Nationwide tour to impact the lives of one million families by offering an economic opportunity in these tough economic times
PLEASANTON, Calif., Feb. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Shaklee Corporation Chairman and CEO Roger Barnett will launch a nationwide campaign to promote an opportunity that offers economic support to one million families in 2009. The campaign will kick off February 9 in Greensboro, NC.
"Families are struggling to make ends meet in this difficult economy," says Barnett. "While so many others are cutting back, we're a 50-year-old company with a revolutionary business model that's seeking to create one million new entrepreneurial opportunities to give people the potential to thrive even during these difficult economic times."
"Shaklee has actually grown during the past seven economic downturns. Our economic growth, combined with products that make people and the planet healthier, make Shaklee a powerful force for good," says Barnett.
The tour comes at a time when the economic crisis is growing both in the United States and the rest of the world. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, almost 2.4 million people in the US have lost their jobs in 2008 alone, which brings the total number of unemployed to 11.1 million, with unemployment levels expected to rise throughout 2009. Shaklee offers an entrepreneurial opportunity to supplement earnings with part-time income, or to develop a full-time income.
Founded in 1956, Shaklee Corporation is the leading natural nutrition company in the United States. It has paid out more than $4 billion in total commissions to millions of people around the world. The company's innovative product portfolio includes proprietary nutrition -- including a revolutionary cellular anti-aging supplement called Vivix(TM) -- as well as healthy weight-management, healthy beauty products, and healthy home products. Shaklee has been an environmental pioneer for decades and was the first company in the world to be Climate Neutral(TM) certified to totally offset its carbon emissions, resulting in a net-zero impact on the environment.
"We're in the business of doing well by doing good," says Barnett. "I strongly believe that, through our network of educators and business leaders, we can empower people to live healthier lives while taking care of their families and the planet."
The nationwide tour will run through Feb. 14 and is free and open to the public. For information on this campaign, call 1-800-SHAKLEE.
Greensboro, NC -- February 9
New York City, NY -- February 10 (Spanish translation provided)
Chicago, IL -- February 11 (Spanish translation provided)
Dallas, TX -- February 12
Denver, CO -- February 13
Los Angeles, CA -- February 14 (Spanish language provided)
About Shaklee Corporation
Founded over 50 years ago, Shaklee has been a leading provider of premium-quality natural nutrition products, personal care products, environmentally friendly household products, and state-of-the-art air and water treatment systems. In 2000, Shaklee became the first company in the world to be Climate Neutral(TM) certified to totally offset its CO2 emissions, resulting in a net-zero impact on the environment. With a robust product portfolio, including over 50 patents and patents pending worldwide, Shaklee has more than 750,000 Members and Distributors worldwide and operates in the U.S., Mexico, Canada, Japan, Malaysia, Taiwan, and China. For information about Shaklee, visit Shaklee.com.
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