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10 Industry Leaders to Sponsor 2023 Firearms Industry Conference

Written by Orchid


April 25, 2023


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HARTFORD, CT (April 26, 2023) – Orchid and Williams Mullen’s Firearms Industry Group are pleased to announce 10 industry leaders as sponsors of the 2023 Firearms Industry Conference (FIC), held virtually April 27-28, and in Atlanta, May 1-3, 2023. This year’s sponsors include a wide range of firearms businesses and service providers representative of the diverse audience of industry professionals the annual conference attracts.

“We’d like to thank both new and returning sponsors for their contributions to making the 9th annual Firearms Industry Conference a success,” stated Orchid CEO Jon Rydberg. “While FIC has grown and evolved over the years, our emphasis on connecting all sides of the shooting sports industry and offering expert-led education opportunities remains unchanged. Our sponsors play a crucial role in achieving this objective and we are grateful for their continued support.”

A FIC 2023 FFL Leader sponsor, Business Automation Specialists’ Easy Bound Book has been providing ATF compliant recordkeeping to FFLs since 2008. This year’s sponsors also include a trio of ERP providers in EpiCenter, SolutionsX, and Business Solution Partners, as well as technical and retail consultants at ESi and Hall-N-Hall, respectively. Session sponsors include firearm-friendly payment processor First American Payment Systems, and import/export specialists, Global Defense, with virtual FIC On-Air sponsored for the first time by digital storage leader 4473 Cloud.

Black Rifle Coffee Company has also generously donated ready to drink coffee, bagged coffee, and coffee mugs for conference attendees to enjoy and win by participating in the FIC Silent Auction, benefitting the Firearms Research Center.

FIC 2023 sponsors include:

FFL Leader Sponsor

  • Easy Bound Book (easyboundbook.com)

Leader Sponsors

  • ESi (engsys.com)
  • EpiCenter (epicentererp.com)
  • SolutionsX (solutionsx.com)

Session Sponsors

  • Business Solution Partners (bspny.com)
  • First American Payment Systems (first-american.net)
  • Global Defense (globaldefense.us)
  • Hall-N-Hall Consulting (hallnhall.com)

Event Sponsor

  • Black Rifle Coffee Company (blackriflecoffee.com)

FIC On-Air Sponsor

  • 4473 Cloud (4473cloud.com)

Orchid and Williams Mullen would also like to thank the following organizations for their promotional support of FIC 2023: American Suppressor Association, Camfour, Davidson’s, GunBroker.com, Guns.com, Gunsite Academy, Gunstores.com, Iron Valley Supply, NASGW, NSSF, Silencer Shop, SportSouth, and Tactical Gear Distributors.

“FIC would not be possible without the support of the entire industry,” said Chuck James, partner and co-chair of Williams Mullen’s Firearms Industry Group. “From sponsors and promotional partners to federal agencies, speakers, and attendees, it takes everyone working towards the same goal to organize such an event. We’re proud of the effort everyone has put in this year and look forward to a great conference next week in Atlanta.”

To learn more about FIC 2023 sponsors and sign up to receive updates about next year’s event, including sponsorship opportunities, visit orchidadvisors.com/FIC.

About Orchid LLC
Celebrating 10 years of serving the shooting sports industry, Orchid and partner firm, FFL Law, offer leading FFL software, firearms-friendly payment processing, and legal and regulatory services for the firearms, ammunition and explosives industries. Orchid’s POS, eCommerce, and regulatory applications, including Orchid eBound, Orchid FEL Book, and Orchid eState, accompany its expert services in ERP integration, firearms/explosives regulation, state gun laws and Firearm & Ammunition Excise Tax advisory. Get started today at orchidadvisors.com.

About Williams Mullen
Williams Mullen is a regional, full-service law firm with offices across North Carolina, South Carolina, and Virginia. The firm’s Firearms Industry Group helps industry members navigate legal issues from regulatory compliance to e-commerce development, financing needs, and interest from the venture capital world. In addition, Williams Mullen attorneys provide advice and counsel in matters involving Import/Export Controls, White Collar & Investigations, Data Protection & Cybersecurity, Intellectual Property, Employment Law, Government Contracting and legal aspects of social media marketing. Learn how Williams Mullen can assist you at williamsmullen.com.

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Joe Kriz
Communications Manager, Orchid LLC

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