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Nick’s Notes – August 2021

August 19, 2021

August 19, 2021 Dear Industry Colleague: I hope you are enjoying these last few weeks of summer. Last week, I attended Outdoor Retailer Summer. It was great to see people in person again. For the first time at this show, SIA conducted a number of educational presentations, including one called “The Boom is Just The […]

Nick’s Notes – June 2021

July 1, 2021

July 1, 2021 Dear SIA Member: I trust you are enjoying the summer heat. Soon enough it will be snowing again! Just a quick note from me as we look to a much-needed long weekend – I hope you can take some time to enjoy it! It’s also a great opportunity to reflect on our […]

Nick’s Notes – May 2021

May 20, 2021

May 20, 2021 Dear SIA Member: I hope you are getting a chance to get outside and enjoy this spring weather. As we see a glimmer of light at the end of the COVID tunnel, I want to take a moment to acknowledge and applaud the resilience and adaptability the industry demonstrated this past season. […]

Nick’s Notes – March 2021 – featuring guest author Eric Tung, President of FERA and Treasurer of the SIA Board of Directors

March 24, 2021

March 24, 2021 Greetings SIA Members: I hope you are all enjoying the spring skiing and riding conditions! It is amazing how far we have come from this time last year, and we look forward to a new season and the hope that spring represents. Over this past year, it has become abundantly clear that engaging […]

Nick’s Notes – February 2021

February 10, 2021

February 10, 2021 Greetings, As we move through this season and begin to focus on the business of next, this is a great time to take stock of all of the critical business tools and services that SIA offers to its members. Below are five member benefits you can’t afford to miss. Insights: We provide […]

Nick’s Notes – December 2020

December 16, 2020

December 16, 2020 Dear Members, Four months ago, I embarked on an intensive inclusion training program with both members of my board of directors and my fellow winter outdoor industry leaders. The journey has been messy, frustrating and altogether exhilarating. Mistakes are common, but humility, intentionality and kindness always prevail. Jointly, we are developing a […]

Nick’s Notes – November 2017

November 7, 2017

We’re over half way done with our series of Town Halls and Think Tanks, making eleven stops in eight different cities across the country and one stop in Canada. These have been incredibly rewarding opportunities to meet with members and stakeholders in their home regions and better understand what the most pressing priorities are for […]

Nick's Notes – November 2017

November 7, 2017

We’re over half way done with our series of Town Halls and Think Tanks, making eleven stops in eight different cities across the country and one stop in Canada. These have been incredibly rewarding opportunities to meet with members and stakeholders in their home regions and better understand what the most pressing priorities are for […]

Nick’s Notes – September 2017

September 13, 2017

Welcome back from summer! I hope you all had an enjoyable time during these hot summer months! I just returned from an exploratory trip to China as a guest of the World Winter Sports Expo. As you may have heard, the Chinese government has declared they will have 300,000,000 skiers/snowboarders by 2022. Even if they […]

Outdoor Retailer + Snow Show Stays in Denver

July 6, 2017

As I am sure, most of you have seen, today Emerald re-confirmed the date and location that we originally announced for the 2018 Outdoor Retailer + Snow Show. We are also pleased to see that the show will remain in Denver for the foreseeable future! This is great news for our industry! We hope this […]