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    Outdoor Industry Association with new executives


    The U.S. Outdoor Industry Association ( OIA ) has named Arlene Charles chief operating officer and Kelly Davis director of research. Charles has served as general manager for Girls Inc. of Columbus and Phenix Russell as well as COO for the YWCA of Greater Atlanta ...

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    Climate Action Corps publishes Progress Report, aims to become climate positive industry by 2030


    The U.S. Outdoor Industry Association ’s ( OIA ) Climate Action Corps , launched in January 2020, unveiled its first Annual Impact Report to mark year one progress and announced an unprecedented goal to become the world’s first climate-positive industry by 2030 . To address the threat of climate change, ...

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    OIA announces board election results


    The U.S. Outdoor Industry Association ’s ( OIA ) annual board elections ended May 28 with the election of Toad Co CMO Sarah Matt and Merrell CMO Janice Tennan as new board members. They will begin their three-year terms in July. The election also resulted in ...

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    U.S. outdoor industry applauds governmental proposal to expand funding for Great American Outdoors Act


    U.S. Outdoor Industry Association ( OIA ) has welcomed the U.S. Departments of Interior and Agriculture ’s Fiscal Year 2022 proposal to allocate $2.8 billion in funding for projects authorized in the Great American Outdoors Act , a landmark conservation legislation. OIA applauded the Biden Administration ’s continued commitment ...

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    U.S. companies demand climate action from Biden administration


    310 U.S. businesses have signed an open letter demanding that the Biden Administration makes every effort to achieve a 50 percent reduction in emissions by 2030. The open letter was organized by the We Mean Business Coalition , a global coalition of nonprofits working with businesses around the ...

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    U.S. outdoor community supports Biden’s staff pick


    In the Trump years, public and political activism by prominent players in the outdoor community has become almost a tradition – whether it was the move of the Outdoor Retailer trade show from Salt Lake City, Utah, to Denver, Colorado, in 2017 in protest of the Bears Ears National ...

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    U.S. Outdoor Foundation names new managing director


    The Outdoor Foundation ( OF ), the philanthropic arm of the U.S. Outdoor Industry Association ( OIA ), has named Stephanie Maez its new managing director. Maez is a longtime strategic policy advocate and nonprofit executive and a former state legislator from New ...

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    U.S. Outdoor Economy Conference 2020 will be held virtually


    The Outdoor Economy Conference , a U.S. event for those looking to grow the outdoor industry in their own regions, will be held virtually this year. The third edition of the event will be divided into five creatively designed half-day virtual workshops, held every Thursday in October from 12 noon ...

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    Outdoor industry courses and certificates offered in the U.S.


    The U.S.-based Outdoor Industry Association (OIA) is partnering with Utah State University and Western Colorado University to offer courses within its Outdoor Industry Business Certificate (OIBC) program, a suite of certificates offered through accredited university partners. Utah State is offering the Sustainable Product Design and Supply ...

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    U.S. Congress passes Great American Outdoors Act


    On July 22, the U.S. House of Representatives voted in favor of the Great American Outdoors Act . The bill, which passed by a bipartisan vote of 310-107, is now headed to President Donald Trump in order to become law. In a public statement, the Outdoor Industry Association ...

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    OIA elects new board members


    The U.S. Outdoor Industry Association ( OIA ) has completed its 2020 elections and announced one returning as well as four new incoming directors, who will officially begin their three-year terms at the upcoming board meeting on June 22. The new board consists of the returning director Scott Buelter, ...

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    Outdoor Retailer announces virtual summer market


    Outdoor Retailer announced a new online trade show format called Outdoor Retailer Online to take place with live programming, virtual educational events and networking from July 21-23 this year. In addition, the online tools of the event will be available to registered exhibitors and attendees throughout the summer. ...

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    SIA, OIA and NSAA join call for climate action in the U.S.


    The U.S. Outdoor Business Climate Partnership (OBCP) – an alliance between Snowsports Industries America (SIA), the Outdoor Industry Association (OIA) and the National Ski Areas Association (NSAA) – joined “ Lead On Climate 2020 ,” the largest ever call-to-action in the U.S. from the business community ...

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    VF Corp. brands support OIA and its small business members


    Several VF Corp. brands, including The North Face , Timberland , Icebreaker , Smartwool , Eagle Creek and Altra , will donate 15 percent of their Outdoor Retailer Summer Market refunds to the U.S. Outdoor Industry Association ( OIA ). The funds are to support OIA’s ...

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    Buff joins OIA Climate Action Corps


    Buff has become a founding member of the Climate Action Corps , a movement promoted by the Outdoor Industry Association ( OIA ) in the U.S. that already unites some 60 outdoor industry companies committed to measure, plan and reduce their greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and share their ...

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    OIA names new executive director


    The U.S.-based Outdoor Industry Association (OIA) has announced the promotion of Lise Aangeenbrug from executive director of its philanthropic arm ( Outdoor Foundation ) to executive director of the OIA. Prior to joining the Outdoor Foundation, Aangeenbrug was executive vice-president of the National Park Foundation (NPF) . She ...