It is not every day that a small business in a rural area can grab the attention of a T.V. celebrity and notable media mogul such as Martha Stewart. But, that is precisely what Native Touch, Sequoyah Fund client business based in Cherokee County, has done. The area business was notified that its nomination was one accepted for Martha Stewart’s American Made Award contest, a nationwide campaign to encourage the purchase of products made in the USA. Since it is based upon popular vote, the small company is now scrambling to bolster public support for this prestigious award.
Eligibility criteria include that the company’s products be crafted within the United States. Since Native Touch’s entire line of 27 all natural, vegan skin care products is made exclusively in Cherokee County, it more than qualifies.
“Even the product formulations are created in-house,” says the company’s president Joseph RiverWind.
The grand prize winner will be flown to New York City, be featured throughout the Martha Stewart media empire, receive $10,000 for their business, and attend the Martha Stewart American Made Workshop.
“We are excited about this nomination and hope that the community, along with our customers nationwide will take a little time to show their support. It’s a way to help our local economy, without spending a dime… just a few moments of your time,” says Laralyn RiverWind, CEO.
The initial voting stage will run through Friday, Sept. 13, after which the finalists’ names will be released and final voting will be Sept. 17-23. The winner will be announced on Tuesday, Sept. 24.
To vote for Native Touch, visit http://www.marthastewart.com/americanmade/nominee/80701 or Google “Martha Stewart American Made Native Touch.” Six votes per day per email are permitted.
For more information about Native Touch, contact Joseph RiverWind at 919-447-1000 or President@NativeTouch.us.
– Sequoyah Fund