A Month @ MOB: February Issue

In by Rebecka Dykstra

We’re back with the 7th edition of “A Month @ MOB,” a collection of news and events in Maine’s outdoor industry each month:

Outdoor Retailer highlights top winter gear exhibitors, including MOB member Mainers

Check out gear picks from the show floor at OR Winter.

Grain Surfboards launches new 3-day workshop and new perimeter rail material

With years of R&D behind them and some exciting new materials in their shop. Grain has announced a new, condensed 3-day workshop.

SnoYak named to the next cohort of the Dirigo Labs business accelerator in Waterville

SnoYak, an Oakland-based MOB member, makes innovative sit-skis for all abilities and means.

King, Pingree, Golden Applaud $1 Million Grant for Solar Panels and Electric Vehicle Charging Station at Acadia National Park Maintenance Building

The addition of the solar panels, sized for Maine’s climate and with financial feasibility in mind, would move the building and park toward net-zero emissions by generating over 50% of the new facility’s energy use.

Flowfold speaks on Maine’s new retirement savings plan for private-sector workers without one

Join our upcoming MOB Talk with Executive Director of the MERIT program Elizabeth Bordowitz along with Flowfold’s Devin McNeill on February 15th here.

Kristina Cannon of Main Street Skowhegan speaks to the Skowhegan Outdoors initiative and The Skowhegan Outdoors Basecamp, a new outdoor equipment library free for Somerset County residents

The Skowhegan Outdoors Basecamp, at 65 Water St., is a new lending library with more than 200 pieces of outdoor recreation equipment.

Katahdin Woods and Waters receives $1M grant toward monument’s visitor center

The grant will help finish construction of the visitor center, which is expected to open this summer.

News Center Maine spotlights Maine glove maker, Mainers

Mainers in Trenton makes gloves and mittens for ultra-cold outdoor enthusiasts.

Maine Outdoor Film Fest (MOFF) announces “Women of the Wild” International Women’s Day film event

The Maine Outdoor Film Festival curates and presents film experiences related to the beauty, interactivity and complexity of our planet.

Maine GearShare featured on WABI

“Our goal is to create more equitable access to the outdoors. We do that by trying to level the playing field around outdoor equipment and apparel,” says Josh Bossin, Maine GearShare Executive Director.