From an environmental standpoint, which is still close to the heart of all present, there was no ignoring the elephant in the room. Event organizers and participants alike are saddened by Utah’s stance on public lands, and they pulled no punches when making these feelings known. Thursday, July 27, culminated in a March for Public Lands that saw thousands marching to the State Capitol to make themselves heard.
For all the changes to retail and rivalries that exist between brands, this single issue unifies an industry that cares deeply about public access to public land. The people who make and drive this industry are switched on. They’re not angry; they’re organized, motivated, and ready to do battle with their checkbooks, their voices, and their time. It was inspiring to see.
Click here for a full recap of the March for Public Lands or a detailed rundown of all the seminars and activities at Outdoor Retailer Summer Market.
From a Netrush standpoint, Outdoor Retailer is a pet favorite that everyone loves going to because 1) the show is basically Disneyland for the outdoor world, and 2) it’s an opportunity to catch up with our brand partners in a fresh setting, outside the office. With a new venue on the books, we’re excited to see OR run in Colorado and look forward to reconnecting with everyone in January.
Thanks to all of our brands and to everyone who made 2017 another special year.