MCLEAN, Va. (April 14, 2003) — SnowSports Industries America (SIA) is proud to announce a new mutually beneficial partnership with Malakye.com, a dedicated Internet-based job board for the action sports industry. This partnership was created to provide SIA members with a discount program for utilization of all web services offered by the site as well as a unique recruitment tool for the snow sports industry.

Malakye.com was launched and developed in October 2002 by Chad Mihalick and other skateboard and technology industry pioneers as a solution for job seekers and employers in the action sports industry. Features of the site include: job postings, extensive database searches, recruiting services, email updates of new job postings, resume services including professional advice and e-newsletters. SIA members currently using the site to find qualified candidates are: Arbor, Burton, Galleon, Nixon, O’Neill and Volcom.

“We are excited to be a part of the SIA member benefits program. Any SIA member company can use Malakye.com, at a discounted rate, as a resource to strengthen its workforce”, said Chad Mihalick, president. “We look forward to the coming years working with SIA and its member companies”, he added.

“We’re excited about the partnership with Malakye.com,” said SIA president David Ingemie. “SIA works hard to create progressive benefits for the snow sports industry. We feel this new relationship between SIA and Malakye.com answers the need for an innovative recruitment service and we look forward to the opportunities it will provide our industry”, he added. SIA’s extensive membership benefit program includes: discounted services for logistics, communications, research, government affairs and more.

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SnowSports Industries America (SIA) is the national, not-for-profit, member-owned trade association that represents snow and winter sports outdoor companies. SIA produces the SIA SnowSports Show, the largest trade show and gathering place for the snow sports industry. Proceeds from the SnowSports Show fund market development programs for all snow sport disciplines. SIA also annually produces more than a dozen industry research studies, publications and provide government affairs and legal representation. For more information, check out www.snowlink.com. SnowSports Industries America, 8377-B Greensboro Drive, McLean, VA 22102-3587. Phone: (703) 556-9020, Fax: (703) 821-8276, Email: siamail@snowsports.org.