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President's Message: Lessons Learned

Sep 15, 2016

Sometimes the best lessons in life come from the most unexpected of places. I’ve learned a lot of l...

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NASGW and Orchid Advisors - New Horizons in Supply Chain Compliance

Sep 1, 2016

I am very pleased to be able to tell you personally how excited we are at Orchid Advisors to be part...

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President's Message: In A Word, It's Busy

Aug 30, 2016

I’ve been doing a good bit of traveling over the past few months and I can sum up the mood and atmos...

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Voter Registration, Absentee Ballots and Early Voting

Aug 18, 2016

FROM:Jade West, Senior Vice President-Government RelationsNational Association of Wholesaler-Distrib...

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Chairman's Commentary: The Expo Is On The Horizon

Aug 15, 2016

Our Seasonal “bump” has come early this year. What has traditionally been a market driven by hunting...

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NASGW and Orchid Advisors Launch State Firearms Portal

Aug 15, 2016

Hartford, CT, & Oakbrook Terrace, IL, August 15, 2016) — Orchid Advisors, the Firearm Industry’s...

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DDTC Guidance On Registration By Manufacturers

Aug 10, 2016

As the government noose continues to tighten around our industry, it is crucial for all of our NAS...

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August Recess Gathers Sportsmen's Community Congressional Staff

Aug 5, 2016

On August 2, staff from the offices of Congressional Sportsmen’s Caucus (CSC) Members joined others ...

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Member Survey Results: Infographics

Aug 3, 2016

The numbers are in from our wholesaler member survey conducted by Growth Strategy Partners. This sur...

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Webinar: Getting More BANG from Your Bucks in Marketing and Advertising

Aug 2, 2016

Speakers:  Chris DiCenso and George Harris – Growth Strategy Partners, Roy Huntington - FMG Publicat...

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Wells Fargo Denies Services to Hogue Inc.

Aug 1, 2016

Hogue Inc. recently posted on their social media channels about an interaction with Wells Fargo bank...

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President's Message: On Fools and Freedom

Jul 29, 2016

There’s a pretty famous quote, no doubt you’ve heard or read it in many places, which goes something...

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NSSF: Action Alert State House Lobby Day and Retailer Help

Jul 20, 2016

NSSF is requesting that all Massachusetts retailers assist with the GOAL Lobby Day this Saturday at ...

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A New Way To Reach NASGW Members - Newsletter Advertisting

Jul 20, 2016

We are excited to offer a new opportunity for our members to reach the entire NASGW membership. We a...

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Best Practices in Strategic Planning: Documenting Your Strategic Assumptions

Jul 19, 2016

Provided by: Christopher DiCenso of Growth Strategy Partners Hopefully by now you’re in the process...

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Chairman's Commentary: Disruptive Times

Jul 14, 2016

We are living in disruptive times. Traditionally this phrase is reserved for technology; but there a...

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Overtime Reform and Enhancement Act

Jul 14, 2016

 NAW Statement Regarding Introduction of  “Overtime Reform and Enhancement Act”   Washington, DC (J...

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Member Survey Results: Wholesale Commitment

Jul 5, 2016

The numbers are in from our wholesaler member survey conducted by Growth Strategy Partners. This sur...

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President's Message: Where Are You Going? How Will You Get There?

Jun 30, 2016

Like many of you, I was recently at the NRA Annual Meeting in Louisville. Wanting to save a few buck...

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Chairman's Commentary: A Different Summer

Jun 28, 2016

Wow, this is a much different summer than we all expected, for many reasons. With each passing week...

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New Hampshire: Hunting With Suppressors Now Legal

Jun 28, 2016

On June 9, New Hampshire became the 40th state to pass legislation to allow hunting with firearms su...

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Building FAD In Your Business

Jun 22, 2016

Do you know how to juggle? Can you juggle three objects? Five?  How about with a partner?  And what ...

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Chairman's Commentary: NRA Annual Meetings Recap

May 30, 2016

We are just coming off the NRA Annual Meeting & Exhibits held in Louisville, KY. This was the NR...

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NASGW Announces 2016 Shooting Sports Industry Donations

May 30, 2016

The National Association of Sporting Goods Wholesalers (NASGW), the association representing shootin...

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Bipartisan Congressional Sportmen's Caucus Members Gather for Annual Shooting Competition

May 30, 2016

Submitted By: CSF On May 10, 30 bipartisan Members of the Congressional Sportsmen’s Caucus (CSC) jo...

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DOL Overtime Labor Rule Released

May 17, 2016

Provided by N.A.W. The new overtime rule was released by the Department of Labor at 8:45 this morni...

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Wholesale Member Q&A: Jack Baumler, W. L. Baumler Company

May 17, 2016

How long have you been a member of NASGW? We have been a member of NASGW since 1975 In what ways d...

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President's Message: On Never Giving Up

May 17, 2016

“Don’t give up, don’t ever give up.” – Basketball Coach Jim Valvano Coach Valvano was talking about...

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2016 Firearms Industry Compliance Conference Points Toward the Future of the Industry

May 17, 2016

By Orchid Advisors The 2016 Firearms Industry Compliance Conference (FICC), co-sponsored by Orchid ...

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There's Only Six Ways to Grow

May 17, 2016

IntroductionImagine a conversation with one of your employees and he or she asks you, “How are we go...

