1995: Cyberian Outpost founded by Darryl Peck as an online storefront for Macintosh products 1996: Offers PC software and peripherals 1998:July: Outpost joins the frenzy of Internet IPOs, going out at $18 a share and raising $72 million.November: Stock price reaches its zenith of $39.50 a shareDecember: Launches website with personalization features built on BroadVision packaged e-commerce application 1999:August: Marks first attempt to expand B2C business with new e-Business Services venture, in which it designs, maintains and manages Web commerce sites for brick-and-mortar retailers; inks first deal with Tweeter Home Entertainment GroupSeptember: Peck steps down as day-to-day operations chief to focus on strategy. Bob Bowman, formerly president and COO of ITT, is appointed Outpost president and CEO November: Inks deal with Brookstone to host its Web storefront for the holiday season2000:January: Stock price settles in the $10 to $12 a share rangeApril: New CTO Raymond Karrenbaurer drives effort to rewrite Outpost\u2019s e-commerce engine in Java, so it will be easier to sell to other retailersMay: Extends agreement for two years to manage Brookstone\u2019s online store; signs similar deal with Wolf Camera, a leading photography retailerNovember: Bowman departs. Kate Vick, a three-year company veteran, is named president. Outpost.com ranks number 45 on Deloitte & Touche\u2019s Fast 500 list of fastest growing companies in North America. 2001:January: Vick named CEO, keeps president title April: Outpost releases quarterly and fiscal-year-end earnings; revenues rise 58 percent for quarter and 86 percent for year, but company posts $30 million loss for year; stock hits all-time low (19 cents); Vick resigns; Peck returns; staff cut by 110 workers (30 percent) May 30: PC Connection Inc. a direct marketer of computer equipment to small and medium-sized companies, agrees to buy Outpost in a stock swap deal.