Businesses Unite As Conservation Program Faces Expiration

The Conservation Alliance and Outdoor Industry Association released a letter Monday signed by more than 280 outdoor-focused businesses and organizations asking Congress to permanently reauthorize the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) with full and dedicated funding.

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NSAA Hires National Marketing And Communications Director

The National Ski Areas Association (NSAA) has named Adrienne Saia Isaac to the newly formed position of marketing and communications director. Isaac brings relevant ski area perspective to the role, having served as marketing and communications manager at Arapahoe Basin, CO, for the past six years.

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Light & Motion CEO Discusses Tariffs On NPR

Daniel Emerson, CEO of Light & Motion, was interviewed on Monday by Audie Cornish on the National Public Radio program, All Things Considered. The story is about the third round of United States’ tariffs on China that started Monday. Emerson said the tariffs “tax U.S. production, but give a free pass to our China-built competition.”

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OIA Endorses Martin Heinrich

Outdoor Industry Association (OIA) announced the association’s endorsement of U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich for reelection, due in large part to his tireless support for New Mexico’s public land and water and the state’s nearly $10 billion outdoor recreation economy, along with the 99,000 jobs it supports.

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Moody’s Downgrades Academy’s Debt Ratings

The downgrade of the term loan reflects the company’s lower estimated recovery rate as a result of the recent asset-based revolver upsize. At the same time, the affirmation of the CFR and PDR reflects Moody’s view that while leverage is likely to remain elevated, Academy’s good liquidity provides the company with flexibility to turn around its operating performance.

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Elevator Group Merges With True North Brand Group

Elevator Group, a strategic and creative agency known for launching brands and product lines. and True North Brand Group Inc., specializing in launching products, brand awareness and measurement, are merging to form Elevator North.

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