Day at the Capitol
Hall of Flags, State House, Augusta

When:

Tuesday March 20, 2018
12:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Meet at:

The welcome center at the main entrance to the state house, 1st floor.

What This Is

MOB has reserved the State House’s Hall of Flags area for Tuesday, March 20, from 1 to 4:30 p.m. to spread the word about the importance of Maine’s outdoor recreation economy, MOB’s mission, meet legislators and their staff, and share information about our industry.

We’re inviting all MOB members to attend the event and share MOB’s importance to your business and Maine’s economy with legislators and the public. We’ll also hold a press event outlining the importance of Maine’s outdoor recreation economy.


Get Involved

Attend:
Please attend the Hall of Flags event on behalf of MOB and your brand. We would love to have MOB members from all over Maine at the Capitol representing our state’s outdoor recreation industry.

No legislative background is needed, just a willingness to share the importance of MOB, our industry, and brands like yours to our state.

RSVP:

Why it Matters
Maine’s outdoor recreation economy is worth $8.2 billion (OIA), and nationwide our sector is growing 3.8%, faster than the overall economy at 2.8%.  In Maine, the outdoor recreation economy accounts for 76,000 jobs and $548 million in state and local tax revenue.

Please email or call your elected officials and invite them to stop by our event so they can better understand the importance our industry and your brand’s role in and impact on the Maine economy.

You can find your state Senator or Representative and their email at this link: https://legislature.maine.gov/senate/find-your-state-senator/9392


Contact Your Reps:
It’s important reach out to your elected officials in advance to let them know about MOB and this event. (sample email below)

Sample Email:

Dear X, 

Did you know Maine’s outdoor recreation economy is worth $8.2 billion, accounts for 76,000  jobs in our state and generates %548 million in state and local tax revenue? As the founder of BRAND X, I’ve personally seen its value and impact.

On March 20, I will be in the Hall of Flags at the State House as a member of Maine Outdoor Brands (maineoutdoorbrands.com), a non-profit trade group that unites business leaders and entrepreneurs in raising awareness of Maine’s outdoor recreation economy and that strengthens Maine’s outdoor product and service companies through knowledge sharing, collaborative marketing efforts, and access to professional resources.

I’m inviting you to stop by the Hall of Flags between 1 and 4:30 p.m. on March 20, and to attend our speaker comments at 3 p.m. to learn more about the importance and impact of Maine’s outdoor industry economy.

I hope to see you there.

Sincerely,
Name, Town
Title, Brand

 

Display:
Attending brands will be able to display examples of their products at the event (some restrictions apply due to space constraints and State House security, stay tuned for details).


RSVP:
Please join MOB at the State House on March 20th, and help represent our state’s outdoor industry. RSVP for the event using the form on this page.


State House Directions and Parking:
http://legislature.maine.gov/lio/directions-to-the-state-house/9081/


Meeting Point
All MOB attendees should plan on meeting at the state house in the welcome center just off the main lobby at 12 p.m. We’ll proceed to the Hall of Flags, located on the second floor.


Member Meet-up
Following the Hall of Flags event please join us for a casual member meet-up at Margaritas Mexican Restaurant (390 Western Avenue, Augusta). We’ve reserved space in a side room at Margaritas from 5 to 7 p.m. for drinks and food.