Friday, September 28, 2007


Cabela's newest store in Chicago was "decorated" with 42 semi trailer loads of "dead stuff"

Quote of the week...

"We have 75 plus models now out of different types of Crocs. Stuff that is not even ugly anymore..."

Ron Snyder, president & CEO of Crocs

Wednesday, September 05, 2007

This Week in The B.O.S.S. Report



o EMS ramps up expansion plans...
o Green Steps to be donated to OIA...
o prAna to open new retail store in boulder...
o Head inks partnership with Cool Earth...
o Bikes Belong gains additional Interbike support...
o Wagner Custom licenses Winterstick brand and designs...
o One-on-One with Mountain Hardwear president and
New OIA Chairman Mike Wallenfels...
o Other Stories include VF Corp., Rocky Brands, 180s,
Timberland, Helly Hansen, and many more...


$900,000 for Lobbying... the first half.

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The National Rifle Association spent $900,000 to lobby the federal government in the first half of 2007, according to a recent disclosure form.

The group lobbied on various pieces of legislation including those dealing with concealed weapons, law enforcement officer safety, a ban on assault weapons and other matters, according to the form posted online Aug. 13 by the Senate's public records office.

The NRA has about 4 million members, including about three-quarters of gun maker Smith & Wesson Holdings Corp.'s 800 employees.

Besides Congress, the NRA lobbied the White House and the departments of Justice and Interior.

Under a federal law enacted in 1995, lobbyists are required to disclose activities that could influence members of the executive and legislative branches. They must register with Congress within 45 days of being hired or engaging in lobbying.