Fitter Int'l earns Calgary award for small business of year

The Calgary Chamber of Commerce honored Louis Stack and his company, Fitter International Inc., as the city's 2002 Small Business Owner of the Year this October.

The Calgary Chamber of Commerce honored Louis Stack and his company, Fitter International Inc., as the city's 2002 Small Business Owner of the Year this October. Today, Fitter employs more than 40 people and sells its balance and fitness products in 15 different countries. Upon receiving the award, Stack reflected on the key premise of his 17-year journey to this point, "If your neuromuscular awareness has been compromised, you need to develop that, in addition to range of motion exercises." Stack, a former Canadian National Speed Skiing Team member, started Fitter in 1985 after having difficulties recovering from knee and foot surgery.



SNEWS Qs: Louis Stack, president of Fitter International

Louis Stack President Fitter International Why is the Bongo Board unique? My quote is, “If you like your sports on the edge, then Bongo Board is the right training tool for you. This is one fast ride!" The split-bearing barrel shaped urethane roller is designed to allow the more

New Fitter balance gear heading to specialty retail

It all began with a visit by a Target product scout to a Fitter International booth at a fitness trade show in early 2001. Fitter, a dealer in high-end balance and training products like wobble boards and exercise balls, hadn't ever thought of making a less expensive product for more

Pro Fitter by Fitter First ®

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Did you hear?...Small business more optimistic; AmEx ‘Small Business Saturday’ may help

Small business owners appear to be in a slightly better mood these days, as the Small Business Optimism Index nudged up 2.7 points in October to 91.7, according to a recent statement by the National Federation of Independent Business, which runs the index. And some specialty more

Ouray Sportswear Named 2011 Small Business of the Year

(Denver, Colo.) - Ouray Sportswear, a full service manufacturer of decorated sportswear and headwear was named the 2011 Small Business of the Year today by the South Metro Denver Chamber of Commerce. Ouray (pronounced Yü-ray) Sportswear was selected out of a group of 13 nominees more


Fitter First Classic Balance Board

There are a lot of balance and wobble boards on the market these days, and it can be difficult to figure out which one is good or bad, or which may simply be better for you than another. The beauty of the Fitter Classic Balance Board is that it's taken many of the great more


Small business loans get boost with new federal stimulus bill

Small business owners could get much-needed relief from the economic recovery bill since the U.S. Small Business Administration is pegged to receive $730 million to improve its loan programs. Since the number of SBA loans has dropped dramatically due to the recession, the more

Peter Haines starts small-business consulting firm

Five months after leaving his post as show director for The Super Show, former Cybex CEO Peter Haines has launched a consulting business aimed at giving small businesses and start-ups a solid leg-up. Called Horizon Growth Advisors, the business will and already is working with more


A small business remains grassroots after 25 years

Jeff Knight and Dan Cruikshank can recall being “kind of friends” back in junior high school. But it wasn’t until they were roommates in college that they hatched a business plan, dropped out of school and founded Granite Gear ( That was 25 years ago. Today, more