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AOA Trade Show Exhibitors 2017

Don't Miss AOA's 29th Annual Trade Show, Reno, NV

829 Studios

829 Studios is a full-service communications company that builds award-winning websites, online advertising campaigns, mobile apps, and more. Our interactive hi-resolution 360 Virtual Tours give customers an in-depth experience of your offerings from their computer, smart phone, or tablet.

ACA / Canoe-Kayak-SUP-Raft-Rescue
Founded in 1880, the ACA is a national nonprofit organization serving the broader paddling public by providing education related to all aspects of paddling; stewardship support to help protect paddling environments; sanctioning of programs and events, and an insurance program for outfitters, liveries and guides.

Achilles Inflatable Boats
Achilles Riverboats made with Achilles CSM fabric. The longest lasting boats on the river.

Advanced Composites/Cataract Oars
Oar shafts and blades and other accessories in the Cataract Oar product line. Kayak Paddles.

Adventure Office
At Adventure Office we guide Adventure Operators through the technology paradigms delivering great personal service, resulting in more effective, efficient and profitable businesses. Our success depends upon your success! Tools include our expertise and Adventure Office reservation software with online bookings.

AED One Stop 
HeartSine Automated External Defibrillators (AED) and accessories.

AIRE, Inc.
Aire Rafts, Inflatable Kayaks and Catarafts. Tributary Rafts & Inflatable Kayaks.

ALPS Mountaineering
ALPS Mountaineering: Tents, Sleeping Bags, Camp Furniture, and other outfitter approved gear.

Arctic Reservations
Reservation management designed for and by adventure outfitters - Arctic Reservations manages customer relations, scheduling, and bookings so that you can focus on delivering great experiences.

ARK Inflatables
PVC Rafts, Cats, Ducky's & Tubes. Valmex German PVC, welded in Cape Town, South Africa. 20+ Years of R&D - see our rafts @ World Cups. Life is Good, ARK Yeah!!!

Bendetti Optics
Sunglasses - Polarized and Non-Polarized Sunglasses retailing from $15 - $40. Kid's sunglasses retailing @ $10.00.

Beryl Minghini Sales
High Range Designs, Huge, Lone Rock Clothing, Basix of America, TGT, Lilly Girl, Pepper's Performance Eyewear, Baypointe, Magic T-Shirts, Legacy Headwear, U.S. Graphics apparel. 

Big Agnes
Big Agnes makes sleeping bags, sleeping pads, tents and accessories designed to help you sleep more comfortably outside.

Blu3 Management Group
Reservation Systems combined with Point of Sale / Online Reservations and In-House Reservations.

Caviness Woodworking Company
Boat Paddles, Canoe Paddles, Kayak Paddles, SUP Paddles, Safety Paddles, Rafting Paddles and other related accessories.

CreekKooler  / Insulated Floating Cooler

Demaree Inflatable Boats, Inc.
We manufacture inflatable boats and related items at our plant in Friendsville, Maryland, the take out to the Upper Yough.

Distinct Advertising
Advertising and marketing content and creative brand messaging.

Down River Equipment
The Source for All Your River Equipment. Rafting equipment A-Z; distributing Sawyer, Carlisle, Advanced Composite, Extrasport, and our own line of rafting Cargo Gear made in the USA. Specializing in custom aluminum fabrication; rowing frames, kitchen boxes, camp tables and more.

Dragon Fly Tarps
Dragon Fly Tarps produces rain and shade tarps for outdoor use.

Duck Company
Our award winning artists create semi-custom designs for screenprinted t-shirts and accessories.

Eagle Products
Screen Printing & embroidery. Tee Shirts, fleece, hats, resortwear, apparel.

East-West Printing, Inc.
Featuring custom river maps, staff wear, performance fabrics, t-shirts, and embroidered hats.

EMI Sportswear
Resort Apparel, T-shirts, Apparel, Caps/Hats, Resortwear

Evolution Insurance Brokers/WOGA
Evolution Insurance Brokers/WOGA offers a better way to buy liability insurance. The association has provided insurance services to the outdoor industry for over 30 years.

FareHarbor is a powerful reservation system designed for tour & activity businesses of all sizes. Built to bring ease and efficiency to every aspect of your business, FareHarbor allows you to collect customer information, sign digital waivers and securely accept payments.

Fotaflo is a digital photo referral marketing solution capturing and sharing memories for adventure tourism businesses, generating revenue for our clients through direct photo sales and referral marketing.

