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RMSBA 2017 Fall Meeting

October 3-5

Welcome to the Rocky Mountain Skyline Bookstore Association reservation site! A block of rooms has been reserved for October 3, 2017 - October 6, 2017. The special room rate will be available until September 8th or until the group block is sold-out, whichever comes first.

Booking a reservation from our site is simple. To begin the process, click on "Book a Room" below to receive your group's preferred rate.

See you at the Embassy Suites by Hilton Loveland Hotel Conference Center & Spa in October! We hope you enjoy your stay and your group's event!

To reserve your room, click here.


To register for the October meeting, click here.

Meeting Agenda:

RMSBA 2017 Annual Meeting

October 3-5, 2017

Embassy Suites Loveland Hotel and Conference Center

Loveland, Colorado


Tuesday – October 3

­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­2pm– 6:00 pm                                       Registration – Loveland Conference Center

Noon                                                         Golf

5:30 – 6:30 pm                                      Embassy Suites Evening Reception

6:30pm-8:00pm                                    Opening Night Dinner

8:00pm -9:00pm                                   Improv Comedy Group


Wednesday – October 4

8:00 – 4:00 pm                                      Registration Desk Open

8:30am – 11:30 am                               Vendor Trade Show Set-up

8:00-9:00 am                                         RMSBA Town Hall & Business Meeting

9:00- 10:00 am                                      General Session     Loreen Maxfield – NACS President - Challenging Change

10:00-10:15am                                     Break (with refreshments)

10:15-11:45                                            Keynote Speaker     Ann Marie Houghtailing                

11:45 – 1:00 pm                                   Vendor Appreciation Lunch

1:00pm – 5:00 pm                               TRADE SHOW

3:00pm-3:15pm                                     Break (with refreshments)

5:00pm-6:00pm                                    Trade Show Break Down

6:00 pm – 7:00 pm                              President’s Reception

7:00 – 8:30 pm                                      RMSBA Annual Banquet

9:00pm-                                                   Summit for bowling, laser tag, arcade


Thursday – October 5

8:00 – 10:00 am                                  Registration Desk Open

8:00am-9:00                                       Concurrent Sessions

NACS - Course Materials Affordability

Impressive Promotions for General Merchandise/Supplies

9:00-9:10am                                         Break

9:10-10:10am                                        Concurrent Sessions

NACS - Translating Retail Trends

Verba - Oven Fresh Data (Fall rush review) (Sarah Howard, Jared Pearlman)

10:10am-10:20am                              Break (with refreshments)

10:20-11:20am                                     General Session    Getting to know our students (from Gen Z to non-traditional) (Brittany Richard, Douglas Stewart Co.)

11:20-11:30                                            Break

11:30-12:30                                            General Session

On the Straight and Narrow-Student Worker Ethics (tentative)

12:30 – 1:45 pm                                   Book & Author Luncheon

                                                                                          Mark Stevens

1:45 – 2:00 pm                                      Break

2:00-3:15                                                  Concurrent Sessions (Digging Deeper, with panel presentations)

                                                                                          Course Materials 101:  Inclusive/Rentals

GM 101:  Buying practices/inventory/turn

(Paula Haerr, etc.)

3:15 – 3:30 pm                                      Break (with refreshments)

3:30 – 5:00 pm                                      Concurrent Sessions (Moderated discussion/round-table follow-up)

                                                                                          Course Materials 102

GM 102

5:00 pm                                                     RMSBA Business Meeting if Needed

6:00pm                                                      Farewell Dinner at Nordy’s





2017 Golf Outing

Date: Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Time: 12:30 PM first Tee time

Location: Mariana Butte

710 Clubhouse Dr.

Loveland, CO.  80537


Format: 18 holes, play your own ball

Cost: $48.00 which includes golf

Lunch: Restaurant at the course if you are in need

Group: Pick whom you’d like to play with at the course.Deadline: I need to contact the course on Tuesday, September 26th with the number of golfers, please let me know by that date.  You’ll pay at the course.

Questions: Call or email Dick Forbes



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2016 Annual Banquet Wrap-up

Thank you to everyone who attended this years Annual Banquet! In case you weren't able to make all of the talks we are providing the presentation slides of some of the speakers (see links below). We hope you enjoyed your experience at this years banquet and we look forward to seeing you next year!

Candy Stoll's talk on Risk and Workplace Violence
Fred Weber and Denise Walsh's talk on "Universal Hierarchy - Classifying Merchandise Better"


Rocky Mountain Skyline Bookstore Association membership consists of over 30 institutionally-owned college bookstores and over 60 vendor companies who serve college and university bookstores in Colorado, Wyoming, New Mexico, South Dakota, Nebraska, and Kansas. Store members range from small stores with 1-2 staff members to large stores with many employees. Regardless of a store’s size, all stores share many of the same challenges facing the college bookstore industry today.


What does being a member of the Rocky Mountain Skyline Bookstore Association mean to you?

  • Broad-based membership with institutions and stores in 7 states
  • Over 30 member stores
  • Service to over 200,000 students
  • Networking opportunities with industry/store leaders
  • Education
  • Vendor Trade Show
  • Industry Advocacy
  • Your institution is represented
  • Your company is represented
  • Website with store/vendor contact information and listserv
  • Scholarship opportunites
  • Reasonable Membership Dues            
RMSBA’S Vision: Store and Vendor members of RMSBA will be among the most successful in the world. 
RMSBA’S Mission: RMSBA exists to provide leadership resources and services that give store and vendor members the ability to prosper in a rapidly changing environment.