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Malakye Weekly: December 15, 2008

December 15, 2008

Malakye Weekly: December 15, 2008
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It's Monday and Malakye Weekly is back in action providing you with the latest jobs, news, interviews, trivia, and more to help you power through the week.  As always, you'll find job opportunities across the U.S. in the JobWire (right) and Sales Rep Listings (below), recent Industry News, the MalakyeB2B Update, and this month's Malakye Trivia - among other great events in the industry.

If you happen to glance at our banner ad above, you'll notice that Malakye is giving away an oh so crisp $100 bill simply for donating 2 minutes of your time.  People who complete the survey will be added to a pool of candidates for a chance at winning the prize.  Two minutes could get you $100!  You have nothing to lose, so give 'er a whirl.

The & 686 Design Contest is still up and running.  This contest gives current and hopeful designers a chance to bring their ideas to life by crafting a limited-edition snowboard jacket for Malakye & 686 (details below). Show us what you got!

Bear Mountain is looking to dish out a SEASON PASS to December's Malakye Trivia winner.  If you know a little about Bear's history you have a decent shot at the prize!  Scroll down for more info.

Also in the news, the MalakyeB2B Update announces the new-and-improved MalakyeB2B Homepage and the addition of Jo Show Promotions.  Scroll down to view recent B2B endeavors.  MalakyeB2B is the Business to Business Marketplace for the industry, so if you haven't already checked out the latest vendors, news and services being offered in the ASI, now's the time to do it.

Who Got Hired!
If you know who got hired, click here to let us know!
Design Contest: Malakye & 686 United Once Again!

Are you looking to build your portfolio?  Would you like a one-of-a-kind, hands-on piece that “YOU” created to show off to prospective or current employers?  Well my humble designer friends, you’re in luck! and 686 are hosting a design contest for designers across the globe to participate in creating an “extremely” limited edition snowboard jacket.  This is where you come in!  Click here to learn more.
NEW - Malakye Trivia: December's Prize!

It keeps getting better and better!  First Flow Snowboarding gives away a new setup, then Bear Mountain jumps right in with a vicarious velocity, vueling (Spanish for flight) into Malakye Trivia to hook up a SEASON PASS...WHAT?  Yes fellow powder junkies, you heard right!  Bear Mountain is dishin' out a season pass good for both Bear and Snow Summit.  Click here or the pic' to the left to take a shot at this month's question!

Industrial Profile: Aaron Macdonald
This month’s Industrial Profile dives into the life and times of Aaron Macdonald, Brand Director at Option Snowboards, Canada.  Back in the day, Aaron’s addiction to skateboarding just so happened to be the gateway drug that led him to his calling in life, snowboarding.  He’s been around since the wee beginnings of the industry, a time when snowboarders had to be certified to ride the mountains (at least in Canada) and youngsters made snowboards out of water-logged plywood—desperate times call for desperate measures right!  You’ll understand soon enough.  MORE >>
Company Q&A: BambooSK8
What do 20-stair handrails, wax-caked ledges, broken boards, shattered bones, and that sweet “POP!” sound have in common?  The answer: skateboarding!  Skaters across the globe have been looking to answer the age old question, “How might I find an eco-friendly skate deck that will last longer than the grains of time?” and BambooSK8 had their answer.  Unbeknownst to Bamboo, apparently there are a lot of poetic skateboarders in the world, so they put their minds together to form the ultimate feng shui: an eco-friendly skateboard company balanced with the ultimate aim of a clean environment – simply righteous.  And yes, the decks are tough as nails!  MORE >>
Sales Rep. Opportunities
Sick Performance Concepts (Body Surf Hardgoods)
Independent Reps - HI, West Coast, East Coast, International
Freeline Skates
Outside Sales Reps - All Territories

Independent Sales Representatives - Multiple Territories
High Grade Distribution (Satori Movement & Creation Skateboards)
Southern California (LA & SD), Rockies, Midwest, Mid-Atlantic & Florida
Independent Sales Reps - California
Independent Sales Reps - Multiple Territories
Independent Sales Reps - Nationwide
Independent Sales Reps - East Coast and West Coast Territories
G8 Brand
Independent Sales Reps - All Territories
Industry News
This Week on FUEL TV
Surf Expo Announces Reduced Labor Rates for January 2009 Show
686 Partners with KR3W for Limited Edition Collection
Surf Expo Announces Good Times at Show
Omatic's Todd Richard's Receives Honor of Life-Story Film
Etnies Gives Shoes to Charity; Beer to Thirsty
Red Bull Announces NYC Snowboard Contest; Get It
Board-Trac Snowboard Survey; Participation Request
The Art Institute of California – Hollywood: Portfolio Show
The Program Snowboard Brands Plan Move to Vermont
Alli, the Alliance of Action Sports, Launches; New Digital Hub for Alli Properties
Project Blue E-Cards Inspire Gifts That Give Back
Connect's ASI Coffee & Conversation - Funding, New Business, Growth and More
A New Low in Advertising: Should booze be advertised in publications with younger demographics?  What's your take?

