-SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY-
Shop Small for Small Business Saturday:
Saturday, November 30, 2019
In these days of ever changing retail, it is important for all of us to understand the significant role that Independent Retail plays in our country. Independent dealers are why NBS exists, and today we are comprised of over 400 independent retail Members representing over 1,000 store fronts across North America.
 
Since 2010, the Saturday after Thanksgiving is known as Small Business Saturday, a day where people are encouraged to Shop Small to support their local communities and small businesses. During this 10th annual Small Business Saturday on Saturday, November 30 , we hope you will join the nation in supporting local businesses in your communities, as well as promoting your own business.  

If you are unfamiliar with this movement, please click here to visit the Shop Small website and learn how your support of local businesses fuels local community success across the United States.
-NEW MEMBER ANNOUNCEMENTS-
Old Glory Guns & Ammo from Greenville, New Hampshire, Joins the NBS Family!
We are excited to welcome Old Glory Guns & Ammo to the NBS Family! Old Glory Guns & Ammo is a shooting sports specialty retailer with one location in Greenville, New Hampshire. They carry a wide variety of firearms, accessories, ammunition, holsters, optics, and more. Old Glory Guns & Ammo officially became an NBS Member on November 12, 2019, and we look forward to seeing them at our upcoming Markets! To learn more about our new Member, click here .
Mid Star Firearms from Middleton, Idaho, Joins the NBS Family!
We are excited to welcome Mid Star Firearms LLC to the NBS Family! Mid Star Firearms is a shooting sports specialty retailer with one location in Middleton, Idaho. They carry a wide variety of firearms, accessories, ammunition, holsters, optics, and more. Mid Star Firearms officially became an NBS Member on November 19, 2019, and we look forward to seeing them at our upcoming Markets!
-VENDOR NEWS-
American Outdoor Brands to Separate Firearms & Accessories Businesses
American Outdoor Brands announced on Wednesday, November 13, that in late 2020, Smith & Wesson Brands, Inc. will be separated from all American Outdoor Brands, Inc. outdoor products and accessories brands. They will become two separate, independent and publicly traded companies. James Debney, the current President and CEO, will be taking over as CEO of AOB. Mark Smith will become CEO of Smith & Wesson Brands. | For More...
-BUSINESS-
How UPS is Driving a Customer-First Experience
As the holiday season approaches, retailers are poised to grab their share of the multibillion-dollar pie—$143.7 billion worth of sales, according to a forecast by Adobe Digital Insights. Naturally, that will keep shipping companies in their trucks, delivering more packages, faster. UPS has been making sure to keep up with that demand, says CMO Kevin Warren. | For More...
How The Federal Reserve's Latest Interest Rate Cut Impacts Small Businesses
In a move that was largely expected, the Federal Reserve cut interest rates by a quarter percentage point at its Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) policy meeting on October 30, 2019, in order to support an economy that seems to be showing signs of weakness. So what effect does the cut have on small businesses? | For More...
-INDUSTRY NEWS-
10 Great SHOT Show Tips from Veteran Exhibitors
NSSF hosted a SHOT Show Exhibitor Academy for new and seasoned SHOT Show exhibitors last June. A 2½-day event, held onsite at the Sands Expo in Las Vegas, the Academy provided seminars and opportunities for attendees to make the most of their experiences and investments while at SHOT Show. | For More...
Nike Pulling Its Products From Amazon in eCommerce Pivot
Nike  is breaking up with  Amazon. The athletic brand will stop selling its sneakers and apparel directly on Amazon’s website, ending a pilot program that began in 2017. | For More...
Under Armour Founder Steps Down as CEO
Kevin Plank, the founder and CEO of Under Armour Inc., is stepping down as CEO. Patrik Frisk, the company’s chief operating officer, will take over as CEO at the end of the year. | For More...
-MARKETING & SOCIAL MEDIA-
Using Facebook Groups For Your Shooting Sports Business
Facebook has been throttling reach on every single post made by every single business for more than three years now. It doesn’t have anything to do with shooting sports content. And it doesn’t have anything to do with free speech. So what is the problem. Facebook used to be free. Now it’s not. | For More...
-HUNTING-
Blog: Stick to Your Stand or Move?
Overhunting a spot is a bad thing — but not giving it enough time to produce is even worse. | For More...
10 Whitetail Hunting Myths You Might Still Believe, But Shouldn't
There’s an abundance of myths – or “fake news” – going around the world today, and that includes the deer hunting world as well. These myths might be rooted in some version of truth, however they’re typically based on extreme cases, small small sample sizes, and false information. | For More...
-FISHING-
What Anglers Need to Know About Performance Fishing Shirts
In the past decade, performance fishing shirts have evolved from vented, cotton and poly-blend shirts towards materials and fabrications that feature improved synthetic technology. But in the world of performance fishing shirts, which is better—old or new? | For More...
-NBS OUTDOOR MAGAZINE-
Fall 2019 Edition Available Now!
Click the magazine cover to view the digital version of the Fall 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-
NCAA Starts Process to Enhance Name, Image & Likeness Opportunities
In the Association’s continuing efforts to support college athletes, the NCAA’s top governing board voted unanimously to permit students participating in athletics the opportunity to benefit from the use of their name, image and likeness in a manner consistent with the collegiate model.| For More...
You Can Now Make Tours in Google Earth to Show Your Friends Your Favorite Travel Spots
Google is adding new tools to Google Earth on the web that let you build your own tour of a place right on top of the Google Earth map. The tools let you set landmarks, draw lines from place to place, add text, images, and videos to every point along the way, and present the whole thing, step by step. | 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 at 817-605-2212 or by email at jcerza@nbs.com .
-WHAT DO YOU WANT US TO KNOW?-
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.