Darn Tough Vermont is recognized by Vermont Business Magazine as a recipient of a 2019 Best of Business award. The Northfield, VT sock company was chosen by the local business community and VBM readers as this year’s “Best Vermont Made Product.”
Devant Sport Towels, one of six brands owned by Dynamic Brands, has moved into a larger warehouse in Pageland, SC from a Monroe, NC facility to help support its customization and distribution needs.
Grassroots Outdoor Alliance releases the names of nominees for its 2019 retailer and vendor awards that will be bestowed on June 8, the night before the Grassroots Connect buying show in Knoxville, TN. The event will also honor and celebrate the 25th anniversary of the organization, which has grown to a network of 70 independent retailers with 130 storefronts across 37 states. Kelty, Lowa Boots, Smartwool and The North Face are competing for the Vendor of the Year. Meanwhile, the finalists for the Retailer of the Year are: Alpine Shop, St. Louis; Appalachian Outfitters, Peninsula, OH; Mountain Chalet, Colorado Springs, CO; and Skinny Skis, Jackson, WY.
Hydro Flask, a Helen of Troy company, adds new athletes and industry partners to coincide with the launch of its new Journey Series of insulated hydration packs for mountain bikers. The Journey collection of 10- and 20-liter packs keep water chilled for more than four hours and deliver hands-free hydration. Pro mountain bikers Mark Matthews and Hannah Barnes are new additions to the Hydro Flask team along with industry partners Ladies AllRide and Rim Tours Mountain Bike Adventures.
Nike Community Impact Fund (NCIF) announces 22 new grant recipients in the Portland, OR metro area and Southwest Washington state schools and nonprofits totaling $250,000 for programs aimed at increasing physical activity for kids and building stronger communities. Recipients included a running program, swim lessons for children with autism and re-surfaced basketball court for the Oregon City Parks & Recreation Dept. Since its inception in 2010, NCIF has awarded $4.9 million. Applications for the next rounds of grants, totaling $300,000, are being accepted through June 1. One-year grants of $5,000 to $20,000 are available for nonprofits and schools in Greater Portland and Southwest Washington.