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May 7, 2018

Industry Members Join Together for 2018 FICC Conference

NEWTOWN, Conn. — Orchid Advisors, a leading provider of FFL compliance solutions, and The National Shooting Sports Foundation® (NSSF®), the trade association for the firearms industry, extends their thanks and appreciation to the many industry member companies that have provided support for next week’s 2018 Firearms Industry Compliance Conference. The annual FICC event works to foster collaborative discussion and provide education in the compliance and legal challenges facing the firearms industry, emerging technology enhancing compliance and other critical issues. The conference is attended by those from the manufacturing, distribution and retailing segments, as well as those in import/export.

“We are very pleased to have both new and recurring sponsors for the Firearms Industry Compliance Conference. These companies have a respect for compliance and its importance to the FFLs in our industry. I encourage all FICC participants to spend time with each of the sponsors to learn more about their software and services,” says Jon Rydberg, CEO of Orchid Advisors.

This year’s FICC sponsors include Business Automation Specialists/Easy Bound Books (Silver); Epicor, Williams Mullen, TWI Group, Gearfire and FIA/ (Bronze); and Geissele (Supporting).

“The FICC has fast become the must-attend conference for our industry,” said Melissa Schilling, NSSF Director, Conferences & Exhibitions. “That’s a direct reflection of the quality of the conference, something that could not be achieved with the support of our sponsors. We sincerely thank each and every one for their contributions to this year’s FICC.”

This year’s FICC conference takes place May 16-18 at the Intercontinental St. Paul in St. Paul/Minneapolis, Minnesota. Registration remains open, though seating is limited at this time. For more information, including the conference agenda, pre-conference workshops and hotel, visit A limited number of sponsorship opportunities for this event also remain. For more information on sponsoring this event, contact Chris Tatulli, NSSF Director, Exhibit & Sponsorship Sales, at


About Orchid Advisors
Orchid Advisors assists firearms manufacturers, distributors and retailers in achieving compliance and operational excellence through education, technology, software and consulting solutions that reduce risk, cut costs and provide expert guidance to make our client’s business more successful and efficient. Orchid Advisors is the trusted firearms industry compliance and operations experts and is endorsed by the National Shooting Sports Foundation. For more information, visit

About NSSF
The National Shooting Sports Foundation is the trade association for the firearms industry. Its mission is to promote, protect and preserve hunting and the shooting sports. Formed in 1961, NSSF has a membership of more than 11,000 manufacturers, distributors, firearms retailers, shooting ranges, sportsmen’s organizations and publishers. For more information, visit


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