HARTFORD, CT (May 13, 2021) – Orchid LLC and Williams Mullen’s Firearms Industry Group announce the addition of Camfour, The Hickory Group and TSYS / Global as speakers during the 2021 FICC, to be held in Orlando, FL on June 8 and 9, 2021. The speakers will deliver three sessions targeted at firearm business owners, CFOs and shooting sports industry investors.

“These experts in finance, strategy and firearm payment processing will address critically important topics that affect growth opportunities for new and established FFLs,” said Jon Rydberg, CEO of Orchid. “We’ve seen too many firearm businesses struggle to raise capital or process basic credit card transactions due to anti firearm bias. These esteemed speakers have navigated these tricky waters and we’re honored to learn from their experiences.”

Conference finance and strategy sessions include:

Raising Capital for a Firearms Business – Navigating Banking and Credit Risk

Firearms Mergers & Acquisitions – Legal and Business Considerations for FFLs

Payment Processing – Understanding Fees and Avoiding Firearm Bias

  • James Scott, National Sales Director, TSYS / Global
  • Shaun Phelan, VP, Sales & Marketing, Orchid

Chris DiCenso, President of Camfour states, “I’m excited to represent Camfour at 2021 FICC where I’ll be co-presenting on the complexities, as well as the opportunities, of raising capital and merging or acquiring a business from a firearms business perspective.”

Nicholas Kirk, Managing Director of The Hickory Group, notes “I’m honored to have the opportunity to discuss options for firearm companies who may be seeking to raise Equity and Debt. Bottom-line: Despite media headlines, there are specific “best practices” that can lead to a successful transaction and I will share these key strategies exclusively with persons attending the Conference.”

The 2021 FICC event will be held at the beautiful Westgate Lakes Resort in Orlando, Florida. Discounted room blocks begin at $89 per night and have been expanded several days before and after the event for business travelers who wish to enjoy the resort with their families. All participants are invited to two cocktail receptions which will be held outside by the Pelican’s Landing pool.

Registration: Individuals seeking to register for the in-person conference, to present or to sponsor the event can do so here or on the Orchid Advisors or Williams Mullen’s Firearm Industry Group websites.

Association Member Discount: A 20% off discount is available for members of ASA or NASGW by contacting  info@amsuppressor.com for ASA or sphelan@joinorchid.com for NASGW.

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Orchid LLC and its subsidiaries offer business software, compliance software, and regulatory services to the shooting sports industry.  Orchid Solutions provides firearm payment processing services, Point-of-Sale, and ERP services to improve how retailers, ranges, and manufacturers sell firearms and accessories. The firm’s business software integrates directly with Orchid eBoundTM, an application that provides a powerful low-cost electronic Bound Book and an electronic ATF Form 4473. Orchid Advisors provides ATF, Import, and Export licensing and firearm compliance services to Federal Firearms Licensees. The firm shares its expertise with the industry through the FFL UniversityTM, FFL MasterClassTM and the Firearms Industry Compliance ConferenceTM. For additional information, visit www.OrchidLLC.com.


Williams Mullen is a regional, full-service law firm with approximately 240 attorneys in offices across North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia and Washington D.C. 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. Additionally, Williams Mullen attorneys provide companies with advice and counsel in matters involving import and export controls, immigration and foreign direct investment, government contracting, and taxation. Visit them at www.williamsmullen.com.

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