Velmaxxx Enterprises, Inc., creator and distributor of No-No-See-Um, has earned their certification from the Women's Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC). This certification validates that the business is 51 percent owned, controlled, operated, and managed by a woman or women. This achievement required the completion of formal documentation and site visit process which is administered by one of WBENC's 14 Regional Partner Organizations. WBENC Certification gives us the ability to compete for real-time business opportunities for our products provided by WBENC Corporate Members and government agencies.
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No No-See-Um is getting great local recognition. But don't take out work for it. Read what the media has to say about our all natural insect repellent.
Sanibel, FL. (November 12, 2012) – No No-See-Um (created on Sanibel Island) announces today that is has been selected as Best Outdoor Safety Product in the 2012 SheKnows Parenting Awards. According to SheKnows, the active community of SheKnows readers voted for select finalists, recognizing outstanding products and services in the parenting industry, based on functionality, quality, safety, convenience and best bang for the consumer’s buck.
No No-See-Um is an ALL-Natural insect repellent that helps protect against most biting insects that carry diseases, including mosquitoes and no-see-ums. Mainstream repellents are toxic and hazardous, especially for children. No No-See-Um combines citronella, lemongrass, and geranium oils and has been proven to be extremely effective. The formula is DEET-free, safe for children and pets, smells wonderful and parents can feel comfortable about reapplying as often as necessary.
Recently honored by Forbes as one of the Top 100 Websites for Women and one of the Top 10 Lifestyle Sites for Women, SheKnows also won the OMMA Award for Web Excellence for the second year in a row in 2011. SheKnows has been named the No. 1 site for Family, Parenting and Women’s Interests. For advertisers, sponsorship opportunities and creative integration go well beyond the banner and make marketing messages an uninterrupted part of the user experience. The company is based in Scottsdale with offices in New York, Los Angeles and Chicago. SheKnows is part of Atomic Online (www.atomiconline.com), Evolve Media Corp.’s publishing unit.
About the SheKnows Parenting Awards:
Each year, the SheKnows Parenting Awards program (formerly the SheKnows Parents’ Choice Awards) seeks out products that have set themselves apart as a leader in the parenting industry. The goal of the awards is to give SheKnows readers all the information they need to make educated decisions in their everyday lives – particularly when it comes to their kids! Nominated products are reviewed by the SheKnows team of editors and hand-picked for quality, functionality, safety, convenience and more. Winners are determined via an organic online voting process open to the public and are announced on the SheKnows website each fall.
No No-See-Um was featured in the April 2012 Issue of Parent & Child Magazine. Southwest Florida moms love our all natural product that keeps the bugs away and their children safe from harmful chemicals.
By Jeff Lysiak, Island Sun - Sanibel Island, FL
For nearly two years, the war against no-see-ums, mosquitoes, midges, black flies and other biting insects is now being won by human populations following the invention of No No-See-Um, an all-natural, skin-safe bug repellent created by a pair of Sanibel residents.
But now, the popular and effective anti-insect spray is facing another battle, and the locally owned and operated company could use the assistance of some fellow islanders to claim another important victory.
A parched economy hasn't deterred entrepreneurs from acting on their dreams - and launching new businesses. Southwest Florida's latest crop of startups includes three that could make this long, hot summer more comfortable for consumers.
Their products: A no-see-um repellent, a cami counterfeit and a mobile grocery store.
Here's a closer look at their plans: