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Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Events at Outdoor Retailer

Diversity, equity and inclusion are at last receiving the attention they deserve around the outdoor industry. On each day of the show, you’ll find several events focused on changing the status quo and creating an outdoors for all. Here’s a day by day guide to some of the sessions to help you plan your calendar….

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Apparel, Footwear and Travel Goods Will Not Face Additional Tariffs at This Time

President Trump announced today that the United States will move forward with imposing $50 billion in retaliatory tariffs on certain products from China in response to concerns about its intellectual property (IP) practices and forced technology transfers. In a positive sign for the $887 billion outdoor recreation economy, apparel, footwear and travel goods were not…

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Vote the Outdoors and Congressional Scorecard

The Official Scorecard of the Outdoor Recreation Industry.” OIA released its scorecard as it announced a broader Vote the Outdoors campaign during Outdoor Retailer Summer Market in Denver. The campaign is aimed at educating elected officials, candidates and voters about the benefits of the outdoor recreation economy and important issues in their communities through social…

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Webinar: 5 Digital Marketing Mistakes Outdoor Brands are Making (And How To Fix Them)

The marketing world is changing before our eyes, and what worked yesterday won’t work tomorrow. Join OIA and Outdoor University presenter Tyler Sickmeyer for a no-fluff webinar around the 5 digital marketing mistakes that we see time and time again with outdoor brands and retailers. We’ll touch on various digital marketing disciplines, including paid ad campaigns,…

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U.S. Supreme Court Rules States May Collect Sales Tax on Internet Sales

Yesterday’s Decision Helps Level the Playing Field for Specialty Outdoor Retailers In a significant victory for brick-and-mortar outdoor specialty retailers, the Supreme Court has ruled that states may collect sales tax on remote internet sales. Last year, the South Dakota Supreme Court ruled that a 2016 law requiring out-of-state internet retailers to collect sales tax…

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OIA 2018 Election Candidate Endorsements

 June 13, 2018 – Outdoor Industry Association Endorses Joe Neguse for Colorado’s Second Congressional District Outdoor Industry Association (OIA) today announced its endorsement of candidate Joe Neguse in the Democratic primary election for Colorado’s 2nd Congressional District and looks forward to supporting his election to the U.S. House of Representatives on November 6. “OIA’s headquarters…

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Michigan’s Move Set to Grow State’s Outdoor Recreation Economy

Today, Michigan took a big step forward in supporting the outdoor recreation economy by becoming the first state in the Midwest to create an Outdoor Recreation Advisory Council. “Enjoying the great outdoors in many different ways is a significant driver of our state’s economy and a big part of what draws people to visit, live…

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Developing a Chemical Policy – Target & Anthesis

To differentiate themselves as a leader in the industry, Target set out to develop a progressive chemicals policy and strategy for current and future business practices. This webinar will outline the process consultant group Anthesis utilized with Target to build their new, comprehensive chemicals policy, as well as share key steps your company can consider to drive transparency, proactive…

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Colorado’s Western Slope Is Making All the Right Moves

PART 1: THE GRAND VALLEY OF MESA COUNTY Surrounded by stunning land features such as the Grand Mesa, Book Cliffs and Colorado National Monument, the Grand Valley—that is, Grand Junction, Fruita and Palisade—has long been a beloved home to and a destination for outdoor lovers. However, it wasn’t until recently that local policyholders, business owners…

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