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October 6, 2008

Malakye Weekly: Oct. 6, 2008
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What do you get when you combine good ol' savory turkey chops, collared greens, burgundy flavored yams and homemade gravy with all the fixin's?  Answer: a whole lot of goodness!  And that's exactly what Malakye Weekly is bringing to the table this week.

This month combines a fabulous new Industrial Profile with Richard Mulder, and a sweet, savory Company Q&A with Thrasher Magazine.  Save room for desert because this week's JobWire, MalakyeB2B Update, News and Forums section are packed with the tasty delights of heaven.

After you recover from the food coma, check out September's Malakye Trivia winner below.  Cory Woods got hooked up with some new gear from Fox, so dive down yonder for all the juicy details.

The prize for October's Malakye Trivia puts the icing on the cake!  Yours truly,, will be handing over a one-of-a-kind "Office Booyz" signature snowboard jacket.  Malakye and 686 came together to commemorate the sacred Office Booyz contest and put together an outerwear piece with shows off the effervescent hues of liquid lime, "plum-blum" orange, salt-lake-city blue, and it's mischievous dark side: BLAK!  Take a shot at this month's trivia for a chance at winning this "EPICNESS" by clicking here!

Kelly Slater accomplished what few athletes in the world have ever done - world champion of his sport for the ninth time.  Transworld Surf interviewed the champ.  It's not your run-of-the-mill interview either.  Questions and answers worth reading.  Check it out!

Who Got Hired!

Arthouse Distribution, home to Crimson, Teenage Runaway, Heroin, Traffic and Venture, recently hired a gang of Interns. Congrats to Seth Snyder, Joanne Abelo and Elisa Fabiero.

Industrial Profile: Richard Mulder - Professional Skater & Financial Advisor
What does Chocolate, the infamous skate video “Mouse,” and Merrill Lynch have in common?  The answer: Richard Mulder.  For those of you who don’t already know, Mulder was part of one of the most influential skate eras of all time, throwing down with the likes of Eric Koston, Gino Iannucci, Guy Mariano, Chico Brenes, Stevie Williams and Keenan Milton to name a few.  However, he realized there was a lot of potential outside the action sports industry and eventually found a way to mingle the two.

Sticking with his true passion for skateboarding, Mulder pursued a career as a Financial Advisor at Merrill Lynch, and is now helping professional skateboarders and ASI companies alike manage various aspects of their portfolios.  Not only does Rich contribute to the well being of the industry, he also gives back to the skateboarding community by volunteering his spare time to various skate functions.  It’s not all about dollars and cents, so kick back, break some bread, and ride the lyrical highway in this month’s Industrial Profile.  MORE >>

Company Q&A: Thrasher Magazine
If you’re hesh to death and flat out don’t give a damn about conforming to societal standards, you might belong up in the ranks with Thrasher Magazine - and every other skater on the planet for that matter.  But wait up there Charlie, be weary of comparing yourself to the likes of “The Skater’s Bible”!  Thrasher, skate slang originally coined by legendary pro skater Duane Peters, is known for being one of the first publications dedicated to skateboarding.  Thrasher has been bringin’ some of the rawest, raddest content since 1981, so recognize, and enjoy this month’s Company Q&A with the sweet, sweet verbal repertoire of Thrasher's editor at large, Mike Burnett.  MORE >>
Malakye Trivia: September Trivia Winner Announced
September's Malakye Trivia winner is Cory Woods from Chino, Calif. Cory will soon be flossin' some new Fox gear for correctly answering last month's trivia question: Won Ton Animal Chin, who starred in the classic 1987 Bones Brigade skate video The Search for Animal Chin, went underground for what reason?  The correct answer is: Skateboarding became too commercial.

Cory recently graduated from Minnesota State University, Mankato, with his masters' degree in industrial/organizational psychology.  Cory is currently searching for a job in human resources or a related field (i.e. training, internal/external consultant) in the industry, and his dream job would be in the ASI, somewhere in Southern California - near the mountains or beach.

