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Dec 22, 2009

Best of 2009…No. 1: Inc. Magazine

In early August of 2009, a confidential letter made its way to the desk of MonaVie Founder, Chairman and CEO, Dallin A. Larsen.

“On behalf of Inc. magazine, I am delighted to inform you that MonaVie has earned the position of 18 on the 2009 Inc. 500, Inc.’s annual ranking of the fastest-growing private companies in America,” Jane Berentson, chief editor of Inc. magazine wrote. “Congratulations to you and your team.”

A few short weeks later, the Inc. 500 special edition hit newsstands, and more than one million subscribers delved into the article, “How I Did It: Dallin A. Larsen of MonaVie.” A glowing photo of Dallin and several MonaVie distributors splashed across the page.

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As we approach the end of the year, it is only appropriate that we include the Inc. 500 accolade at the top of our “Best of 2009” list.  The honor represents the hard work and dedication of MonaVie’s founders, distributors and employees.

We hope you’ve enjoyed our review of the “Top 10” MonaVie moments in 2009.  The happiest of holidays to you and your loved ones.  We look forward to many more memories in the New Year!
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MonaVie in the News:  Top 10
No.1 Inc. Magazine
No.2 BusinessWeek
No.3 Today Show
No. 4 The Doctors
No. 5 Life & Style Weekly
No. 6 Health Magazine
No. 7 Fox 29
No. 8 VIV Mag
No. 9 The Wave Magazine*
No. 10 City Living Magazine

*On the Move magazine includes a small change to the “Top 10.” See which last minute addition was so hot we just had to include it on our list…

Dec 21, 2009

Best of 2009…No. 2: BusinessWeek Success Stories

Over the past few weeks we’ve been celebrating our greatest achievements by flashing back to the “Top 10” MonaVie moments in 2009.

The most respected names in news and business are giving MonaVie rave reviews, and the glowing accolades continue to pour in.  Today’s feature is no exception.  BusinessWeek, the global source of essential business insights, with more than 4.7 million readers each week in 140 countries, has good things to say about MonaVie…

BusinessWeek Success Stories: MonaVie Founder Honored at the “Oscars for Business”

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[BusinessWeek] – November 16, 2009 – MonaVie Founder, Chairman, and CEO Dallin A. Larsen won top honors in the Emerging category at the national Ernst & Young national Entrepreneur Of The Year® Awards, November 14, 2009—an event that BusinessWeek reports is “the Oscars for Business.”

In the news publication’s coverage of the black tie awards gala, BusinessWeek says MonaVie has demonstrated “stunning growth” since Larsen founded the company in 2005.

Read more about Larsen and MonaVie in the article “Meet the Entrepreneurs of the Year,” found in the “Success Stories” section of BusinessWeek.com.

Stay tuned. The No.1 spotlight-stealing moment from 2009 will be unveiled tomorrow, right here on the MonaVie blog!
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Public Relations Manager, MonaVie

Dec 18, 2009

Best of 2009…No. 3: MonaVie Appears on Today Show as Favorite of Kathie Lee

The last Best of 2009 for this week. Next week we'll bring you the top two MonaVie media moments of 2009, again with our special guest doing the big reveal. Can you guess the No. 1 moment of 2009 in MonaVie?

MonaVie Appears on Today Show as Favorite of Kathie Lee [Today Show] – July 17, 2009 – Today Show co-host and Emmy-winning television personality Kathie Lee Gifford says she loves MonaVie and drinks it every morning. In a special appearance on the morning news program, MonaVie debuted as one of “Kathie Lee and Hoda’s Favorite Things.”

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Dec 17, 2009

Best of 2009…No. 4: MonaVie Featured on CBS The Doctors

This is where the countdown gets juicy – pun intended! Coming in at No. 4 on our Best of 2009 MonaVie media moments is…

MonaVie Featured on CBS The Doctors [CBS The Doctors]—January 7, 2009—The Doctors, a daytime talk show delivering up-to-the-minute information from a panel of four practicing medical professionals, featured the acai berry and MonaVie in a segment on the top 10 health trends for 2009. The acai berry ranked at No. 7 on the list, and according to the hosts: this miracle berry is made into a juice that is high in antioxidants. Audience members were ecstatic to learn that everyone would be sent home with their own bottle of MonaVie Pulse.

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Read the synopsis of the show on The Doctors website.

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Dec 16, 2009

Best of 2009…No. 5: Dancing with the Stars Contender Relies on Antioxidant-Rich Foods including MonaVie

And here’s where the countdown speeds up! We’ll be hitting you with the final five, one right after the other, with a very special guest bring you the top two MonaVie media moments of 2009. Oh, the anticipation! Here's No. 5:

Dancing with the Stars Contender Relies on Antioxidant-Rich Foods including MonaVie [Life & Style Weekly] – October 2009 – MonaVie is making its way into the health regimens of celebrities on the prime time hit television show Dancing with the Stars. Just months after Health magazine reported MonaVie as a healthy food found in the fridge of two-time DWTS champ Cheryl Burke, Life & Style Weekly quizzed Season 9 contestants on tips for achieving the perfect body. Joanna Krupa, a model and one of the sexiest women in the world according to E! and Maxim, told Life & Style, “Dancing is probably the biggest workout I’ve ever done in my life.” To keep up with rehearsals she relies on antioxidant-rich foods to boost her immune system, including daily shots of MonaVie.  To check out messages from other athletes and celebrities using MonaVie brand products, click here.

