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Jul 29, 2009

MonaVie Is Moving Onward and Upward

As the No. 1 fastest growing private company in Utah and in the Inc. 500 Food & Beverage category, MonaVie has achieved phenomenal success in only four and a half years of existence. The company's success has been nothing short of revolutionary, which makes it all the more amazing to think about the incredible feats that lie in store.

Given the trends of the most successful companies in the direct selling industry, it is quite evident that we've only begun to scratch the surface of what we will accomplish in our industry. Many of the most well-known companies in direct selling experienced their best years well after their 10-year anniversaries, some experiencing more than 100% increases in revenues. Because the best entrepreneurs in the world are at MonaVie, we are poised to continue to top the charts for decades to come.

Indeed, our best years are ahead of us. Together, we will achieve our vision of becoming a $20 billion company in 20 years!

Jul 29, 2009

MonaVie EMV Athlete Wins Silver Medal at World Games

MonaVie EMV professional wakeboarder Raimi Merritt narrowly missed winning gold at the 2009 World Games in Kaohsiung, Taiwan, as the 16-year-old finished seven-tenths of a point behind the overall winner to take home the silver medal.

"It was an amazing experience," Merritt said. "To be able to fly across the world and wakeboard on an amazing lake with all those spectators was awesome. I'm going to cherish this experience."

Merritt was one of only two female riders selected to represent the United States at the 2009 World Games, which are held every four years and showcases sports not featured at the Olympic Games.

Merritt will compete next at the Pro Wakeboard Tour in Reno, Nevada, August 14–16, 2009, and then at the WWA World Championships in Orlando, Florida, August 27–30, 2009.

For more information about Merritt, visit

Jul 28, 2009

Scheckter Starts Strong, but Retires Early at Meijer Indy 300

Unable to practice the day before the Meijer Indy 300 due to rain, Tomas Scheckter didn't quite get the performance he needed from the MonaVie EMV car on race day. Scheckter started out in the 23rd position and gained positions early on, but had to come in on lap 37 to repair his rear roll bar. The handling of the car deteriorated further, so rather than risk damaging the car, the team decided to park it early. Scheckter retired after completing 59 laps of the 200-lap race.

"Unfortunately, we were unable to get out on track [the day before the race] because of the wet circuit," Scheckter said. "But it's the weather, and there is nothing you can do about it. It's great that the fans stuck it out for the autograph session."

Jul 25, 2009

Dr. Stephen T. Talcott Joins MonaVie Scientific Advisory Board

MonaVie is pleased to announce the addition of Dr. Stephen T. Talcott to the MonaVie Scientific Advisory Board (MSAB).

Dr. Talcott is an Associate Professor of Food Chemistry in the Department of Nutrition and Food Science at Texas A&M University. Previously he was an Associate Professor of Food Chemistry at the University of Florida (Food Science and Human Nutrition Department). He received his PhD in Food Science and Technology from the University of Arkansas.

A leading expert on the acai berry, Dr. Talcott has been recognized for his significant contributions in expanding the understanding of the phytochemistry, stability, health benefits, and marketability of acai since 2002. He has published numerous articles on acai as well as over 55 peer-reviewed articles in top level food chemistry journals, over 50 technical abstracts, and six book chapters. Dr. Talcott also specializes in the stability and changes that take place in antioxidant compounds during post-harvest handling, food processing, and storage.

"I am impressed with the level of science and research that MonaVie puts behind its product portfolio and product development efforts," Dr. Talcott said. "This level of commitment to food and nutritional quality sets MonaVie apart, and I am happy to be a part of an organization that has these factors as part of its core values."

Read Dr. Talcott's complete bio.

Jul 24, 2009

Watch the Vancouver Regional Rebroadcast

More than 10,000 distributors and guests from around the world watched the live webcast of the Vancouver Regional Meeting on Saturday, August 29. If you missed all or part of the live webcast, you can watch the full rebroadcast until Wednesday, September 2.

Watch as MonaVie leaders reveal the latest news and announcements in the world of MonaVie. Available in six languages.

Click here to watch the rebroadcast. (Includes dead times before the event and during the lunch break. Please use the video player to scroll directly to the action.)

Jul 23, 2009

Watch the "First Class to Fenway" Video

The six winning distributorships of the "First Class to Fenway" promotion received their grand prize trip aboard the MonaVie Jet to Boston, Massachusetts, where they watched the Boston Red Sox take on the New York Yankees at Fenway Park.

Congratulations once again to the winners!

Watch the video.
View photo gallery.

Jul 23, 2009

Scheckter Takes 8th Place at Chicagoland Speedway

Nearly a month removed from his last race, MonaVie driver Tomas Scheckter finished in eighth place at the PEAK Antifreeze and Motor Oil Indy 300 at Chicagoland Speedway on August 29, 2009.

Scheckter had a flawless start, moving from 14th to 12th position in the first lap. Driving a good, consistent race with near perfect pit stops, he earned the fastest lap of the race on lap 193 (218.3 mph).

"It was a great race for the MonaVie car," Scheckter said. "The MonaVie crew did a great job, so I just have to thank the team. It's great to be back and to have a really good performance [after having two races off]. Good job to everyone on the team."

