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Join the Public Lands Day Social Media Movement

National Public Lands Day is this Saturday, September 22 and we need your help to use the event to remind folks about the importance of voting this November. You have a powerful voice on social media, and we want to use your influence to help make sure folks are engaged for the upcoming midterm election….

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President Trump Moves Forward With $200 Billion in Retaliatory Tariffs

President Trump has moved forward with plans to impose $200 billion in retaliatory tariffs on certain products from China. Travel goods, including backpacks and sports bags, bikes, headwear, some leather gloves and some camping equipment, were included on the list of products that could face an additional 10 percent tariff that will come into effect…

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Governor Brown Vetoes Key Outdoor Recreation Legislation

Today, Governor Jerry Brown vetoed a bill to create the Office of Sustainable Outdoor Recreation in California, a bill which passed through the California legislature with overwhelming bipartisan support. The signing of AB 1918 would have made California the twelfth state with an official office or task force to support outdoor recreation, which accounts for…

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Dispelling Misconceptions About the November Show

MISCONCEPTION: Outdoor Retailer added another show to an already packed calendar. REALITY: The idea that we added a show to the industry’s calendar isn’t accurate. “The industry continues to have the same three shows that have always served the outdoor and snow markets,” says Marisa Nicholson, Outdoor Retailer show director. Previously, Winter Market and the SIA…

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Why REI Is Attending Outdoor Retailer in November

OIA: REI is one of the industry’s largest retailers, but you also operate your own branded label. In that respect, you have a unique perspective on the Outdoor Retailer trade shows. How does the show-date shift—moving the Outdoor Retailer Winter Market to early November and the Outdoor Retailer + Snow Show to late January—affect your…

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California Continues to Move Toward a New Economy Powered by Clean Energy

This week, California Governor Jerry Brown moved California a big step closer toward a future powered entirely by renewable energy. Brown signed SB100, legislation that requires California to obtain 100 percent of its power from clean energy sources by 2045, which was a priority for Outdoor Industry Association (OIA) in the California legislature. The new…

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For Sturtevants, Timing of Outdoor Retailer November Show is Everything

OIA: Tell us a little bit about Sturtevant’s. Stacey Weichbrodt: Sturtevant’s has been in Belleview, Washington, since 1977. We were purchased by Christy Sports in 2016. Currently we have three locations, Sturtevant’s in Bellevue, and Sturtevant’s Ski Mart in Bellevue and Tacoma. We also have a Labor Day sales event, SkiBonkers. OIA: How big is your buying…

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Congressional Trade Alert

Congressional Trade Alert: Miscellaneous Tariff Bills The House of Representatives approved a package of Miscellaneous Tariff Bills (MTBs) today, legislation that will lower costs for outdoor companies. The Senate passed the bill in July, and it now goes to the White House for the president’s signature. Outdoor Industry Association (OIA) strongly supported the MTB package….

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California State Legislature Passes New Office of Sustainable Outdoor Recreation

The nation’s largest outdoor recreation economy joins seven other states with offices of outdoor recreation. The California legislature gave final, unanimous, passage to AB 1918, the bill to create the Office of Sustainable Outdoor Recreation, yesterday. The bill now heads to Governor Jerry Brown’s desk, where he is expected to sign it into law. With the…

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