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Posted December 8, 2010

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)—IMBA's board of directors has elected Robert Winston as its new chairman.

John Bliss, the previous chairman, stepped off the board after a successful two-year term that saw continued growth in IMBA's capacity and programs, according to a press release.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted December 8, 2010

SAN FRANCISCO, CA (BRAIN)—Timbuk2 has hired Doug Hall as its new national sales manager.

In his new role, Hall is responsible for expanding Timbuk2’s domestic wholesale base, and strengthening the company’s sales force, according to a press release.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted December 8, 2010

TAICHUNG, Taiwan (BRAIN)—Now that Taichung Bike Week is over, organizers are starting to think about next year’s event. And, as before, timing is at the top of the list of decisions they’ll need to make.

Posted in North America Tagged Events
Posted December 7, 2010

MONTEREY, CA (BRAIN)—Online registration is now open for the 2011 Bicycle Leadership Conference via the event’s new Web site at www.bicycleconference.com (click on link).

Posted in North America Tagged Events
Posted December 7, 2010

Nothing is better than seeing a kid get his or her first bike.

You can help make that happen for needy families in Boulder this Christmas.

Every year in December, Community Cycles hosts a Kid’s Holiday Bike Give-away. This is the 5th year, making it Community Cycles’ oldest on-going event.

Posted in North America
Posted December 7, 2010

NEWBURY PARK, CA (BRAIN)—Giant USA is enhancing its regional retail support structure by adding a position to oversee the company’s growth in the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast regions.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted December 7, 2010

WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA (BRAIN)—After four years in the U.S. market, German accessories brand Ergon is expanding its U.S. retail sales outreach. Last month, Ergon USA hired Albert Yeh as senior business and marketing manager to set up a sales and product launch strategy.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted December 7, 2010

CHICAGO, IL (BRAIN)—World Bicycle Relief, a Chicago-based not for profit that was created by bike industry leaders SRAM Corporation & Trek Bicycle in 2005 to aid victims of the 2004 tsunami in Sri Lanka, and is currently providing quality bicycles to people in need in sub Saharan Africa, has made Barron’s Top 25

Posted in North America
Posted December 7, 2010

TAICHUNG, Taiwan (BRAIN)—The Splendor’s last-minute decision to participate in Taichung Bike Week opened up more space for the mini-show’s exhibitors. But some wondered whether it was worth the trouble, given the less-than-splendid amount of traffic.

Posted in North America Tagged Events
Posted December 6, 2010

If for some reason you did the unthinkable and not visit BRAIN's Web site yesterday, and missed our Taichung PDF Newsletter Day 1, well, all is not lost. Click on this title, and then "Visit Link" to check it out.

Posted in North America
Posted December 6, 2010

PORT COQUITLAM, British Columbia (BRAIN)—Norco Products is distributing Time clipless pedals to the Canadian IBD market.

Posted in North America Tagged Distributor news
Posted December 6, 2010

BLOOMINGTON, MN (BRAIN)—Burton Avery has been promoted to the role of general manager for Civia Cycles.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted December 6, 2010

TAICHUNG, Taiwan (BRAIN)—Merida plans to add 200 employees at its Taiwan factory next year after it opens a multi-million-dollar paint and decal facility and adds an overnight shift to its assembly line. (Click on story title then PDF link next to title to view Taichung Bike Week PDF newsletter Day 2).

Posted in North America Tagged Events
Posted December 5, 2010

TAICHUNG, Taiwan (BRAIN)—Like swallows to Capistrano, product managers are flocking to Taichung for Taichung Bike Week. (Click on story title then PDF link next to title to view Taichung Bike Week PDF newsletter).

Posted in North America Tagged Events / Taichung Bike Week
Posted December 3, 2010

ATLANTA, GA (BRAIN)—Spincycle Sports Marketing’s Georgia Cup race series, now entering its 10th year, has risen to the top as one of the nation’s largest race series put on by a single promoter.

Posted in North America Tagged Events
Posted December 3, 2010

GOLDEN, CO (BRAIN)—Feedback Sports has hired Jeff Nitta to further develop the company's sales and marketing efforts.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted December 3, 2010

BAD URACH, Germany (BRAIN)—Götz Braun has been hired as Magura's new global marketing manager. He takes over from Martin Schäfer, who had been with the company more than 20 years.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted December 3, 2010

LAGUNA HILLS, CA (BRAIN)—If you haven't seen them already, head on over to BRAIN's Resources Library (click on above link) to check out Pearl Izumi's "Driving Retail Success" articles for the full year.

Posted in North America Tagged BRAIN News
Posted December 2, 2010

CFEprPlus has hit some home runs promoting their clients this holiday season.

Posted in North America
Posted December 2, 2010

SANTA MONICA, CA (BRAIN)—Santa Monica, California is working on creating a Bike Master Plan.

Posted in North America Tagged Media/Publishing

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