The outdoor industry spring/summer calendar is packed with events: We've got  Outdoor Retailer, The Big Gear Show, Grassroots Connect, dozens of regional rep shows, Capitol Summit, Outdoor Media Summit, and so many more.

So many people crowded into enclosed spaces, so many handshakes and hugs.

The news is full of big event cancelations and postponements all over the country due to coronavirus fears. When events like this don't happen, the ripple effects are serious. 

Where do you stand today in terms of spring business travel?

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