-BUSINESS-
Hurry Up & Wait? Why Relief to Small Businesses Has Lagged
Speed is of the essence if a federal relief program for small businesses is going to be effective in combating the damage wrought by the coronavirus lockdowns. Yet, days into the program, many Main Street businesses are still waiting for the cash infusion necessary to stay alive. Others say they haven’t even been able to apply for loans under what’s called the Paycheck Protection Program. | For More...
-INDUSTRY NEWS-
NRA Blog: How COVID-19 has Affected the Shooting Industry
The  COVID-19 pandemic  will long be remembered not only for the health impact, but for massive economic disruption characterized by job losses, panic buying, hoarding and price gouging. The shooting sports industry has not been immune to these impacts. | For More...
Firearms Industry Impact Rises 213% Since 2008
The total economic impact of the firearm and ammunition industry in the United States increased from $19.1 billion in 2008 to $60 billion in 2019, a 213-percent increase, while the total number of full-time-equivalent jobs rose from approximately 166,000 to over 332,000, a 100-percent increase in that period, according to a report released by   NSSF. | For More...
Outdoor Retailer Summer Market Cancelled
Outdoor Retailer, the largest outdoor trade show in the country and a cardinal event on the industry's annual calendar, cancelled its annual Summer Market on Thursday, April 2, as a precautionary measure against the spread of coronavirus. | For More...
ICAST 2020 Remains "On Schedule" for July
Currently, all events encouraging large crowds appeared in serious jeopardy, and the waters still remain pretty murky. Despite that, ICAST 2020 appears – for now – on schedule for July 14 – 17 in Orlando, Florida. | For More...
The Big Gear Show is On - With Some Changes
Just a few days after Outdoor Retailer announced that this year's Summer Market was off, organizers of the next major event on the industry's calendar, The Big Gear Show, have gone a different route. | For More...
Emerald Holdings Event Cancellations Totaled $116M in Revenue Last Year
Emerald Holding Inc. said the 23 events it has canceled to date—including Outdoor Retailer Summer Market—accounted for approximately $116 million of 2019 revenue. Emerald has said that it falls in Emerald’s second tier of shows that have a revenue range of $10 million to $20 million. | For More...
-VENDOR NEWS-
Aaron Lucky Named President of Easton Technical Products
Greg Easton, President of Jas. D. Easton, announced that Easton’s Vice President of Finance, Aaron Lucky, has been named as the new president of Easton Technical Products. | For More...
Exxel Outdoors Acquires Compass 3560
Exxel Outdoors announced it has completed the acquisition of Compass 360, an outdoor apparel and gear company. Financial terms of the deal weren’t disclosed. Compass 360 produces performance wade-wear, outerwear, rainwear and camo-wear, for fishing, hunting, camping, and other outdoor adventures. | For More...
Mossy Oak Donates Fabric for Producing Masks
Mossy Oak shared a photo of the bottomland face masks being made with their fabric  on Instagram , and also thanked the men and women on the frontline of this pandemic. | For More...
Bell & Giro Brands Donate Over 3,000 Pairs of Goggles to Healthcare Professionals
Bell and Giro, major providers of outdoor sports and recreation products, today announced the donation of 3,194 protective goggles to America’s frontline healthcare workers combating the spread of COVID-19, or coronavirus. | For More...
Fischer Skis US Donates 1,000 Pairs of Goggles to Medical Workers
Fischer Skis US, the U.S. distributor of Uvex goggles and helmets is aiding medical relief efforts in the COVID-19 fight by donating 1,000 pairs of the brand’s goggles to the organization Goggles for Docs. | For More...
The Allen Company Transitions Facilities to Help Fight COVID-19
In an effort to better supply health care workers and first responders with much needed personal protective equipment (PPE) products, The Allen Company's normal cut and sew operations have been re-engineered to begin manufacturing key emergency items. | For More...
-MARKETING & SOCIAL MEDIA-
-HUNTING-
Video: This Turkey Got its Head Stuck in a Hunter's Decoy & We Can't Stop Laughing
I bet you never saw a turkey with two fans before. Okay, it’s really just a turkey with his head stuck in a decoy’s fan, but stop me if you’ve witnessed this in the turkey woods before! | For More...
Trump Administration Proposes Historic Expansion of Hunting & Fishing Opportunities
The Trump administration recently announced a historic proposal for new and expanded hunting and fishing opportunities across more than 2.3 million acres at 97 national wildlife refuges and 9 national fish hatcheries. | For More...
-NBS OUTDOOR MAGAZINE-
Spring 2020 Edition Available Now
Click the magazine cover to view the digital version of the Spring 2020 edition of the quarterly NBS Outdoor Magazine. For more information on how you can be a part of the NBS Outdoor Magazine, please contact Steve Baker with Required Team Gear via email at steveb@requiredteamgear.com .   
-CRASH'S CORNER-
Drew Brees Encounters Baby Rattlesnakes While Walking the Dogs, & Sean Payton Had the Perfect Response
The New Orleans Saints quarterback said  on Instagram  he found the baby rattlesnakes during a late afternoon walk and posted a picture that raised the concern level of his head coach, Sean Payton, tenfold – as if he isn’t going through enough right now  recovering from the COVID-19 virus. | For More...
Fitbit to Study the Role of Wearables to Detect, Track & Detain Infectious Diseases
Fitbit is collaborating with The Scripps Research Institute and Stanford Medicine on research aimed at using Fitbit data to help detect, track and contain infectious diseases like COVID-19. This new research consortium invites other institutions to join in this collective effort and share key learnings with the research community. | For More...
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-NBS REMINDERS-
NBS COVID-19 Small Business Resource Page
As a reminder, NBS has a COVID-19 Small Business Information and Resource Page located on the home page of our NBS website. We have compiled a collection of general business resources, SBA (U.S. Small Business Administration) resources and industry resources to keep you up to speed on where you can seek guidance and help if needed. | For More...  
-NEW MEMBER RECRUITING-
Do You Know Any Independent Retailers That Would Be a Good Fit For NBS?
In case you are not aware, NBS provides a stipend to those who refer and actively assist in our recruiting effort. For more information, or to discuss possible leads, please contact Julie Cerza in the NBS Office via phone at 817-605-2212 or via email at jcerza@nbs.com .
-WHAT DO YOU WANT US TO KNOW?-
If your company has news or information to share with NBS, please contact Catherine Rash via email at crash@nbs.com or via phone at 817-605-2223.