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Outdoor Retailer spurns Salt Lake City for Denver


Outdoor Retailer picks Denver for future shows
Outdoor Retailer announced in a press release that it has chosen Denver as the new site for its annual trade shows beginning next year. The Outdoor Retailer Summer and Winter Markets have been held in Salt Lake City for nearly two decades, but the organization signaled earlier this year that it would leave Utah in protest of the state’s lawmakers’ stance on public lands. “Denver is the undeniable industry choice,” said Marisa Nicholson, Outdoor Retailer show director, in a release. “Bringing these organizations together and basing the show in a state that places such a high value on outdoor recreation is the best move we can make for the outdoor industry.”

Labor commission warns about OSHA scam
The Utah Labor Commission said employers should be aware of a scam in which individuals or organizations claim to sell the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) posters that are required to be posted in businesses. According to a press release, solicitors have contacted Utah businesses claiming to be from OSHA and threatening inspections, citations and fines if they don’t immediately pay for the posters and additional health and safety training. While the posters are legally required to be posted in a visible place in businesses, they can be obtained for free from the Utah Labor Commission.

Utah to host first drone summit in August
The inaugural Utah Drone Summit and National Drone Races is scheduled to be held in Salt Lake City on Aug. 25 and 26. According to a press release, the state is hosting the conference and trade show in an effort to take part in the growth of the drone industry, which is expected to have an economic impact of $82 billion in the U.S. by 2025. For more information, or to register for the event, visit worldtekevents.com.