Industry News 1/15/2013

EVENT: Brings The Shmooz Career Fair and Discussion Panels Event to Outdoor Retailer Brings The Shmooz Career Fair and Discussion Panels Event to Outdoor Retailer


Malakye (, the leading careers website for professionals and companies in the Outdoor industry, is hosting its next job fair and networking event in Salt Lake City at the Outdoor Retailer (OR) tradeshow. This marks the third Shmooz at OR, and it will bring together industry leading companies to meet professionals looking to apply their expertise and passion within these companies as well as feature career-focused discussion panels.


The newly introduced discussion panels will be two, thirty minute panels to set the tone for the day.  The first panel, Above the Cut, is a discussion focused on what makes for successful applications and interviews.  The second panel, Making the Most of the Shmooz, is a discussion focused on making The Shmooz a productive event for attendees and exhibitors.  Confirmed panelists include guests from Ragnar Relay Series, Cabela’s, Petzl, and Specialized, with more to be announced.


“We’re really excited to bring The Shmooz back to Outdoor Retailer!  The lineup of companies for Winter Market 13 is stacked!  And we’re bringing the discussion panel sessions too.  We had our first discussion panels earlier this month and they proved to be very effective for everyone who attended” commented Chad Mihalick, president of Malakye. 


So far companies participating in The Shmooz include Cabela's, Petzl, Talus Outdoor Technologies, BEMIS, Ragnar Relay Series, Glide SUP, Specialized Bikes, Industrial Revolution, Athleta, Horny Toad, Big Agnes and Custom Leather Craft. 


Companies will be recruiting talented individuals for a wide range of positions, including Product Line Management, Product Design, Apparel Design, Graphic Design, Product Development, Merchandising, Sales, Marketing, Social Media, Accounting, Operations, IT, and more. 


“Malakye serves a very desirable set of companies in the passion-driven outdoor industry. The Shmooz offers a huge opportunity for in-person interaction – it can’t be replicated in any other format,” continued Mihalick. 


The ShmoozaPalooza at Outdoor Retailer will take place on Friday January 25th from 11am–4pm directly across the street from the convention center at the Salt Lake City Marriott Downtown, 75 South West Temple, Salt Lake City, UT 84101 in Salon F.


The event is free for individual attendees and tradeshow exhibitors.  Exhibitors interested in having a formal presence can contact for more details at:


Attendees can register at the following link, as well as find all the up to the minute details about The Shmooz on


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