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America Outdoors Association

January 26, 2011

America Outdoors Association Bulletin

Fed's Beige Book Shows Economy Strengthening but Pricing Not Keeping Up with Inflation

Grand Canyon River Outfitters Association Looking for New Executive Director

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Fed's Beige Book Shows Economy Strengthening but Pricing Not Keeping Up with Inflation

According to The Federal Reserve's most recent report on the economy the future is looking brighter - slowly. The recession of 2008 and 2009 was so deep, according to the Federal Reserve, that unemployment will remain high for the near future.  The Fed says that inflation will be muted for some time, but they must be adjusting out energy and food prices - no? Retail sales are improving in most regions tracked by the Fed.  On the other hand, fuel and food prices are increasing and most businesses do not have the demand to pass all of those costs on to consumers.  Intense competition and discounting is one reason pricing power is limited according to the Fed.  To review a report for your region, go to http://www.federalreserve.gov/fomc/beigebook/2011/20110112/FullReport.htm

Grand Canyon River Outfitters Association Looking for New Executive Director

GCROA is looking for a new executive director. Desirable skill sets include:  Experience managing other trade associations; knowledge of NPS and congressional organizational cultures, the ability to communicate issues and answers succinctly in writing and orally.  Concession experience with the National Park Service or another land-managing agency would also carry considerable weight.  Computer skills are required.

This is a full-time position. Relocation or frequent travel may be required. Compensation negotiable, depending on degree to which the successful applicant meets the requirements for the position. Written resumes and a writing sample required. Applicants will be considered without regard to race, gender, or ethnicity.

Please submit applications to GCROA Hiring Committee at: brian@westernriver.com
The deadline for submissions is:  February 1, 2011

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