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Austin Canoe & Kayak to Celebrate Its 10 Year Anniversary

| April 28, 2015 | 0 Comments

Austin Canoe & Kayak prepares to celebrate ten years under current owners and brothers Steve and Peter Messana.  Since purchasing the company in 2005, the company has expanded to include five retail shops and an online presence with their website ack.

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Houston Fire

| April 27, 2015 | 0 Comments

In March of 2012, ACK was thriving.  Stores in Austin, San Marcos and Houston were outfitting more customers than ever before and ACK.

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ACK Gives Back

| April 26, 2015 | 0 Comments

ACK was founded ten years ago on the belief that every customer should be treated like they are our only customer.  This foundation extends beyond just the people that shop at ACK.

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The Rise of Demo Days

| April 25, 2015 | 0 Comments

The Austin Canoe & Kayak (ACK) Demo Days are ACK’s pride and joy. Since 2005, the Demo Days have been a favorite bi-annual tradition where vendors, customers and employees alike get together and get on the water.

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From One to Five: The Story of the ACK Stores

| April 24, 2015 | 0 Comments

What do you see when you find a small, locally owned kayak shop in Austin, Texas?  Steve and Peter Messana, owners of Austin Canoe & Kayak (ACK), saw potential.

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ACK’s Ten Year Anniversary Sign Up!

| April 22, 2015 | 0 Comments

Here at ACK we are getting ready to mark our 10th anniversary and we figured – why not extend the celebration to our biggest fans and supporters?! So, starting this Thursday, after signing up to be a part of our Ten Year Anniversary, we will be sending out one email a day containing ACK fun facts, staff videos, interviews, and best of all a hand selected discounted item of the day!

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The 3 Rules of Warmth

| January 14, 2015 | 0 Comments

Most northerners know what it takes to stay warm on those cold winter nights, and Im not talking about that magical liquid in the flask. Im talking about the gear you will need to hang out in the cold and not even notice its -30 degrees.

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Austin Canoe and Kayak culminates ‘Pink Campaign’ with donation to Breast Cancer Research Foundation

| November 11, 2014 | 0 Comments

Austin, Texas (November 11, 2014) – Outdoor retailer, Austin Canoe and Kayak (ACK), a division of MSP Holdings, LLC, will donate $1,435.72 to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation (BCRF).

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Thank You For Another Fantastic Fall Demo Days!

| September 26, 2014 | 0 Comments

Our 2014 Fall Kayak Demo Days took place earlier this month and as usual we had a great time putting them on! Our demo days are a company wide favorite not only because it give us the opportunity to interact with customers and manufacturer representatives twice a year, but we also get to do a little paddling of our own!

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Farewell Warehouse, Hello Marketing!

| September 5, 2014 | 0 Comments

Looking back, no one told me it would be easy.  I suppose the young naive man I was just assumed that would be the case.

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