Snowshoe Gear Closing for 2013/2014 Season
One of the joys of running your own business is being able to earn an income doing what you love. Unfortunately, sometimes the demands of business take you away from your passions. After careful consideration, I've decided to take this season off to enjoy my family and snowshoeing. Therefore, I will not be running the Snowshoe Gear store beyond November.
I will be clearing out the inventory however, so please let me know if anything catches your eye.
We are a small family business located in Kohler, WI. Our mission is to spread our passion for snowshoeing and hiking with everyone by offering expert advice and quality products. We have tested most gear and have found the best, so you don't have to.
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Snowshoeing with a Mission
We at Snowshoe Gear LLC feel that it's important to support foundations that support the environment and spread the passion for snowshoeing. What would snowshoeing be without the beautiful woods and wildlife that we love to observe? The more people that snowshoe, the better chances the places they snowshoe will be preserved.
Every corporation has a responsibility to the environment to make the least possible impact to conduct business. No where is this more important than with a company that thrives on people enjoying the environment. Therefore, we've actively conducted every facet of business in the most environmentally responsible way since day one. Are we perfect, no. Are we striving to improve, yes.
Here are some ways that we are reducing our environmental footprint:
- We source our products from local vendors whenever possible. Northern Lites are made in Wisconsin; Dion Snowshoes are made in Vermont.
- We operate out of our family home office. Therefore, the net impact of the business over our already existing home is zero.
- All lighting in the home office is CFL.
- All packaging for internet orders is sent in reused boxes. (Don't be surprised if your order is in an odd box.)
- All recyclable waste gets recycled.
- We raise worms (vermiculture) to make awesome compost out of food scraps.
- Our internet hosting service gets 130% of its energy from wind (www.hostgator.com).
- Our company vehicle gets 30mpg highway.
- We support foundations that support protecting the environment.