Wiley X® Now The Official Eyewear Of Livermore Downtown -- Showing Support For Its Hometown And Its History

LIVERMORE, Calif., April 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In a show of support for the town in which Wiley X®, Inc. was founded and has called home for more than 25 years, the company has signed on as Official Eyewear of Livermore Downtown.  This organization is committed to preserving Livermore, California's historical downtown district and ensuring that residents and visitors alike have a vibrant place to meet, dine, enjoy cultural activities and socialize.

"This town and the people here have a special meaning to us," said Wiley X Co-Owner Myles Freeman, Jr.   "We've been based here for more than a quarter century, and during this time the town, its friendly atmosphere and business vibe helped shape Wiley X into what it is today.  Like us, Livermore has grown, but has remained true to its roots and core values.  We're proud to be taking a more active role in supporting Livermore Downtown and its important efforts to preserve and celebrate our town's heritage," added Freeman.

Livermore Downtown is a member of the California Main Street Association.  Backed by the National Historic Trust and The National Main Street Center, Main Street projects take a holistic approach towards economic development.  By promoting historic preservation and downtown merchants, and supporting a coordinated approach to design and development, Main Street projects help towns preserve their past as they revitalize their economic and cultural present.  The results of these efforts are active, vibrant hometowns that future generations can enjoy.

Livermore's downtown area has a rich history based in the cattle and winemaking industries.  Both residents and visitors to the area enjoy a wide selection of restaurants and retail shops offering something for everybody.  The downtown area hosts several special events during the year that celebrate the things that make Livermore a special place to live and work.  Among these are an Annual Wine Country Festival, a Certified Farmer's Market, Holiday Parade and Downtown Halloween Carnival. 

Wiley X will participate in the 23rd Annual Wine Country Festival May 3-4 with a booth designed to reach Livermore residents and visitors with the company's message of Absolute Premium Protection.  This popular event is the area's largest celebration of wine, craft brews, arts, crafts, shopping, dining, entertainment and hometown charm.  It draws more than 150,000 visitors each year, making the festival an ideal way for Wiley X to inform and educate East Bay residents.

Wiley X offers an extensive line of eyewear products for occupation, recreational and tactical use.  Every pair meets stringent ANSI Z87.1 High Velocity and High Mass Impact ratings, delivering OSHA-grade protection for every activity.  Wiley X is the only major sunglass brand with this level of protection in every product it makes.

To learn more about Wiley X, visit www.wileyx.com.

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