September 23, 2020: Outdoor Industry News - SNEWS

Industry headlines: Intriguing reads from around the web

Hateful vandalism in Tennessee: Officials are searching for suspects after someone vandalized the Great Smoky Mountains National Park entrance sign with a message that read “black lives don’t matter.” [CNN]

BOA Technology acquired for $454M: The Denver-based sports equipment company has been purchased for nearly half a billion dollars. [Denver Business Journal]

Words aren’t enough: Professional climber Kai Lightner explains how outdoor companies can back up their DEI pledges with action. [Outside Online]

Setting a green example: An analysis of the methods outdoor companies use to lead the way in commercial sustainability. [Forbes]

Win an adventure grant: The American Alpine Club has partnered with TINCUP Whiskey to offer a series of $1,000 grants to take your outdoor skills to the next level.

Free park visits: Entry fees to national parks will be waived this Saturday in honor of National Public Lands Day. [Travel and Leisure]

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The Voice wins five FOLIO: Awards: Our print publication took home top honors in the categories of Best Full Issue, Best Long Form Feature Content, Best Editorial Use of Data, Best Article Series, and Best Magazine Section. 

Bob Gore passes away: The inventor of Gore-Tex and outdoor industry stalwart has died at 83.

Bob Gore, shown here ca. 2000, took a hands-on approach to developing W.L. Gore's associate team, frequently sharing his ideas about product leadership and discipline in innovation. Courtesy W.L. Gore & Associates.

Bob Gore, shown here ca. 2000, took a hands-on approach to developing W.L. Gore's associate team, frequently sharing his ideas about product leadership and discipline in innovation. Courtesy W.L. Gore & Associates.

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