OIA's Audio Outdoorist

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Dig deep into the issues facing outdoor brands and retailers, from domestic vs. international manufacturing to brick-and-mortar vs. online commerce. Conversations with CEOs, VPs, supply chain reps, retail clerks, marketing gurus and an occasional celebrity outdoorist offer valuable insights and entertainment about the business of playing outdoors.

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Dig deep into the issues facing outdoor brands and retailers, from domestic vs. international manufacturing to brick-and-mortar vs. online commerce. Conversations with CEOs, VPs, supply chain reps, retail clerks, marketing gurus and an occasional celebrity outdoorist offer valuable insights and entertainment about the business of playing outdoors.
Language
🇬🇧 English
last modified
2019-06-20 04:50
last episode published
2019-06-19 23:11
publication frequency
26.08 days
Contributors
Outdoor Industry Association author  
ben@mtnmeister.com (ben@mtnmeister.com) managing editor  
Ben Schenck owner  
Explicit
false
Number of Episodes
52
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Business Sports & Recreation Management & Marketing Outdoor Government & Organizations Non-Profit

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19.06.2019 http://static.libsyn.com/p/assets/a/6/2/1/a621a56f28bba2d4/Updated_Artwork_3.png

Outdoor Retailer Summer Market — Day 3

In this short episode, we look back on the highlights of Day 2 at OR and preview a few of the can’t miss events on Day 3 at Summer Market. You can view Thursday's full OIA events and education agenda here: outdoorindustry.org/event/oia-outdoor-retailer...
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Outdoor Retailer Summer Market 2019—Day 2

In this short episode, we look back on the highlights of Day 1 at OR and preview a few of the can’t miss events on Day 2 at Summer Market. You can view Wednesday's full OIA events and education agenda here: outdoorindustry.org/event/oia-outdoor-retaile...
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Sustainability Series: How NEMO and Showers Pass are Making Sustainability a Priority

You’ve got sustainability questions; we’ve got answers. Wherever you are on your journey to sustainability, we’re here to help. In 2019, we are helping OIA companies to Walk the Walk by hosting a series of sustainability boot camps. They are designed t...
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OIA’s First Big Win of 2019: LWCF Permanent Reauthorization

Last week, in an overwhelming display of bipartisan support, the House of Representatives voted to pass the Natural Resources Management Act. This comes after it successfully passed through the Senate earlier in February, which means it now goes to the...
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The Lame Duck, Part 2

In the past two weeks, America has experienced what can only be described as whiplash as Congressional leadership, the Senate, House and President Trump bicker over funding priorities and principles. The President has flip-flopped on his insistence for...
11.12.2018

The Lame Duck, Part 1

When the calendar turns over to January 2019, we'll welcome many new faces on Capital Hill. Likewise, we'll say goodbye to any legislative measures on Congress's docket that do not get passed before the Senate and House of Representatives adjourn for t...
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The Many Faces of LWCF | Biking PGH to DC

This episode is the third in a series about the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF), America’s premier federal program that reinvests offshore energy revenue into conservation to ensure that we all have access to the outdoors. Congress created the ...
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ORWM 18: Night 2

Saturday is Day 3 of Outdoor Retailer Winter Market, and it will feature the third of our OIA lunch sessions. Hear from OIA’s new State and Local Policy Director David Weinstein about the lunch panel he’ll moderate to bring attendees up to speed on the...
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ORWM 18: Night 1

This is our short preview of what’s coming up on Day 2 of the Outdoor Retailer Winter Market. In this episode we again hear from OIA Executive Director Amy Roberts about Friday’s OIA lunch session. The topic: “How Change Happens: Why do some social mov...
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ORWM 18: Night 0

In this short episode, we preview a few of the can’t miss events on Day 1 of the Outdoor Retailer Winter Market, which begins Thursday, November 8, in Denver. Beginning with the Industry Breakfast at 7 a.m. and ending with the Outdoor Retailer Innovati...
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Jimmy Chin on Free Solo and #VoteTheOutdoors

In this short interview, OIA’s managing content editor Deborah Williams sits down with Jimmy Chin to talk about to talk about the newest film that he and his wife, documentary filmmaker Chai Vasarhelyi created about Alex Honnold's free solo climb of El...
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Live from OR | Daily Digest, Day 3

Live from Outdoor Retailer Summer Market in Denver, CO, Deborah Williams brings you the highlights of the day's news, must-attend events, and the hottest products.
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Live from OR | Daily Digest, Day 2

Live from Outdoor Retailer Summer Market in Denver, CO, Deborah Williams brings you the highlights of the day's news, must-attend events, and the hottest products.
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Live from OR | Daily Digest, Day 1

Live from Outdoor Retailer Summer Market in Denver, CO, Deborah Williams brings you the highlights of the day's news, must-attend events, and the hottest products.
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The Many Faces of LWCF | Denver, Part 2 | Rocky Mountain National Park

