Did you hear?... John Woodruff accepts a position with Bell Canoe Works,

John Woodruff, most recently with Dagger, has accepted a position with the Bell Canoe Works, the Zimmerman, Minn. canoe manufacturer.

John Woodruff, most recently with Dagger, has accepted a position with the Bell Canoe Works, the Zimmerman, Minn. canoe manufacturer. "John will be joining the staff of Bell in mid-February to assume the responsibilities of marketing and Midwest sales," Craig Johnson, sales manager for Bell told us.


Did you hear?... Bell Canoe Works forms alliance with John Callaghan

Bell Canoe Works told SNEWS® that the company recently formed an alliance with Florida paddle fishing guru John Callaghan. In conjunction with Canoe Escape of Thonotosassa FL, Bell Team Fishing is outfitted with a specially rigged BackWater canoe with swivel Seats. According to ...read more

Did you hear?... Chris Hipgrave to join Bell Canoe Works

Chris Hipgrave, formerly of Watermark Sports, will be joining Bell Canoe Works as the company's Southeast sales rep effective July 1. Hipgrave is an accomplished paddler, and represented Dagger and Watermark Sports for nearly seven years. He is a member of the U.S. Wildwater ...read more

Did you hear?… John Fleck bids Bell adieu

John Fleck, vice president of sales and marketing at Bell Canoe Works, sent SNEWS® a note that he's left the company to go back to school. Despite the fact that classes started Monday, Fleck said he'll continue to handle some marketing duties -- PR, copywriting, ad and web work ...read more

Did you hear?... Andy Smith adds Bell Canoe Works and Liquid Logic to his roster

Independent paddlesports industry rep Andy Smith announced he has added Bell Canoe Works and Liquid Logicto his growing roster of paddlesports companies. Smith's territory includes western portions of Pennsylvania, Maryland, and Virginia as well as West Virginia, Kentucky, Ohio, ...read more

Bell Canoe receives recognition from Minn. area high schools

Bell Canoe Works recently received two certificates of award from Zimmerman, Minn-area, high schools for support and service in providing on-the-job training to high school work experience students. The certificates were presented by Work Experience Coordinators Jean Roof and ...read more

Did you hear?... Bell Canoe Namekagon River paddle event was a huge success

From all accounts trickling into the SNEWS® offices, the most recent Bell Canoe Namekagon River paddle event the week of June 24 was a huge success. Select Bell dealers, media and a few other notorious paddling luminaries dipped paddles in water whilst lubricating throats with ...read more

ORC Industries agrees to acquire Bell Canoe Works

ORC Industries, a non-profit founded in 1966 that provides employment opportunities and social services to people with disabilities, has agreed to acquire Bell Canoe Works for an undisclosed sum. Ted Bell, founder and president of Bell Canoe, told SNEWS® that he will be staying ...read more

Did you hear?... David Carty joins the Bell Canoe team

David Carty has joined the Bell Canoe team as the new driver to deliver canoes to the company’s network of specialty dealers across the United States. "Some people think it’s strange we make such a big deal about our drivers," says Ted Bell, the company’s president, "However, our ...read more

Bell Canoe announces "Dealer of the Year" as Piragis

Bell Canoe Works announced that Piragis Northwoods Co. of Ely, Minn., is the latest recipient of the fifth annual "Dealer of the Year" Award. The award is presented each year to the dealer that best represents the criteria set forth by the staff and representatives of Bell Canoe ...read more