-NBS NEWS-
The Second Annual NBS Expo Kicks Off on Monday, August 26
The Second Annual NBS Expo being held from August 26-27, kicks off in just a few days! The purpose of the NBS Expo is to provide the NBS Membership with opportunities to remain relevant and thrive in today's competitive environment. Between the 16 seminars across the Business Administration, Information Technology, and Marketing Tracks, we are looking forward to a great two days of educational and networking experiences for our Members!
-INDUSTRY NEWS-
Industry Impact: List 4 China Tariffs Announced
On August 13, The United States Trade Representative (USTR) released List 4 of tariffs on Chinese-made products. The new 10 percent tariff will go into effect in two stages: September 1, 2019, and December 15, 2019. To view  List 4A , effective September 1,  click here . To view  List 4B , effective December 15,  click here .  
10 Ways to Celebrate National Shooting Sports Month
Millions of Americans have a great interest in learning about recreational shooting, making National Shooting Sports Month the perfect time to bring someone new to the range — and we have 10 great ways to help you join in the celebration. If you think of others, please share them on social media and use the hashtag #LetsGoShooting. | For More...
Outdoor Retailer Combines Winter Shows in January
Outdoor Retailer, in concert with the Outdoor Industry Association (OIA), announced it will not produce Winter Market, scheduled for November 5-7, 2019. The show will be united with the Snow Show, creating the Outdoor + Snow Show, scheduled for January 29-31, 2020, at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver, bringing the entirety of the community together. | For More...
-VENDOR NEWS-
Adidas Celebrates 70 Years
Adidas turned 70 on August 18. For those working in the Outdoor Industry, the background story of Adidas is familiar – Adolf (“Adi”) Dassler, born in 1900 in Germany, was experimenting with sports shoes in his mother’s laundry room in the 1920s, before founding the company with his brother in 1924. After going their separate ways in 1948, Adi Dassler was firmly on track for success with Adidas the following year. | For More...
FeraDyne Outdoors Names Flanagan CFO
FeraDyne Outdoors has named John Flanagan as the company's Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Flanagan has over 25 years of experience in finance, operations and strategy, driving process improvements in both publicly traded and private companies. | For More...
Bear & Son Cutlery Hires Michael Mathews as National Sales Manager
Bear & Son Cutlery, manufacturer of premium made-in-the-USA knives, announced recently that Michael Mathews has been appointed National Sales Manager. Mathews will seek to leverage Bear & Son Cutlery’s national sales portfolio to generate new business and accelerate growth. | For More...
OrderMyGear Named to Inc. 5000 List
On August 14, Inc. Magazine named OrderMyGear to its annual Inc. 5000 list of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. “Being recognized as an Inc. 5000 finalist for the last three years is an incredible accomplishment for our team,” said OrderMyGear CEO Dave Dutch. | For More...
-MARKETING & SOCIAL MEDIA-
Ad Denied? The Real Secret to Getting Your Ads Approved by Facebook
Facebook’s current ad rules state that “Ads must not promote the sale or use of weapons, ammunition or explosives. This includes ads for weapon modification accessories.” However, you are allowed to promote blogs or groups connecting people with firearms-related interests (though those blogs and groups must not lead to the sale of Facebook’s “prohibited items”), safety courses for firearm training or licenses and books and videos about firearms safety. | For More...
-FISHING-
Sportfishing Equipment Will Be Impacted By Next Round of Tariffs
On August 13, the Trump Administration announced it will incrementally impose new 10% tariffs on $300 billion of Chinese imports, including recreational fishing equipment. The next round of tariffs will begin September 1, 2019 on a portion of these imports while the remaining products will be subject to additional tariffs starting December 15, 2019. | For More...
-HUNTING & ARCHERY-
10 Virtues of Good Deer Hunters
Virtues are instilled in us at an early age, but perfecting them takes a lifetime. Just as being virtuous is an important part of our humanity, it’s also important to who we are as deer hunters. Here are 10 virtues that directly impact your deer hunting success and enjoyment. | For More...
-FIREARMS & AMMUNITION-
Blog: Used Guns Are Money Makers
How do you succeed selling used guns? The simple answer is to stock them in your store. There’s nothing wrong with that. However many people cross your threshold every day, a certain percentage of them will buy a gun. A certain percentage of those will buy a used gun at a higher margin from you. | For More...
-OUTDOOR INDUSTRY QUIZ-
Outdoor Industry IQ: How Well Do You Know the Logos of Outdoor Brands?
In a sense, a logo is the face of a brand. To ace this quiz, you have to know the logos of outdoor brands like the back of your hand, or rather, like the front of your own shirt pocket. Think you can score a perfect 10? | Take The Quiz...
-NBS OUTDOOR MAGAZINE-
Summer 2019 Edition Available Now!
Click the magazine cover to view the digital version of the Summer 2019 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 Iconic Sony Walkman Turns 40
The Sony Walkman was the first portable music player to hit the market in 1979. The first time you could plug in and listen to tracks while walking down the street, or anywhere for that matter. Shaped like a transistor with silver buttons, two headset jacks and no screen, the Sony Walkman changed forever the way people listened to and experienced music. | For More...
How to Manage You Reputation Online
“Well, you know what they say: if you don’t have anything nice to say about anybody, come sit by me!” was a line from the play and movie Steel Magnolias. Sounds like the Internet. Have you Googled what people are saying about you lately? Here is the good, the bad, and the ugly about your reputation online. | For More...
Crash's Meme of the Day (ft. the Intense Summer Heat)
-GOT NEWS?-
If your company has news or information to share with NBS, contact Catherine Rash via email at crash@nbs.com or via phone at 817-605-2223.