Industry News 7/28/2013

EVENT: The Shmooz at Agenda is a Success!

The Shmooz at Agenda is a Success!
The Shmooz is Malakye's version of a job fair and professional networking event and features leading employers from the action sports and streetwear industries.

The Shmooz returned to the Agenda Tradeshow on Friday, July 26th and was attended by well over 400 attendees eager to meet with representatives from companies within the lifestyle-driven industries. Agenda Founder Aaron Levant’s continued support of and belief in the Malakye event enabled the Shmooz to bring together 11 of the industry’s leading employers, including Oakley, Vans, Fox Head, Tilly's, PacSun and more.

Returning to the Shmooz at the 10th Anniversary Agenda Show this summer was a discussion panel session, which was debuted earlier this year at the winter Shmooz series. The panel, featuring human resources professionals from industry leading companies, focused on the topic: “Standing Out in a Competitive Market” and was attended by 100+ people. The panelists were: Jennifer Barbaglia and Karina Philyaw of Fox Head, Jonny Sanchez of Pacific Sunwear, and John Seely of Oakley.

(See a lot more photos on the Malakye Facebook Page)

(See a lot more photos on the Malakye Facebook Page)

The action picked up after a 15 minute break following the end of discussions – and at noon the Shmooz was on! More than 400 people came through during the Job Fair and Networking portion of the event to visit 11 of the industry’s leading employers. The participating companies were: Oakley, Fox, Bamboo Skateboards, So Cal Clothing | Hart & Huntington, Incipio, Asics, Pacific Sunwear, Tilly's, 686, Matix Clothing, DB Longboards.

“The Shmooz at Agenda turned out great! And inspired new ideas on how to make the event better next time around,” explained Malakye.com’s Chad Mihalick. “I can’t wait for it to come. We will continue to introduce new improvements to make the event as good as it can be.”

(See a lot more photos on the Malakye Facebook Page)

(See a lot more photos on the Malakye Facebook Page)

As The Shmooz wound down, many of the employers reported a turnout of great people. It truly served the purpose of bringing the job hunt to life and creating an opportunity for both companies and jobseeking candidates to become more than text to each other.

**Did you Shmooz? What did you think? How can we make the next Shmooz even better? Get the conversation started on social with the hashtag #Shmooz and please send all feedback, suggestions and encouragement to: shmooz@malakye.com

Want even more on the Shmooz? We’ll be in Salt Lake City at Outdoor Retailer on Friday, Aug. 2nd and at Interbike on Friday, Sept. 20th.

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(See a lot more photos on the Malakye Facebook Page)

(See a lot more photos on the Malakye Facebook Page)