POMA Conference UPDATE

POMA has moved the Franklin, Tennessee POMA Conference to June 15 – 17, 2021.

upcoming EVENTS

  • Make sure to check out POMA Insight Sessions, our conference-style educational sessions that are being offered virtually. We’ve got some great presenters coming up, and you won’t want to miss them. Free for members and a great value for non-members. Sessions are recorded and available to members and registered attendees.
  • Join us for the Shooting Sports Showcase, hosted by POMA, SEOPA and NASGW – March, 2021 at CMP Talladega Markmanship Park in Talladega, AL

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  • Like many POMA members, I wear a variety of hats. Part TV production, part public relations, part freelance writer, my job varies and I go where the day takes me. The associations I build, the contacts I make and the information I learn at POMA's Summer Business Conference helps me every step of the way.... Read More
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  • After admiring Rockhouse Motion's work for a while, Ian connected with Aaron, and after exchanging emails and chatting on the phone, they realized they have the same work ethic: Work hard and long, cut out all the BS, and produce a premium product.... Read More
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  • I have 7 articles publishing this week due to my association with POMA. Not to mention the numerous business opportunities from people that I have met. Just last week a company that I wanted to do some business with automatically jumped on board when he heard that I was a POMA member. I can't even begin to tell you how much business I did just this week due to my POMA connections.
    Tom Claycomb Freelance
  • Two months after going full time as a writer I joined POMA and attended their convention in Ogden. POMA has helped me make a lot of good contacts, writing and Pro-staff deals. I don’t see how you can go wrong by joining. If you want to write part-time, it will make you a better writer. If you want to go full-time, you’ll make more contacts.... Read More
    Tom Claycomb Freelance writer
  • I just wanted to tell you how much I appreciate our membership in POMA.  I thought you might like to hear a great example of why it is important for companies like mine to support you. John Phillips has a new book, with a second volume already being worked on, that teaches people How to... Read More
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  • For years I avoided joining the professional writer’s organizations in favor of an independent approach to networking and relationship building. That worked well for a while, but then I hit a plateau.  During that time I joined several writer's and media organizations.... Read More
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  • POMA is a money maker! A casual conversation at the POMA business conference turned into a friendship, and almost immediately, into a lucrative business deal for Gun Talk Media. In business, it's often about the contacts, and POMA provides quality contacts.
    Tom Gresham Gun Talk Media
  • As a full-time freelance magazine writer and book author I spend a lot of time alone - in the office, traveling and in remote locations. POMA through its Briefs, Business Conference and webinars offers me a very valuable means of staying in communications/networking with others in my field.... Read More
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  • It pays to be a POMA member, Darren Warner said in a recent note to POMA. As a member, I'm able to receive more than three times as much for my work, from Buckmasters Rack magazine, than I would if I were not a POMA member.
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  • Elk, Habitat in Southeastern States Get $500,000 Boost

    MISSOULA, Mont. — The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation and its partners contributed $508,392 in funding for 13 wildlife habitat enhancement, research and hunting heritage projects in Kentucky, North Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia. RMEF directly granted $191,102 in funding that leveraged an additional $317,290 in partner dollars. “To help elk populations continue to strengthen

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  • 2021 Board Candidates Announced

    The following candidates have been nominated to run in the upcoming election to fill the seats of outgoing members on POMA’s Board of Directors. Voting will open on April 1 and remain open through May 1, 2021. Information will be posted for each candidate when the election begins. Thank you, candidates, for agreeing to serve

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  • Branson Named to Top 10 Best Places to Travel and Avoid the Pandemic

    Writer Peter Lane Taylor says in the Forbes article, “With winter unwinding, there’s finally some hope that warm weather will return, businesses will start gradually re-opening, parks will re-fill, and people will become less afraid of one another. And with that comes the unthinkable proposition that having fun finally might become normal again soon. There’s

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  • Blackout Defense to Give Away Quantum Series AR at Shooting Sports Showcase

    One lucky media member participating in the inaugural Shooting Sports Showcase will become the proud owner of a Quantum Series AR-15 from Blackout Defense. The rifle has an MSRP of $2,350. “We are extremely excited about the focused exposure we will receive at the Shooting Sports Showcase,” said Blackout Defense President Brooke Afshari. “The private

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  • Upcoming POMA Insight Sessions

    POMA’s Insight Sessions continue to offer attendees timely information on a variety of topics to help them survive and thrive in our current business climate. The three upcoming topics are certain to have something that everyone can start using right away to adapt and change to ever-changing circumstances. Register now to join the live events

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  • POMA Pinnacle Awards Open

    POMA’s Pinnacle Awards are now open and entries are being accepted. Now’s the time to revisit your best work that was published or broadcast, and paid for, between Nov. 1, 2019 and Oct. 31, 2020. Pull together your best articles, books, broadcasts, photos, etc., and get them ready to submit. Submitting your entries is easier

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    Columbia, MO – MidwayUSA Foundation has received a generous donation from Larry and Brenda Potterfield, owners of MidwayUSA, that will allow operations to continue at their current location, indefinitely.  The donation of the Roosevelt Building, located on MidwayUSA’s Columbia, Missouri campus, is the present home of MidwayUSA Foundation.  The office building was gifted on February 8th,

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    February 23, 2021 – MeatEater has launched the ‘Back 40 to Fork’ sweepstakes in conjunction with the donation of the Back 40 property to the National Deer Association (NDA). MeatEater is giving away an unbelievable slate of prizes with a total value over $4,900 from some of the top names in the industry. Each winner can

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  • Otis Announces 2020 Customer & Representative Awards

    Otis Technology is proud to announce their 2020 annual awards for the following categories: Customers of the Year, Elite Partners of the Year, and their Sporting Goods and Law Enforcement Sales Awards. OTIS ANNOUNCES 2020 CUSTOMERS OF THE YEAR Lyons Falls, NY: Otis Technology is proud to announce the 2020 Customer of the Year awards.  Typically presented

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  • The NWTF Celebrates Successful Virtual Convention

    EDGEFIELD, S.C.—The National Wild Turkey Federation celebrated conservation achievements and lasting partnerships in an innovative way during its Virtual 45th Convention and Sport Show. The NWTF would like to thank its partners, volunteers, members, musical guests and all those involved in making the virtual Convention and Sport Show a success. Particularly, the NWTF is grateful

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