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2 Incumbents, 2 Newcomers Elected to ATA Board

Patrick Durkin March 20, 2014

Newcomers Rob Kaufhold, president of Lancaster Archery Supply Inc., and Jeff Adee, president of Headhunter Bow Strings were elected to the ATA Board of Directors during the organization’s annual balloting earlier this month. Winning re-election to the Board were Greg Easton, president of Jas. D. Easton Inc., and Ben Summers, director of operations for T.R.U. Ball Release Aids and AXCEL Sights. Departing the Board on March 31 are David White, president/CEO of Hot Shot Manufacturing, and Mike…

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Reserve Your Booth at the Augusta Outdoor Expo

ATA Staff March 19, 2014

Archery manufacturers and retailers can reserve booth space to display products at the third annual Augusta Outdoor Expo, planned for July 19 at the James Brown Arena in Augusta, Ga. Vendor booth spaces cost $499, and event supporter spaces are available for $1,500. A flier for the one-day expo estimates more than 5,000 people will attend the event, which promises fun for the family. Highlights include taxidermy and outdoor product displays, live-animal demonstrations and guest speaker David Blanton…

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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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Q&A with Jay McAninch: What if Weather Shuts Down the ATA Show?

Patrick Durkin February 24, 2014

Many logical, legitimate “what if?” questions started before the 2014 ATA Trade Show opened Monday, Jan. 6, in Nashville. What would happen if a blizzard forced the Archery Trade Association to cancel the Show? After all, flight cancellations along the East Coast two days before the Show forced many people to fly elsewhere and drive the final 200 or more miles to Music City. And by Sunday, groups and individuals from Minneapolis to Detroit were renting vans and cramming together for…

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