Moving on, October's Malakye Trivia is gettin' lonely, so click here to give 'em some company!

Sales Rep. Opportunities
Mormaii - Sandals
Independent Sales Reps - California | Hawaii 

Confidential Sales Agency
Sales Representative (Sub) Southeast

Jart Skateboards
Road Sales Representatives - Northern & Southern California
Tum Yeto
Independent Sales Rep - Midwest, South
Endless Break Wake Surfboards
Independent Sales Reps - Mid West / Rockies / East Coast

Jib Hunt (Apparel & Outerwear)
Outside Sales Reps - So Cal, Nor Cal & Multiple Territories

Ambiguous Clothing
Outside Sales Representatives - Southern & Northern California, Northwest, Southwest/Rockies, North East & Puerto Rico
Independent Sales Reps - Southwest, Midwest, Northeast, Mid-Atlantic
Lifetime Collective
Independent Sales Reps - East Coast & Rockies
Outside Sales Representatives - Mid Atlantic/ Orange County/San Diego/Riverside County
Fat Lip
Independent Sales Reps - NY, NJ, VT, THE CAROLINAS, FL, HI
Independent Sales Reps - Northern California, East Coast and Florida
Creative Recreation
West Coast Women’s / Kid’s Sales Representative
Larry Hansel Clothing, LLC
Outside Sales Executive - Los Angeles

Solar Swim
East and West Regional Independent Sales Agents
Industry News
This Week On FUEL TV's The Daily Habit, The Weekly Update, and FUEL.TV
Burton Snowboards Opens Second Stash Run in Europe in Flachauwinkl, Austria
BRA and Surf Expo Partner to Create "Retail Center" on Tradeshow Floor
FUEL TV Airs the Maloof Money Cup
Mountain High Welcomes New Additions to Marketing Department
John Emberly Named Kombi'S New Team Manager
Foam Magazine To Be Printed With Prestigious Environmental Certification
New Postings at Creatures of Leisure USA
Volcom Supports Boarding for Breast Cancer (B4BC)
The First Annual California Surf Festival Celebrating Bruce Brown’s 50 Year Anniversary
Ambiguous Gets a Fresh Start
FUEL TV Announces Biggest-Ever Fall Series Roll Out
The World Skin Cancer Foundation Hosts 3rd Annual Fall Classic
Surf Expo September Post-Show Recap
Monument Snowboards Welcomes Jill Gwilliam to the Consortium
FUEL TV Boosts Staff for Expanded Growth
Fox invites Fans to Black Tide Video Shoot in LA Oct. 4th
Foam Magazine To Be Printed With Prestigious Environmental Certification
Salman Agah Goes Dragstar
Volcom Welcomes Ebonee Spence
Burton Snowboards Brings The Stash® to Killington Resort in Vermont
How to get in (Snowboard Industry): Looking to answer the age old "How do I get in?"  Click here for some good feedback, or to post some advice of your own.

The Showcase Thread: Throw up some art for the world to see.  While you're at it, check out work of your peers as well.

SLC Bans Backyard Sports: Salt Lake City bans backyard mini ramps.  What's next is the big question.

Marketing to Tweens: Click here to find out what this market has to offer.  You'd be surprised!

Finding reps for smaller brands: Want to be an outside sales rep, or looking to find a rep?  Click here for some useful advice on both topics.

Obama Speech: Do you have the political bug runnin' through you?  If so, click here to drop knowledge on the latest news.

Best 20 bucks I ever spent.  Well, not really: Break dancin', Carlton Banks and MJ.  Thank God for YouTube!