In this 2-part episode, Deborah Williams talks about a couple places and an issue that are important to her as an outdoorist, a Denverite and a Coloradan. The places are the Montbello Open Space Park and iconic Rocky Mountain National Park, and they ar...
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The Many Faces of LWCF | Denver, Part 1 | Montbello Open Space Park

In this 2-part episode, Deborah Williams talks about a couple places and an issue that are important to her as an outdoorist, a Denverite and a Coloradan. The places are the Montbello Open Space Park and iconic Rocky Mountain National Park, and they ar...
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Cailin O'Brien-Feeney selected to head Oregon's Office of Outdoor Recreation

Cailin O'Brien-Feeney, OIA's State and Local Policy Manager for the past three years, has been hired to head the Office of Outdoor Recreation for the state of Oregon. In this interview, Deborah Williams, OIA's managing content editor, interviews Cailin...
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Climate Crusaders: Protect Our Winters and New Belgium Brewing

On todays episode, you'll hear from a couple of "Climate Crusaders" - individuals who have made it their mission to reduce their and their businesses' impact on the planet. First, we’ll hear from Mario Molina, the executive director of Protect Our Wint...
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State and Local Advocacy with Cailin O'Brien-Feeney and Stewart Lewis

In this episode, OIA’s managing content editor Deborah Williams talks with Cailin O’Brien-Feeney and Stewart Lewis, who make up the local policy arm of our government affairs team. Cailin and Stewart will explain the work they’re doing to move legisla...
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Advocacy Update with Jessica Wahl

In this episode, Deborah Williams, OIA’s managing content editor, talks with Jessica Wahl, OIA’s Government Affairs Manager about how OIA is advocating for it's members at the state and federal level. Jessica works in DC on recreation policy, and in th...
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Interview with Paul Hawken at ORWM18 + Snow Show

In June of 2017, President Trump announced that he would withdraw the United States from the Paris Climate Agreement. In a letter to OIA members, Executive Director Amy Roberts noted that the withdrawal threatens not only the $887 billion outdoor indus...
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#13 Partnership Profile: Monadnock Paper Mills

In early 2017, OIA announced an enhanced suite of member benefit partnerships in six key business channels, including finance operations and marketing sales. These benefits provide valuable tools to OIA members to improve their operating efficiencies a...
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Together We Are A Force: Jill Domain, David Labistour, and Thomas Chiu

In 2016, we conducted an extensive series of interviews and surveys to find out how OIA—the outdoor industry’s membership trade association—can best support outdoor companies. What we learned is that our members see us as a convener—the unifying entity...
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Together We Are A Force: Tom Adams and Ashley Korenblatt

In 2016, we conducted an extensive series of interviews and surveys to find out how OIA—the outdoor industry’s membership trade association—can best support outdoor companies. What we learned is that our members see us as a convener—the unifying entity...
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Together We Are A Force: Peter Duke and Craig Smith

In 2016, we conducted an extensive series of interviews and surveys to find out how OIA—the outdoor industry’s membership trade association—can best support outdoor companies. What we learned is that our members see us as a convener—the unifying entit...
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Together We Are A Force: James Edward Mills and Jose Gonzalez

In 2016, we conducted an extensive series of interviews and surveys to find out how OIA—the outdoor industry’s membership trade association—can best support outdoor companies. What we learned is that our members see us as a convener—the unifying entit...
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#12 Partnership Profile: Fidelitas Development

In early 2017, OIA announced an enhanced suite of member benefit partnerships in six key business channels, including finance & operations and marketing & sales. These benefits provide valuable tools to OIA members to improve their operating ef...
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#11 Partnership Profile: Apogee Digital Media

In early 2017, OIA announced an enhanced suite of member benefit partnerships in six key business channels, including finance & operations and marketing & sales. These benefits provide valuable tools to OIA members to improve their operating ef...
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Quarterly Update with Amy Roberts, 06/07/2017

In this episode, you’ll hear from OIA’s Executive Director Amy Roberts. This is the second in a series of quarterly installments to keep our members updated about our projects, initiatives and general industry happenings.   We spoke with Amy over Skype...
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Together We Are A Force: Peter Metcalf and Casey Sheahan

In 2016, we conducted an extensive series of interviews and surveys to find out how OIA—the outdoor industry’s membership trade association—can best support outdoor companies. What we learned is that our members see us as a convener—the unifying entit...
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Together We Are A Force: Kim Miller and Don Bushey

In 2016, we conducted an extensive series of interviews and surveys to find out how OIA—the outdoor industry’s membership trade association—can best support outdoor companies. What we learned is that our members see us as a convener—the unifying entit...
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Together We Are A Force: Vik Sahney and Valerie Presolly

