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This week we have Network Marketing news coming from all over the world, DubLi Network, ACN, AdvoCare, Viridian Energy, The Traveling Vineyard, Ava Anderson Non-Toxic, Essential Bodywear, Stream Energy, Stella & Dot, Mary Kay, MonaVie, Nu Skin, and Shaklee.

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DubLi Dream Days Dubai – Exclusive Event Package

DubLi Dream Days Dubai was billed as the greatest business event in DubLi history. It not only lived up to this expectation, but far surpassed it! Over 1,000 top leaders from more than 25 countries around the world converged on Atlantis, The Palm in Dubai for this life-changing event. DubLi Founder, President and CEO Michael Hansen opened the meeting by saying, “Whatever your greatest expectations were for this event, they will be far exceeded! You will see systems and technology that you didn’t even know had been invented.”

The meeting featured world-class training, motivation, and information, including a myriad of announcements unparalleled by any other company in business today. Most companies would have built complete events around just one of the announcements that were made; DubLi made more than 20 such declarations! Some of these landmark announcements included… (Read the full story here)

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ACN will be hosting its International Training Event in Charlotte, N.C., at the end of September. The company is expecting nearly 20,000 independent business owners to attend. Attendees will receive training and hear from motivational speaker John C. Maxwell. The last two ACN events that have been hosted in Charlotte have been estimated to generate $13.8 million for the local economy.

AdvoCare recently announced it is the new title sponsor for the November NASCAR race at Phoenix International Raceway. The race will be called the AdvoCare 500 and take place on Nov. 11, 2012.

Ava Anderson Non-Toxic has been chosen as the next Spanx Leg Up winner. The direct selling company will be featured on the Spanx website and in the Holiday Spanx consumer catalog.

Essential Bodywear

Essential Bodywear is supporting National Breast Cancer Awareness Month by donating $2 to the Pink Daisy Project for every “Jacqueline” wire-free bra sold in October. The donation will be doubled if the goal of 2,000 bras sold is reached. The Pink Daisy Project is a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping women facing the hardship of breast cancer treatment by providing housecleaning help, gift cards for necessities such as groceries and gas, assistance with prescription drug costs and more.

Mary Kay

The Mary Kay Foundation awarded $3 million in grants to 150 domestic violence shelters in recognition of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, taking place in October. Each shelter received a $20,000 grant to maintain critical services and programs for women and children who are survivors of domestic violence. Through its annual shelter grant program, the foundation has now provided a total of $31 million to domestic violence organizations since 2000.

MonaVie will begin its “Get a VIEW” city tour in October, featuring the new MonaVie VIEW Antioxidant Scanner. There will be more than 30 stops throughout the U.S. and five in Canada.

Nu Skin recently announced plans to triple its number of stores and sales support centers in China by 2017 and expand its direct selling coverage and distribution model to generate higher levels of market penetration.

In additional company news, Nu Skin has been able to expand its charitable work in 2012:

The Nu Skin Force For Good Foundation was able to start work on a new educational center being built in Vanua Leva Island, Fiji, with the help of a new partner, Seacology; open the Nu Hope Library, which was donated to the children of Chungbuk Province in South Korea; and donate a vehicle to The Center for Children’s Mental Healthcare in Japan, which was established to help the children who were affected by the Tohoku earthquake last year.

The Nu Skin Foundation has donated more than $900,000 in grants to charitable projects; has been able to open 10 children’s libraries; helped 77 children receive life-saving heart surgeries; given more than $16,000 for the “Lunch Box Delivery” program, which brought needed meals to children and senior citizens in Korea; and issued 56 scholarships through the ETC scholarship program.

Nu Skin’s “Nourish the Children” initiative was also able to deliver almost 10 million donated meals of “VitaMeal” to some of the countries that need it most, including Russia, South Africa, Malawi, China, the Philippines, Thailand, Guatemala, Haiti, El Salvador and Fiji, as well as to impoverished areas within the United States and Canada.

These charitable works are all made possible through the donations of Nu Skin customers and distributors.

