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Last week, Vasque's Marketing Manager Julie Quinn and National Sales Director Chris Miller made a visit to Asheville, NC for a 2-Day Marketing Summit with Vasque's PR Firm, Darby Communications. Here are some highlights from the days' meetings and jaunts around the funky town of Asheville...
This winter has been slightly disappointing snow-wise. If you live in Western North Carolina, you feel our pain. We can easily count on one hand the times it's snowed here this winter, and even then, the accumulation has been sad. It's just not enough for those who crave winter skiing, sledding, snowboarding, and general snow tromping. So in the meantime, the Darby Comm crew has taken up Tabata. We looked to the nearby YMCA for some excitement, since Mother Nature decided to skimp on the snow.
The Darby Comm crew was thrilled to attend Winter Outdoor Retailer 2013. At Darby Comm, we recognize the trade show experience can be so much more than mingling with editors and spotlighting new products. This year, we took the challenge of increasing brand exposure and booth traffic to a whole new level. Some years the event support means trying some crazy, out-of-the-box ideas and other years we simply focus on facilitating tried and true opportunities – to a better degree. Here are some highlights from WOR 2013:
Written by Coral Darby Last week, I was fortunate enough to sit on an Asheville Mountain BizWorks panel discussion with fellow local business owners. The seminar focused on small business growth – specifically, growth shifts that affect management of people, processes, money, operations, tactics, and strategy. Along with me were local owners of The Organic Mechanic and American Quality Foods.
“I slept and dreamt that life was joy. I awoke and saw that life was service. I acted and behold, service was joy.” - Bengali poet Rabindranath Tagore In the weeks leading up to the Christmas holiday, the Darby Comm team was advised by Coral to come prepared for an all-day Darby Comm Summit Meeting the Friday before Christmas. When questioning the day’s itinerary, Coral stayed mum. With a playful smile and a secretive look, she divulged only minute details of what we should prepare.
by Amy Williams Being part of the outdoor, wellness, & active lifestyle industries, the Darby Comm team occasionally gets the opportunity to work with some incredibly talented and inspiring athletes. This perk goes along with the territory and is a decidedly welcome interruption to our everyday routines.