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MonaVie’s Night on the Red Carpet (On the Move magazine, page 18)

Dec 15, 2009

Best of 2009…No. 6: Cheryl Burke's Healthy Lifestyle Confessions is MonaVie

We’re so close to being half way through our countdown and that much closer to No. 1 in the Best of 2009 MonaVie moments. Here’s No. 6:

Cheryl Burke’s Healthy-Life Confessions: MonaVie [Health] – June 2009 – Cheryl Burke, two-time champion of the hit TV show Dancing with the Stars, chats with Health magazine about how she maintains her dancer’s body and gets energized. The dancing starlet and fitness entrepreneur lists MonaVie among the healthy foods currently found in her fridge.

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Who else is a huge fan of Dancing with the Stars? I mean, not only do they have the best dance moves out there, but they have the best physiques! I’d hate them if I didn’t love them so very much.

So go check out the story just one more time before we close out the 2009-year.

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Dec 14, 2009

A Message from MonaVie CEO Dallin A. Larsen

Hi MonaVie Facebook Fans and Twitter Followers.  I understand we now have over 17,000 friends on Facebook in just a little over a month and we’re gaining momentum on Twitter as well.  That’s crazy.  I encourage you to use these channels as they will give you incredible access to the entire MonaVie family.

Let me just say that I’m very excited about 2010 and the direction of MonaVie in the upcoming year.  Many new initiatives will be unveiled throughout the year, including some that will be announced on the live web cast January 2010.  Make sure you watch this web cast so you start the new year right! Details will follow soon.

I just got back from a cruise with 89 of my immediate family.  My parents and all nine of my siblings and their spouses and children were there. Precious time together.  At the end of the day, life is about making a difference for others and creating lasting memories with those you love. Between my Larsen family and my MonaVie family, I’m surrounded by the best that life has to offer.  What a blessing.

As we begin this holiday season, may you have love in your heart and may we all reach out to those who are void of family and friends.  It’s the season of the year to do more and give more.  Let’s make a difference in the life of just one person this month and bring some joy to the world.

God bless all of you during this most wonderful time of the year and I’ll look forward to visiting with everyone in January as we begin the journey of 2010 together.  You are a blessing to me and my family.

Sincerely,

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Dec 11, 2009

Best of 2009…No. 7: MonaVie Featured on Fox 29 News Philadelphia

We’re nearly half way through the month of December and nearly half way through our Best of 2009 countdown. Next up…

[Fox 29 News] – March 2009 – Good Day Philadelphia asks, how do super athletes of the NFL, NHL, NBA, and the MLB get those bodies? Well, they say, it may be in the juice. MonaVie was featured on the morning news program, and was touted by Dr. Mike Cirigliano of the University of Pennsylvania, for its “tremendous antioxidant abilities.” In addition, Fox said that MonaVie is used by super elite athletes, such as Lyle Overbay of the Toronto Blue Jays and Al Harris of the Green Bay Packers.

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Dec 10, 2009

Official (M)mūn™ Marketing Statements

Perhaps you’ve seen this leaked elsewhere but now that it’s coming from BlogMV, can consider this official stuff. Official is good.

You asked, therefore, I asked, and guess what? We were granted permission to post a few key statements about (M)mūn™…officially.

Here you go:

MonaVie (M)mūn™ is scientifically formulated to support a healthy immune system and enhance your body’s natural defenses on a daily basis.

Optimize your body’s natural defenses. MonaVie (M)mūn™ is a beneficial blend of 19 fruits and Wellmune®—clinically shown to promote proper immune function. Formulated with antioxidant rich MV?o2™, a proprietary complex featuring the superfruits açai and maqui, this delicious juice helps protect your body year round. It’s your daily defense for a healthier life.

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Dec 8, 2009

Best of 2009…No 8: MonaVie Featured in VIVmag

And the countdown continues. Isn’t this fun? Wasn’t 2009 a grand year for MonaVie? Well we’ve got plenty more, but for now, let’s talk about VIVmag.

MonaVie Featured in VIVmag [VIVmag] – March/April 2009 – The acai berry business is financially good for the people of the Amazon Rainforest, reports VIVmag in the article “Acai: Berry, Berry Good.” In addition, acai’s popularity benefits the forest itself, saving areas from being clear-cut for cattle ranching, says Jeff Graham, contributing expert and MonaVie vice president of product management.

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Our efforts to save the rainforest are pretty awesome, and it’s an initiative Founder and Vice-Chairman Randy Larsen takes very seriously, and very personally, often-making trips to Brazil and other parts of South America to oversee operations.

“Part of our story,” he explains, “is that we don’t get on the phone with a broker and say, ‘Send us this.’ We go down there and take care of it ourselves.”

And if you want to see Randy in action go to MonaVie TV and click on the video MORE Project VIP Amazon Expedition. Good times were had by all!

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