A new online hub for Western North Carolina’s blossoming outdoor gear industry.
Founded in 2013 by a small group of local gear manufacturers, the OGB has grown into a robust collection of over 60 organizations. In addition to actual gear builders, OGB now includes experience providers, skills instructors, outfitters, retail shops, supporting businesses, and nonprofits.
Status Forward helped OGB develop a clear brand message around their founding principle – collaboration over competition. We then built a new site with job and event listing functionality to support the many opportunities associated with OGB membership.