Maine Outdoor Brands News

September 2018

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The three most important things for you to know.

  1. Interested in how company culture can impact your business? RSVP for our next Breakfast Briefing!
  2. MOB is growing, and so is the Advisory Board! Read below for more info on how you can get involved.
  3. It’s time to start thinking about Outdoor Retailer: Winter Market! MOB has some exciting new things in store that you won’t want to miss.

Upcoming Events

Mark your calendar for these can’t miss events.

September 18
8:00 – 9:30am
Breakfast Briefing: Cultivating Company Culture
Bernstein Shur, Portland, ME

October 4
3pm
2018 Outdoor Sales Trends Webinar
Register Online

November 8-11
Outdoor Retailer: Winter Market
Denver, Colorado

🥓 RSVP for the September Breakfast Briefing! 🍳

Join our expert panel next Tuesday September 18th at Bernstein Shur for a discussion on cultivating and maintaining a productive, positive, and inclusive company culture. There will be time for Q&A, so bring your questions and ideas!

Panelists Include:

  • Ann Freeman, Attorney @ Bernstein Shur
  • Amber Attalla, Associate @ Bernstein Shur
  • Don Oakes, CEO @ Sea Bags
  • Debby Olken, Business Development Manager @ KMA HR Consulting
Members: FREE
Non-Members: $20

Advisory Board Openings

Welcome to our new advisory board members, Sarah Stanley of Kennebunk Land Trust, Isabel Mullin of Bernstein Shur, and Nick Callanan of the Maine Outdoor Film Festival!

If you’ve been loving your MOB experience and have ideas that could take MOB to the next level, we want to hear from you! While we always welcome feedback and ideas, now is the chance to take a larger role in MOB. For the past year a dedicated group has driven the organization forward, and now we need your help.

The advisory board meets once a month in Portland, but we encourage those not in the Portland area to join, as this position can be done remotely. Please email isabel@maineoutdoorbrands.com for more info.

Outdoor Retailer

Check out this great recap of Summer Market by Outdoor Retailer!

While you read up on the Summer Market experience, save the date for November OR, Nov 8-11 in Devner Colorado! 

MOB will once again have a booth at North America’s largest outdoor winter market. A limited number of show badges are available- don’t miss this opportunity to get your brand in front of thousands of potential buyers, media outlets, and more! Email isabel@maineoutdoorbrands.com for more info.

What did July’s attendees think of the show? 

“It’s humbling to have a buyer from a huge national retailer show genuine interest in our product and story. I couldn’t have asked for a better outcome.”- Brian Kennedy, Foothill Fuels

“The opportunity to attend Outdoor Retailer this July was truly incredible… all in all, it was an incredible opportunity to build relationships, learn for others around the country, and generate new ideas.”- Isabel Mullin, Bernstein Shur

“Traffic at the booth was outstanding, with more than 1,000 people dropping by to check out member products and to share their Maine story.”- Jim Hauptman

In the News

Welcome to MOB’s newest members and non-profit supporters: Northeast WhitewaterAmerican Wild MagazineTrust for Public Land, and Maine Cancer Foundation!

Check out this Boston Globe shoutout to Grandy Oats and their delicious Coffee Crunch Coconola!

Looking to get outside and get moving this fall? Take a look through the Baxter Outdoors event calendar to find your next race!

Webinar: 2018 Outdoor Retail Sales Trends- Register Here
Join Julia Clark Day from The NPD Group for an overview of 2018 Outdoor retail sales trends by category: equipment, apparel, footwear and accessories. She will be discussing outdoor retail sales performance and dynamics by the 3 core outdoor channels: athletic specialty/sporting goods, outdoor specialty, and sport specialty ecommerce. This webinar will also cover seasonal sales shifts and current market dynamics.

Have news you want to share? Email isabel@maineoutdoorbrands.com!