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- Emerald Expositions Events' CEO David Loechner has resigned after serving since 2013—though he'll stay with the company until the end of the years. His resignation includes his membership on the board. Emerald is the owner of the Interbike and the Outdoor Retailer trade shows. The board has begun a search for a permanent successor.
- Congrats to Tori Peglar, co-brand and content director at National Park Trips Media: She was honored this week as Folios Top 100 Honorees for 2018. The list recognizes media professionals for the tangible impact they’ve had in their jobs, on their companies and brands, or on the industry at large. See the full list here.
- Soelden Ski Area and the Bryce and Ronnie Athlete Snow Safety Foundation (BRASS) continue to expand avalanche awareness on the slopes—honoring the deaths of two skiers for which the foundation was formed. The affected families channel grief into prevention and safety for those to come.
- Canada Goose Holdings Inc. has acquired Baffin Inc., a Canadian designer and manufacturer of performance outdoor and industrial footwear, for $24.8 million.
- A brief encounter with a stranger on the Pacific Crest Trail was ultimately saving grace for one German hiker because a snowstorm was moving in.
- Taking small steps for major change, Keep Nature Wild is rolling out their #NoStrawNovember campaign. Each purchase from now through Nov. 25 will include a free silicone straw and buttons: #TheFinalStraw for single use plastic.
- Oboz Footwear just boosted their design team by two. The Montana-based outdoor footwear brand welcomes Brian Krezel and Bob Downs, and their new perspectives, to push the company forward with visionary designs.
- Also hailing from Montana, Mystery Ranch announced its philanthropic unit: Warp and the Weft. The brand has always had strong ties to nonprofits and is happy to formalize their support of congruent missions.
- Campers rejoice as REI launches their Camping Project—a database of 3,400 searchable and bookable sites, including campgrounds, cabins, lookouts, and more. The project was made possible in part by Recreation.gov’s recent overhaul.