In 2016, we conducted an extensive series of interviews and surveys to find out how OIA—the outdoor industry’s membership trade association—can best support outdoor companies. What we learned is that our members see us as a convener—the unifying entity...
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Together We Are A Force: Gordon Seabury, Nicole Bassett, and Jeff Denby

In 2016, we conducted an extensive series of interviews and surveys to find out how OIA—the outdoor industry’s membership trade association—can best support outdoor companies. What we learned is that our members see us as a convener—the unifying entit...
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Together We Are A Force: Beaver Theodosakis and the 3 Es (Ella, Ella, Emme)

In 2016, we conducted an extensive series of interviews and surveys to find out how OIA—the outdoor industry’s membership trade association—can best support outdoor companies. What we learned is that our members see us as a convener—the unifying entity...
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Together We Are A Force: Conrad Anker, Tsedo Sherpa, and Pema Sherpa

In 2016, we conducted an extensive series of interviews and surveys to find out how OIA—the outdoor industry’s membership trade association—can best support outdoor companies. What we learned is that our members see us as a convener—the unifying entity...
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Together We Are A Force: Stacy Bare and Kevin Rosenburg

In 2016, we conducted an extensive series of interviews and surveys to find out how OIA—the outdoor industry’s membership trade association—can best support outdoor companies. What we learned is that our members see us as a convener—the unifying entity...
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#10 Specialty Retail: Preparing for Succession

Between 20 and 30 years ago, outdoor specialty retail shops began popping up around the country. Owned and run by passionate outdoorists, these stores became institutions in their towns and communities. Over time, some of them were swallowed up by bigg...
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Together We Are A Force: Alex Boian, Adam Cramer, and John Sterling

In 2016, we conducted an extensive series of interviews and surveys to find out how OIA—the outdoor industry’s membership trade association—can best support outdoor companies. What we learned is that our members see us as a convener—the unifying entity...
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Together We Are A Force: Gareth Martins and Lisa Pike Sheehy

In 2016, we conducted an extensive series of interviews and surveys to find out how OIA—the outdoor industry’s membership trade association—can best support outdoor companies. What we learned is that our members see us as a convener—the unifying entity...
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Quarterly Update with Amy Roberts, 02/15/2017

As evidenced by an open letter from more than 200 CEOs to the incoming Trump administration, the outdoor industry is 100-percent aligned on the importance of protecting our public lands. The letter, which is available on outdoorindustry.org, states:  “...
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Higg Index panel with leading outdoor brands

Why hasn’t your company adopted the Higg Index to evaluate your supply chain? Perhaps you’re not sure how to get buy-in from your executive team to invest in the tool. Maybe you think you lack the internal human and budgetary resources. Or you’re afrai...
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#9 Specialty Retail: Merchandising

As the retail landscape shifts and as consumer behavior shifts, it’s important that your in-store brick-and-mortar merchandising and display strategy shift with it. B&M stores have a lot of advantages over online retailers, and there are ways to le...
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Quarterly Update with Amy Roberts

This is the first in a series of quarterly updates from OIA's Executive Director, Amy Roberts. Amy speaks to our members about OIA's 3 pillars (policy, participation, sustainable business), how the election results will impact the industry, a change in...
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2016 Election Analysis with OIA Government Affairs

“The outdoor recreation industry enjoys bipartisan support and OIA excels at working with both parties. Republicans and Democrats alike recognize the power and longevity of the outdoor recreation economy. We look forward to working with President Trump...
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#8 Specialty Retail: Retail Insurance

There’s more to setting up an insurance plan than getting property and theft protection for your store. For example, shops have to protect themselves from liability when renting ski or bike equipment. What insurance do you need when hosting an event? W...
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#7 Specialty Retail: Hiring, Onboarding, and Retaining Employees

For any small retail business, finding, interviewing and hiring good employees can be a challenge. For specialty outdoor retail, it can be even trickier because you want/need to find employees who are not only capable of the work tasks but who also exu...
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#6 Specialty Retail: Community Engagement

Outdoor specialty retailers are very unique among retail operations because they do so much more than sell products. They offer education and community events, they support recreational programs at local schools and parks, they often interface with loc...
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#5: Made in America: Polartec

Darren Josey, North American marketing manager at Polartec, sits down with Audio Outdoorist at Outdoor Retailer Winter Market 2016. In this interview, Darren discusses how Polartec works with brand clients to produce fabric in the locations where the c...
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#4 Made in America: Thule

In this episode of Audio Outdoorist, we talk with Chris Ritchie, manager of PR and communications at Thule. Out of about 2,000 workers worldwide, Thule employs 1,000 in the USA. The benefits of making products in the USA go beyond branding and high-qua...
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#3 Made in America: Sport Science

We are joined by Neal Caplowe, founder and owner of Sport Science, a "Made in the USA" t-shirt company. It wasn’t always that way - Sport Science originally manufactured shirts in Central America and Asia but decided to move the process to the US to ac...