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America Outdoors E-News
September 12, 2007

PCI Non Compliance Fee News for AO members Updates for Confluence AO's Marketing and Management Conference
PCI Non Compliance Fee News for AO Members

Updates on PCI Compliance for AO Members

AAMS has postponed implementation of the PCI non-response fee to at least January for America Outdoors members. This should provide relief for members immersed in their busy summer season.

Please disregard the following message on your September statement because this message does not apply to AO members and you will not be impacted in November:

"Beginning, November 1, 2007, AAMS Merchant Services will begin assessing a monthly risk fee of $10 in accordance with the terms of the Merchant Card Processing Agreement. This fee is being charged to merchants that did not validate their PCI DSS compliance by September 1, 2007. This monthly risk fee does not exempt a merchant from being fined any additional fees that are associated with a compromise.

To avoid this monthly risk fee, please contact their preferred vendor, Security Metrics at 1-800-557-4797, to begin your validation process. For additional vendors, please visit www.pcisecuritystandards.org".

Register Online for AO's
Marketing and Management Conference

Register early for AO's new Marketing and Management Conference scheduled for December 5-7 in Reno. Registrations are coming in every day. The agenda is posted along with the on-line registration form. Take advantage of the early registration savings by signing up now. Go to Registration Form

New this year is a special optional seminar for telephone reservationists presented by Signature Worldwide. Regional training sessions were held this summer in West Virginia, Maine, and Pennsylvania and received super reviews. This is an optional day-long in-depth training opportunity for your telephone reservation staff. Limited space is available, sign up early! The cost is $125 with full program registration and $225 for a stand-alone session. Thursday December 6 from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Sponsor Update: Compendium Software has just signed on as sponsor for the Bowling for Dough Tournament. Other sponsors include AAMS Merchant Services for the Opening Social, Morrison Communications for the Mine Shaft Party, and The Schneider Group for the AO Oufitter Luncheon.

The host hotel is the Silver Legacy Resort. Book your room for Confluence®: AO's International Marketing and Management Conference. Call 1-800-687-8733 and use the reservation code AMERICA. The room block for this event is limited so book early to ensure your availability.

American Airlines is offering a discount for travel to Reno. Book directly on AA.com® and save with a 5% discount and pay no ticketing fees. Valid travel dates: December 1, 2007 - December 10, 2007. Use the code A94D7AJ to receive your discount.

Booth space is nearly sold out for this year's tradeshow. International outfitters wishing to establish cooperative marketing agreements with US based companies have a great opportunity through the International Outfitters Bazaar. Contact Robin at robin@americaoutdoors.org for information. Click here for a list of exhibitors.

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