This is the second in our series about international trade and trade policy. In this episode, our director of government affairs Rich Harper and three members of our Trade Advisory Council, discuss the recent precipitous rise in shipping costs, which, on top of punitive tariffs, trade wars and the global

We all deserve to thrive outside. But research shows that serious equity barriers such as safety, walkability, transportation, cost and cultural inclusion, along with a rise in screen and indoor time, are leading us to become the world’s first indoor species, with devastating consequences for youth and their families. To

For years, Network Security Insurance (commonly referred to as Cyber Liability Coverage) was widely regarded as a boutique coverage needed only by large corporations who store and process large volumes of consumer credit card information. In the later part of the last decade, however, this perception proved inaccurate when cyber-attacks

OIA was shocked and saddened to learn of the sudden passing of our former Vice President of Government Affairs, Patricia Rojas-Ungar. She was a passionate and inspiring advocate for the outdoors and our members and she will be sorely missed. A long-time government affairs executive and devoted wife and mother,

Capitol Hill is usually quiet in August with members of Congress back in their home states, but this year it has been anything but that. While our industry was convening in Denver for the Outdoor Retailer Summer show, the U.S. Senate was working feverishly to negotiate terms of $1 trillion infrastructure legislation. That plan passed the Senate with 67 votes. The upcoming wide-ranging and ambitious $3.5 trillion spending

The last year and a half has afforded us an opportunity to deeply reflect upon credit extension policies and best practices for collecting amidst a global crisis. Join North America’s largest B2B receivables management firm in a discussion on forecasting AR portfolio risk and approaching past-due customers with empathy while

Hear from OIA’s Director of Policy, Rich Harper, and members of the OIA Trade Advisory Council (OIATAC) as they discuss the council’s important policy role. In this conversation, Rich is joined by: Sara Bowersox, Sr. Manager, Global Trade Compliance, KEEN Footwear Ben Christensen, Vice President, Operations, Simms Fishing Products Jeff

We’re thrilled to announce the winners of the 2021 Path to Positive (P2P) Climate Leadership Awards, which recognize Climate Action Corps members who stand out in the categories of transparency, partnership, community and impact. These companies demonstrated unique and influential climate leadership that ultimately increased our collective impact in 2020,

Over the course of the COVID-19 pandemic, we have seen more Americans than ever benefit from the outdoors and enjoy the physical and mental health benefits that come from outdoor recreation. I have been heartened to see so many people discover the outdoors for the first time and make getting

When: Tuesday, June 22 Speakers: Stephanie Maez, Outdoor Foundation Melanie Borger, RIVERSPORT OKC and Thrive Outside Oklahoma City In 2020 the world witnessed incredible upheaval, and Americans across the country took to the outdoors in search of respite from COVID-19. Our 2021 Participation Report reveals that 7.1 million more Americans

We would like to thank all the member companies who participated in the 2021 election. We are happy to announce and introduce the three returning directors as well as the two new incoming directors, who will officially begin their three-year terms at the upcoming board meeting in July: JONATHAN CEDAR,

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Congressman Joe Neguse (CO-2nd) speaks with OIA’s Director of Policy, Rich Harper, to discuss his recently introduced Civilian Climate Corps proposal, which has been included in President Biden’s American Jobs Plan. Neguse also talks about his Parks, Jobs and Equity Act, which would invest millions of dollars into urban parks,

We urge you to express your support for a bill to create an Outdoor Equity Grant Program in Colorado: HB21-1318. If enacted, the program will connect more Colorado youth and their families to the benefits of our state’s public lands and will be funded by portions of lottery money that

Speakers: Lise Aangeenbrug – Executive Director, Outdoor Industry Association Representative Joe Neguse (D-CO-02) – Chairman of the House Natural Resources Committee’s Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests, and Public Lands Key Takeaways: 1. For the outdoors to thrive, it must be open and accessible to all. 2. The American Jobs Plan is a

When: Wednesday, May 5 OIA Director of Government Affairs Rich Harper will lead a discussion with OIA’s outside trade counsels, Ron Sorini and Andrew Samet, on the wide range of issues that impact global supply chains of critical importance to outdoor companies. Sorini, Samet & Associates has represented OIA for

Outdoorists showed up in record numbers to vote last November in support of the outdoors. As a result, OIA and our members have the opportunity to work with a new administration and Congress to secure wins across our policy agenda. These priorities include preserving our public lands and waters, making

Speakers: Joseph Cooke, President and Co-founder of WPIC Marketing + Technologies; Todd Embley, Host and Executive Producer of The Negotiation podcast Is growing your brand in the world’s largest online market on your organization’s trajectory for the next year? As the world emerges from the COVID pandemic, do you see

Speakers: Dave Metz, Partner and President, FM3 Research Lori Weigel, Principal, New Bridge Strategy The 11th annual Conservation in the West survey sponsored by Colorado College’s State of the Rockies Project is the most comprehensive view of Western-state voters’ attitudes about conservation issues and challenges. In years past, the survey

Presenters: Theresa Conn, Global Distribution and Sustainability Manager, NEMO; Rachel Lincoln, Director of Sustainability & Product Ops, prAna; Joleen Ong, Sustainable Manufacturing Manager, Columbia Sportswear Co; Steve Richardson, Brand Solutions, Archroma US Inc; Jenn Swain, Director of Global Sustainability Burton; Michael Sadowski Advisor to the Climate Action Corps Description: If you’re not

Presenters: Amy Horton, Outdoor Industry Association; Senator Sheldon Whitehouse, (D-RI) Description: Climate change threatens the outdoor experience that our industry depends on. While our businesses invest in ambitious carbon reduction and removals in our operations and supply chains, we must also step up to advocate, engage our consumers and enable broader system



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