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- Camber Outdoors announced its complete agenda for Outdoor Retailer Summer Market today. There’s Pitchfest, a new seminar called Breaking a Paradigm: Why Focusing on Women is not Enough to take place on day 1, a Breakfast Keynote entitled For All Women: From Backcountry to Boardroom on day 3, and a new series of invitation-only working groups (day 3) aimed at co-creating agreed upon industry indicators for accelerating business performance through a lens of more equitable and inclusive workplace cultures.
- This morning, Protect Our Winters applauded California for becoming the first state to require solar panels for all new homes two years from now.
- The Access Fund’s public lands team is advocating for fair public process and getting climbers a seat at the table. But there is power in numbers, and the organization is asking members and non-members alike to sign a petition that will be shared with the Trump Administration, urging them to stop dismantling regulations, environmental reviews, and public process that protects land; and stop giving the oil and gas industry a pass to the front of the line
- The Yellowstone-Teton joint pass—$50 for a week—is getting axed by the National Park Service. Visitors will be forced to pay entrance fees at both parks starting on June 1, the same day a nationwide fee increase takes effect.
- Western State Colorado University joins other colleges in recognizing students' desire for outdoor industry jobs. The school is offering a two-year outdoor industry MBA starting with the 2018-19 academic year.
- For the first time ever, footwear brand Hi-Tec is making clothes and accessories. The first collection will be available this fall and a second collection will follow next spring.
- Congrats to Darn Tough for earning the 2018 “Best Vermont Made Product” from Vermont Business Magazine (VBM). The winners are elected by VBM readers (business leaders around the Green Mountain state. Other notables from the outdoor realm: Killington-Pico Ski Resort won Best Downhill Ski Resort and Trapp Family Lodge won Best Cross-Country Ski Area.
- Rockport, the footwear brand around since 1971, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection ahead of a sale to CB Marathon Opco, LLC an affiliate of Charlesbank Equity Fund IX.
- Proceeds from a music fest in Boulder, Colorado—the Upslope Get Down hosted by Upslope Brewing Company—will benefit Protect Our Winters.