-BUSINESS-
President Trump Signs $484 Billion Economic Relief Bill
Last week, President Trump signed a $484 billion Coronavirus economic relief package to aid small businesses, hospitals, and more during this crisis. As part of the measure, $370 billion will be used to aid small businesses with payroll amid temporary closures to reduce the spread of the virus. With the $370 billion, $310 billion will be allocated to the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) providing small business loans to potentially be forgiven, while $60 billion will be allocated to the Small Business Administration (SBA) disaster assistance loans and grants. | For More...
March Retail Sales Plummet During Coronavirus Pandemic
Retail sales saw their biggest monthly drop on record during March as the coronavirus pandemic forced restaurants, bars and many stores to temporarily close across the nation and stay-at-home orders also impacted gasoline sales, the National Retail Federation said. | For More...
-INDUSTRY NEWS-
ICAST 2020 Replaces Physical Show with Virtual Show
Given the ongoing stay-at-home orders and the desire to keep the health and safety of everyone in our recreational fishing family first in the decision-making process, ASA’s board of directors made the decision to cancel the physical ICAST Show that was scheduled for July 14-17, 2020, at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando. | For More... 
Gun Shops Can Sell From Parking Lots Amid Pandemic
The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) in an industry letter published recently said that federally licensed firearms sellers could complete transactions through drive-up windows and temporary booths in their parking lots or other parts of their property. | For More...
NSSF Opens 2020 Hunting Heritage Trust Grant Program Application Process
Our industry is invested in recruiting new participants, retaining current participants and re-activating lapsed participants in hunting and the shooting sports. These “R3” initiatives have gained traction over the past several years, including those supported by NSSF’s +ONE Movement and National Shooting Sports Month. | For More...
Modell's Seeks Another Delay in Bankruptcy Amid Continued Shutdowns
Modell’s Sporting Goods is seeking a further delay in its Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceedings as COVID-19 continues to prevent the retailer from holding liquidation sales at physical stores, according to Law360. | For More...
-VENDOR NEWS-
Leupold & L3 Team Awarded Contract
Leupold & Stevens is pleased to announce that L3Harris has been awarded a contract in partnership with Leupold to deliver 115 production prototypes to the United States Army for the Next Generation Squad Weapon Fire Control (NGSW-FC) Program. | For More...
Allen Company Partners with Girls with Guns
ALLEN Company is proud to have partnered in an exclusive relationship of licensed products with the wildly powerful Girls with Guns clothing brand. The relationship is the catalyst for a new introduction of licensed sets of branded merchandise that today’s female shooters and hunters can really appreciate. | For More...
Compass Diversified Holdings Completes Acquisition of Marucci Sports
Compass Diversified Holdings announced the completion of the company’s previously announced acquisition of Baton Rouge, LA-based Marucci Sports LLC for $200 million. | For More...
Kryptek Releases Camouflage Courtesy Face Masks
In light of recent CDC recommendations that cloth face coverings should be worn in all public settings to help prevent the spread of COVID-19, Kryptek is now offering face masks for sale in their camouflage patterns. | For More...
-MARKETING & SOCIAL MEDIA-
-OUTDOORS-
21 Tips for Tagging a Springtime Gobbler
Like springtime weather, wild turkeys are often very fickle. Just when you think you have a longbeard patterned, his pea-sized brain directs him to change his routine, leaving you confused and frustrated. | For More...
6 Secrets Hunting & Fishing Guides Will Never Reveal
If you’ve ever been on a guided hunt or fishing trip, you know all too well that some can be more nightmare than dream. It was November and the rut was rocking. A crisp front was pushing through from the north and the forecasted temps were perfect. | For More...
Enjoy National Park Week with These 7 Incredible Photos
You would be forgiven for not knowing that it’s  National Park week . While some of the most well-known parks, like Yellowstone and Teton, have closed to prevent the spread of COVID-19,  many national parks are still open . | For More...
-ATHLETICS-
College Sports Will Not Return Until Students Return
In a conference call between the College Football Playoff Management Committee and VP Mike Pence, discussions took place regarding the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on college athletics. One conclusion drawn by those on the call because the message to Pence from that group was clear: There will be no college football until students are allowed on campus. | For More...
PGA Tour Announces Mid-June Return in Texas
The PGA Tour announced that it would resume its season in mid-June with a tournament in Fort Worth without spectators. The event would make men’s golf among the first major American professional sports to restart competition since the coronavirus pandemic halted most events in March. | For More...
NSGA Sports Participation Study Shows Growth in 2019
Participation increased in 7 of 10 segments in 2019 according to the 2020 National Sporting Goods Association’s Sports Participation in the U.S. Report* released recently. One segment remained relatively flat and two segments decreased compared to the prior-year the survey noted. | 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-
COVID-19 Helped Netflix Win the Streaming Wars They'd Barely Begun
The world is being entertained through Netflix, and the creative community has coalesced around it in this moment of global crisis that has hit the entertainment world incredibly hard. | For More...
All You Need to Know About Remote Work
The future of work is increasingly remote. From building remote teams, to running remote meetings and events, everything you need to know is here. | For More...
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-NBS COVID-19 RESOURCE PAGE-
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.