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Recap: Visit with the Tentmaker

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Date(s) - 01/12/2016
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Hilleberg the Tentmaker

Recap from Hilleberg the Tentmaker

More than 50 members and guests of SACC-Seattle and SWEA attended our jointly sponsored January 12 meeting at Hilleberg the Tentmaker’s Redmond headquarters.

Petra Hilleberg, CEO of The Hilleberg Group, told the story of how the company was founded in 1975, and has since grown to become the global leader in very high-end backpacking tents. She discussed the main points of differentiation that have made Hilleberg a sought-after brand: unique fabrics, innovation, and a focus on quality.

Petra also recounted how, at age 12, she informed her father, the founder of the company, that she was going to establish Hilleberg’s U.S. presence. She followed through and opened the company’s U.S. office within weeks of graduating from Seattle University. The U.S. is now Hilleberg the Tentmaker’s largest market.

Many thanks to Petra and the Hilleberg team for hosting us, and for the interesting and informative presentation on the company and its products.

Where: Hilleberg the Tentmaker – 14790 NE 95th St, Redmond, WA 98052
When: January 12, 6:30 pm
Wine and light appetizers will be served.
All are welcome. Free for SWEA and SACC- Seattle members. $10 suggested donation for non-members.

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