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  • REI to remain closed on Black Friday, will pay employees

    10/26/2015 7:59:49 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 34 replies
    "For 76 years we've been dedicated to getting people outside," a statement on the company's website said. "On Nov. 27 the co-op is closing all 143 stores so our employees can do just that." The move comes as several retailers, including GameStop and Staples, announced they will remain closed on Thanksgiving, to allow employees time to be with their families.
  • Senate votes 87-11 to confirm Sally Jewell as secretary of the Interior

    04/10/2013 3:21:46 PM PDT · by markomalley · 1 replies
    The Hill ^ | 4/10/13 | Ben Geman and Ramsey Cox
    The Senate approved Sally Jewell to be the next Interior Secretary on Wednesday, placing her atop an agency at the center of intense political battles over energy throughout President Obama’s tenure. Lawmakers voted 87-11 to approve Jewell to run the department that oversees conservation, recreation, oil-and-gas drilling and other uses on vast swaths of federal land. Eleven Republicans opposed her nomination. “Sally knows that business and environment both benefit when we are committed to protecting our national parks and national treasures,” Sen. Patty Murray (D-Wash.) said. Jewell, who lives in Seattle, is the head of outdoor gear giant REI, Inc....
  • Obama's pick to head Dept of Interior gets the nod from environmentalists

    02/06/2013 3:13:47 PM PST · by Nachum · 11 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 2/6/13 | Michael Bastasch
    Environmentalists have cheered the decision by the Obama administration to tap Recreational Equipment Inc. CEO Sally Jewell as secretary of the interior, a position to be vacated by Ken Salazar. “In Jewell, President Obama chose a leader with a demonstrated commitment to preserving the higher purposes public lands hold for all Americans – recreation, adventure, and enjoyment,” Sierra Club executive director Michael Brune said in a statement. “Jewell’s unique experience and her love of America’s outdoors will be invaluable to the stewardship of the waters, lands and wildlife we’ve been entrusted to protect for our children,” said Frances Beinecke, president...
  • Obama picks REI executive Sally Jewell to lead Interior Department

    02/06/2013 8:06:08 AM PST · by bgill · 21 replies
    LA Times ^ | Feb. 6, 2013 | Kathleen Hennessey
    Jewell has served as the outdoor retailer's CEO since 2005. She started her career as a petroleum engineer working in the oil fields of Oklahoma and Colorado for Mobil Oil Corp. She then moved to the banking industry, before joining the REI board in 1996 and becoming chief operations officer four years later.
  • Do you shop at REI??

    10/20/2003 7:34:00 AM PDT · by wewillnotfail · 366 replies · 524+ views
    none ^ | 10/20 | me
    Do you shop at REI or Barnes and Nobel or Clearcreek? If so, you might want to reconsider or at least drop them a line and let them know how you feel about their businesses raising money to defeat President Bush.