The Art of Feng Shui in Specialty Retail Webinar 9/8, 2 p.m.

Outdoor Industry Association® and SNEWS® present Outdoor University® webinar: The Art of Feng Shui in Specialty Retail, Sept 8, 2-3 p.m. (MDT). Free to SNEWS subscribers and OIA members.

BOULDER, CO (August 24, 2010) – On Wednesday, September 8, from 2:00 p.m. through 3:00 p.m. (MDT) Outdoor Industry Association® (OIA) will present The Art of Feng Shui in Specialty Retail, a live webinar, led by Beth Cochran, owner/founder of What’s Up PR and feng shui practitioner Susan Hayward.

Cochran and Hayward will lead an enlightening discussion on how specialty retailers can integrate this powerful technology into their store’s orientation and merchandising to positively influence sales. They will also explore the modern historical references and the fundamental importance of feng shui in Asian businesses, large and small, and compare these findings to U.S. manufacturers in the real estate and apparel industries and examine the positive results they experienced.

The Art of Feng Shui in Specialty Retail is offered free to OIA members and SNEWS® subscribers and for $99 for non-members. Pre-registration by Tuesday, September 7 is required. For the full line up of Outdoor University® webinars and presenters, visit

Outdoor University is made possible through the generous support of its sponsors: Outdoor Retailer, Adventure 16, Alpine Shop, BACKWOODS, Darby Communications, Midwest Mountaineering, Mountain Gear, outdoor DIVAS, Outdoor Retailer, Pemba Serves, Rock Creek Outfitters, Rutabaga, SNEWS®, What's UP Public RR and Woolrich. OIA Outdoor University® is an affiliate of SNEWS® Retail College.

About Outdoor Industry Association

Outdoor Industry Association® (OIA) is a national trade association whose mission is to ensure the growth and success of the outdoor industry. OIA provides trade services for over 4000 manufacturers, distributors, suppliers, sales representatives and retailers in the outdoor industry. OIA programs include representation in government/legislative affairs, market and social research, business-to-business services and youth outreach initiatives. Educational events include the annual Rendezvous®, Outdoor University®, and the Capitol Summit. Outdoor Industry Association is based in Boulder, Colorado, and is the title sponsor of the Outdoor Retailer tradeshows. For more information go to or call 303.444.3353.