The Shmooz: Three-Stop Winter Tour is Successful!

From our partner Malakye:  Special thanks to the participating companies and to the attending jobseekers for getting involved in our recent stops at the Agenda Show, at Outdoor Retailer, and at the 2014 SIA Snow Show. Manhattan Beach, Calif. (February 12, 2014) – Malakye (http://www.Malakye.com/), the leading careers website for professionals and companies in lifestyle-driven industries, successfully brought the Shmooz to the Agenda Show in Long Beach, Calif. on Wednesday, January 8, 2014, to Outdoor Retailer in Salt Lake City on Friday, January 24, 2014, and to the SIA Snow Show on Saturday, February 2, 2014. The three FREE events combined brought together over 1,000 talented jobseekers eager to meet with nearly 40 of the most coveted brands in the action sports, streetwear, outdoor, bike, fitness and snowsports industries. “The chance to meet employers and to discuss what their job entails was the highlight of my experience at the Shmooz,” stated Mike Aldini, a jobseeker at the Shmooz at SIA. “I was grateful the Shmooz provided the medium in beginning relationships and I walked away with a sense of confidence and an extremely optimistic view of the future.” Since 2006, the Shmooz has served the purpose of bringing the Malakye website to life by creating an exciting environment for both companies and potential employees to connect. “Companies in lifestyle-driven industries should participate in the Shmooz for the simple fact that you are able to connect with tons of potential employees face to face all in one place,” explained Gary Wyman, the Marketing Director at Icelantic Ski. “Bringing the talent to us as opposed to getting out there looking for...

Join Lifestyle-driven Brands at Malakye’s Schmooz Career Fair at Outdoor Retailer Jan 24

Malakye.com Presents the Shmooz at Outdoor Retailer on Jan. 24, 2014  The Shmooz is Back! Malakye.com’s Career Fair & Professional Networking Event will be held at the Outdoor Retailer Winter Market show in SLC. Don’t miss out on this amazing (and free) event! Manhattan Beach, Calif. (January 15, 2014) – Malakye (http://www.Malakye.com/), the leading careers website for professionals and companies in lifestyle-driven industries, presents the Shmooz at Outdoor Retailer in Salt Lake City, Utah on Friday, January 24th, 2014, from 11am-4pm. On the back of a successful Shmooz held at The Agenda Show earlier this month, this FREE event caters to the outdoor industry and will bring together some of the industry’s most coveted brands to meet with talented and enthusiastic job seekers for current and / or future job opportunities. “I have seen a consistent increase in participation at the Agenda and Outdoor Retailer Shmooz events since I first started attending them in 2011; it is a growing attraction that is marketed perfectly for our industry and our company needs,” explained Rob Hanel of The Clymb. “The Agenda Shmooz in Long Beach [held on Jan. 8] was off the chain! The quality of vendor/retailers onsite was stacked and it was by far the biggest group of candidates I have seen yet.” Industry leading employers already committed to exhibit at the Shmooz include: The Clymb, Petzl, ENVE Composites, CamelBak, Lowa Boots, Specialized, Carhartt, KEEN, Osprey Packs, Jaybird, Black Diamond Equipment, Gregory Packs and DECKERS, with the possibility of more to be announced in the coming days. These companies will be recruiting talented individuals for a wide range of positions,...

BRA CONTINUES TO SERVE SPECIALTY ACTION SPORT RETAIL INTERESTS AMIDST CHANGES TO TRADESHOW SCHEDULE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Melissa Clary (BRA) Company: Board Retailers Association (BRA) Phone: 910.509.7475  x. 1005 Email: melissa@boardretailers.org Website: www.boardretailers.org BRA CONTINUES TO SERVE SPECIALTY ACTION SPORT RETAIL INTERESTS AMIDST CHANGES TO TRADESHOW SCHEDULE SURF, SKATE AND SNOW RETAIL REMAIN HEALTHY AS INDUSTRY GEARS UP FOR BIG HOLIDAY SEASON It is with great fondness in our hearts, and enthusiasm for what the future holds, that the Board Retailers Association (BRA) announces a change in the action sport industry tradeshow landscape on the West Coast. Since 1981, the Action Sports Retailer Trade Expo (ASR) has been the centralized location for the surf and skate manufacturing and retail community. Nielson Media, the parent company of ASR, announced yesterday that Action Sports Retailer has ceased operations and will be cancelling all upcoming tradeshows including January 2011. “The cancellation of ASR is certainly bittersweet for me,” said BRA Co-Chair and Co-Owner of Surfside Sports, Duke Edukas. “On one hand, an iconic tradeshow that has helped retailers like myself build their shop over the years is gone, and on the other hand, our industry has the opportunity to design an event format that meets the needs of our modern day business models.” As an industry partner with ASR, BRA has been heavily involved in this decision, and has worked closely with ASR over the years, as well as SIMA and IASC, to meet the demands of a changing industry. This includes mass shifts in manufacturing production schedules, technological and product developments, an increased need for retail-focused educational programs, and the addition of Class@ASR, Crossroads and Sacred Craft. As the action sports industry continued to...

Urban Outfitters Announces Appointment of Steve Murray from Vans as Global President

Official press release: PHILADELPHIA, March 17, 2010 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Urban Outfitters, Inc. (Nasdaq:URBN – News), a leading lifestyle specialty retail company operating under the Anthropologie, Free People, Leifsdottir, Terrain and Urban Outfitters brands, today announced that Tedford Marlow, President, Urban Outfitters Brand, will retire and be succeeded by Steve Murray on April 12, 2010. Mr. Marlow, 58, joined the Company in 2001 and has led the Urban Outfitters brand through a period of significant growth and expansion. “Ted is a powerful leader, stewarding the Urban brand’s most successful period in its 39 year history,” said Glen T. Senk, Chief Executive Officer. “He built a strong global team and provided a creative vision and foundation that will carry the brand for years to come. I know Ted is thankful for the passionate commitment of those that have been part of the Urban Outfitters brand during his time with the Company. Personally, on behalf of the board and all URBN employees, we thank Ted and wish him all the best in retirement.” Mr. Marlow is expected to remain at URBN through the spring of 2011 in the role of Executive Director of Business Development focusing on international expansion and special projects. Steve Murray, 49, will join the Company on April 12, 2010 from VF Corporation, where he served as President, VF Action Sports Coalition since February 2009 overseeing the Vans and Reef brands. Prior to assuming that role, Mr. Murray was President of VF’s Vans brand from 2004 to 2009. Mr. Murray had been the Chief Marketing Officer for Vans, Inc. from 2002 to 2004 and Senior Vice President, International...

New Credit Card Rules Go Into Effect in February

Among the new credit card regulations scheduled to go into effect on February 22, 2010, banks can no longer issue credit cards to anyone under 21 years-old without a young person proving the ability to make the payment or the signature of a parent or guardian. This could be a good thing in that there may be less young people in debt in the future at such an early age, but the rules will also clearly effect how youth culture shops, particularly for online...