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2022 RMSBA Annual Meeting Agenda

October 4 - 6, 2022 • Embassy Suites Loveland Hotel and Conference Center • Loveland, Colorado

Tuesday, October 4, 2022

12 pm - Golf

Marianna Butte Golf Course
701 Clubhouse Drive
Loveland, Colorado 80537

4 pm - 6 pm - Registration

Loveland Conference Center inside the Pre-Front Hallway.

Sponsored By:

Logos for CI Sport - CB Grad - MBS Wholesale - Partner Ship - Color Shock/CDI Corp - Neil Varsity Line - Tops Products - Jardine Associates

5:30 pm - 6:30 pm - Opening Night Reception


7 pm - 10 pm - Dinner and Bowling

The Summit - Windsor
4455 Fairgrounds Ave.
Windsor, Colorado

Please join us for a fun night of food, bowling and arcade games at The Summit. The Summit is located within walking distance of the hotel. We will enjoy a buffet dinner with drinks and dessert. We will be bowling on private lanes and everyone will get an arcade card to play some skee-ball or arcade games!

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Wednesday, October 5, 2022

8 am - 4 pm - Registration Desk Open

Pre-Front Hallway

8 am - 8:50 AM - RMSBA Business Meeting

Big Thompson A, B

8:30 am - 11:30 am - Vendor Trade Show Set Up

Mountain Holly

9:00 am - 10:30 am - Keynote Speaker

Canyon Maple A

Tamara Ghandour: Moving at the Speed of Innovation.

Sponsored By:

Author and Speaker Tamara Ghandour

How to leverage the power of everyday innovation to navigate change, stay competitve, and provide meaningful value in the “next normal”.

Today’s marketplace demands razor edge thinking, higher levels of creative problem solving, and nimble responses to change. Yesterday’s playbook will no longer suffice to deal with the new pressures, challenges, and urgency you face today. In this highly interactive session, Tamara Ghandour will show you how to tap the power of your greatest competitive advantage- your innovative mind- to find opportunities for success, find your differentiating value, and be the go-to resource on your campuses and in your communities.

At the forefront of human-centered innovation, the impact of Tamara Ghandour’s groundbreaking work can be seen in individuals and teams across the globe. Bringing together over two decades of business experience, neuroscience, behavioral psychology and change principles, Tamara created the first tools to truly make innovation tangible and accessible to all of us. Through her proprietary assessment, the Innovation Quotient Edge™ (IQE), her book Innovation is Everybody’s Business, and online tools and training, Tamara helps leaders and teams discover the keys to unlocking their innovative minds to get into a state of flow, create meaningful breakthroughs, have stronger, more valued voices and build high-performing, high-value teams that innovate and win, together.

10:30 am - 10:45 am - Break

Canyon Maple A

Sponsored by:

10:45 am - 11:30 am - General Session

Canyon Maple A

NACS Update: Healthy Growth and a Thriving Future

Perseverance and growth-two words that describe what you, your staff, and your store has experienced lately.  Where do we go from here?  Join NACS staff for an open conversation on what is driving impact in our industry, where opportunities lie, and how you can be involved.        

11:30 am - 12:30 pm - Concurrent Educational Sessions

Carter Lake A/B
General Merchandise - NACS: Store Idea Exchange - Let's Talk Products
What’s been selling well in your store? What products have surprised you? Have any items been difficult to sell through? Which promotions have been successful? Share your responses in this fun idea exchange and facilitated discussion. Let’s talk about what’s working, what’s not, and discover where there may be new opportunities for your store.

Big Thompson A, B
Course Materials

12:30 pm - 1:30 pm - Vendor Appreciation Luncheon

Canyon Maple B, C

1:30 pm - 5:30 pm - Trade Show

Mountain Holly

NACS will raffle off a FREE registration for either CAMEX 2023 or TAC 2023!

