MONTREAL (BRAIN)—Dorel’s bike business increased nearly 8 percent in the second quarter of the year despite impacts from global issues such as currency exchange rates and shipping container shortages.
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.
SALT LAKE CITY, UT (BRAIN)—History was made—and discussed—at the Conservation Alliance Breakfast yesterday.
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.
DENVER, CO (BRAIN)—Boa Technology, maker of the patented Boa Lacing System, has added Chuck Mason as its new vice president of sales.
PARSIPPANY, NJ (BRAIN)—Chris Hoover has been named senior vice president of Kent International. Hoover works with Arnold Kamler, Kent International's president.
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.
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).
BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)—IMBA has released a newly redesigned Web site at www.imba.com (click on link).
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.
LAGUNA HILLS, CA (BRAIN)—Dean Severson has joined the BRAIN team as the magazine’s creative director.
VISTA, CA (BRAIN)—K2 Sports has named Shawn O’Shea to the newly created position of director of apparel for its Zoot Sports division.
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.
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.
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.
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+.
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.