BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)—Product Architects, Inc., manufacturer of Polar Bottles, has been named a Colorado Company to Watch by the Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade.
WHISTLER, British Columbia (BRAIN)—Whistler Blackcomb has been named one of Canada’s Greenest Employers for a second year in a row.
EMMAUS, PA (BRAIN)—Bicycling magazine has named the winners of its 2010 Editors’ Choice Awards in the bikes and shorts categories.
CORTEZ, CO (BRAIN)—Osprey Packs, Inc. was named to Outside magazine’s third annual “Best Places to Work” list.
BLOOMINGTON, MN (BRAIN)—Outside magazine released its third annual list of the “Best Places to Work," ranking Quality Bicycle Products (QBP) in the top 50 in America. The complete list and related story will be published in the May issue of Outside magazine, available April 13.
CHICAGO, IL (BRAIN)—The German dealer association VSF has awarded their first ethic award to the World Bicycle Relief. President of World Bicycle Relief F.K. Day attended the ceremony in Berlin, Germany, to receive the award personally.
SALT LAKE CITY, UT (BRAIN)—Smith Optics received top honors as REI’s Vendor Partner of the Year for 2009. The announcement was made at last week's Outdoor Retailer Winter Market trade show.
PARSIPPANY, NJ (BRAIN)—Kent International beat out other bike and toy suppliers to take Wal-Mart’s Supplier of Quarter Three award. Though Kent president Arnold Kamler quipped, it was mostly because the company always had product to ship.
PARK CITY, UT (BRAIN)—For more than 130 years Castelli has been producing award-winning cycling apparel and accessories straight from Italy. Now, they can stick one more accolade in their cycling cap: the RealCyclist.com 2009 Vendor of the Year.
MONTEREY, CA (BRAIN)—Light & Motion has received the 2009 Waste Reduction Awards Program (WRAP) for the fifth consecutive year by the State of California.
OLNEY, IL (BRAIN)—Vaude U.S. distributor Magura Direct said the company has received the Focus Open 2009 International Design Award in Silver for its innovative Mobile Solar Power Charger [Solar].
TORONTO, Ontario (BRAIN)—Gérard Vroomen, co-founder of Cervélo, has been named the 2009 Engineer of the Year by The Royal Institute of Engineers (KIVI NIRIA) in the Netherlands.
WINTER GARDEN, FL (BRAIN)—Big Cat HPV, manufacturer of Catrike—makers of recumbent trikes—has been awarded Manufacturer of the Year for under 125 Employees by the Manufacturers Association of Florida.
WASHINGTON, D.C. (BRAIN)—The League of American Bicyclists has unveiled 15 new Bicycle Friendly Communities (BFC) and three renewing BFCs.
MISSOULA, MT (BRAIN)—There are only two weeks left to nominate your bicycle travel heroes for the Adventure Cycling Awards. Adventure Cycling will close award nominations on September 30, 2009.
BOISE, ID (BRAIN)—OIWC has announced the 2009 winners of the bike industry’s Pioneering Woman and First Ascent Awards.
FRIEDRICHSCHAFEN, Germany (BRAIN)—The new Giant Accend 1 bicycle was chosen as the gold medal winner in the Cross/Fitness/Speed bike category of the 2009 Eurobike Awards at the Eurobike trade show last week.
BOISE, ID (BRAIN)—The Outdoor Industries Women’s Coalition (OIWC) is accepting nominations for the 2009 bike industry Pioneering Woman and First Ascents awards.
NORRIDGE, IL (BRAIN)—The long and arduous ISO 9001 review process is over with Lexco Cable and Lexco Bike being awarded the coveted prize: ISO 9001:2008 certification.