3:00 pm - 3:15 pm - Break

Snacks available in Trade Show (Pinyon Pine)

Sponsored by:

5:30 pm - 6:00 pm - Trade Show Breakdown

Mountain Holly

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm - President's Reception

Canyon Maple B, C

7:00 pm - 8:30 pm - RMSBA Annual Banquet

Canyon Maple B, C

Thursday, October 6, 2022

7:45 am - 10:00 am - Registration Desk Open

Pre-Front Hallway

8:00 am - 9:00 am - Concurrent Educational Sessions

Course Materials - Canyon Maple A

From IA to EA - The Future of Course Materials - Kay Bunde-Dunn with Slingshot

Course materials have taken a rapid change in the last few years. Staying up on all of the trends and understanding what model is the right solution for your campus can seem overwhelming. This session is designed to educate you on the course material models available to your institution and to help you determine the best fit based on your unique campus needs.

General Merchandise - Canyon Maple B

Supply Chain and Shipping Panel with PartnerShip and Ouray Sportswear

9:00 am - 9:15 am - Break

9:15 am - 10:15 am - General Session

Canyon Maple A

ICBA: Independent Store Innovators

Hear a series of mini-case studies about how various independent college stores have developed innovative programs to grow sales, increase services, reduce expenses, build new partnerships, and/or improve customer and campus satisfaction. Innovation comes in many forms- you’ll leave this session inspired with plenty of ideas to “borrow”.

10:15 am - 10:30 am - Break

10:30 am - 11:30 am - Concurrent Educational Sessions

Course Materials - Canyon Maple A

Own Your Course Materials Impact by Verba/VitalSource

Our team believes that strong independent campus stores run strong course materials programs. The course materials business has evolved to more than just a retail transaction. In this session, we will share new tools and capabilities to streamline course materials to make the process easier and keep your store in control.

Join us to see how we’re helping store transform course materials with digital-first business models, connecting stores to what matters most on campus, and creating a superior student experience to keep you store, Indie Strong.

General Merchandise - Canyon Maple B

ICBA: How to Merchandise Your Store to Grow Sales

Together we will explore the importance of utilizing your retail floor space and merchandising tips to optimize and grow your sales. Sales per square foot is a Key Performance Indicator (KPI) that helps you gauge performance and efficiency related to space. How should space be adjusted to accommodate high/low sales trends by category due to seasonal shifts? Learn valuable tips on key factors that can improve performance such as optimizing floor layout, maximizing product assortments, merchandising, and increasing average transactions. Create ways to support product layout and placement on your sales floor to capture your customer’s attention, elevate their shopping experience, and stimulate their buying decisions.

This session is ideal for the operations/buying teams that are involved in determining space utilization, merchandising, and customer engagement.

11:45 am - 2:30 pm - Book & Author Luncheon with Craig Johnson

Canyon Maple C

Craig Johnson is the New York Times bestselling author of the Walt Longmire mystery novels, which are the basis for Longmire, the hit Netflix original drama. The books have won multiple awards: Le Prix du Polar Nouvel Observateur/Bibliobs, the Wyoming Historical Association’s Book of the Year, Le Prix 813, the Western Writers of America’s Spur Award, the Mountains & Plains Book of the Year, the SNCF Prix de Polar, Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year, The Watson Award, Library Journal's Best Mystery of the Year, the Rocky, and the Will Rogers Award for Fiction. Spirit of Steamboat was selected by the Wyoming State Library as the inaugural One Book Wyoming. Johnson lives in Ucross, Wyoming, population twenty-five.

2:45 am - 3:45 pm - Roundtables and User Groups

4:00 pm - 6:00 pm - Tour the CSU Bookstore

Join the CSU team for a tour of the CSU Bookstore and Lory Student Center. See the CSU Bookstore's newly remodeled lower level, and preview upcoming changes for the store and student union. We will provide transportation for those that need/want it.

6:30 pm - Farewell Dinner

Location TBA