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LAGUNA HILLS, CA (BRAIN)—Media company Nielsen Holdings BV said that it expects to sell shares at $20 to $22 as part of its initial public offering that could fetch up to $1.57 billion, according to the Wall Street Journal.

SAN RAFAEL, CA (BRAIN)—Trips for Kids has inked a sponsorship agreement with tire company CST for 2011.

The company's contribution of $7,500 provides essential support to 70 Trips for Kids chapters across North America, according to a press release.

Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits

BERKELEY, CA (BRAIN)—High school mountain bikers were honored at a ceremony attended by many of the nation’s industry leaders at the Clif Bar and Co. headquarters in Emeryville, Califonia this past Saturday.

Tagged Awards

PHILADELPHIA, PA (BRAIN)—Park Tool's Tech Summit in Philadelphia is sold out for the third year in a row.

Tagged Events

MIAMI, FL (BRAIN)—J&B Importers will now distribute Alienation.

With an outstanding reputation, J&B is well established and has such a superb dealer base to reach out to, making our product much more accessible, according to Alienation in a press release.

Tagged Distributor news

BLOOMINGTON, MN (BRAIN)—Jason Gaikowski has joined QBP as the director of marketing.

Tagged People / Distributor news

WATSONVILLE, CA (BRAIN)—Fox Racing Shox chief marketing officer Paul Fidrych has left the company. He was hired last April.

Tagged People

SUN VALLEY, ID (BRAIN)—Scott Sports has promoted Terry Duran to fill the role of national sales manager for the U.S. bicycle division.

Tagged People

NEWBURY PARK, CA (BRAIN)—A memorial service celebrating the life of industry veteran Russ Okawa will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, January 21, at the Cornerstone Community Church, 2080 Winifred Street in Simi Valley, California. A reception will follow.

Tagged People

ATLANTA, GA (BRAIN)—A powerful snow and ice storm hit the southern states of Georgia, Alabama and Mississippi Sunday night forcing many bike suppliers and retailers to close their doors Monday. Most expect to resume regular business hours Tuesday, Jan. 11.

MILL VALLEY, CA (BRAIN)—Alienation has just launched a new online store for its dealers (click on title and then "visit link").

Tagged Web/Internet

SANTA FE, NM (BRAIN)—Bicycle Technologies International has launched a new freight program designed to provide relief to bike shops feeling the squeeze of soaring shipping costs.

Tagged Distributor news

CAMBRIDGE, MA (BRAIN)—Quality Bicycle Products will now distribute Montague's Octagon adjustable steering system.

The system is now available as an aftermarket component upgrade for all bikes with 1 1/8-inch threadless steel steerer tubes, according to a press release.

Tagged Distributor news

MORGAN HILL, CA (BRAIN)—It’s not everyday retailers get to rub elbows on the bike with Pro Tour superstars such as Mark Cavendish.

Tagged Events

ASHEVILLE, NC (BRAIN)—Cane Creek director of marketing Jason Grantz is leaving the company. He had been with the company for almost two years. His last day will be January 14.

Tagged People

WATERLOO, WI (BRAIN)—Trek Bicycle, along with Luxembourg-based Leopard True Racing, will co-title the sponsorship of the formerly unnamed Luxembourg Pro Cycling Project, creating the Leopard Trek cycling team.

NORTH VANCOUVER, British Columbia (BRAIN)—Ryders Eyewear has unveiled a new brand logo and brand identity that will kick-start the festivities of its 25-year anniversary.

TACHIA, Taiwan (BRAIN)—On Monday, January 10, general managers from Giant’s various sales companies around the world will begin an eight-day, 900-kilometer cycling tour of Taiwan called the Formosa 900.

Tagged Events

SOMERVILLE, MA (BRAIN)—Come May, Independent Fabrication will be welding and painting its frames in a remodeled 200-year-old mill in Newmarket, New Hampshire. The company’s new location is about an hour north of its long-time Boston location.

COON VALLEY, WI (BRAIN)—Mt. Borah Custom has updated its Web site, (click on title and "visit link").

Tagged Web/Internet


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