State Names Concept2 as a Vermont Green Business

Dec 30, 2014

We are proud to announce that Concept2 has been named a Vermont Green Business by the State of Vermont for our environmental stewardship and sustainability efforts. The Vermont Green Business Program provides assistance to businesses desiring to “green up” their operations and recognizes businesses of all sizes for meeting a set of environmental standards. Continue Reading ›

Better Ways to Carry and Store Oars at Regattas

Nov 12, 2014

At the 2014 Head Of The Charles Regatta, we introduced a simple new oar carrier that holds four sweep oars or two pair of sculls. Made of Baltic Birch Plywood, six carriers can be cut from a single 5’ x 5’ piece. You can access the plans to build your own, or—as of early December—you can purchase carriers directly from Concept2 for $25 each. We'll sell them like “unfinished furniture.” You can finish them in your team colors for easy identification. Continue Reading ›

Meet Ultra-Rower Darlene Brennan

Sep 10, 2014
KC Colt, Darlene Brennan and Dena Hirchak in front of Concept2
Darlene Brennan between Concept2's KC Colt and Dena Hirchak
We'd like you to meet Darlene Brennan. You may recognize that name if you have done any Concept2 team challenges, because quite often, she is at the top of the challenge standings board, rowing for the ANCIENTS team. Since 2008, she has taken part in eighteen team challenges where she ranked #1 on the individual standings eight times. In four of the eighteen challenges, she easily completed more than one million meters and in eight, she completed more than two million meters. She also set 2 new world records recently for lightweight 70-79 women—one for rowing a million meters in thirteen days and the other for rowing 100,000 meters in just under 12 hours. How does she do it and what's her secret? Darlene visited Concept2 recently and shared a little of her story. Continue Reading ›

Employee Profile: Chris Richard

Sep 03, 2014

Chris Richard has been part of Concept2’s Oar Production team since 2005. “I’ve always liked thinking spatially and mathematically,” Chris says. This interest led him to a high school internship right here in the Concept2 Research and Development Department in 1999, and then on to the Army where he received extensive technical training while working with missile systems. Continue Reading ›

Employee Profile: Alex Dunne

May 19, 2014

Alex Dunne and daughter Beth
Alex Dunne helps oversee operations at Concept2’s UK subsidiary, Concept2 Ltd. He brings with him 15 years of experience representing Concept2, a competitive rowing background, and a passion for “anything connected with sport.” Continue Reading ›

Employee Profile: Sue Zukswert

Feb 12, 2014

Sue Zukswert "carries her weight" around Concept2

Sue Zukswert’s role as IT Specialist for Concept2 is a perfect fit. “I love tending my electronic garden of hardware to keep things running,” she says, not to mention that she works alongside her husband, Don, the other half of the Concept2 IT Department. But in fact, Sue followed a remarkable path to pursue her career in IT, which began when computer skills were almost unheard of. Continue Reading ›

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Fishing for a High Score

Jan 09, 2014

Some of you may remember the story we wrote in the Fall 2009 issue of the Update about our CFO (“Chief Fishing Officer”), Jon Williams. Well, he’s still the in-house Fish Game Champion…but he doesn’t come close to the fishing exploits of customer Ken Petterson.

Ken and Jon communicate regularly about their fishing, and most recently Ken sent us a really impressive collection of his fishing stats, accumulated from over 9000 games! We thought you would enjoy seeing them—and perhaps this will inspire you to try the Fish Game if you haven’t already. It only takes 4 minutes to play each game, but fair warning: it can be quite addicting! Continue Reading ›

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