Bringing the loss prevention community together to make a difference, Industry Associations and Industry Initiatives are intended for specific objectives, operations, causes, or events in a way that inspires action and drives performance for the betterment of its members, the industry, and the community in general. These initiatives unite us towards a common goal, they enhance the way we communicate, and provide a positive reflection of the industry as a whole.

The Outstanding Industry Association / Industry Initiative of the Year category is intended to recognize outstanding performance worthy of recognition during a specific year. To be eligible for nomination, the examples of the success of the Industry Association / Industry Initiative must represent the calendar year of nomination. An Industry Association / Industry Initiative may be nominated by a third party, or individuals may nominate their own Association / Initiative. 

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meet this year's finalists

in no particular order....
Outstanding Industry Association/ Initiative Finalist #1:
International Association of Investigators- IAI Southeast Chapter
Here's what people are saying about the IAI - Southeast Chapter:
This past year, the Southeast chapter of IAI was initiated to support the partners in the Southeastern United States who did not have a platform for education, professional development, and networking through IAI. Three in person meeting were held in Charlotte, Atlanta, and the Tampa are with over 50 participants at each meeting with 233 members involved. There is much fire and passion getting this chapter off the ground which showed up in the level of participation. The meeting supply great content ranging from investigations, interviewing, along with networking opportunities. In order to collaborate more with law enforcement, the chapter has begun blending meetings with various ORCA group like GROC and TNORCA to build the network even further.

Making these connections amongst various groups in our industry is pivotal in battling the persistent challenges faced throughout our industry. Continuing to build on chapter membership and strengthening relationships with our law enforcement partners will help us all combat the issues with ORC. This is the purpose of our newest IAI chapter.

Outstanding Industry Association/ Initiative Finalist #2:
RILA - Vibrant Communities Here's what people are saying about RILA's Vibrant Communities:

I am honored to nominate the Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA) for the Vibrant Communities Initiative in recognition of their impactful collaboration with the National District Attorneys Association (NOAA) and law enforcement agencies nationwide. Through their innovative partnership, RILA has spearheaded initiatives aimed at fostering stronger ties between retailers, prosecutors, and law enforcement, ultimately working towards safer communities and reduced retail crime. One notable achievement is the launch of the National Store Walks program, a groundbreaking initiative aimed at bridging the gap between retailers and prosecutors. By facilitating direct communication and collaboration through in-person store visits, RILA has empowered stakeholders to work together more effectively in combating organized retail crime and improving safety measures. Furthermore, RILA's Vibrant Communities pilot, launched in 2023, has yielded tangible results in King County (Seattle) and Yolo County (Sacramento). This initiative has demonstrated RILA's commitment to proactive problem-solving and community engagement, leading to measurable improvements in crime prevention and public safety. What sets RILA's approach apart is their proactive stance towards addressing issues that many only discuss.

Recognizing the need for action, RILA and the NOAA have worked tirelessly to implement strategies that not only address immediate challenges but also pave the way for sustainable solutions. Their collaborative efforts serve as a model for other communities across the United States, showcasing the power of partnership in creating safer and more vibrant communities nationwide. In conclusion, RILA's Vibrant Communities Initiative exemplifies their dedication to driving positive change and fostering collaboration among key stakeholders. Their commitment to proactive problem-solving and community engagement has made a significant impact on retail crime prevention and public safety, setting a precedent for future initiatives in the field.

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