Go Play Watch DOGS!

At ACK we have what we call “Go Play” days, which are days where employees can take a paid day off to go and play. There is also something in there for non-paddlers that I actually did for my Go Play day, not because I didn’t want to go paddling but rather because it was equally or more rewarding to do something for the community.
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Steve (left) and Peter (right) at ACK Austin. Photo by Ralph Barrera.
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Austin American Statesman – Fast-growing Austin Canoe and Kayak expands into Houston market

As seen in the Austin American Statesman: Over the years, the retailer — which stocks an assortment of camping, fishing and hiking gear, in addition to canoes and kayaks — has grown from a single location at 9705 Burnet Road in North Austin into a multi-store company, with a pair of locations in Houston and one in San Marcos.
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Press Release: Outdoor Retailer, Austin Canoe and Kayak, Hires VP of Technology

Austin, Texas (June 08, 2011) – Austin Canoe and Kayak (ACK), today announced the expansion of its executive management team with the recruitment of Steve Daniels as VP of Technology. Steve joined the team in an effort to expand ACK’s mobile application strategy and to continue the tradition of providing customers with the latest and most technically advanced web and mobile ecommerce experience.
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Press Release: Austin Canoe and Kayak CEO Recognized with 2011 40 Under 40 Award by SportsOneSource

Austin, Texas (April 27, 2011) – Austin Canoe and Kayak (ACK) is honored to announce SportsOneSource Group’s recognition of Peter Messana, as one of the select group of individuals to receive the fourth annual SGB 40 Under 40 Award. The award honors young professionals from all corners of the sporting good industry who are recognized as 40 leaders under 40 years old making a difference in their businesses and the market.
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