Contest Entrants

Thanks to all of you who entered last week. Here is one of our:

Anthony

Anthony9162 from Instagram writes:

#mountaineerbrand is having a selfie contest and I'd love to win it. I've been using their products for a little over a month now and I'm so glad I decided to do so, because they work so well. Also, this stuff is made in WV, which makes it even better.

Thanks for entering and keep sending pix. 

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You asked, we listened!

Many of you have been asking for samples. Our sample jars are here and are just about ready for action. This will give you the opportunity to try oils before you buy them. We are always listening to our customers. Customer feedback inspired our new Citrus & Spice scent and we're working on the Pine Tar oil many of you have asked about. 
Stay tuned!
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Apple Butter Festival Followup

The Apple Butter Festival was a success! The weather was beautiful and we really enjoyed getting out there to mingle with our customers. Thanks to all of you who stopped by! 

Sadly, Eric did not win the beard contest again this year. What's with that? Have you seen the epic beard he has? I mean, you have to wear sunglasses because the awesomeness is so bright. We'll try again next year. 

Other than our upcoming trade shows, we have pulled up our tent stakes and folded our burlap for the season. We're looking at some spring opportunities; we will keep you informed so you can join in the fun. 

See ya next time. 

 

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Featured Beards of the Week

This week, Mountaineer Brand would like to feature two fellas with fabulous beards:

Derek Durant

Derek sent us several pictures, so I'm working on time-lapse, but in the mean time, check out Derek with 6 months of growth. Derek proudly uses Mountaineer Brand products. I can see why he's a happy customer. Great beard Derek!

Vikas

Next up is an international shout out. Vikas is from India. He's new to our product line. Check out that beard! I hope you enjoy your new products!

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Made in the USA! A Trend?

The made in America movement seems to be picking up speed--or I am finally noticing it. Either way, there are so many organizations, contests, fairs, and you name it that boast the Made in America sentiment. Although the exact wording varies from company to company or event,  there are only so many ways to convey the American Made concept. Google it sometime... various groups, companies, both for profit and non-profit, pop up. Scroll down a little and you will see such names as Budweiser and Martha Stewart attached to them. 
I'm all about made in America and American made. Jobs...economy...pride... But I have to ask... Is this a fad? Just about anytime you start to see and hear the same images or concept everywhere you look, there is a burst of popularity, followed by a gradual waning, and ending with everyone forgetting all about it. Remember all of the 9/11 paraphernalia? That's not so say we, as a country, have ever forgotten about 9/11, but we're not all running to Wal-mart in droves hoping to buy the very last flag in stock. 
Aside from a time machine or a glass ball, there is no way anyone can answer my question. I am hoping this one is a keeper though. We have had the Chinese carrot dangled before us more than once--talk about increased profit margin... but we have held fast and are buying and making American made.
I am optimistic--I think this is a permanent change in our collective way of thinking. 
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