Dear NASGW Members,
In response to the COVID-19 virus, the NASGW Board of Directors and staff team are closely monitoring this growing concern and working together to take the appropriate steps to keep our employees, members and communities safe.
Throughout this uncertainty, we are committed to maintaining quality support and services for our members – just like we would any other day.
Your Board of Director members are willing to serve as a resource to you. We know you are facing challenges with shipments, credit situations, logistics, warehouse staffing and a variety of other concerns all related to this issue. Please feel free to reach out to us for a more personal conversation to talk about what steps we are taking to keep ahead of this situation.
The majority of NASGW’s staff already work remotely. Everyone has access to email, work phones, files and information. NASGW has a business continuity plan in place and we are 100% operational and business will continue with little disruption.
While we all navigate these uncertain times, here are the steps your NASGW staff is taking in light of the situation:
NASGW has chosen not to participate in the rescheduled IWA Outdoor Classic in Germany. The timing and logistics are just too challenging that time of year with our own Expo right around the corner. We are currently working with IWA and their vendors to negotiate the financial implications.
The NASGW Expo is still on track to be held October 20-23 in Grapevine, TX. Based on the measures taken across the country, we expect the virus to be contained and life to return to normal by October. However, in an abundance of caution, and should the impact of COVID-19 extend beyond the summer, please know we will support our members through such a scenario, and we are currently working on a contingency plan.
We will continue to monitor and evaluate the impact of COVID-19 on NASGW and our members. If you have questions or concerns, please feel free to reach out to our staff or Board of Director members listed below. As a reminder, the headquarters telephone number is (515) 334-1484.
Thank you for continuing to support the distribution channel and all of the important partners we work with in the shooting sports industry. Stay safe and healthy.
The NASGW Board of Directors
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