Happy New Year, MOB community! We’re starting the year off with the 6th edition of “A Month @ MOB,” a roundup of exciting events in Maine’s outdoor industry from the past month:
Special shoutout to MOB’s Industry Leader of the Year, Kristina Cannon, president and CEO of Main Street Skowhegan, the nonprofit spearheading the park project.
Read the feature on MOB members Maine GearShare and Kindling Collective!
The fundraising page has been reopened for continued support for Lewiston families.
Old Town has introduced a groundbreaking innovation with its new ePDL+ technology. This pioneering system is the first-ever electric pedal assist for kayaks, allowing anglers to switch between manual pedal power, power-assisted pedal, and fully-motorized propulsion.
The U.S. Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Economic Analysis’ economic data shows the outdoor industry generated $1.1 trillion in economic output for the United States in 2022.
Congratulations to MOB’s award recipients: Kristina Cannon, Hearty Roots, Mahoosuc Guide Service & Penobscot Guides, and Brant & Cochran.
This collaboration by MOB members, originally sparked at Outdoor Retailer, is a testament to the power of getting the outdoor industry together in a room.
UNE has partnered on the major with Maine Outdoor Brands and the state Office of Outdoor Recreation, who will serve advisory roles in curriculum development as well as provide paid internships to all students who complete the four-year degree program.