Fund Your Dream
AOA endorsed provider of merchant accounts and POS solutions for outfitters.

Gattuso Distributing, Inc.
Necessity products, suntan lotion, waterproof cameras, footwear, water toys,  Chums, eyeglass retainers, custom items, camping & rafting items and much more!

Geckobrands has all your gear for in and around the water, including the largest assortment of waterproof products, along with coolers, day packs, waist packs, beach totes and more.

Granite Insurance
Granite Insurance provides risk management and insurance solutions to elite organizations in the adventure sport industry.

High Wind Productions
The best printed and embroidered t-shirts, hats and outerwear since 1981.

Hyside Inflatables
Hyside has manufactured high quality inflatable rafts, kayaks and catarafts, for outfitters worldwide, since 1982. Known for the highest quality because we continue to use the longest lasting material…HYPALON.  We also manufacture our own paddles and helmets and stock most everything you need for your boat's outfitting, care and maintenance. Sponsor of the Beer Cart at the Trade Show Opening Reception.

Inflatable Technologies
Raft fleet repair. Warranty repairs, customized urethane logos, SUP repair. Work performed on Hypalon, PVC, Neoprene and Urethane.

Image One
Lifestyle apparel. T-shirts, caps, outerwear.

Immersion Research
IR Basics is IR's line of gear designed for liveries, rental programs and rafting operations. IRS gear is simple, well-designed and ready for industrial use. We will embroider or screenprint most items.

Indexic, Inc.
Online reservation software, and electronic waiver software. and

Jack's Plastic Welding
Whitewater recreation products, catboats, waterproof bags, and mattresses, pontoon rafts, packcats, and Paco pads.

Jackson Kayak
100% USA Made Jackson Kayaks & Orion Coolers.

Johnson Outdoors Watercraft
Old Town Canoes & Kayaks, Ocean Kayaks, Extrasports PDFs, Carlisle Paddles & accessories.

Laid-Back by High Range Designs
Screen printed garments, hats and gift items.

T-shirts, sweatshirts, hats, stickers.

Mens and Ladies embroidered performance outerwear, fleece, rainwear, soft shell, and moisture wicking fabrics.

Custom rafts made to fit your outfitting needs! Made in Boise, Idaho - rafts, catarafts, sleeping pads, tush cushes and table top pads.

Marketing Support Network
Customer Service Contact Center and Marketing Services. 

Maxxon/Evergoing Products
Maxxon Inflatable Boats, Raft, Pontoons, Fishing Watercraft. Maxxon Outfitters - Essential Fly Fishing Gear.

Midwest Raft, LLC
Hypalon Rafts ranging from 6 feet to 16 feet with optional self-bailing floors.

Moonshadow Leadership Solutions
Leadership development programs & assesments. Facilitation, coaching, team building, strategic planning.

MOR River Gear
Man of Rubber River Gear offers a wide array of equipment and retail products to make your river business both run smoothly and be profitable. Friendly service, one of a kind products and competitive pricing has established MoR River Gear as the go to supplier since 1983. Whether you are looking for lifejackets, raft inflators or Chums for your store, we have you want .... call us and join the growing number of outfitters who choose our business to satisfy their companies needs. Sponsor of the Name Badge Lanyards

Your one stop source for: inflatable rafts, catarafts, kayaks, - wetsuits, PFDs, paddles, oars, drybags, straps, safety equipment and more.

Screen printed and embroidered apparel and souvenirs.

Osagian Canoes
Manufacturer of the world finest aluminum canoes and kayaks. We also offer industry-leading trailers and accessories.

Ouray Sportswear
Men's, Women's, Youth apparel. Outdoor wear, decorated apparel.

Outdoor Insurance Group, Inc. 
OIG specializes in outdoor recreation and hospitality/insurances. We represent multiple A Rated Companies to customize your policy to your individual insurance needs.

Pachner & Associates, LLC
Insurance expertise and representation for wilderness recreation, nature & outdoor education, environmental conservation organizations and related businesses.

Paddlesports Warehouse
Manufacturer of the Cutback 260 whitewater life vest and other high quality equipment. Importer and distributor of proven retail items.

Paluski Boats
Paluski Boats, kayaks and canoes, and kayak and canoe accessories.

Photo & Video Platform for tour and activity operators.

