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- Outdoor Industry Association named a new senior director of sustainable business innovation. Amy Horton is currently an independent strategist who has led sustainability strategy and collaborative projects for clients such as Nike, Walmart, Sustainable Apparel Coalition as well as OIA.
- Interested in California's OREC? The California Outdoor Recreation Partnership is hosting a webinar from 10 to 10:30 a.m. PT tomorrow and anyone interested can join by sending an email here.
- Registration has opened for the 2019 Paddlesports Retailer. The show is scheduled for August 26 to 29 at Oklahoma City’s Riversport Rapids and Cox Convention Center.
- Performance Bicycles, the country’s largest bike chain, is closing all physical stores by March 2. Performance's parent company, Advanced Sports Enterprises, laid off 95 employees in North Carolina.
- Specialty retail shop closure: The Stable Outdoor Outfitters is closing its doors this spring after 47 years in business. Owner Denny Whalen told Michigan Life that it’s time for him to retire and he plans to lease the building.
- Trade show warrior Chris Goddard of CGPR is finally home after a month of show travel (15 flights, 27,600 air miles, 65 aisle miles walked). Check out her trend report, based on insights gleaned at CES, Shot Show, Outdoor Retailer, and ISPO.
- Follow Alan Arnette's blog for the latest on K2 summits.
- Danner, known for its handcrafted boots, is planting roots in Bend, Oregon, with a fifth store at the Box Factory. A grand opening is planned for Feb. 15 and 16, featuring live music with complimentary food and drinks, as well as free gifts.
- Between April and December, United By Blue will travel to 10 cities as part of its 2019 Waterway Cleanup Tour. Locations were picked to strengthen relationships with key retail accounts, non-profits, brand partners, publishing partners, and customers outside of the greater Philadelphia region. Sign up for a cleanup here.
- And finally, the Washington Post dives into the zero-tolerance policies for CEOs, including REI's Jerry Stritzke, who has resigned after not disclosing his close relationship with another outdoor industry leader.