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Outdoor Gear Builders Member Newsletter

 May 2019

Spring! 


The busy season is officially here.  We've got our Member Meeting coming up on May 14th and our second Lunch & Learn on May 22nd.  Read on for new member introductions, announcements and more. 

sunny regards, 
Kaylee Larkin

Membership Dues: 
You can mail a check to our address:
P.O Box 6216, Asheville, NC 28816
You can make your payment through PayPal to:
info@outdoorgearbuilders.com
OR
You can pay on our website via the 'pay annual membership dues' button here: https://www.outdoorgearbuilders.com/member-access
Are you hiring? Use the OGB Job Board!  

 

As some of you may know, we've ramped up our job board page on the website in the hopes of helping to make more placements from within the OGB network. Be sure to take advantage of this resource! You can post your job here: https://www.outdoorgearbuilders.com/jobs


P.S If you do in fact make a placement because of the OGB job board, please let us know! This is a metric being measured through the grant.
First off, a big thank you to those of you who attended April's Lunch & Learn session. We have received some great feedback through the survey that was sent out - your responses are incredibly helpful for planning future sessions. If you haven't responded to the survey yet...



 


UPCOMING EVENTS

Lunch and Learn- Digital Marketing Trends & Best Practices
Ryan Beck and Aaron Johnson of Beck Digital
We will examine the current trends and best practices in digital marketing. How to sell online, and when it is necessary to develop an eCommerce platform. Also, when to use automation to support your growing team. Attendees are encouraged to come with questions!


May 22th, 12:00pm-1:30pm
Asheville Chamber of Commerce 

lunch will be provided

Please RSVP here: kayleerlarkin@gmail.com

Have a request for a Lunch & Learn topic? Let us know: info@outdoorgearbuilders.com


Member Meeting & Tour of Damian Sandone Studio 
May 14th, 6:00pm-8:00pm 
Highland Brewing Co.



Use the Member Access calendar to stay up to date on member meetings, gatherings and see more details regarding Lunch & Learn sessions.  https://www.outdoorgearbuilders.com/member-access
password for entry: OGB

If you have an event coming up that we can add to this calendar please send details here: info@outdoorgearbuilders.com
New Member Introductions
     Please give a warm welcome to our new OGB members. 
     


FOX Factory 

For over three decades, FOX has been an industry leader in the design and development of high performance shock absorbers and racing suspension products for snowmobiles, mountain bikes, motorcycles, ATVs, UTVs, off-road cars, trucks, and SUVs.

 

Roanline 

Ferrel & Koral Alman
Based out of Asheville, North Carolina, Roanline is your destination for the best outdoors (and outdoors-inspired) clothing and gear for women and men. Our mission is to bring you great products and experiences to inspire more adventurous lives spent outdoors. So whether it’s your first hike or you’re planning your next adventure at the local pub, we've got everything you need.

     

Member Media Features! 

WNC Magazine 
ENO, Sylvan Sport, Astral, Liquid Logic and Diamond Brand  
https://wncmagazine.com/feature/gear


Have a media feature? Send it our way to have it added to the website! info@outdoorgearbuilders.com

Have an event coming up that you would like added to the website calendar?  info@outdoorgearbuilders.com
Thanks for reading. If you have any suggestions or feedback I am all ears! Please don't hesitate to reach out. 
-Kaylee 
Copyright © 2019 Outdoor Gear Builders, All rights reserved.

Our mailing address is:
P.O Box 6216, Asheville, NC 28816  

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Outdoor Gear Builders Member Newsletter

 April 2019

The OGB has a newsletter! 


MailChimp is back in action and ready to monkey around. We will keep these short, sweet and to the point. Please read on for upcoming events, new member introductions, Lunch & Learn dates and more...

Sincerely, 
Kaylee Larkin

Don't Forget! 
Quick reminder to be on the lookout for your invoice for 2019 OGB membership dues. 
You can mail a check to our address: P.O Box 6216, Asheville, NC 28816
You can make your payment through PayPal to: info@outdoorgearbuilders.com
OR
You can pay on our website via the 'pay annual membership dues' button here: https://www.outdoorgearbuilders.com/member-access
5th Annual Get in Gear Recap 

 

Our fifth annual Get in Gear Fest was a success! We had twenty booths representing Gear Builders and Partners. The weather was sunny and mild for a change, and we estimated our turnout to be over 1457 people. If you came, we’d love to hear your feedback about how to make it the best event possible, and if you didn’t, stay tuned because we will be announcing dates for GIG Fest 2020 very soon! Thanks to the Salvage Station for hosting us and for all of the members and sponsors that made it a success!

Click image to watch this years GIG video. Thanks to our member partner VentureLife Films! 

 

UPCOMING EVENTS


Lunch and Learn- Email Marketing 
April 30th, 12-1:30pm


Have a request for a Lunch & Learn topic? Contact us here: info@outdoorgearbuilders.com



Member Meeting & Tour of Damian Sandone Studio 
May 14th, 6-8 
Highland Brewing Co.

 


We have a new Member Access calendar. Use this to stay up to date on member meetings, gatherings and see more details regarding Lunch & Learn sessions.  https://www.outdoorgearbuilders.com/member-access
password for entry: OGB

You will begin to see changes to the Events page of the website. This calendar will be used to display events that OGB members are a part of. If you have an event coming up that we can add to this calendar please send details here: info@outdoorgearbuilders.com
New Member Introductions
     Please give a warm welcome to our new OGB members. 
     

Blyss Running 

Alyson Neel 

Born in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina, Blyss Running is a woman owned small business designing flattering & functional running apparel for women. By offering longer inseams, higher waistbands & plenty of pockets, Blyss Running gear gives you the confidence to pursue your passions comfortably and reach your goals  http://blyssrunning.com

White Blaze Marketing 

Craig Lancaster 

Full-service marketing and video production agency servicing the outdoor recreation and athletic industry. Offering consulting, digital and print advertising, graphic design, web services, commercial photography, & video production. Outdoors is what we do at White Blaze, and what we do best. http://www.whiteblazemarketing.com

Center for Outdoor Recreation and Adventure (CORA)

Wes Stone and Andy Coburn 

The Center for Outdoor Recreation and Adventure (CORA) is a for-profit initiative developed and lead by Andy Coburn and Wes Stone, Western Carolina University faculty members and WCU faculty liaisons to the outdoor industry. 

The mission of CORA is twofold: 1) To design, develop, prototype and test our own line of innovative outdoor products (we already have a working prototype for a new trekking pole) and 2) To partner with existing outdoor gear builders in western NC and help them create, design, prototype and test their own outdoor products. http://cora-wcu.com

     
Member Events Coming Up! 

ROAM Bike Fest
Industry Nine 
May 3rd-5th

Elements on the Dragon
Fifth Element Camping
May 11th 


Have an event coming up that you would like added to the calendar and newsletter? Send the details here info@outdoorgearbuilders.com
Thanks for reading! I look forward to sharing more changes and exciting news through this newsletter. If you have any suggestions or feedback I am all ears! Please don't hesitate to reach out. 
-Kaylee 
Copyright © 2019 Outdoor Gear Builders, All rights reserved.

Our mailing address is:
P.O Box 6216, Asheville, NC 28816  

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