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Marco Barrera, trainer, and Oscar de la Hoya
From left to right: Marco Barrera (wearing Ni Una Mas wristband) , his agent Roberto Diaz, and Oscar de la Hoya.

Ni una mas, is a phrase in Spanish that means “not one more.” Marco Barrera, one of Mexico’s most famous boxers and athletes is selling wristbands that say Ni Una Mas for a fundraiser that donates to a foundation in Mexico that raises money for orphans whose mothers are murdered.

During the past 10 years in northern Mexico hundreds- possibly thousands of women have disappeared while traveling to and from the factories they work at in the evenings. Authorities have tried to stop the violence, but it continues.

Reminderband is a proud supporter of Barrera and his Not One More campaign. The money raised from his wristbands will go directly to help support the children whose lives have been drastically changed after losing their mothers.

Barrera is part of a boxing promotional company called Golden Boy Promotions, owned by the legendary Oscar De La Hoya. His fight for No More violence will take place in September.

If you’d like to order these wristbands please visit the official Marco Barrera store here. Ni Una Mas Wristbands Store

Color-Filled Wristbands

Reminderband is now offering custom color-filled wristbands, similar to the band in this photo. This really makes the custom phrase on a band stand out and get noticed. It also creates a very unique look in comparison to standard debossing on the wristband.

We are in the process of adding this color fill option to our Web site. In the meantime, to order color-filled wristbands, please call a customer service representative at 1-800-922-5401 or you can visit Reminderband and use LiveChat to order.

Color Filled Bracelet
Two colors filled wristband

Julia Bachison, the new Miss Utah of 2005, uses Reminderband’s wristbands to increase awareness of her platform “Healthy Weight for Life.” This September she will be joining the Utah school districts with their Gold Medal School programs that provide opportunities for physical activity and educating children about the importance of healthy nutrition.

The goal of the Gold Medal School program is to provide healthy nutrition choices in elementary schools at a time when budget cuts and testing requirements overshadow physical activity and nutrition education.

Miss Utah will go into elementary schools with her Reminderband wristbands to walk a mile with the children. The wristbands provided for the children will help promote the importance of children living healthy lifestyles.

Reminderband is a proud supporter of Miss Utah and her platform for a healthier lifestyle.

“My bands look great and as I distribute them throughout the state, they will play a big part in promoting my platform,” Bachison said.

REMINDERBAND: WRISTBAND PROVIDER OF KIDS HAVE STROKES

Reminderband, top provider of custom silicone wristbands, is committed to the community and is the main provider of wristbands for great causes such as the Kids Have Strokes foundation.

The Kids Have Strokes Campaign, a childhood stroke awarenss campaign of the Children’s Hemiplegia and Stoke Association supports families wtih children that experience strokes.

“Reminderband has really helped us create more awareness by these fun and stylish wristbands that children love,” Diane, assistant director of CHASA, said.

The Kids Have Strokes Campaign is raising awarenss for children that experience strokes in hopes that more research will be done to find a cure.

“We are trying to raise more awareness across the world and these wristbands have united people from all over to come together and promote this cause,” Diane said.

Reminderband is proud to support such causes and thrives on promoting awareness of groups like Kids Have Strokes.

The CHASA organization is strictly run by volunteer mothers of kids with hemiplegia, a type of paralysis that often accompanies childhood and infant stroke.

The Livestrong wristbands inspired Reminderband to promote causes – whether big or small – by making it affordable. Reminderband has a perpetual commitment to community leadership and donates tens of thousands of wristbands to great causes and fundraisers they believe in, such as disaster relief and cancer research.

Extra, Extra – Read All About Reminderband!

Reminderband, the official manufacturer of silicone wristbands for the Tour de France, now has a newsroom link to update consumers on what remarkable things the company is doing.

“Our goal with this newsroom link is to raise awareness of the exciting things that Reminderband is doing,” said Aaron Bishop, one of Reminderband’s partners.

Reminderband, which started in November of 2004, has pushed forward as one of the top leading manufacturers of the silicone wristband craze.

In July of this month, Reminderband earned the official license for the Tour de France wristbands.

The Livestrong wristbands inspired Reminderband to promote causes – whether big or small – by making custom silicone bands affordable. Reminderband continues its commitment to community and donates tens of thousands of wristbands to great causes and fundraisers they believe in, such as disaster relief and cancer research.

Reminderband was recently featured in this month’s issue of My Business magazine as living off the fad of the land.

Many organizations and special causes are able to raise awareness by promoting their causes with Reminderband’s wristbands.

small business marketing promotion cover shot

Scott Huskinson never imagined he’d fund his kids’ college tuition with silicone wristbands.

by Shannon McRae (Reprinted from Mybusinessmag.com)

Late last year, Huskinson noticed lots of people wearing yellow wristbands, a fund-raising effort for the Lance Armstrong Foundation, which is dedicated to cancer research and education. After a few celebrities were photographed wearing the yellow bracelets, they quickly became a hot commodity: Forty-seven million LiveStrong wristbands were sold in the first year that they were available.

