Business briefs, Jan. 9-12
Acclaimed skier joins Armada Skis team
The Park City-based Armada Skis announced this week that Sammy Carlson, a three-time X Games gold medalist, has joined its team of skiers. According to a press release, Carlson will use products from Armada’s DeepEST and ARV series’ and wear its Vector Series outerwear. "I’m so proud to be riding for Armada now, it’s definitely the best look for skiing and they’ve got the most progressive skis out there," Carlson said in the release. "I’m just psyched to be representing a company I truly believe in and feel strongly about. The sky’s the limit with Armada."
Chamber/Bureau to hold economic luncheon
The Park City Chamber/Bureau is scheduled to hold its Annual Economic Forecast Luncheon on Feb. 10 at the Park City Marriott. According to a newsletter from the Chamber/Bureau, the event is designed to give members a look at the future of the economy and what it means for Park City businesses. The luncheon will feature keynote speaker Marci Rossell, the former chief economist for CNBC. Members are asked to RSVP at visitparkcity.com/rsvp.
Fabric tech company hires Parkite as sales leader
W.L. Gore & Associates, the company that invented Gore-Tex fabric, has hired Park City resident Nora Stowell as global sales leader of footwear, gloves and accessories. According to a press release, Stowell is a veteran of the outdoor industry, with more than 20 years of experience. "Nora brings a lifetime passion for the outdoors and so intimately understands the role of our technology," said Achim Loeffler, global business leader of footwear at Gore, in the release. "In addition, she has worked for many of our customers, and understands the various stages of introducing components and the features and benefits for manufacturers, retailers and consumers. We look forward to having her join the enterprise to help further develop and grow the global footwear business at Gore."
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Another ski season is in the books, and much to the relief of the restaurant industry, the outlook, like the weather, is looking sunny.