Raleigh, NC and Greenville, SC – NCC and the Retail Solutions Providers Association (RSPA) are excited to celebrate the association’s 75th Anniversary.
The RSPA is celebrating throughout 2023, sharing member and association highlights, memories, and IT industry predictions. The main celebration of the RSPA’s milestone will take place at RetailNOW 2023, July 30-August 1, at the Gaylord Palms in Orlando to celebrate the past, present, and future of the RSPA.
Please visit the RSPA’s 75th Anniversary webpage to join us in this celebration. You can also get involved on social media with the use of the hashtag #RSPA75.
With our industry withstanding so many drastic changes over the years, having the consistency of RSPA has been and will continue to be incredibly important,” said NCC President Chuck Prince.
“Celebrating the RSPA’s 75th anniversary is a wonderful opportunity to appreciate both our history and how our community continues to adapt,” said RSPA President & CEO Jim Roddy. “Many companies have been RSPA members for decades and we continue to add startup tech companies because our community helps each other not just keep up with change but stay ahead. If you partner with an RSPA member, you have an IT industry leader working for you.”
The RSPA was founded in 1948 as a community of cash register dealers, originally named the ICRDA (Independent Cash Register Dealers Association). The association originated to provide cash register dealers with a community to adequately receive replacement cash register parts, connect with like-minded organizations, and grow their businesses.
The organization adapted to a trade association dedicated to the point-of-sale (POS) industry with a membership exclusively made up of POS resellers. The ICRDA later merged with the SDA (Systems Dealer Association), establishing the association known as the RSPA today.
Post-merger, the RSPA transitioned to an industry association to create more education and connection opportunities for members. The association began to encompass value-added resellers (VARs), software developers, vendors, and distributors in the retail, restaurant, grocery, and cannabis verticals.
The RSPA has grown to more than 700 member companies, provides year-round education and connection opportunities, and hosts two annual in-person events: the summer conference RetailNOW (1,500+ attendees) and the winter conference Inspire (200+ attendees).
About RSPA (Retail Solutions Providers Association)
The RSPA is North America’s largest community of VARs, software developers, vendors, and distributors in the retail, restaurant, grocery, and cannabis verticals. The mission of the RSPA is to accelerate the success of its members in the point-of-sale ecosystem by providing knowledge and connections. The organization offers education, certification, hotlines for legal, security, sales, and business advice, industry advocacy, and discounts on other services to assist members with becoming and remaining successful. RSPA is most well-known for its signature events, RetailNOW® and Inspire®, which provide face-to-face learning and networking opportunities. Learn more by visiting www.GoRSPA.org.
Since it was founded in 1986, National Computer Corporation has been continually innovating to provide businesses in the hospitality and retail sectors with advanced technology that addresses the challenges they face. With a solid understanding of restaurant and retail operations, NCC’s team of software engineers design solutions based on the needs and goals of business owners. NCC’s products are available through a global channel of qualified resellers and have been installed in over 35 different countries. For more information, visit www.nccusa.com.