Conning pro surfers: Have you hear of the ASI con man?  Check this out either way - interesting story!

If you don't surf, don't start: Take a look at Lost's ad campaign.  Join in, get feisty and add your opinion!

INDUSTRY BLOGS: How can blogs help out companies you ask!  Find out here.

MalakyeB2B Update: Homepage Revamped & Jo Show!


Feast your eyes on this homepage!  Now when you hit MalakyeB2B ( you'll have the latest and greatest vendors, news and updates at your finger tips!

On the left side, you'll find the MalakyeB2B all-star Vendors ready and willing to meet a variety of business needs.  You'll also be able to quickly sort them by Newest, Most Endorsements, and Recently Updated.

On the right side, it's all about updates - yes indeed!  Anytime we have an update relevant to this business-to-business audience, you will find it front and center on the B2B homepage.

Not enough to fill your appetite?  No problem!  Check out the "Find Vendors" page for even more options including browsing or searching by specialty.  And, all of the latest RFPs (Request for Proposals) are listed right next to the Vendors.

Oh it's so clickable!  That's what you'll be thinking when you see this gigantic Vendor wall of fame.  Quickly view all Vendors on MalakyeB2B and see which companies are most highly endorsed (you probably know someone giving out the endorsements), which are newest to the mix, and which are busy updating their B2B profiles to show you the latest, greatest, and most important work to come out of the company. Check it out now!

MalakyeB2B aims to make business easier and more efficient, no matter what current economic conditions are.  Give us a call today!


What's more fun than ordering fun promo-goods for the tradeshow?!  Answer: ordering them from a fun company that has competitive pricing, that's what!  Get ready to crush the aisles of tradeshows across the country this January with promotional goods from Jo Show Promotions.

The proof is in the pudding - evidence in the above photos - and Jo Show Promotions know how to bring creativity to your promotional goods, which is backed up by pride in service and competitive pricing. Short on a great promo good idea?  Not to worry, Jo Show Promotions can handle this as well.

JobWire: December 15, 2008
Earthpack, located in Irvine, Calif., has a great opportunity for an Executive Assistant with 3+ years experience to provide administrative support to the president of the company, as well as additional support to the operations and sales manager as needed.

Another opportunity is open at Earthpack, in Irvine, Calif., for a Graphic Designer / Web Developer with 3+ years experience to enhance their existing website, design new site with e-commerce components, and expand their web presence through SEO and online marketing activities.

Now we're going to Seattle, Wash.!  That's right, K2 Sports is looking for a Marketing Manager to handle marketing in the U.S. for Ski, Snowboard, and Skate divisions.

San Francisco!  Are you ready to be there?  Working for Satori Movement as an Apparel Designer / Developer in the heart of the city, now is your chance!

Now, jump on over to Jackson Hole, Wyo. to one of the most legendary mountains in North America, and an equally legendary company Teton Gravity Research, to consider this Apparel Brand Manager position. 

Rome SDS is located in Waterbury, Vt. - sound like a good place to call home?  Well, consider this entry-level Logistics Assistant position.  In this role you will work with the team at Rome to ensure it's time-sensitive delivery schedule is met on a national and international basis.

Brave New World Surf and Snow, located in Point Pleasant Beach, N.J., is currently seeking a Retail General Manager who will supervise and manage all retail stores.

Back in So Cal, O'Neill Clothing, in Irvine, Calif., has an opportunity for an Accountant with 2+ years experience to join their growing company!

December 12, 2008

Sole Technology, in Lake Forest, Calif. offers up two huge contributions to this day, and to your future.  First, consider this chance to join the eS team as it's Marketing Manager.

Also in the Sole Tech camp, Etnies opens the door for a season Brand Manager to come right on through.

If you know and understand fitting someone to a bike, and teaching comes natural to you, check out this chance to join Specialized Bicycles in Morgan Hill, Calif. as SBCU Fit Professor!  SBCU stands for Specialized Bicycle Component University!

Also open at Specialized is an Associate Women's Road Product Manager position which will enable you to put your finger on the pulse of everything in the Women's category.

For the world of apparel production and development professionals, Sole Technology is giving you a chance to bring your skill set to the company as an Apparel Production Coordinator at it's Lake Forest, Calif. headquarters.

Man, VANS needs you!  If you have experience in taking the development of apparel and accessories from design pack all the way to pre-production, check out this opportunity to join VANS in Cypress, Calif. as Development Manager of Men's Core Apparel.

Product Design and Development professionals, check out this chance to create some of the best tents on the planet with The North Face, in San Leandro, Calif. as Senior Designer - Equipment & Tents.

