per month to spotlight, and by the end of the year, we’ll have 12 finalists to announce for a final round of crowdsourced voting. The ultimate winner will receive massive bragging rights, a beautiful banner custom designed by artist Latasha Dunston, $500 to throw a staff appreciation party, and the chance to be an expert guest on Channel Mastery podcast.

Nominate your favorite shop here: bit.ly/CoolShopAwards.