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April 17, 2017AOA Spring 2017 Newsletter - Member Only

AOA Outfitters go to Washington to Attract Support for The GO Act / Proposed Chages to H.R. 289, The Guide & Outfitters Act / ELD Regulations / 2017 Solar Eclipse /  AOA Names Keynote for AOA 2017 in Reno.

January 31, 2017AOA Winter 2017 Newsletter - Member Only

AOA Conference Wrap Up / Key Government Affairs Goals for 2017 / Risk Management - Sexual Harassment Policies / New State Laws allow Outfitters to Cope with Severe Allergic Reactions

September 29, 2016AOA Fall Newsletter 2016 - Member Only

AOA's 2016 Conference in Daytona Beach, FL / DOL  - New Overtime Rules / Risk Management - Marijuana and Its Growing Effect on Outdoor Activities / AOA's Progress on Government Affairs Issues

July 01, 2016AOA Summer Newsletter 2016 - Member Only

Industry Loses an Icon - Remembering George Wendt / Manager's Aademy Unveiled for Daytona Beach Meeting / Update on the Status of Important Legislation before Congress / Establishing Sick Leave for Federal Contractgors / Status of Vederal Wage and Hour Rule Chanages / Risk Management - The Value of Educating Your Customers About the Concept of Inherent Risk

May 01, 2016AOA Spring Newsletter 2016 - Member Only

Paddlesports Safety Orientation DVD Available / H.R. 5129, the GO Act Introduced / New SEO Rules / Rental Due Diligence / Selling Your Business / Risk Management: A Case for Background Checks / Women in the Wilderness - Upper Canyon Outfitters 

February 05, 2016America Outdoors Association Winter 2016 Quarterly Newsletter - Member Only

AOA Elects new board and officers / 10th Circuit Court of Appeals upholds use of waivers in Colorado / Results for Season Outcome Survey / AOA Boards approves strategic objectives for 2016 / AOA Conference receives high marks for content! 

September 25, 2015America Outdoors Association Fall 2015 Quarterly Newsletter - Member Only

Testimony on the Federal Lands Recreation Enhancement Act / Mimiumn Wage for Federal Contractors / Free Internet Marketing Tools / AOA's Marketing and Management Conference in Salt Lake City / OARS hostes Green River Trip fundraiser for America Outdoors Association.

June 08, 2015America Outdoors Association Summer 2015 Quarterly Newsletter - Member Only

Outfitters share positive outlook for 2015 season / Hydropower Legislation in Congress Eliminates Consideration for Downstream Recreation / Liability Issues in Paddlesports Rentals / AOA to Testify at hearing on H.R. 2215 in House Interior Subcommittee

April 07, 2015America Outdoors Association Spring 2015 Quarterly Newsletter - Member Only

Two Classic Whitewater Rivers at Risk / General Guidelines for Submitting Comments to Forest Plan Amendments / Guided Coastal Fishing Tours Take-off for South Carolina Outfitter / Paddlesports Skill Standards / Background Checks tips for promoting a safe work environment / Short Haul Exemption sought for FMCSA Operating Authority

February 02, 2015America Outdoors Association Winter 2015 Quarterly Newsletter - Member Only

AOA Board Member Arlo Tejada remembered / Endangered Species, Greater Sage Grouse Listing / AOA Strategice Objectives, AOA Offers Handbook on Federal Wage and Hour Guidelines / NOC Receives Environmental Stewardship Award / The Massive Potential in the Chinese Inbound American Recreation Market

October 24, 2014America Outdoors Association Fall 2014 Quarterly Newsletter - Member Only

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AOA Conference Dec 4 - 7 Daytona Beach, FL

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Legislation & Regulation

Legislation & Regulation:

  • Minimum Wage for Federal Permits
  • Federal Lands Recreation Enhancement Act reauthorization
  • Expansion of Overtime
  • Latest on Paddlesports Skill Standards
  • Log-in to Outfitter Member Resources for Complete Access to Need-to-Know Documents

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Risk Management

Risk Management:

  • Save 5% to 15% on Liability Insurance
  • White Paper:  Liability in Paddlesports Rental
  • Essential Risk Management Practices DVD
  • Brief on Use of Background Checks

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