MalakyeB2B Update: Latest Vendors

Highlights in this B2B update include new vendors! Please take a moment to enjoy and familiarize yourself with these companies as potential solutions to your business needs. MalakyeB2B presents you with: Tangram International Exhibitions, Platinum Logistics, Creative Concept, Oletta HK, and Origin Design + Communications

Tradeshows inspire ideas. Walking the aisles, creative ideas surround you from all sides, thoughts start bubbling up about what to do next. Tangram International Exhibitions is a company that can bring ideas into reality. Pictured above are two ideas turned reality: Nike SB "Nothing But the Truth" premier and a pleasently green feeling Converse booth for the WSA show. Tangram's offices in Los Angeles, Calif, New York, NY. and Cannes, France give it the ability to serve your comany's needs. In addition to tradeshow exhibitions and special events, Tangram specializes in Branded Environments, Museum Exhibitions, Retail Executions, and Pop Up Retail. To see more of Tangram's work, click here.

Tradeshows create a need to ship more! Platinum Logistics debuts on MalakyeB2B with a mission to “keep our customers happy” by providing logistics and warehousing services that are intended to “make it easy, and lower cost.” Platinum has been in business for more than 20 years working with a variety of customers including large, big box retailers all of which have some of the strictess EDI requirements in the business. Platinum has produced high levels of shipping accuracy for retailers such as Nordstrom’s, Macy’s, TJ Maxx, Ross and many more.

Additional services from Platinum include expedited freight services throughout North America and around the world. Same Day, Next Day, Second Day, and Economy Services to accommodate a variety of needs - and budgets. Platinum also provides LTL/FTL Services, 'Hot Shot', International Services. And not to be overlooked, Platinum offers warehouse storage, pick pack and distribution services.

Anticipating inventory in excess of your warehousing capacity for holiday shipping? Platinum has 70,000 square feet of warehouse space in San Diego, Calif. ready to go for short-term lease and / or pick pack operations.

Tradeshows bring production! Pre-books are in, and it's time to produce and ship on time. Whether it's apparel, accessories, or technical sports apparel (i.e. - boardshorts) Creative Concept can help! It's Lake Forest, Calif. office and Hangzhou City, China office of more than 2500 employees are poised and ready. Creative Concept knows change can be difficult, and to ease that pain the company offers "to sample your current products at no charge - delivered to you within 30 days!"

Tradeshows create curiosity. For example, "Hmm, who made those labels and hang tags?" One company that can help, and produces both regular and environmentally friendly products is Oletta HK. Oletta HK, based in Hong Kong, makes labels, hang tags, and a whole host of other products. Oletta states competitve "made in China" pricing and minimums start around 1,000 pieces.

Need a break from tradeshows? Or reading the word? Me too! Take a moment to enjoy the new "Peak to Peak" campaign created by Origin Design + Communications for Whistler's new gondola that travels almost 3 miles from one peak to another, and reaches a height of nearly 1,500 feet above the valley floor. The very first crossing took place on September 18th, 2008. It might be a safe bet to believe the first car to cross was empty, but not in this case! That's right, the very first car to go for it was manned by an engineer from the engineering / construction company Doppelmayr! Put your life where your mouth is! Origin created both a youth focused campaign as well as a more "traditional" focused campaign for Peak to Peak. To see more of Origin's recent work, click here.

JobWire: Oct. 6, 2008
Check it outOrage Ski, located in Longueuil, Quebec, is looking for a Graphic Designer who speaks French!  If you have 2+ years experience in graphic design, and you can read their all French job posting, then you could be the newest member of their team!

Do you have a
retail buying background? If so, Rip Curl, in Costa Mesa, Calif., is looking for you to be its next Retail Buyer and manage seasonal buys for 15 stores.

Rip Curl, in Costa Mesa, Calif., is also looking for a Retail Planner with 5+ years experience to develop business strategies and seasonal assortments.

Loomworks Apparel, in Irvine, Calif., is looking for a Merchandiser with 3+ years experience who can co-ordinate product development between its customers and overseas suppliers.

Alpinestars, in Torrance, Calif., is currently seeking a Production Artist (Clothing Department) who is skilled in Illustrator and Photoshop.

Globe Shoes, located in El Segundo, Calif., is looking for a motivated Inside Phone Sales Representative with action sports footwear & soft goods experience.

