The votes are in. The Eastern Outdoor Reps Association and the New England Sports Reps announced the 2018 award winners for New England Winter Regional Retailer of the Year and New England Winter Regional Rep of the Year.
Based on a voting process that included all the New England winter sales reps, Brad Bunker (pictured) was named the 2018 Winter Rep of the Year. Bunker has been a member of the association since 1976 and represents Dare2B, Reusch Gloves, Purnell and Elan Blanc. He lives with his family in New Hampshire.
Rich Brachold, owner of Village Ski & Snowboard Shop in Franklin, Massachusetts, earned the Winter Retailer of the Year award. Brachold and his wife Nancy started their business in 1988 and for many years carried a wide range of products. Since 2000, they’ve specialized in just skiing and snowboarding, and service a dedicated customer base from all over the region.