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President's Message: What's Your Story?

Feb 16, 2017

Hardly a day passes in my home without my wife asking, “Do you have any stories to tell me today?” S...

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Webinar: Giving Performance Feedback That Works!

Feb 15, 2017

Not afraid of the dark? But I’ll bet you’re afraid of giving an employee feedback about their perfor...

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Webinar: Goal Setting for Executives and Individual Contributors

Feb 15, 2017

Every person in a company should have goals to achieve, yet more often they don’t.  Why?  ...

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NASGW Again Making Waves In Shooting Industry Magazine

Feb 15, 2017

NASGW was once again featured in Shooting Industry Magazine for the February issue. This month they ...

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Introducing More Key NASGW Staff Members

Jan 27, 2017

As of January 1st, 2017, NASGW has a new home in Iowa along with a new team to help us do ...

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Federal Efforts to Ban Lead Ammunition and Fishing Tackle: Undermines State-Federal Partners

Jan 26, 2017

The recently released U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s (FWS) Director’s Order 219, which has drawn s...

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Chairman's Message: The Year of the Rooster

Jan 25, 2017

Happy year of the Rooster!  As I’m sure you all noticed, Las Vegas was once again colorfully de...

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Growth Strategy Partners Interviews Successful Industry CEOs

Jan 13, 2017

What have successful CEOs in the shooting sports industry learned about growing high performing busi...

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President's Message: Man the Sails… Turn Into the Wind

Jan 13, 2017

Happy New Year! I hope over the holidays you were able to get away and leave work behind for a ti...

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Introducing the New NASGW Staff

Jan 13, 2017

As of January 1st, 2017, NASGW has a new home in Iowa along with a new team to help us do ...

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NASGW Leaders Interviewed for Shooting Industry Magazine

Jan 13, 2017

2017 is off and running and NASGW is already out in front taking a leadership role within our indust...

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Calling All NASGW Members

Jan 12, 2017

2016 was a great year for NASGW and we want to keep that momentum going. With all the updates to our...

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Chairman's Message: So Long to 2016

Dec 27, 2016

First and foremost, Happy Holidays to all. This time of year is indeed one of my favorite times to r...

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Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation 2016 Year in Review

Dec 26, 2016

It's been a busy year for our industry. Whether it was the heated race for the White House, our 2nd ...

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2017 SHOT Show Resources

Dec 26, 2016

The countdown to SHOT Show has begun and our friends over at NSSF have put together a variety o...

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President's Message: Be Relentless

Dec 15, 2016

When I was a kid, involved in basketball and baseball, my coach (same one for both sports) used to t...

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Growth Strategy Partners Finds Disagreement in Future Demand Forecast

Dec 15, 2016

More executives in the shooting sports industry believe demand in 2017 will be lower than 2016. &nbs...

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NASGW Moves to New Office January 1st

Dec 15, 2016

As of January 1st, 2017, the NASGW office has a new home in Iowa. The new location is located Ankeny...

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NASGW Featured in Shooting Industry Magazine

Dec 2, 2016

2016 was a big year for our industry as well as a big year for NASGW. There is a lot going on at our...

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Chairman's Message: An Introduction to Brad Burney

Nov 28, 2016

As I reflect back on my time in this industry I realize I have held many roles. From the time that I...

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NASGW Board of Directors Updates

Nov 28, 2016

As we speed ahead to the start of 2017 we'd like to take some time to update you on the changes with...

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Congressional Sportsmen’s Caucus Urges House and Senate Leadership to Advance Sportsmen’s Package

Nov 21, 2016

Congressional Sportsmen’s Caucus (CSC) leaders sent a letter to Speaker of the House Paul ...

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President’s Message: So now what?

Nov 14, 2016

On November 9th, we woke up to a remarkably different world. Or if you’re like me, you really didn’t...

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Webinar: Planning and Managing Demand for the Shooting Sports Industry in 2017

Nov 10, 2016

The National Association of Sporting Goods Wholesalers, in association with Growth Strategy Partners...

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Chairman's Message: NASGW Expo Recap

Nov 1, 2016

As we say goodbye to Kansas City and the 43rd Annual NASGW Expo & Meeting, it’s hard not t...