Globe Shoes, in El Segundo, Calif., also has an immediate opportunity for a Managing Art Director with 6+ years experience who will manage individual design projects with an emphasis on forward thinking, organization and responsibility to brand requirements.

Motosport, Inc., a direct-to-consumer, multi-channel retailer of parts, accessories and apparel for the personal motorized recreational vehicles market including dirt bike, sport bike, ATV and cruiser based in Tualatin, Ore., is looking for an Apparel Designer with 4+ years experience.

The North Face, in San Leandro, Calif., is looking for a Quality Control Specialist with 5+ years experience who will be responsible for providing general support for the warranty department.

Quiksilver, in Huntington Beach, Calif., has an immediate open position for a Sr. Accounting Specialist with 4+ years experience in the development, implementation and management of credit and collections.

Quiksilver, in Huntington Beach, Calif., is also looking for an AR Specialist / Collector with 2+ years collections experience.

Hybrid Tees, in Cypress, Calif., is currently seeking a Website / Designer (In-House) to assist in website creation and maintenance, creation of flash marketing ads, as well as create and execute HTML e-mailers.

HPI Racing, in Foothill Ranch, Calif., is looking for an assertive, well-organized Brand Developer for its Hot Bodies line of racing products.

New Era, in Irvine, Calif., needs an Office Administrator with 3+ years experience to be responsible for all administrative support, reporting to the Director of Sales and Marketing - Action Sports.

Billabong Retail is currently seeking a Store Manager for its Centralia, Wash. location.

October 3, 2008

The JobWire is packed with opportunity for experienced professionals!

Zero Motorcycles, a zero-emission electric dirt bike company in Scotts Valley, Calif., is looking for a Product Manager with 4+ years experience to be responsible for managing the U.S. manufacturing team and all aspects of assembly, quality and shipping to customers world-wide.

Fox Head, in Morgan Hill, Calif., is looking for a Product Developer (Bike Performance Products) with 5+ years experience to create and maintain comprehensive spec packages that meet the product’s goals for performance, innovation, image, function, and commercial viability.

Have you seen the Woodward at Copper facility yet?  It's a year-round snowboard training facility with a 20,000 square foot indoor facility.  It's impressive, and the first of it's kind!  Check it out.  Ok, now that you're familiar with it consider being the Head Coach!

Footwear Developers! Check this out!  The North Face located in San Leandro, Calif (SF bay area) is looking for an expeirenced Footwear Product Developer to contribute to the development, engineering, and specifications processes of innovative and technologically advanced footwear.

Indeed, your experience in accounting, and your 4-year accounting degree have just opened the Action Sports industry door for you!  Sole Technology, a power-house of brands in Lake Forest, Calif. is looking to bring on a Staff Accountant with 3 or more years expeirence in the accounting field.

Get with The Program! (Irvine, Calif.) As the new Sales Director for Forum, Foursquare, and Special Blend. If you know how to establish territorial sales objectives, develop and implement sales strategy, and strengthen relationships with all critical and key accounts you could be what they're looking for.

Moving over to the right coast, actually Burlington, VT. Burton is looking for a SENIOR Product Manager for it's Men's outerwear program to assist in conceptualization, development, and manufacturing of the Burton Men’s Technical Softgoods Product Lines.

Adio Footwear, in Vista, Calif., is looking for a Footwear Designer with 3+ years experience to work hand in hand with the senior footwear designer and brand manager on the future of the product line.

A Confidential Company, in Orange County, Calif., needs a Customer Service Representative with strong EDI experience and previous direct interaction with department stores a plus.

October 2, 2008

Ambiguous Clothing, in Costa Mesa, Calif., is looking for "2" lucky people to join its team at the following positions:
Sales Manager - 5 yrs exp
Marketing Director - 4 yrs exp
* Ambiguous
also needs Outside Sales Reps.  Click the "Sales Rep Listings" tab to the right and check it out!

Quiksilver, in Huntington Beach, Calif., has an immediate open position for a Sr. Account Specialist with 4+ years experience in the development, implementation and management of credit and collections.

