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HELSINKI, Finland (BRAIN)—Mavic’s sales inched up 2 percent in the second quarter of the year and 5 percent for the first half of 2010.

Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports

SALT LAKE CITY, UT (BRAIN)—History was made—and discussed—at the Conservation Alliance Breakfast yesterday.

Tagged Tradeshows and conferences

CINCINNATI, OH (BRAIN)—Nominate your mentor, a co-worker, employee, or anyone who has inspired you within the bike industry for their leadership contributions.

Nominations are being accepted from now until August 16 for the 2010 OIWC Bike Industry Pioneering Woman and First Ascent awards.

Tagged Awards

DENVER, CO (BRAIN)—Boa Technology, maker of the patented Boa Lacing System, has added Chuck Mason as its new vice president of sales.

Tagged People

PARSIPPANY, NJ (BRAIN)—Chris Hoover has been named senior vice president of Kent International. Hoover works with Arnold Kamler, Kent International's president.

Tagged People

DENVER, CO (BRAIN)—Quiznos and Lance Armstrong have teamed up to bring international pro cycling back to Colorado.

The Quiznos Pro Challenge will be held August 22-28, 2011, according to a press release.

Tagged Events

Republican gubernatorial candidate Dan Maes is warning voters that Denver Mayor John Hickenlooper's policies, particularly his efforts to boost bike riding, are "converting Denver into a United Nations community."

Click on link for full Denver Post story.

SALT LAKE CITY, CA (BRAIN)—Jobs. Jobs. Jobs.

(Click on the story title and then hit "Visit Link" to flip through the digital version of the OR Show Daily, produced by BRAIN).

Tagged Tradeshows and conferences

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)—IMBA has released a newly redesigned Web site at www.imba.com (click on link).

Tagged Web/Internet

OAKLAND, CA (BRAIN)—Hydrapak has promoted two employees within its sales, marketing and logistics departments. Hydrapak has promoted David Kim to sales and marketing manager and Jim Vernon to brand manager.

Shimano's Dustin Brady and Giant Bicycle needs your help in raising money to support Young Survival Coalition, the premier non-profit organization dedicated to providing support and education to young women affected by breast cancer.

SALT LAKE CITY, UT (BRAIN)—The annual Outdoor Retailer trade show kicks off today with a host of outdoor and bike related brands.

Tagged Tradeshows and conferences

LAGUNA HILLS, CA (BRAIN)—Dean Severson has joined the BRAIN team as the magazine’s creative director.

Tagged BRAIN News

VISTA, CA (BRAIN)—K2 Sports has named Shawn O’Shea to the newly created position of director of apparel for its Zoot Sports division.

Tagged People

GREENVILLE, SC­­­­ (BRAIN)—Hincapie Sportswear has hired Josh Feazell as retail sales representative for the brand in Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia and the District of Columbia.

Tagged People

WATKINSVILLE, GA (BRAIN)—Tifosi Optics has hired Jay Romasco in the newly created role of vice president of sales. He will be directing both domestic and international sales efforts at Tifosi.

Tagged People

LES DEUX ALPES, France (BRAIN)—GT unveiled a new strategy aimed at revitalizing the once influential brand to nearly 50 international journalists last week in Les Deux Alpes, a quaint ski resort town in the heart of the French Alps.

Tagged Events

DEER VALLEY, UT (BRAIN)—Tracy Player, a category manager for Cambria Bicycle Outfitter, and Vern Ward, owner of Bob’s Bicycles in Boise, Idaho, gave DealerCamp’s inaugural event an enthusiastic A+.

Tagged Events

BY JASON NORMAN

When talking to Performance Bicycle chief executive officer Jim Thompson about new retail stores it has opened over the last year, the word “demystify” comes up often.

BY MARC SANI

TAIPEI, Taiwan—Most major Taiwan bicycle manufacturers appear to support a new trade agreement between the island nation and China. Beginning next year, as the agreement starts to ratchet down duties, it could open the door for more high-end exports into the world’s largest domestic market.

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