Industry Buzz: Cam Brensinger, Mountain Hardwear, PeopleForBikes, saguaros sacrificed, America's greenest cities, and more

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Cam Brensinger founded NEMO in 2002.

  • Kudos to Cam Brensinger: The founder and CEO of NEMO was recently recognized with the New Hampshire Business Excellence Award from New Hampshire Business Review. In its 17th year, the Awards, presented by Citizens Bank, recognize the imagination, industriousness, innovation and achievements of business owners and operators in New Hampshire.
  • MHWEverest2019: A team from Mountain Hardwear, including President Joe Vernachio, just returned from an attempt on Mt. Everest. 
  • Saguaros sacrificed for Border Wall: Kevin Dahl, senior program manager of the National Parks Conservation Association, took a video of a bulldozer mowing over the iconic cacti and other sensitive plants in Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument so President Trump can build a wall between the U.S. and Mexico. "Outrage" is how Dahl described his feelings.
  • Another REI: The cooperative wants to open a second store in Upstate New York at a former Sears location near Albany. If REI can move in, it won't be until next year.
  • Join Winter Wildlands Alliance for the 8th Biennial Grassroots Advocacy Conference in Boise, Idaho, from October 24-27 with policy makers, athletes, grassroots activists, scientists, educators, mountain guides, local elected officials and other recreation and conservation stakeholders and activists from across the country. This year's theme is "Growing Equity in Public Lands," and the conference features workshops and discussions on issues important to public lands, winter, and sustainable recreation. The keynote speaker isSNEWS and The Voice contributor James Edward Mills. Learn more and register here.
  • PeopleForBikes just hired Jose Maldonado as marketing director. He starts on Oct. 14. Maldonado, a widely respected marketing leader for and Competitive Cyclist (CC),  was selected from a pool of 250 applicants. He will guide all of PFB's marketing projects, including the development and nationwide launch of Ride Spot, the organization's ambitious new program to help all riders find bike routes and events.
  • Nester Hosiery promoted Katie Kumerow to director of sustainability. For the past four years, Kumerow has been developing and driving sustainability programs for Nester Hosiery as the Sustainability Manager.
  • VOORMI is opening its second company-owned retail store in Bozeman, Montana. The newly renovated 4,000-square-foot space is in the heart of the historic downtown district, and will house both retail and on-site apparel manufacturing.