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Saying Farewell to Larry Massimo

Oct 31, 2016

The the NASGW Awards Dinner in Kansas City we had the opportunity to thank our outgoing board...

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​ NASGW Announces Annual Award Winners

Oct 28, 2016

Over 500 members attended the Annual Awards Dinner & Reception on Tuesday October 25th&nbs...

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NASGW Launches New Wholesale Trust Association Video

Oct 28, 2016

Our new tagline "Wholesale Trust" is emblematic of the importance of relationships in our industry a...

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Conservation Community Calls for Congress to Pass Sportsmen’s Provisions

Oct 28, 2016

On October 5, thirty-four of the nation’s leading hunting, angling and conservation organizations se...

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Stefanie Zanders Joins the NASGW Board of Directors

Oct 28, 2016

The National Association of Sporting Goods Wholesalers (NASGW) has announced that Stefanie Zanders, ...

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Your Vote Counts, Please Cast It

Oct 24, 2016

If you have not voted early in person or via absentee ballot by mail, please be sure to go to the po...

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NASGW Partners with Orchid Advisors, Epicor, and NSSF on Firearm Retail Development Program

Oct 18, 2016

OAKBROOK TERRACE, IL (October 18, 2016) – The National Association of Sporting Goods Wholesalers (NA...

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

Oct 17, 2016

The NASGW Leadership Awards Reception and Dinner on October 25 from 6:15 - 9:30 p.m. is an informal ...

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What You Need to Know about the 43rd Annual NASGW Expo & Annual Meeting

Oct 17, 2016

The 43rd Annual NASGW Expo & Annual Meeting is finally here and this year it will be hosted by t...

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November Election Information

Oct 17, 2016

With all that we have going on with the upcoming NASGW Expo, we can't forget about what is coming a ...

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​2016 NASGW EXPO & 43RD ANNUAL MEETING AGENDA

Oct 17, 2016

MONDAY October 24 • 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.        Exhibitor Set-Up - Bartle Exhibit Halls A & B• 8 a....

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President’s Message: Christmas in October

Oct 17, 2016

“Christmas is coming, Christmas is coming!” At the risk of revealing my well-kept secret, I’m a big...

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Chairman's Message: Traditions Renewed

Sep 28, 2016

Fall is officially in full swing and with it comes one of the busiest times of the year in our indus...

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NASGW Announces Annual Award Nominees

Sep 27, 2016

OAKBROOK TERRACE, IL (September 28, 2016) – The National Association of Sporting Goods Wholesalers (...

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Wildlife Council Urges Support for Pittman-Robertson Modernization Act

Sep 27, 2016

Recently, the Wildlife and Hunting Heritage Conservation Council (WHHCC) wrote a letter to Departmen...

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NAW: Update On Overtime Regulations

Sep 26, 2016

Jade West, Senior Vice President-Government RelationsNational Association of Wholesaler-Distributors...

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NASGW Launches New Association Website

Sep 16, 2016

OAKBROOK TERRACE, IL (September 16, 2016) – The National Association of Sporting Goods Wholesalers (...

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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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Chairman's Commentary: The Expo Is On The Horizon

Aug 29, 2016

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

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DDTC Guidance On Registration By Manufacturers

Aug 29, 2016

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

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Member Survey Results: Infographics

Aug 29, 2016

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

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August Recess Gathers Sportsmen's Community Congressional Staff

Aug 29, 2016

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

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

Aug 15, 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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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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Voter Registration, Absentee Ballots and Early Voting

Aug 15, 2016

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

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Wells Fargo Denies Services to Hogue Inc.

Aug 15, 2016

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

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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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Overtime Reform and Enhancement Act

Jul 29, 2016

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

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Chairman's Commentary: Disruptive Times

Jul 28, 2016

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

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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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President's Message: On Fools and Freedom

Jul 14, 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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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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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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President's Message: Where Are You Going? How Will You Get There?

Jun 15, 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: 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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NSSF: Firearms and Ammunition Industry Economic Impact Report

Apr 27, 2016

The National Shooting Sports Foundation® recently released a report about the economic impact of the...

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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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