Monthly Recap – August 2017



As August comes to a close, we’re recapping the most noteworthy highlights from the month.

Mindfulness in the Workplace

Last month, Alisa Blum and Judy Sugg from AIM for Organizational Health gave two workshops that looked at ways to boost productivity and master time management using the principles of mindfulness. The workshops were centered around useful tools within everyone’s reach, which help individuals drown out internal noises to stay focused in a calm, balanced way.


Netrush attends Outdoor Retailer Summer Market

Over the course of 22 years, Utah’s capital has welcomed the industry and its cast of memorable thinkers and doers, creating a home away from home that many attendees have come to know and love. Read our recap of the event here.


Netrush on Inc. 5000

The team at Netrush celebrated being placed #1681 on the Inc. 5000 list of fastest-growing private companies. This is the second consecutive year Netrush has appeared on the prestigious list. View the press release on Outdoor Retailer.


Solar Eclipse  

The coast-to-coast solar eclipse of 8/21/2017 was a historic event. To mark the occasion, the team at Netrush donned some shades and stepped outside to take in as much of it as we could in both Vancouver, Washington and Hebron, Kentucky.


John Willkom Talks Growth and Possibilities for Brands

At Netrush, John Willkom is leading our efforts in the CPG category. Transitioning from Netrush’s Director of Strategic Partnerships to the newly appointed Director of CPG, John sat down with us to talk about e-commerce, how the industry is changing, and the exciting CPG initiatives Netrush is pursuing.

Read the full post here.


ENO, Leatherman, Petzl featured on GearJunkies

GearJunkies released a “best in show” list from Outdoor Retailer, featuring new products from three Netrush brands.


ENO, Leatherman, Big Agnes featured on Today Show

Today Show had a “best camping gear” segment, featuring several Netrush brands.


Operation Gratitude

For operation gratitude, our processing facility in Kentucky collected:

  • 1,781 pieces of chewing gum
  • 1,147 Sunwarrior Sol Good Bars
  • 292 various snacks
  • 216 batteries
  • 100 ENO Carabiners
  • 84 pairs of socks (60 of which were Swiftwick)
  • and 46 priceless letters.


Netrush and Swiftwick in RetailWire

“With becoming the go-to place for online searches, third-party sellers continue to flock to its marketplace. At the same time, these sellers are looking for third-party help to sell more effectively on the platform.”

Read the article here.


Netrush Visits Peet Dryer

The dry-feet-by-Peet legacy began in 1968 in St. Maries, Idaho, where inventor and sportsman Gene Peet developed the world’s first footwear dryer. After an invitation from the brand, Netrush’s Craig Phillips and Terrence Saracco took a trip to St. Maries to experience the Peet Dryer legacy firsthand.

At the Peet Dryer facility, creativity and craftsmanship run rampant — handmade machinery and parts are seen throughout the building, as Terrence points out. “A lot of the machines they use didn’t exist before. Gene has the background to imagine what he wants and build it.” As the original creators of shoe dryers, Peet Dryer had to create one-of-a-kind solutions to produce their products at scale. There was no go-to shoe-dryer-making-machine. “They used to go around to garage sales and pick up old machinery, just so they could build stuff out of them. I think there was only one machine in the entire facility that was bought and installed without any modifications at all.”