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EarthKind CEO 2017 STEP Award Honoree

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Mar 23, 2017 1:09:01 PM

Women make up about 47 percent of the labor force, but only 27 percent of the manufacturing workforce.  The Manufacturing Institute has stepped in to help close this gap through its STEP Ahead initiative. Each year, the STEP Ahead Awards highlight women in manufacturing from across the United States. EarthKind, Inc's founder, Kari Warberg Block, is included in 2017's STEP Ahead Honorees. 

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Kari Warberg Block Tells CNBC Why She Walked Away from Wal-Mart

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Mar 17, 2017 10:46:41 AM

Most entrepreneurs dream of sharing their ideas with the world. Wal-Mart, with its hundreds of millions of customers, seems like the ultimate way to reach the masses. Turning down the opportunity to have your products on Wal-Mart’s shelves sounds crazy, but that’s what EarthKind, Inc.’s founder, Kari Warberg Block did – and it was one of her best decisions yet!

Doing things her way has enabled Block to grow her business according to her own plan:

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HER Magazine Talks to Kari Warberg Block About Pest Control and Capitol Hill

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Mar 12, 2017 6:13:16 PM

You might not expect the founder of a business that has made millions of dollars by getting rid of mice to be a woman. Nor would you expect the manufacturer of pest control products to be involved in politics, but that’s precisely what Kari Warberg Block has done.

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The Hill Recognizes Women Entrepreneurs like Kari Warberg Block on International Women’s Day

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Mar 10, 2017 3:00:00 PM

EarthKind is an example of the success women entrepreneurs can create.

In observance of International Women’s Day, The Hill discussed a few of the ways women business owners overcome obstacles and inequality on the road to success. EarthKind’s own founder and CEO, Kari Warberg Block, was included in the story.

Growing a business with revenues of more than $10 million requires vision. Block says a trip with her local Women’s Business Center proved to be a turning point for her, helping her realize there were no limits to the growth her company could achieve.

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Topics: Entrepreneurship, Kari Warberg Block

EarthKind Offers a Safe Alternative to Rat Poison

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Mar 6, 2017 3:00:00 PM

Consumer demand has created a growing market for natural alternatives when it comes to pest control. Legislation is catching up and creating stricter regulations for pesticides that may cause harm to unintended species.

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Topics: Rodent Control

This Old House Recommends Rodent Repellent

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Mar 2, 2017 12:43:05 PM

About 1 in 3 homeowners know the frustration and challenges of having a mouse in the house. Mice are small and sneaky, but they can cause a major headache! Between the chewing, gnawing, scratching and squeaking, a little mouse can keep you up all night, but what’s even more concerning is the health risk from rodent related diseases.

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Topics: Rodent Control

Burt’s Bees Chooses EarthKind for Inaugural Launchpad Program

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Feb 23, 2017 3:00:00 PM

Across the natural products industry, businesses are working together to make our world a better place. One of the biggest names in natural, Burt’s Bees, is paving the way with their Laundpad Program. EarthKind was chosen from a pool of natural product startups and entrepreneurs as a winner for the first year of this program.

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Topics: Entrepreneurship, Stay Away

EarthKind CEO Speaks at North Carolina’s Women’s Business Center’s Conference

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Jan 31, 2017 3:00:00 PM

Kari Warberg Block, EarthKind, Inc. founder and CEO, was pleased to participate in the Women’s Business Center of North Carolina’s first annual Moving Forward Conference. The theme, “Moving forward with purpose,” gave Kari an opportunity to inspire attendees, focusing on filling in the blank in the statement:  “Together we can __________#FillInTheBlank.”  

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Topics: Entrepreneurship

Kari Warberg Block Offers Small Business Input for New Administration

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Jan 30, 2017 8:35:13 PM

North Dakota Senator Heidi Heitkamp helped lead a hearing titled “Improving Small Business Input on Federal Regulations: Ideas for Congress and a New Administration.” 

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Topics: Press

Blogger Review:  The Mama Maven Tries Stay Away®

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Dec 28, 2016 4:00:00 PM

Moms know that finding the right product to get the job done is critical -- between daycare drop off, doctor checkups, and everything else on your to-do list, you don’t have time for trial and error. The ladies over at The Mama Maven Blog understand this and were kind enough to review Stay Away Ants for you, so you could save time wondering about the best way to get rid of ants, and trust their experience instead.

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Topics: Pest Control, Home, Stay Away