December 11, 2008

A Confidential Company in Rancho Dominguez, Calif., is currently seeking a Controller / Sr. Accountant with 5+ years experience who will maintain the company's system of accounts, prepare financial statements, and assist the CFO with a variety of responsibilities.

Another Confidential Company has an immediate opportunity for a Merchandising Director with 5+ years experience who can use knowledge of surf and action sports apparel to create a complete merchandize line plan.  This position can be located anywhere within the continental U.S. but must be available and able to travel.

Liquid Graphics, a brand incubator and fast-growing designer and manufacturer of apparel, is currently seeking an Account Manager / Customer Service Rep with 3+ years experience to join their team in Irvine, Calif

NOMIS, which operates out of The BrandBase in Broomfield / Boulder, Colo., is looking for an experienced Apparel Product Developer to handle commercialization of Apparel / Outerwear for the Nomis brand.

Alpinestars, in Torrance, Calif., is looking for a Technical Product Developer with 3+ years experience to start from a written brief and drive the product process from concept through design, development, and into production for the most demanding, technical sports equipment in the world.

Sanuk, in Irvine, Calif., is also looking for a Footwear Developer for their Men and Women's lines, who will work directly with designers to assemble design tech packages for all styles in their category.

Specialized Bicycle Components, in Morgan Hill, Calif., is looking for an enthusiastic, innovative Apparel Designer with 4+ years experience who can develop commercially viable product while adhering to quality, product margin and calendar requirements.

Specialized Bicycle Components, in Morgan Hill, Calif., is also ready to bring on an Associate Women's Road Product Manager to oversee development and direction of Women's road bike and road bike-related categories.

December 10, 2008

Silver Star, located in San Clemente, Calif., has an immediate opening for an Assistant Designer with 3+ years experience who is interested in art, music, fashion and the finer things in life.

Bravo Sports, located in Santa Fe Springs, Calif., is looking for a Product Development Senior Manager with 5+ years experience to lead the development and launch of a line of products from concept ideation to product development, market positioning and retail delivery.

A Confidential Company, based in Los Angeles County, Calif., is looking for an International Sales Manager with experience managing sales (3+ yrs) across multiple continents within the action sports industry.  Apply today!

A Confidential Company, a skate/street/fashion company based in Costa Mesa, Calif., is seeking highly motivated In-House Sales Representatives with 2+ years experience to maintain new accounts as well as identify and create new sales opportunities.

Channel Islands, in Carpinteria, Calif., is looking for a Surfboard Glassing Associate with 2+ years experience to work in their glassing room producing the best surfboards in the world.

Xtreme Apparel Group, in Cerritos, Calif., is looking for a CAD Designer with 2+ years experience to create sketches, cads and details in multiple color ways for each design.

Rock Racing, in Culver City, Calif., is looking for a Graphic Production Artist with 2+ years experience to digitally set up and prepare artwork for graphic based cycling apparel.

NHS, in Santa Cruz, Calif., is currently seeking a full time Junior Website Designer to help expand their web presence by creating and maintaining visually compelling e-mailers, banners and websites.

December 9, 2008

DC Shoes, the industry leader in action sports footwear and apparel, is looking for an Eas t Coast Director of Footwear Sales with 7+ years experience to join their team in New York City.

DC Shoes also has "3" openings in Vista, Calif. for the following positions:
Global Tops Designer Men's (5+ yrs exp)
Global Designer Women's (3+ yrs exp)
Footwear Purchasing & PO Management Supervisor

Quiksilver, located in Huntington Beach, Calif., is currently seeking a Senior Internal Auditor with 3+ years experience to perform testing over key business functions and activities in order to determine the nature of operations and the adequacy of the system of control.

Pacific Market International, located in Seattle, Wash., is currently seeking a Product Manager with 5+ years experience to provide overall product direction to support branded businesses ensuring alignment with brand and market opportunities.

Fi-Hi Original Soundtrack, located in Philadelphia, Pa., has an opening for an experienced and highly motivated Inside Sales Representative who is looking for a long-term growth opportunity.

O’Neill Clothing, in Irvine, Calif., is seeking a Men’s Sportswear Design Director with 7+ years experience who will be responsible for managing the creative process from start to finish for all sportswear categories including denim, walkshorts, woven tops, knits, sweaters and jackets.

Oakley, in Foothill Ranch, Calif., is looking for a Project Manager (Displays) with 5+ years experience to drive and track all new display programs from design to prototype to production, including documentation and follow-up.

Kingsley, located in Costa Mesa, Calif., is looking for a Graphic Designer with 5+ years experience and knowledge of the premium contemporary fashion market.

Truth Soul Armor, a rapidly expanding apparel company in San Clemente, Calif., is currently seeking a Web Designer/ Developer with 3+ years experience to play a critical role in defining the future “look and feel” of their web site.

If you are a Junior or Senior in college and are looking for some real world experience, Quiksilver, in Huntington Beach, Calif., is offering Internships in various departments.

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