IBN Member Spotlight: Charlotte Clary and Bev Vines-Haines of Healing Leaf To Appear On ABC’s Shark Tank On November 9

Are you fan of the television show, Shark Tank, airing weekly on ABC? It’s always been one of my favorites, but it’s clout shot to the stratosphere when I learned that IBN members Charlotte Clary and Bev Vines-Haines, co-founders Healing Leaf in Yelm, Washington, will be featured on the show next week. A lot of…

IBN Member Spotlight: How Liana Spiegel of Marmalade Hills Landed a Live TV Appearance

Our member, Liana Spiegel of Marmalade Hills was featured on her local fox news station in Detroit, Michigan, earlier this week! Check it out here … for some views, there’s a short commercial first. Liana’s company operates out of a 2,000 square foot studio in Bloomfield Hills where they make 13 types of cosmetics and…

IBN Member Julie Longyear Wins Neighborhood Business Of The Year Award

On October 5, our member, Julie Longyear, CEO of Irie Star in St. Louis, Missouri, was named the “Neighborhood Business of the Year” at the Mayor’s Business Luncheon. The award honors the company’s progress and commitment to the local North St. Louis City community. Here is Julie, looking fabulous, with her award. Julie tells me…

La Shonda Tyree, the Soap Coach, Advances In New Jersey’s “Start Something Challenge”

Our member, La Shonda Tyree, aka “Handmade Soap Coach” in Paterson, New Jersey, has been selected to move to the next round of New Jersey’s “Start Something Challenge!” To be considered, La Shonda was required to create a video to showcase how she would invest her financial prize. The winners will enjoy 25,000 in prizes:…

Proposed California “Green” Regulations: How To Comment By The Thursday Deadline

It has come to my attention that the California Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) is considering new regulations that, if enacted as drafted, would eliminate what it calls “chemicals of concern” (COCs) from a variety of consumer products, including cosmetics, that are sold in California. The proposed regulations would apply to manufacturers, marketers, importers…