The North Face
, located in San Leandro, Calif., has "3" exciting openings for the following positions:
Product Developer (Performance - Endurance) - 5 yrs exp
Specification Technician (Endurance)
- 3 yrs exp
Designer (Ascentials)
 - 3+ yrs exp

JART Skateboards
is looking for an In-House Sales Representative with 3+ years experience to join its location in the Los Angeles Area.  JART is one of the biggest skate brands in the EU market, and this is a great opportunity to get in on the ground level as they've officially launched in the US.

JanSport, in San Leandro, Calif., is looking for a Specification Technician with 3+ years experience to join their product development team.

Alstyle Apparel, in Anaheim, Calif., is looking for an energetic, enthusiastic and organized Collector with 3+ years experience.

Dragon, in Carlsbad, Calif., is currently seeking a Senior Graphic Designer with 4+ years experience to work closely with the marketing director in developing, managing and outsourcing all creative identity for the brand.

A Confidential Company, in Southern California, with an exciting line of hard goods including an inline action board is looking for a Distribution Coordinator.

Quiksilver, in Huntington Beach, Calif., is also looking for a Freelance Studio Photographer with 2+ years professional experience to produce product photography for line-books, catalogs, marketing and advertising.

O'Neil, in Irvine, Calif., needs a Juniors Key Account Product Developer to support the key account designer in all special make-up (SMU) development.

O'Neill, in Irvine, Calif., is also seeking an Associate Buyer/Planner with 2+ years experience to assist in procuring product for all channels of retail.

Billabong Retail is looking for a Store Manager for their location in Tulare, Calif.

BambooSK8 is looking for Marketing Interns (non-paid) to work in either Pacific Palisades or Oceanside, Calif.

October 1, 2008

The JobWire is fired up!  Check it out!

is the best time of year in Florida, some might say!  And what better time to consider working with retailer / e-tailer Surf Fanatics, in Jacksonville, FL. as it's Senior Buyer.

Planet Earth to Category Manager! Come in Category ManagerPlanet Earth, located in Seattle, WA. is looking for a Category Manager to manage timely execution of sportswear and outerwear apparel design and development, collections that are compelling and competitive within the industry, managed in a fiscally strategic and responsible manner.

Attention on Planning & Ops professionals!  OluKai, a premium sandal company based in Aliso Viejo, Calif. is looking for a Director of Planning & Operations with a progressive track record to be responsible for planning, sales reporting & analysis, managing customer service, production, distribution, and IT.

Crankbrothers, headquartered in Laguna Beach, Calif., is currently seeking a full-time permanent Order Entry/Entry Level Bookkeeper with experience in order entry, tracking, accounting support, and logistics support to be part of it's fast growing team!

Fallen Footwear, Zero, Mystery and Slave already call Black Box Distribution home, and so can you!  Black Box is now looking for an Inside Sales / Customer Service Rep to join the team at its location in Carlsbad, Calif.

Technical Designers - RVCA won Men's Apparel Brand of the year at the 2008 SIMA Image awards.  And now is your chance to bring your technical design skills to the RVCA design and development team in Costa Mesa, Calif.

Matix Clothing produces top quality denim and bottoms season, after season.  If you're an experienced Bottoms Designer now is your chance to join the team at it's newly expanded headquarters in Torrance, Calif.  Word to the wise, this is not a graphic design position.

Have you seen what Quiksilver has been doing with Flash lately?!  If you're a Flash professional, and want to help the company continue create and push it's innovative web presence, check out this Flash Designer opportunity.

VANS, located in Cypress, Calif. is ready to bring on a SENIOR Graphics Apparel Designer to drive art direction for the entire men’s apparel line with a heavy focus on t-shirts as well as graphic-driven cut & sew categories such as board shorts, fleece, and accessories.

Spy Optic, in Carlsbad, Calif. is looking for a multi-talented person to join the company as its new Receptionist.

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