Tuesday, January 17, 2017

HSU alums make Forbes' 30 Under 30; Humboldt's last week of news

Three HSU alums made Forbes Magazine’s 30 Under 30 list, noting the Rad Power Bikes executives as young, up-and-coming powerhouses in manufacturing and industry. Marimar White Espin, Tyler Collins, and Mike Radenbaugh all went to college in Arcata, with the latter two graduating from South Fork High School.

“I think that so many people we grew up with — their parents moved from other areas to Humboldt County to get a much different life experience,” said Collins, the electric bicycle company’s VP of Marketing and Sales. “We’ve known for quite a while that we wanted to do something different and something unique and I think that that’s helped shape Rad Power Bikes a lot.”

The Forbes nod has been a boost for company morale and they believe it will establish even more trust with their sizable and growing customer base. They also had some inspiring words for Humboldtians with big dreams. The story begins at 3:56.

Also covered: Lake Ferndale and the bus blunder, that insurance investigation, national recognition of local beauty, celebrity sightings, bypassing black cats, and more.

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