Mark Your Calendar

This is going to be FUN! So mark your calendars and prepare to spend some time with Mickey James and Mountaineer Brand during Fall Bike Week in Ocean City, MD! We are sponsoring Mickey this year. She is performing at the Oasis on Thursday 9/17 - 1 pm - 4 pm and again on 
Friday 9/18 - 11 am - 3 pm. 

We can't wait to see our "Bearded Brothers & Sisters" kicking it at the Oasis with Mickey James!

 

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Working Hard

 

This is just a public thank you to two of our hardest working employees. Thank you Mr. Peters and Cody for all of your backbreaking labor, hard work, and going above and beyond without being asked. The two of you make a great team. Never afraid to get dirty or sweaty, your tremendous efforts have not gone unnoticed. Thank you both for your contributions to making Mountaineer Brand a success. Mr. Peters and Cody, keep rocking it! 

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Creative Corner

We have the pleasure of working with many creative and talented people. We frequently ask our employees and staff for suggestions for improvement. Sometimes the comments are about the work environment (suggestion: this coffee pot is nasty--solution: we bought a Keurig). Sometimes the comments are funny (suggestion: make a Halloween themed beard oil with spider legs and bat wings--solution: bawahahahahah. I'm looking at you Mr. Peters). In fact, the decision to change our lids for beard oils and pre-shave oils from flip top to an orifice reducer and screws on cap was an internal suggestion--thanks Anderson! That was a home run.

Yesterday, we hit solid gold in upper management. Kayla Young is working on a line for our beard-challenged customers (aka ladies!). I ordinarily would not post a "coming soon" until much later in the development process, but girlfriend did her homework. She came to us with research, potential formulas, and an estimate of cost/profit. So of course, she's got the green light to make some Mountaineer Lady Magic. 

I won't spoil the surprise, but I am excited and I'm expecting some big things. Thanks Kayla! You Rock!

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Shout out to Sean Holden

I recently asked for some of you bearded folks to send me your photos so I could feature you in our blog...  This one is from Sean Holden: Thanks Sean!

Sean Holden this is my beard from Feb '15 when I used your beard balm and lip balm daily (the sun was in my eyes buy my beard shined from your product) unfortunately I had to let the beard go just a few days after. but thankfully it is well on its way back to being full thanks to
your product that I continue to use it daily. I know with the help of Mountaineer Brand beard products my beard will be able to grow beyond what it previously was. thank you!
 
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Whole Foods Demo Experience

Pictured above: Mr. Mountaineer at Whole Foods Demo (on his birthday!) Happy Birthday Eric!
Yesterday, we finished our "Grand Opening" demo experience at Whole Foods in Ashburn, VA.  That's not to say that we won't be back; it just won't be under the "Grand Opening" banner. 
The store is awesome and definitely holds up to expectations--my personal expectations, that is. The staff couldn't have been nicer. One of the things I like about Whole Foods is the way they treat their customers. Twice I asked an employee where I could find an item, and they actually escorted me to it. By far better than a grunt and a point I have grown accustomed to when shopping elsewhere. 
Over the course of three days, we met a lot of people and there seems to be a lot of interest in our product. I would encourage anyone in the Western Loudoun County area to go in and check us out. One thing that seemed to be getting a lot of attention was the Pine Tar Salve. That stuff is amazing, so it's easy to see why there was interest. My kids have used it on mosquito bites this year and I was spared the musical soundtrack of "ohmygosh ititchessobad" that usually scores the ride home from the beach. And I didn't miss it at all. 
Overall, the Whole Foods experience has been a good one. We should be back in the store soon, so watch the blog for details. 
Cheers!
C.M.
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