Friday, August 12, 2011

Salmon Mean Celebration!

And photo-ops with fans (we love you too Icebreaker).

This year's Outdoor Retailer Summer Market was a blast.  We got a chance to meet with many of our business allies face to face and thank them for their ongoing support.  And we attended the Conservation Alliance Breakfast; this year's guest was Shelton Johnson, author and ranger with National Parks Service.  Hear the podcast of his great speech.

What's more, this was our first public opportunity to share (and celebrate!) the news of Judge Redden's ruling in favor of salmon and Northwest communities.  At the show we were able to garner a bunch of signers on the 2011 Salmon Mean Business letter to President Obama and Congress.  All total, the letter signers span 34 states and include commercial and recreational fishing businesses; outdoor retailers and equipment makers; food, farm, restaurant and tourism businesses; and clean energy businesses. 

The highlight of the show for us: the fabulous salmon happy hour hosted by our great new friends at Alite Designs, Light and Motion, and Boreas Gear. We were very proud to serve wild smoked salmon from Jensen's Smokehouse

Check out the highlights below!

Cleverness from Alite

Max and Jessica of Light and Motion 

Bobby serves up some of Jensen's super-delicious wild smoked salmon. 

Buster (Tae from Alite) discusses long-term recovery options for Snake River salmon.

Buster announces winners of the rad raffle.
Buster's never-ending thirst for solutions.

Thanks so much to the Conservation Alliance, the Outdoor Industry Association, and everyone at OR! See you in the winter!

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