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Join the discussion: Outdoor Industry Association has started a private LinkedIn forum for “OIA members to connect and collaborate directly with each other and OIA leadership, receive answers to business questions directly from outdoor industry peers, get industry-specific updates, offer support, share resources and more.”

How has the pandemic affected your business? OIA has also put out a survey, much like ours at SNEWS, to better understand how the coronavirus crisis has impacted workplaces across the nation.

The Grand Canyon is finally closed: After prolonged outcry from employees, another national park has shut its gates.

Vail cuts pay and hours: Vail Resorts has furloughed all hourly workers and slashed pay for salaried employees.

How to pivot your company: OIA and SIA have teamed up to create a resource hub for businesses interested in pivoting to produce PPE to help healthcare workers in need.

Donate your goggles: Ski goggles have been in the news a lot lately—as makeshift eye protection for doctors facing PPE shortages. If you have some old pairs lying around your house, donate them here.

Outdoor State of Mind: To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the first Earth Day, Protect Our Winters is launching a month-long speaker series, Outdoor State of Mind, featuring the likes of Jeremy Jones, Tommy Caldwell, and more.

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Outdoor Retailer cancelled: The industry's largest trade show has been called off.

The next issue of The Voice: Despite the cancellation of OR, the Spring/Summer issue of The Voice will be published as scheduled.

Steering your startup through the pandemic: Catapult Labs has created a series of workshops to help outdoor startup founders bring their businesses safely through the crisis.

2019 #CoolShop Award: Listen to Channel Mastery's latest podcast featuring an interview with the winner of SNEWS' 2019 #CoolShop Award, Steve Kennedy of GearHeads Outdoor Store in Moab.