ResMark Systems
So much more than just a reservation system, RESMARK guides your guests through all five stages of travel: Dreaming, planning, booking, experiencing and sharing. RESMARK will elevate your customer service and increase your bottom line. Sponsor of the Bowling Tournament and Party

River Management Society
Wild and Scenic River 50th Anniversary! Outreach, Partner Tools - retail logo items:  pins, magnets, wailding stick meallions, stickers. 10% goes to WSR Collaborative.

Rocky Mountain Rafts
Rocky Mountain Rafts - Commercial grade welded PVC rafts, catarafts, and 1Ks.

Sandboxx Group
Providing protection & via sunscreen, water toys, and eyewear in the lifestyle/resort/theme/H20 parks venues.

Sattler Adventure Sports/CBIZ
A CBIZ Insurance Program. Outfitter and Guides Insurance including:  Liability, Property, Inland Marine, Commercial Auto, and Life Insurance. Sponsor of the Coffee Breaks

Sawyer Paddles and Oars
Sawyer Paddles & Oars for raft, canoe, kayak and SUP.

Selway Fabrication
River Bank Toilet System.

Sierra Rescue International, Inc. 
Sierra Rescue specializes in providing outfitters and guides with internationally recognized and certified training in Swiftwater Rescue and Wilderness Medicine. With over 40 years of hands on experience in the Industry, Sierra Rescue provides both open enrollment and in-house training options. Owners Julie Munger and Abigail Polsby, are based in Truckee, CA.

Sigma is a digital platform that enables organizations to send digital credentials and experiences to their customers.

Signature Research, Inc.
Signature Research, Inc. is a full service design/build aerial adventure company serving clients throughout the United States, as well as internationally since 1979. Signature Research is a Professional Vendor Member of the Association for Challenge Course Technology.

Star Inflatables
PVC rafts, kayaks, tubes, and cats, 5 year commercial warranty. Innovative drop-stitch thwart technology & design.

Steamboat Sticker
Steamboat Sticker - durable, die cut, namedropped stickers for the resort market.

Stohlquist WaterWare
Stohlquist PFDs and drysuits, along with neoprene paddling apparel.

Swan Mountain Consulting Group
Swan Mountain Consulting Group is a unique boutique consulting practice with the skills, knowledge and experience directly related to the outfitting, adventure travel, eco-tourism and outdoor recreation industry.

The Flybook
The Flybook is a reservation and enterprise management software company. go.Platform, powered by The Flybook is an advanced smart ticketing, reservation, rental, kiosk and membership system for the activity industry.

Thompson-Gusic Insurance Group Inc.
Specializing in Insurance for Outfitters & Guides and the Outdoor Recreation Industry.

TOMIS grows locally owned and operated tourism businesses through innovative marketing software and unparalled industry expertise.

Tourism Tiger
Web Design & Marketing Services for Tour & Activity Operators.

Wet Dreams River Supply
Custom handmade sewn goods related to the rafting industry with a focus on durability and quality. Straps, mesh bags, drop bags, custom cushions, padded thwart bags, dry bag organizers, camp kitchen, soft goods, etc.

White Water Mfg, Inc./SOTAR
Made in Merlin, Oregon.  SOTAR is the World’s foremost designer of consumer driven inflatables. SOTAR provides premier aquatic transportation solutions connecting serious outdoor enthusiasts with the remotest refuges of nature. More than the best Rafts, Catarafts, Inflatable Kayaks, Frames, and Bomber Outdoor Equipment - SOTAR manufactures Serious Fun!

Wholesum Food Calculator
Wholesum Food Calculator is an online tool that makes meal and menu planning easy for outfitters. 

Wilcor Outdoors
Wilcor International is the #1 supplier to the vacation industry! Our products include camping & outdoor supplies, sporting goods, summer toys, souvenir & rustic gifts, impulse items, customizable goods and more!

Wing Infllatables
Whitewater Rafts.

Xcite Media Group
At Xcite Media Group, we work with companies who have invested in their websites but are frustrated that they are not producing the results which they had hoped for. Our digital marketing services include website development, pay-per-click management (PPC), search engine optimization (SEO) and social media marketing. The goal is to help drive new customers and turn your website into one of your best performing sales people.

Xola is a modern, easy-to-use, booking and marketing software for tour guides and outfitters. Its mobile-friendly reservation system helps hundreds of companies manage their businesses and serve millions of customers in the U.S. and abroad.

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  • Minimum Wage for Federal Permits
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