With less than a month to the National Association of Sporting Goods Wholesalers 41st Annual Meeting and Expo, members and guests will experience the largest Expo in this association’s history. A total of 500 booths have been reserved for its sold out Expo with 60+ new exhibitors. “It’s gratifying that so many new manufacturers will be with us in Little Rock,” said Maurice (Moe) Desmarais, NASGW’s President. “It expresses the importance wholesalers are to the continued success and growth of the channel of distribution.” The Expo is scheduled for October 15-17, 2014 at the Statehouse Convention Center in downtown Little Rock, AR.

10th Annual Leadership Awards Dinner kicks off its Annual Meeting

The NASGW Leadership Awards Reception and Dinner is an informal and entertaining event that recognizes contributions made by manufacturers to the successful business climate of NASGW’s wholesaler members. The event will be held at the Marriott Hotel, Little Rock which is adjacent to the Statehouse Convention Center on Tuesday, October 14th.

The current Awards Program includes recognition to the:

  • Firearms Manufacturer of the Year
  • Ammunition Manufacturer of the Year
  • Accessories Manufacturer of the Year
  • Optics Manufacturer of the Year
  • Innovator of the Year and a new category for 2014
  • Importer of the Year

All wholesaler members have been asked to complete a confidential ballot. Each year NASGW also recognizes 4 companies in the major categories for their Excellence in Manufacturing Award. These companies represent quality products and services to our members for many years and have been strong supporters of wholesale distribution.

A new category, Importer of the Year has also been added to this year’s awards Program.

Awards Featured Speaker – NRA-ILA Executive Director, Chris Cox

The NRA’s Institute for Legislative Action Executive Director will be the featured speaker at the Association’s Annual Awards Reception and Dinner. Cox has served as the Executive Director of the NRA’s Institute for Legislative Action (ILA) since 2002. As the chief lobbyist and principal political strategist, Cox oversees eight NRA-ILA divisions that cover the gamut of interests and concerns of the National Rifle Association’s 5,000,000 members.

For information about NASGW’s Awards Program and Annual Meeting / Expo, visit their website at www.nasgw.org/events.

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