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NASGW Announces 2016 Shooting Sports Industry Donations

May 11, 2016

The National Association of Sporting Goods Wholesalers (NASGW), the association representing shootin...

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Bipartisan Congressional Sportmen's Caucus Members Gather for Annual Shooting Competition

May 11, 2016

On May 10, 30 bipartisan Members of the Congressional Sportsmen’s Caucus (CSC) joined representative...

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DOL Overtime Labor Rule Released

May 11, 2016

Provided by N.A.W. The new overtime rule was released by the Department of Labor at 8:45 this morni...

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By Impinging the First Amendment, Facebook Infringes on the Second Amendment

May 3, 2016

By Larry Keane of NSSF Facebook’s reported practice to diminish conservative opinions in its trendi...

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2016 Firearms Industry Compliance Conference Points Toward the Future of the Industry

May 2, 2016

By Orchid Advisors The 2016 Firearms Industry Compliance Conference (FICC), co-sponsored by Orchid ...

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VIRIDIAN® AND ARCHWAY DEFENSE® ANNOUNCES RAPID TARGET ACQUISITION DEMONSTRATIONS AT NRA 2016 ANNUAL MEETING & EXHIBIT SHOW

May 1, 2016

Minneapolis, MN—May 11, 2016 Viridian® announced today that in conjunction with its Chief Tactical ...

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Chairman's Commentary: Spring is Upon Us In the Shooting Sports Industry

Apr 28, 2016

Spring is continuing to blossom across the country. With it, comes the seasonal slowdown we always s...

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Your Opinion Counts: Results of Hunting on Federal Public Lands Poll

Apr 28, 2016

Submitted By: CSF Recent polling by the Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation (CSF) demonstrates tha...

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Senate Passes Bipartisan Sportsmen's Priorities in Energy Legislation

Apr 28, 2016

Submitted By: CSF After five years and multiple attempts to pass a comprehensive sportsmen's packag...

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NASGW Launches New Expo and Annual Meeting Website

Apr 25, 2016

The National Association of Sporting Goods Wholesalers (NASGW), the association representing shootin...

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President's Message: The All-Important Team

Apr 14, 2016

I’m going to go out on a limb here and guess that just about everyone reading this column has spent ...

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Wholesale Member Q&A: Malcolm Getz, Camfour

Apr 14, 2016

How long have you been a member of NASGW?We have been a member of NASGW for over 40 years. In what ...

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Teaming Up to Protect the Bottom-line of Business Owners

Apr 14, 2016

NASGW is joining the National Association of Wholesaler-Distributors (NAW) and over 100 other nation...

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NASGW Rebrands, Increases Focus on Sharing Two-Step Distribution Message

Apr 14, 2016

OAKBROOK TERRACE, IL (April 14, 2016) – The National Association of Sporting Goods Wholesalers (NASG...

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President's Message: Renewing the NASGW Brand

Mar 13, 2016

Hello and welcome to this newly formatted issue of the NASGW InSights newsletter. We’re excited abou...

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Wholesale Member Q&A: Gary Zurn

Mar 10, 2016

1. How long have you been a member of NASGW? The Big Rock Sports Companies and prior to that the Av...

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NASGW and Orchid Advisors Launch Supply Chain Compliance Program

Mar 2, 2016

(Hartford, CT, & Oakbrook Terrace, IL, March 2, 2016) — Orchid Advisors, the Firearm Industry’s ...

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Chairman's Commentary: February 2016

Feb 24, 2016

Now that we’re settling into 2016 and it’s off to a strong start, the real question is: “Is this sus...

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President’s Message: Time Flies When You’re Having Fun

Jan 29, 2016

I just passed my one year anniversary at NASGW in January. And for the life of me, I simply can’t fi...

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President’s Message: Looking back and looking forward

Jan 20, 2016

I’m sure you’ve all heard the saying, “You can’t live life in the rearview mirror.” There’s a certai...

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Chairman's Commentary: December 2015

Dec 18, 2015

As we are all busy making preparations for the holidays, we shouldn’t forget about finalizing our bu...

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NASGW Elects Gary Zurn as New Board of Directors Member

Dec 12, 2015

The National Association of Sporting Goods Wholesalers (NASGW) has announced that Gary Zurn, Partner...

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Special November InSight Column

Nov 15, 2015

Happy Thanksgiving! In just a few hours from now, many of you, like us, will be sitting down to cel...

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2015 Awards and Donations Announced by NASGW

Oct 29, 2015

Over 450 members met at the Annual Awards Dinner & Reception to kick off the 2015 42nd Expo &amp...

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Chairman's Commentary: October 2015

Oct 23, 2015

As I write this letter, while simultaneously packing for New Orleans, I’m excited about greeting old...

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President’s Message: Honesty Matters

Oct 22, 2015

Growing up, my parents were unbending and relentless in their pursuit of the truth when it came to d...

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President’s Message: Not Far Now

Sep 11, 2015

I’m a strong believer that “one more gun” just isn’t enough. It’s a philosophy I know many of you sh...

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Have you signed up for this year’s Annual Leadership Awards Dinner?

Sep 9, 2015

The NASGW Leadership Awards Reception and Dinner on October 27 from 6:15 – 9:30 p.m. is an informal ...

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Chairman’s Commentary: September 2015

Sep 3, 2015

For me, preparing for the NASGW Expo marks the beginning of Fall and the return of hunting season. O...

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