Shaklee

Shaklee recently held its annual convention in Las Vegas with more than 6,000 attendees. Inspired by information provided during a keynote by Dr. Jamie McManus, conference attendees committed to losing a combined total of 72,855 pounds in the 90 days following the convention.

Stella & Dot recently launched a capsule collection of signature jewelry and accessories to celebrate National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. For each piece purchased during the month of October, all net proceeds will benefit the Noreen Fraser Foundation, a nonprofit organization with a mission to raise funds for women’s cancer research and awareness of the importance of early detection.

Stream Energy has been named a finalist for a Platts Global Energy Award. The company is contending for the Corporate Social Responsibility Award in the Stewardship Award category. This is the second year in a row in which Stream Energy is being recognized for its charitable work on behalf of Captain Hope’s Kids, a not-for-profit advocacy organization for homeless children in the North Texas region. Winners of the 2012 Global Energy Awards will be announced at a celebration on Nov. 29, 2012, in New York City.

The Traveling Vineyards

The Traveling Vineyard recently announced the creation of a new federal bonded and licensed winery facility in Buellton, Calif., in the Santa Barbara County wine region. This will be the second winery location for the company.

Viridian Energy

Viridian Energy recently held its third-annual PowerUP! convention in Atlantic City, N.J. Key announcements at this year’s convention included foundational growth plans for Viridian, product expansion, a new business management platform and new training programs.

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MLM News Report: Are The MLM Energy Wars Heating Up

MLM Energy Company News: Ten Energy Companies Launch Network Marketing Channels

This week I am covering the top 10 energy companies fighting for the energy bills of over 350 million Americans.

Ignite Energy: Ignite is owned by Stream Energy and is by far the largest energy company in terms of customers and annual revenues.
Ignite Energy

Ambit Energy: Ambit Energy is the largest retail provider to enter into the network marketing arena. In 2010 they were listed in the Inc 500 as the fastest growing in their niche.
Ambit Energy

Viridian Energy: Launched in 2009 and is demonstrating their passion to be the #1 in the world with their aggressive move internationally.

UCI Energy Services: This group of leaders see the full potential of using network marketing to build their customer base. This is one to watch in the near future.

Dynastar Ventures: Now this will surprise a few of you reading this. The Founder/Chairman of Dynastar Ventures is Josh Henderson the founder of Lightyear Wireless. Josh and his team have extensive knowledge in running a direct selling company, and with their purchase of “My Affordable Energy aka Dynastar Energy” they are flexing their marketing and business muscles. I have been watching behind the scenes as Josh formed his team and made ready for the official launch later this year.
Dynastar Energy

Momentis: This company is a little different. Not only is Momentis owned by Just Energy, JE is already international with headquarters in both the U.S. and Canada. Another unique piece of information is the fact “Just Energy” is a subsidiary of the “Just Energy Income Fund.” This may be a first in direct sales. I do not know of any other Energy Company owned by a Mutual Fund!

North American Power: Another very young company which just launched in 2010. However… already they are coming on strong. They market for several different energy providers and truly offer their customers a choice.
North American Power

ACN: Need I say more! ACN by far has the most experience in the energy niche. A decade ago they entered into the arena, just to pull out because the industry was not ready for deregulation. Today they have re-entered into the niche, moving first into Canada, and now looking at several states her in the USA. Without a doubt they have the potential to make some real head way in the fight to the top.
ACN Inc

Ampegy: Has a unique affiliation with Spark Energy of Houston, which could allow them to do some very interesting things in 2011. With leadership who understands the energy niche, and the power (no pun intended) of Spark Energy, this brand new company may become the next Inc 500 story.
Spark Energy

Independent Energy: This company will be the new network marketing arm for Energy Plus. What I found interesting about this move by Energy Plus is they did $250 million last year without a network marketing arm. If you are already making that kind of money, there are far easier ways to grow your business than to launch a direct selling arm. Without a doubt I love our profession, but the amount of money it takes to launch, sustain and grow a network marketing channel with 9 other companies already fighting for the same clients, not counting the BIG GUYS, it kind of nuts.
Energy Plus