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- Coverage opportunity: Is your business doing something for the Global Climate Strike from Sept. 20 to 27? Let Assistant Editor Amelia Arvesen know at firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll include you in a future story.
- In the news: PR pro Chris Goddard commented on the Antonio Brown sexual misconduct allegations for a Boston Globe story: "My verdict on Mr. Kraft and the Patriots ownership in handling this situation is this: an epic fail,’’ said Goddard, president of the Marblehead-based CGPR public relations firm. “When in crisis, the worst action is to go dark and silent. We deserve better, not just women, but fans in general who look to sports teams to set an example.’’
- Arc'teryx jacket stolen: Todd Frank, owner of The Trail Head in Missoula, Montana, is on the hunt for a shoplifter.
- Backcountry is now the official outfitter of National Ability Center guides and winter athletes—both are working to break down barriers between humans and nature and making sure everyone can enjoy the outdoors. In celebration of the new partnership, the brand is hosting a Stoke Series event and NAC fundraiser on Friday in Park City, Utah. The event is the first of many collaborations and fundraisers, as well as other opportunities to share stories of NAC athletes. Want to get involved? Learn more at discovernac.org.
- Brick and mortar: Goldwin, a Japanese technical outdoor apparel brand, is opening a second retail flagship store in San Francisco, California—the brand’s first outside of Japan.
- Gear for good: For every $160 KEEN x Sherpa Innate Waterproof Boot sold, KEEN is donating $10 to Room to Read, a Nepalese organization dedicated to supporting child literacy and gender equality in education.
- Acquisition: Bollé Brands now owns SPY Optic. In August 2018, A&M Capital Europe bought Bollé after its divestiture from Vista Outdoor.
- Interesting read: Laws Targeting Vehicle Campers Could End Dirtbagging from Outside
- Cool job opening of the day: GORE Wear sales rep
- Camber Outdoors has a new executive director. Emily Newman joins the Boulder-based organization from a California social-impact consultancy.
- Jack Wolfskin tapped Diana Seung as the first general manager of the North America operation. She was previously the interim executive director for Camber.
- Krimson Klover hired Sophie Coffey to lead its marketing department at the company’s headquarters in Boulder, Colorado. Coffey has worked with Specialized Bicycle Components, Rapha, and Bell Helmets, to name a few. Most recently, she served as the brand and marketing manager for Sierra Designs.