ARNETTE

Global brand director: Joe Freitag.

Revenue: Not disclosed.

No. of local employees: 7 employees plus several sales staff.

Investors: Owned by Italy-based Luxottica Group.

Headquarters: Encinitas.

Year founded: 1992.

Company description: Manufactures eyewear for participants in the action sports industry.

Key factors for success: Unique designs and innovative marketing.

An Arnette opening in Encinitas not only brings a retail store where action sports athletes can shop for eyewear, but also a focal point for community gatherings for surfers, skateboarders, and snowboarders...

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