Webinar: Reduce Credit Card Processing Fees Without Switching Processors

Watch on-demand! Merchant Cost Consulting is excited to be a partner with the Outdoor Industry Association and hopes to help members get a better understanding of their merchant fees. Credit card merchant fees are a necessary evil when it comes to accepting payments for businesses. As more consumers shift to carrying plastic in their pockets, it’s necessary to understand just how much these credit card merchant fees can add up and affect your bottom line. In this webinar, you will:

  • Learn the average cost you should pay to accept credit cards
  • Identify hidden processing mark-up fees your payment provider or software doesn’t want you to know
  • How Merchant Cost Consulting can help to make sure you are priced at the most competitive pricing in the industry

All of these will help boost the profitability of your business by lowering your overhead costs and keeping payment processing fees as low as you can. Keep more money in your pocket!

Coffee and Climate: Resource Allocation for GHG Measurement and Target Setting

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Thursday, March 31, 2022, 12 pm MT

Climate Action Corps members, join us for the second edition of the Coffee and Climate series! In this live discussion, we will discuss the importance of proper resource allocation to accomplish data collection for GHG measurement, the calculation itself, and target setting. In addition, we’ll go in-depth on the suggested number of FTEs required to complete the work, gaining CEO/Leadership buy-in, budgeting, organizational structures, roles and responsibilities, and more.

As opposed to more formal Corps training webinars, Coffee and Climate sessions are a candid but guided conversation on a chosen topic. They include facilitated group discussion to share tips, tricks, and strategies, as well as an opportunity for Q&A. Be ready to bring your questions (and coffee) to the table!


Kari Shafer, Climate Action Corps Manager, Outdoor Industry Association

Eric Brody, Founder and Principal, Shift Advantage

This Coffee and Climate session is for Climate Action Corps members only. If you’re a Corps member, you can register here. Not a member? Contact our team to learn more and join today. 

Webinar: New Opportunities to Combat Climate Change

Tuesday, March 29, 2022, 12 pm MT


Outdoor companies came together last year in record numbers to express support for historic investments to combat climate change contained in the Build Back Better plan (BBB). While the House passed this ambitious proposal, action in the Senate stalled and 2021 ended without this legislation making it to the president’s desk. As we look ahead to the legislative agenda for 2022, the urgency for acting on climate will only increase. It is more important than ever for outdoor businesses to step up the plate and help get BBB across the finish line.

Join OIA and OIA members for a refresher on the key climate provisions in BBB – from a Civilian Climate Corps and natural climate solutions to accelerating the transition to renewable energy – and learn how you and your company can be advocates for the planet and complete the work on BBB.


Rick Murphy, Forbes Tate Partners

Theresa Conn, NEMO Equipment

Webinar: The Evolution of Buying and Selling: Omnichannel, Recommerce, and Delivering the New Customer Experience

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Wednesday, March 23, 2022, 12pm MT
  In the past 2 years, a major shift in consumer behavior has emerged. In both D2C and B2B channels, personalization, accessibility, and value-based customer experiences have been drivers into key buying experiences. In fact, more buyers expect an omnichannel approach to how they interact with brands. According to the latest research from ThredUp, recommence, or the pre-owned outdoor gear market has been projected to grow to $75 Billion by 2025. In this presentation, we share how brands can leverage these evolving trends to provide deeper customer experiences and build new retail channels through recommerce.   Presented by:

Webinar: 30×30 Initiative for Outdoor Industry Businesses

Tuesday, March 1, 2022, 11 am MT

Join California Outdoor Recreation Partnership and the Outdoor Industry Association to learn about 30×30— an initiative to protect 30 percent of our nation’s lands and waters by 2030—on the California state and federal level and how your brand can integrate 30×30 into your marketing.​

Get a deep dive on topics like:

  • Why It’s Important for Companies to Be Involved in Social Impact & Advocacy | Alicia Harvie, REI
  • How to Integrate Cause Marketing Into Your Business Marketing | Danica Carey, Seirus Innovation
  • What Is 30×30 and How Is California Involved? | Jennifer Norris, California Natural Resources Agency
  • Federal Level of 30×30 | Rebecca Gillis, Outdoor Industry Association
  • Why We Care and 30×30 CORP Campaign Launch | Lexie Gritlefeld, California Outdoor Recreation Partnership

Webinar: New Law Enhances Restrictions on Goods Made from Forced Labor in China

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Wednesday, February 23, 2022, 1 pm MT In December, President Biden signed into law legislation that will place additional restrictions on imports of goods made from forced labor from China. The “Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act” establishes a “rebuttable presumption” that any goods imported from the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region of China are by tainted forced labor and are therefore prohibited from entry into the United States. This rebuttable presumption will go into effect on June 21, 2022. In the meantime, the Forced Labor Enforcement Task Force will hold a public comment period and a public hearing in which stakeholders can weigh in on the development of a forced labor enforcement strategy. Join OIA and our trade counsels from Sorini Samet & Associates to learn more about the major provisions of the new law, the enforcement strategy development process, and how OIA and your business may participate in the public comment period.