Despite our efforts to inform our customers, the media and the industry of our revised show schedule, I felt it was important to put forth a more personal statement. Doesn’t that feel all warm and fuzzy? Doesn’t it??
While Prois has attended the large trade shows, namely ATA and SHOT Show for the past eight years, we felt that 2016 was the perfect time to readjust our show efforts. We opted out of ATA and SHOT in favor of consumer shows such as Dallas Safari Club, Wild Sheep Show, Safari Club International and the Western Hunting and Conservation Expo.
The first conclusion people consider is that Prois is not a viable company. Actually, nothing could be further from the truth. We have simply opted to take our dog and pony show directly to you, our customer. We pride ourselves on having a personal touch with our customer base and we take customer service very seriously. We have found that our exposure, marketing and sales expand dramatically when we put our efforts to consumer based shows rather than the trade shows. We get to meet our customers face to face and we take it as a personal challenge to outfit any woman in the Prois system that best fits their hunting needs, physical needs and pocketbook. Our only regret is that we did not do this sooner!
In this process, we not only create customers…we create fans and friends. It is no secret that the Prois Staff does not, well, necessarily fit the corporate mold. (Interestingly, we have been told we cannot run a business as we do…I beg to differ) We take great pride in growing the sisterhood of female hunters. We do this through offering the highest performance gear for women on the market, creating a personal experience and by being “real” people. I personally take great pride in the amazing women that surround the company, who have named themselves the “Prois Posse”. I aspire to be like each and every one of these wacky women!
So with that, please rest assured that Prois is not only alive and well, we are better than ever. We still have a couple of shows in the queue, so you will see us in Anchorage at the Great Alaska Sports Show and in Louisville at the NRA National Convention. We look forward to seeing you all there and rest assured…shenanigans shall ensue. For if we are not shenaniganating, we are bored. And when we are bored someone gets arrested. Or escorted out of a casino. Alas…those are stories for another time.
Carpe Diem, my friends!!
Kirstie Pike- CEO and Founder
Prois Hunting & Field Apparel for Women