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Design Summer Camp Call for Competition Project Proposals

Olatu Leku in Anglet, France will become a hub for dozens of outdoor and action sports designers September 1-5, 2014 when they converge for Design Summer Camp with three days of workshops and lectures with design specialists and a 24-hour design competition tackling a real outdoor and action sports design issues. EUROSima Cluster and Outdoor Sports Valley presenting Design Summer Camp has issued a call for proposals for the yearlong competition that gives one designer, engineer or inventor from the outdoor or action sports industry 8,000 Euros to complete the proposed project.

Three competition finalists will each receive a transportation and registration stipend to attend the Design Summer Camp, present their projects at the evening gala and include their projects in the 24-hour competition during the camp. Click here for details about the contest and eligibility.

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SIA Joins The List of Trade Show Executive 2014 Fastest 50 Honorees
A total of 90 energetic trade shows made it to the Trade Show Executive (TSE) Fastest 50 rankings after growing by leaps and bounds last year. Word_061014_2The accomplishments of the Fastest 50 provide a comprehensive snapshot of where the growth in the trade show industry is taking place. Many of the events listed experienced double-digit percentage growth over the previous year in multiple metrics – and some shows have been on the list for multiple years.
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Utah Court Sides With Vail Resorts Over Park City Land Dispute
Word_061014_3_VailIn a Utah District Court decision, the Park City land dispute reached a resolution that sides mostly with landowner Talisker and Vail Resorts, which is vying to be the new operator.
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Tubbs Romp To Stomp Raised over $218,000 To Stomp Out Breast Cancer
Tubbs Snowshoes. Tubbs just wrapped up with their 12th season of Tubbs Romp to Stomp, which is a snowshoe fundraiser event to fight against breast cancer and celebrate with breast cancer survivors. Tubbs Snowshoes Romp to Stomp Out Breast Cancer is in support of Susan G. Komen® and Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation™. This winter, nearly 4,200 participants, including 270 breast cancer survivors, helped raise over $218,000 to stomp out breast cancer.
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Colorado Convention Center Achieves Gold LEED Status
The Colorado Convention Center has improved its LEED status to LEED Gold by the U.S. Green Building Council through the recertification process required every five years. The venue is now the largest existing building in the region to attain LEED Gold within the Existing Building Operation and Maintenance (EBOM) criteria through recertification.
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Member News

Fischer Skis US Names Willy Booker New President and CEO
Fischer Sports, a family-owned, global leader and supplier of snow sports products, announced that Willy Booker has been selected as the new President and CEO of Fischer Skis US, LLC., effective July 7, 2014.
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The North Face Wants You to Explore Your Parks This Summer
June is National Camping Month, and for the fifth year running, The North Face Explore Your Parks program is encouraging families to get outdoors and enjoy the nation’s treasured and endangered State Parks this summer
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SCOTT Sports Announces Partnership with Ragnar Relay as Official Footwear Sponsor for Ragnar Relay Wasatch Back
SCOTT Sports announced that they will be the new official footwear sponsor of the Ragnar Wasatch Back Relay presented by Maverik, a 196.5 mile relay race that starts in Logan, Utah and ends in Park City.
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Nordica Personnel Changes and New Direction for the Brand
Personnel changes were announced at Nordica USA, as well as Tecnica Group SpA, the parent of Nordica internationally.
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RAMP Sports Debuts All New Longboard Line
RAMP Sports will begin production and sales of their all-new longboard skateboard line for the summer ’14 season. RAMP will be selling decks as well as complete boards with all hardware. All boards will be made in the USA using the same unique production technologies and materials as their ski and snowboard lines.
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“DamNation” to Screen in 23 Patagonia Stores Nationwide on June 5 and Available Widely on Vimeo On Demand on June 6
DamNation is a film odyssey across America that explores the sea change in our national attitude from pride in big dams as engineering wonders to the growing awareness that our own future is bound to the life and health of our rivers.
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Snow Peak’s New Website Gets Customers Into the Outside
Snow Peak, makers of high-quality minimalist camping gear, is launching a new website to help expand the popular Japanese brand’s growth in America.
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Industry Veteran Ben Wallace Returns to K2 to Lead U.S. Sales
K2 Sports has announced the appointment of Ben Wallace to Vice President of U.S. Sales. Wallace will be responsible for leading sales management teams for K2’s portfolio of brands, K2 Skis, K2 Snowboarding, K2 Inline skates, Ride Snowboards, Line Skis, Full Tilt Boots, Madshus Nordic and Atlas and Tubbs snowshoes.
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“Momenta” Documentary Addresses Coal Exports in Pacific Northwest
Global climate change nonprofit Protect Our Winters and production company Plus M Productions released their new documentary, Momenta, telling the story of a Pacific Northwest coal project that is threatening the global environment on a scale greater than the Keystone Pipeline.
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Smith Optics Announces New Hires And Staff Promotions
With summer just around the corner, Smith Optics announced this week several new hires and staff promotions to continue to promote its diverse line of sunglasses, snow and motorsports goggles, snow and bike helmets, premium protective eyewear and ophthalmic eyewear.
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Burton Snowboards Names New CEO
Burton Snowboards is excited to announce that after five years in progressive leadership roles within Burton, most recently as COO, Mike Rees will officially step up to the role of CEO. With Mike now running day-to-day operations, Jake Burton will once again become the company’s Chairman, focusing on evolving the brand’s world-class product lines.
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