The National Sporting Goods Association (NSGA) is inviting member shop owners to learn how they can transform their stores into the best possible shopping environment.

Matt Nurre, president of Chicago-based Retail Design Source, will speak at the NSGA Management Conference & Team Dealer Summit Tuesday, May 22, and will offer three personalized store audits in partnership with NSGA. Nurre will visit each of three stores and offer his suggestions to help the selected members create shopping destinations, rather than simply a transactional space.

NSGA members who wish to be considered for this complimentary store audit should go to to complete the online application. Applications may also be found in the May-June issue of NSGA NOW magazine and at the NSGA Management Conference & Team Dealer Summit May 20-22. Deadline for submitting applications is June 15, 2018. Selected applicants will be notified by July 6, 2018.

“Shop owners need to identify their selling strengths and then capitalize on them,” said NSGA President and CEO Matt Carlson. “Matt Nurre’s Management Conference presentation shows operators how to accomplish that strategic goal.

“When Matt visits the three winning stores, he will help those members achieve the kind of sustainable success they deserve to enjoy,” Carlson added.