Jul 22, 2009

MonaVie EMV Wakeboarding Video

Professional wakeboarder Cobe Mikacich and MonaVie's Vice President of Product Management Jeff Graham recently hit the waves with MonaVie EMV.

"[MonaVie EMV] is natural; it's good for you; but, it also keeps you out there and lets you have fun," Cobe says. "This new energy drink is perfect."

Go to MonaVie TV to watch the EMV Wakeboarding video.

Jul 22, 2009

MonaVie EMV Reaches Summit of Mt. Rainier

MonaVie distributor Robert Dickie and his friend Bob Cassidy recently scaled Mt. Rainier and placed a can of MonaVie EMV on its summit. Read about their journey in Robert Dickie's own words.

"Bob Cassidy and I planned this trip in January 2009 after reading Together on Top of the World by Phil and Susan Ershler, the first couple to climb the seven summits (the highest peaks on all seven continents). Bob and I became inspired to achieve that same goal by 2012 and to do it for a good cause. Climbing Mt. Rainier was a training expedition to prepare us to achieve our goal.

"We work extensively with the American Autism Association (ASA) in Washington, D.C., raising money and helping chapters around the country. Barbara Newhouse, ASA's COO, was extremely excited to build a national fundraising campaign around this endeavor. Our goal is to raise over one million dollars for ASA.

"I got the idea of taking a can of MonaVie EMV to the summit of Mt. Rainier because I knew it would be a first. I plan to take a can of MonaVie EMV to each of the seven summits. I see MonaVie EMV as the premier energy drink on the market, so it seems fitting that it should be the first energy drink on the summit of Mt. Rainier.

"The journey to the top was a long one that started with months of training. My guides thought I was crazy carrying a can of MonaVie EMV to the top because the idea is to keep your pack as light as possible. It was worth it though. The sense of accomplishment from pushing my body to its limits is more than I can put into words. I felt exhilarated that after months of training I achieved my objective. You learn so much about yourself and life through climbing. You can't quit. You have to stay focused on the next step, and you can't look up to the summit because that will get you in trouble. When we looked down into the valley, it was amazing to see how far we came by focusing on one small step at a time.

"I am inspired by the philanthropic endeavors of the entire MonaVie staff regarding the MORE Project, and I share MonaVie's true commitment to making a difference in the world. I have found that this is not an attitude shared by the Founders alone, but this attitude seems to permeate every aspect of business in MonaVie.

"In 2010, Bob and I will climb Mt. Kilimanjaro and Mt. Elbrus, the highest peaks in Africa and Europe. MonaVie EMV will be there!"

Jul 21, 2009

MonaVie's Newest Blue Diamonds—Dr. Rashid and Debbie Buttar

Congratulations to Dr. Rashid and Debbie Buttar from Huntersville, North Carolina, on achieving the rank of Blue Diamond Executive. Here's what they had to say on reaching this impressive milestone...

"When I was approached by a man promoting a fruit juice in what looked like a wine bottle, I had no interest in what he was telling me; however, the word 'açai' caught my attention because I had a contract to purchase a white dwarf acai plantation just outside of Rio de Janeiro. I didn't realize at the time that the man (Robert Lemus) 'pitching' me the juice would become one of my closest friends.

"It took Robert a month to convince me to join MonaVie. When I did make the decision to join, it was more than an intellectual or financial decision; I believe my decision was made with direction from above. MonaVie products are truly fantastic. Recently, I was asked which three healthy products I would take with me if I had to leave Earth. I answered with the three things I use on a daily basis, including MonaVie.

"I was in MonaVie for nearly a year-and-a-half before I realized that I was conducting my business the wrong way. I had signed up over 100 people, but there is a huge difference between signing people up and sponsoring them. I fully realized this when I spent some time with MonaVie leaders at corporate-sponsored events. I hope that those reading this will learn from my mistake and understand the difference between sponsoring and merely signing up.

"Brig Hart told us in Japan that people don't care what you know; they want to know that you care. This simple statement had a profound impact on me, and I encourage everyone to remember it. I realized that I had grown my own medical practice by living this principle. My staff and I maintained 110 percent focus on showing our patients that we truly care. We didn't let anyone or anything distract us from that goal, which led to our success.

"I've experienced one unanticipated, yet phenomenal, benefit since joining MonaVie. I've heard others who've excelled in MonaVie mention this as well: The relationships I've developed through MonaVie are absolutely the best friendships I could have ever imagined developing.

"Tim Wilson and Brig and Lita Hart have been unselfish in providing guidance and accessibility. Randy Evans, Scott Falany, and especially Robert and Dawn Lemus and Steve and Linda Kampouroglou exemplify what it means to be extraordinary and tireless leaders. I feel I've well exceeded my allotment of what my daughter would call BFFs (best friends forever). Of course, I could never forget the incredible people that make up my own team, from my wonderful wife Debbie and my great staff to the rest of our hardworking and tireless team of distributors.

"My advice is simple: Believe, take action, and never quit. Always choose to remain happy and grateful because it will keep you in the right state of resonance to attract what you want. This is the magic formula for success in anything you do in life. Most people don't believe or take action; and, if they do, they quit easily. If you just believe, take action, and never quit, you'll be in the top five percent of people in the world. You will achieve all your dreams and more. Be well, and stay healthy!"

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