NBS Hosts Four Sets of Business Development Meetings Throughout the Month of June
Throughout the month of June, NBS hosted four sets of Business Development Meetings (BDMs) to prepare for our upcoming Fall Semi-Annual Market in August. For these BDMs, our merchandising team brings in Committee Members to meet with select Vendor Partners to negotiate Programs, Show Specials, SMUs, and more to be presented to the entire Membership at the upcoming Market.

NBS' Marty Plazo hosted our first set of BDMs for the Fishing and Hunting categories with Committee Members Ken Vandervest (D&R Sports) and Jon Fontius (Dunham's Sports). Following that, NBS' Ken Chandley hosted Camping and Watersports BDMs with Committee Member Rob Glover (Mahoney's).

After a short hiatus, we went back into full swing with two sets of BDMs held simultaneously. NBS' Chris Shadowens hosted Firearms BDMs with Committee Members Todd Vance (Vance Outdoors), Jay Wallace (Adventure Outdoors), and Hunter Simmons (Simmons' Sporting Goods). During that same time, NBS' Luke Cotton hosted Shooting Accessories BDMs with Committee Members Hunter Simmons (Simmons' Sporting Goods), Chikki Shajwani (Molly's Place), and Marcus Batty (Basin Sports).

We want to thank all our Members and Vendor Partners who participated in our BDMs and we look forward to seeing all of you IN-PERSON in August!
Fishing & Hunting Committee
Left to Right: Jon Fontius (Dunham's Sports), Ken Vandervest (D&R Sports), & Marty Plazo (NBS)
Firearms Committee
Top Row: Chris Shadowens (NBS) & Cole Airheart (NBS); Bottom Row: Jay Wallace (Adventure Outdoors), Hunter Simmons (Simmons' Sporting Goods), & Todd Vance (Vance Outdoors)
Shooting Accessories Committee
Top Row: Chikki Shajwani (Molly's Place) & Luke Cotton (NBS); Bottom Row: Marcus Batty (Basin Sports) & Hunter Simmons (Simmons' Sporting Goods)
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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, contact Julie Cerza via phone at 817-605-2212 or via email at jcerza@nbs.com.
Contact Catherine Rash via email at crash@nbs.com or via phone at 817-605-2223 to share your company's information with NBS!