Bowhunting and Archery or Archery and Bowhunting?

Jay McAninch July 25, 2012

Our journey to London to watch the Olympic archery competition was only a few hours underway when I realized what a “fish out of water” I would be. For all the years of my long love affair with archery, I’ve never stepped up to the line, pulled back my bow and shot against anyone for the best score. I’ve never shot in a tournament, a club event or even against a friend for pocket change or backyard bragging rights. Why? Because I’m a bowhunter. Bowhunting has been my…

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Language Matters In Politics

Jay McAninch April 27, 2012

As we start down the home stretch toward November’s election, the balance of power in the White House, the Senate and House of Representatives is up for grabs. With growing numbers of non-English-speaking groups becoming a factor in political races, how do we ensure all U.S. citizens have effective opportunities to register, learn the details of elections, and cast free ballots in this important election? I ask because I noted a headline from California last week in which the secretary of…

Although many Americans face a rude awakening, our society's gas woes may be a boon for archery dealers.

Rising Gas Prices and the Future of Independent Retailing

Jay McAninch February 29, 2012

There’s an emerging trend that could change the business dynamic for archery and bowhunting companies. Rising gasoline prices are no longer a periodic issue. They’re an ongoing problem. Recently released energy projections for 2012 predict that by year’s end gas will cost more than $4 a gallon at the pump everywhere, and nearly $5 a gallon in some locales. Nearly all forecasters agree gas prices will continue rising, especially with growing demands for fuel but also because of…

Today's Financial Puzzle: If we make substantive progress on the country's financial problems, we have a far more ominous problem looming and it's one no one is talking about.

A Looming Liability for 2012

Jay McAninch January 20, 2012

By now, everyone that reads or listens to news of any kind is aware that many think higher taxes on the business community is a major piece to solving the country’s future financial puzzle. One reason? Many businesses like those in the archery industry have had good years despite the daunting financial concerns that burden the United States (and many countries around the world). These concerns are compounded by Social Security and Medicare and Medicaid, but also include the annual phenomenon…

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