Friday, April 29, 2011

BōKU Bars Give L. A. County Kids Energy to Run 4 Fun-n-Fit!

Los Angeles County afterschool group, the Woodcraft Rangers, have created a program to help students improve their health by giving them the opportunity to run, jog or walk during scheduled fitness times with their leaders and families. From April 16th through May, 9th the group has issued a Run 4 Fun-n-Fit challenge in which the children will run laps to get fit and have fun while doing it.

Lynn Rolle, CEO of BōKU International, jumped at the opportunity to send Tammy Reese, the group’s Fitness and Nutrition Programming Consultant, 100 of the company’s new BōKU® Bars for the kids. “One of my most important goals is to introduce children to organic whole food nutrition in the hopes that they will use the knowledge to lead a healthier lifestyle into adulthood,” says Rolle. “Our BōKU® Bars are the perfect snack to give the kids energy for running, much better than anything sugary and nutrient depleted. Each bar contains 15 grams of Organic certified protein and BōKU® Super Food, so they are highly nutritious but still have a chocolate fudge brownie taste that I’m sure the kids will love!”

The BōKU Bar is tested gluten-free, wheat-free, dairy-free, soy-free, and non-GMO. The majority of the protein comes from Organic raw sprouted brown rice protein, one of the most hypoallergenic sources of protein, and the chocolate taste is from certified Fair Trade cacao.

BōKU International just launched their brand of bars in November 2010 and the response has been incredible. BōKU is doing their best just to keep them in stock, having sold nearly 5,000 cases in only five months.

Monday, April 25, 2011

BōKU International Gets a Visit from our Congresswoman

On April 18, Lois Capps, who represents the 23rd District of California, toured the BōKU® office and listened to a presentation about how we built such a successful business with the goal of bringing organic, whole food nutrition to the masses.

She is on a mission to discover how local small businesses have been utilizing their SBA loans. We know that she was very impressed with our growth. BōKU® International was founded in 2007, and in four short years we are up to seven employees and have had a 30% increase in auto-ship customers in the past year!

Our wonderful customers are health conscious, natural food enthusiasts, who are also Web savvy, information hungry and social network-oriented. We thank each and every one of them for everything that we have been able to accomplish!

Ms. Capps serves on the U.S. House Committee on Energy and Commerce, where she is a member of the Energy and Air Quality Subcommittee and the Subcommittee on Health. She was extremely happy not only with how we are promoting nutrition and healthy lifestyles, but with our environmental record as well. We recycle everything possible, use green cleaning products, have a skylight in our warehouse to conserve energy and use a solar powered factory to manufacture our BōKU Bars!