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Music, Sports, Action!

On Nov. 5, Villa—a specialty retailer of urban apparel and footwear with 24 stores in Pennsylvania—hosted a service day at West Philadelphia High School, with musician and humanitarian Wyclef Jean, The Timberland Co. and NBA Cares getting in on the action. “Our mission is to educate and inspire youth in inner cities, especially Philadelphia, to become community leaders,” Villa CEO Jason Lutz said, explaining the reasoning behind the retailer’s Big Serve initiative. Last week’s effort marked Villa’s largest service event to date.

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A ‘First’ for Keen

While sightseeing at the Grand Canyon earlier this summer was surely a grand experience for President Barack Obama and his family, it was equally grand for Keen Footwear. The Portland, OR-based company’s Venice H2 sport sandals were the rugged, warm-weather footwear of choice for Obama’s daughters, Malia and Sasha. And at a suggested retail price of $49.95, the sandals’ on-land and in-water versatility surely delivered a bang for the buck.  

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The June 2024 Issue

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