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Making a Great Thing Better – Ambler Joins Forces with Ascent Advising

Ascent Advising and Associates is working with Ambler to continue a sustainable path of good business practices and brand growth

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Canmore, Alberta, Canada and Woodinville, Wash. U.S. – Thrilled with several years of solid performance with a view toward sound future business practices, famed hat maker Ambler has secured the services south of the border with industry veterans at Ascent Advising.

Ambler designs and sells a line of hats which easily cross traditional boundaries to blend function with fashion. Ascent provides ongoing business advisory services to business owners and executive teams with a focus on specialty retail in lifestyle/outdoor industry markets.

“Ambler has been doing really well for a number of years, and yet we know that we need help to keep up with the growth of our company in both size and complexity. We think this is a great time to aggressively re-invest in the company. Several of our key reps knew what we were looking for so they recommended Dave,” said Scott Semple, general manager of Ambler.

“Our clients operate from a position of strength and they hire Ascent Advising to keep them going on that sustainable path. Ambler is in just that situation. Their philosophy of fashion and function easily translate into a fun working relationship,” adds Dave Bartholomew, president of Ascent Advising, LLC.

Ascent Advising is providing a broad scope of services from high level strategy and plan development to leading the company’s sales and marketing efforts.

“We’ve just announced a sales management position,” Bartholomew said, “We’ve had hundreds of applicants, and we look forward to announcing who will fill that role soon.”

“I fully expect that the combined forces of Ambler and Ascent Advising will bear considerable fruit,” said Holly Ambler. “Ambler has an awesome story, and it is rewarding to be starting a new chapter.”

About Ambler. Based in Canmore, Alberta, Canada, Ambler was started in 1995 by Peter Ambler. Innovative designs that provide both function and fashion drove the company to immediate success. Ambler prides itself on the close relationships it has with the people who make Ambler hats like its knitters in the mountains of Nepal and other mountain village communities. That important connection between people, the genuine design created by someone who uses and lives the product, and good quality product, bridges fashion and function across many borders. For more information, please contact: Scott Semple,
Ambler; +1 403 678 3657/

About Ascent Advising. The team at Ascent Advising provides wide-ranging business advisory, product launch, branding and promotion services to companies around the globe, coming alongside business owners and executive teams in moving their companies ever upward. With offices in Woodinville, Wash., and Denver, Colo., visit to learn more about our clients, projects and people or contact Dave Bartholomew, +1 206 669 7055;