Seeing a great fund-raising opportunity, other charitable groups started producing their own versions of the wristbands—and Huskinson, who is based in Logan, Utah, got an idea.

“I had relationships with some overseas vendors for other things I had done, and I started wondering if any of them could do wristbands,” says Huskinson. In particular, he was looking for a supplier who could produce smaller quantities so that customers could order 50 personalized wristbands instead of 50,000.

As it turned out, his supplier could produce them, so Huskinson built a Web site, put in a phone line and expected to get a few orders a day. Instead, thousands of orders poured in from all over the country, and hundreds more e-mails arrived every day. People loved the wristbands.

Huskinson got in on a craze at the right time, and now just nine months later, Reminder Band has 24 phone lines and its Web site receives almost 40,000 hits a day.

“It’s kind of like winning the lottery, it has all happened so fast,” says Huskinson, who started the business with two partners, Aaron Bishop and Clay Broadbent.

But it’s also an undeniable fad. And even though pre-teen kids are coveting the wristbands now, something new could come along any day. “We know it’s a fad,” Huskinson says. “But we’re preparing for it.”

If you’ve capitalized on a trend at the right time, congratulations. But good luck maintaining your small business if you don’t have a plan for what you’re going to do when today’s fad is forgotten tomorrow. Here’s how the Reminder Band partners plan to maintain their success:

Stay creative. In a business where everyone wants their order yesterday, Huskinson could be tempted to work day and night on orders that have already been placed. He does focus on running the business, but he also spends a lot of his day thinking about new ideas and concepts. “There’s a big emphasis on developing new products,” he says. “We know wristbands could fade away.” That’s why he’s investing money into infrastructure now, so that he can use systems in place to produce different products down the road.

Reward employees. The employees at Reminder Band are dedicated—a few have even slept at the office before. Their volume of work is immense, but so is their enthusiasm. The founders use a monthly profit-sharing program to make sure employees are rewarded for their hard work. “The phones are ringing off the hook. At times it’s very stressful here,” Huskinson says. “We wanted to show our employees that we’re all benefiting, not just the owners. We couldn’t do this without great people.”

Keep your wits. Hitting a fad is like finding a gold mine, and you may be tempted to celebrate. But take a tip from Huskinson and his partners and remain calm. Even with their overwhelming success, Huskinson still lives in a four-bedroom house (with seven kids). His partner, Broadbent, drives a car with 150,000 miles on it. “No new house or cars yet—we can do that sort of thing when we have more time,” Huskinson says. “The focus now is doing the best job we can.

*Learn more about handling growth spurts in “Managing Growth” at http://www.NFIB.com/toolsandtips.

August 5, 2005
Contact: Whitney Russler
1-800-922-5401 Ext. 119
whitney@reminderband.com

For Immediate Release

REMINDERBANDS ADORN THOUSANDS AT TOUR DE FRANCE

Logan, UT— Reminderband, the official providers of the wristband of the Tour de France, was worn by thousands at the Tour including cyclists, fans, police security and reporters.

Fans of all ages were seen wearing the signature wristbands as they cheered on the cyclists with great enthusiasm.

“The Tour de France wristbands are fantastic and they are not only fashionable, they are unifying,” said customer Michele Antonelli of Saint-Etienne, France.

There are two different wristband designs that were sold at the Tour. The first wristband symbolizes the journey through the mountain stages by mirroring the esteemed polka-dotted jersey, in honor of victory in these difficult stages. The second band uses the colors gold, black and white, the official colors of the Tour de France’s logo.

“I bought some wristbands for my whole family so we would be a part of this worldwide sporting event,” said Antonelli.

Numerous cyclists wore the bands as they glided across the finish line after yet another grueling day of conquering a course full of hills and difficult terrain.

Kiosks set up along the course sold almost 20,000 in only the last ten days of the event.

Reminderband earned the official license to be the designer, manufacturer and distributor of such a prestigious event as the Tour de France in July of this year.

“It was exciting for us to provide the official band for such a prominent event as the Tour,” said Aaron Bishop, one of Reminderband’s partners.

The Livestrong wristbands inspired Reminderband to promote causes whether big or small by making custom silicone bands affordable. Reminderband continues its commitment to community and donates tens of thousands of wristbands to great causes and fundraisers they believe in, such as disaster relief and cancer research.

Reminderband Creates Wristbands For Miss Utah

Miss Utah 2005 uses wristbands

Julia Bachison, the new Miss Utah for 2005, has been using Reminderband to bring increased awareness to her platform, “Healthy Weight for Life.”

“I want to express my gratitude for the positive and supportive response that I received from Reminderband as I competed for the title of Miss Utah,” Bachison said.

Bachison beat out 58 competitors for the title of Miss Utah and will compete in the Miss America pageant in the fall.

“We are honored and excited to be a part of her campaign,” said Aaron Bishop, one of Reminderband’s partners.

Reminderband, the leading distributor of custom silicone wristbands, sponsors Bachison on her commitment to increasing awareness in the state of Utah on healthy weight for life.

“My bands are perfect, each one looks great as I distribute them throughout the state promoting my platform,” Bachison said. “I am so impressed by how professional and yet personal Reminderband Company is.”

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