-NBS NEWS-
NBS Creates COVID-19 Small Business Information & Resource Page
NBS has created 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...
NBS Distribution Center & Office Subject to Tarrant County Shelter-In-Place Order
The NBS Distribution Center will reopen for limited shipping beginning in the afternoon on April 1, 2020. If you are NOT open for business and /or cannot accept shipments at this time, please contact Jorge Soto via email at jsoto@nbs.com . As a further result of this order, NBS has significantly reduced the number of on-site employees, and have set the majority of our staff up to work from home. Should you need anything or have any questions, please continue to call as usual. It is our goal to maximize the safety of our employees while at the same time maintaining the level of customer service you have come to expect.
-NEW MEMBER ANNOUNCEMENT-
Welcome Champion Firearms to the NBS Family!
We are excited to welcome Champion Firearms to the NBS Family! Champion Firearms is a shooting sports specialty retailer with an indoor range located in College Station, Texas. They carry a vast assortment of firearms, ammunition and shooting accessories. We look forward to seeing our new Member at our upcoming Markets! To learn more about Champion Firearms, visit www.championfirearms.com.
-BUSINESS-
Small Business Relief Tracker: Resources for Businesses Among Coronavirus
Some 30 million American small businesses are high on the coronavirus’ list of victims.  Nearly half  of these companies say the pandemic is to blame for unprecedented revenue declines, and with no clear end in sight, the possibility of  temporary closures  has become a reality for many. | For More...
-INDUSTRY NEWS-
NSSF Thanks Trump Administration For Industry's Critical Infrastructure Designation
NSSF is grateful for the Department of Homeland Security’s inclusion of the firearm industry’s manufacturing, distribution, retail and range businesses as essential critical services that should remain open during the COVID-19 pandemic. NSSF has been working closely with the Trump Administration and DHS to convey the important role the firearm and ammunition industry performs for national security, public safety, and the ability for continued exercise of individual constitutional liberties and self-protection. | For More...
Protecting Your Firearm Business & The Public During a Crisis
An emergency or crisis can erupt at any time, and it is your greatest responsibility as a firearm retailer to maintain your inventory in a way that prevents any threat to public safety. This includes your firearm sales and compliance practices, especially when it comes to dealing with a surge in demand, as well as securing your inventory if it must be left unattended. | For More...
Outdoor Retailer Summer Market Still On - For Now
Outdoor Retailer Summer Market, scheduled for June 23-25, 2020, at Colorado Convention Center in Denver, Colorado, is still on as of March 20 despite the spread of the coronavirus, the company announced. | For More...
Sportfishing Industry Asks Governors to Support Recreational Fishing
Amid growing closures and restrictions related to the COVID-19 pandemic, the American Sportfishing Association (ASA) recently sent letters to each of the fifty governors requesting that they keep recreational fishing opportunities and businesses open as much as possible. The  letters  were delivered to the governors’ offices on Friday, March 27. | For More...
Modell's Bankruptcy Suspended Due to Coronavirus
Modell’s Sporting Goods’s bankruptcy proceedings were suspended until April 30 after COVID-19 restrictions temporarily shuttered stores to prevent going-out-of-business sales. | For More...
-VENDOR NEWS-
Escalade Appoints New President & CEO
Escalade Inc., a maker of a wide range of sporting goods, announced the appointment of Scott Sincerbeaux as the organization’s new president and CEO. He will join Escalade on April 27, 2020. | For More...
Plano Synergy Announces Promotion of Joe Snatchko
Plano Synergy, a market leader across multiple hunting and fishing product categories, has announced the promotion of Joe Snatchko as Vice President of Sales - Outdoors. | For More...
-MARKETING & SOCIAL MEDIA-
-FIREARMS-
Firearm Accidents Reaching Record Low Level
NSSF is pleased to report that unintentional firearm fatalities reached their lowest level ever, according to the latest data from the National Safety Council’s just-released Injury Facts Report 2018. NSSF applauded the report, which shows fatal firearm accidents at their lowest level since record keeping began in 1903. | For More...
NRA: COVID-19 Threatens Health of Second Amendment
Welcome to the new “normal,” at least for a while. Even with most legislatures having shut down operations, or severely limiting what they are doing in order to focus on responding to this viral threat, there are still those who would seek to exploit the situation and work to undermine the Second Amendment. | For More...
-OUTDOORS-
Sportsmen & Sportswomen Generate Nearly $1 Billion in Conservation Funding
America’s sportsmen and sportswomen generated nearly $1 billion in excise taxes last year that support state conservation programs. The disbursement of these funds, generated through excise taxes on hunting, shooting and fishing equipment and boat fuel to all 50 states and U.S. territories by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. | 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-
The Incredibly Simple Reason Working From Home Could Be Here to Stay
There’s a mundane reason that working from home could become a lasting option for office workers: Companies are finally investing in the technology they’ve always needed to make remote work possible. | For More...
5 Ways to Build Trust When Your Teams Are Working From Home Indefinitely
Whenever folks transition to remote work, they often ask me about accountability. How do remote managers know their people are working? And how can remote employees show their bosses that they’re getting stuff done? | For More...
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-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.