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Skip Yowell

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Telephone Number: 620.792.2401


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Skip Yowell is co-founder of JanSport, the world leader in backpack sales. Yowell grew up in Great Bend and was a 1964 graduate of Great Bend High School.
The trio of Yowell, his cousin Murry Pletz and Jan Lewis (Peterson) started JanSport in the upstairs of a transmission repair shop in North Seattle in 1967. Nearly 41 years later, the company is the most internationally recognized backpack brand with locations in several countries around the world and more than 400 employees.
Do some shopping at RB Tellers (JanSport Outlet) 1210 Main, Great Bend, 620.786.2331.
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Great Bend Convention & Visitors Bureau
3111 10th Street / P.O. Box 1168
Great Bend, KS 67530-0274
Phone: 620.792.2750 or 877.427.9299
Fax: 620.792.7959
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