Advocacy

Steve Larese
Outdoor Industry Association Executive Director Lise Aangeenbrug will step down from her position on Friday, August 19. While declining to comment in detail, Aangeenbrug told OBJ that a “compelling opportunity” is the reason behind her decision, which she says she’ll…

The nonprofit’s former CDO takes the helm to help bring diversity, equality, and inclusion into outdoor industry workspaces

And the apparel manufacturer joins a growing number of companies that have pledged to cover travel costs for employees who must go to a different state to seek abortion care

The nonprofit's current co-CEOs are stepping down in April. The group is seeing a leader with a "forward-thinking strategy" to replace them

After five years leading the retailer buying group, Hill is handing over the reins

The program invites everyone to donate used gear for a new nonprofit centered around planet, inclusion, and adventure

Member stores in Grassroots Outdoor Alliance continued to expand, despite ongoing pandemic and supply-chain challenges

Conor Hall will aim for sustainable economic growth and conservation of public land when he takes over the position in February

The findings highlight some surprising sales trends at specialty retail

Indie Outdoor, launched this week, aims to harness the collective power of independent retailers

The retailer-focused trade show scheduled for November has released new vaccine and mask requirements

The invite-only trade show set to stage this November in Kansas City will bar unvaccinated registrants, according to event leadership

Eight past CMC employees have filed a formal civil complaint against the club, alleging that leadership didn’t do enough to protect them from sexual exploitation

We spoke with two of the people running the newly created Vista Outdoor Corporate Foundation to find out what prompted the formation of the charity and what causes it will support

In its 2020 annual report, Outdoor Industry Association outlined the ways it worked to help member companies deal with an unprecedented year

Aimed at inspiring kids to build a lifelong relationship with the outdoors, Thrive Outside programs will launch in Missouri, Minnesota, Pennsylvania, and Maine

Outdoor Industry Association's latest report indicates shifting participation demographics as a direct result of Covid

This week, OBJ took a hike with Aangeenbrug to talk about the future of OIA and how the industry has adapted to the pandemic

The SIA Participation Study 2019-2020 signals positive growth for the industry as well as opportunities for change

The nonprofit HBCUs Outside wants to create a more diverse pipeline of talent in the outdoor industry by introducing students at historically Black colleges and universities to the joys of getting outside

A healthy trade organization is key to a healthy industry. How has the pandemic affected Outdoor Industry Association, and how will OIA fare in the future?

A partnership with the platform NuORDER will make buying and managing inventory much easier

The group released a new digital tool called Make a Plan to Vote this week

The addition of 10 new members brings the organization to a count of 83 retailers in 45 states

The Adventure Travel Trade Association has collaborated with the Cleveland Clinic and dozens of outdoor experts to produce the most comprehensive set of travel safety guidelines the industry has seen yet

Grassroots Outdoor Alliance has released a free platform called Connect Hub to make the upcoming buying cycle a little less chaotic

In 128 years, the organization has never elected a Latinx person as its leader—until now

Three industry nonprofits—Camber Outdoors, Protect Our Winters, and Access Fund—discuss adjusting to the new normal

Lise Aangeenbrug will transition from ED of Outdoor Foundation to Outdoor Industry Association

Where do we go from here on the journey toward DEI in the outdoor industry?

The first combined show is expected to stage in Denver

We all know #vanlife has been a boon for many brands. Rachael Herrscher, CEO of Social Boost and founder of Today's Mama, explains how bloggers can help your business, too.

Grassroots remains united with Outdoor Retailer and Outdoor Industry Association and withdraws its 2018 Connect show from Sandy, Utah

A paper released this week by Outdoor Recreation Roundtable shows the outdoor industry made notable strides in advocacy, government partnerships, and DEI efforts last year

After a devastating fire tore through Boulder County in December, Colorado-based businesses are joining together to help affected community members

Outdoor Industry Association members call for funding for Civilian Climate Corps, the Growing Climate Solutions Act, and Every Kid Outdoors, in proposed budget reconciliation legislation