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Trade Show Scammers Stopped, Banned from Online Directory Business

ATA Staff March 14, 2014

Small-business owners and trade-show exhibitors can rest easier now that a federal court has banned Slovakia-based scam artists from selling entries to a phony online trade-show directory. The court issued a $9 million judgment against Wolfgang Valvoda, Susanne Anhorn, and Construct Data Publishers a.s., which also does business as Fair Guide. They are charged with bilking millions from unsuspecting business owners and nonprofit organizations. Construct Data/Fair Guide solicited some ATA Trade Show…

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McAninch Talks Archery on SiriusXM Radio

ATA Staff March 13, 2014

While attending the North American Whitetail Summit earlier this month, Jay McAninch, ATA’s CEO/president, discussed archery growth with Rob Keck, host of Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World radio show. The show airs Saturday, March 15, at 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. Eastern on RURAL RADIO’S SiriusXM channel 80. McAninch will talk about the surging interest in archery and explain how Archery 360 and the “Release Your Wild” campaign are capitalizing on young…

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Bowhunter Could Become the Next ‘American Idol’

Shannon Rikard March 10, 2014

Twenty-million “American Idol” viewers have watched Dexter Roberts perform. But before he wowed the nation with his guitar playing and country crooning, Roberts sang at the Huntin’ Is Good! booth during the 2014 ATA Show in Nashville, Tenn. “To say they were a big hit would be a gross understatement,” said Sam Klement, co-founder of Good Outdoor Technologies, which makes the “Huntin’ Is Good” branded shirts and hats Roberts has worn on “American…

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2014 Trade Show Still Drawing Attention

ATA Staff March 6, 2014

Even though the 2014 ATA Trade Show had left town weeks before, it inspired a caption-writing contest Feb. 14 for readers of the Nashville Business Journal’s “Biz Blog.”

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