EarthKind CEOFor over 35 years, Business NC has taken pride in being North Carolina’s biggest and best business magazine. Recently, they sat down with EarthKind CEO Kari Warberg Block. Find out what they had to say:

“It was a mouse scampering up Kari Warberg Block’s leg that spawned EarthKind Inc., a line of eco-friendly pest repellents. Back then, Block was the wife-to-be of a Midwestern farmer. Today, the CEO splits her time between Bismarck, N.D., and Mooresville, where EarthKind is manufactured. In between was the hard work of bringing a nontoxic, nonlethal product to an industry that has mostly thrived on extermination. EarthKind’s pouches of herbal mixes are on hardware-store shelves at Lowe’s and Ace. Block, 54, has grown the company into a $10 million entity since discovering that balsam fir essential oil and ground-up corncobs repel mice effectively. Though EarthKind is headquartered in North Dakota, 38 of its 42 employees are in North Carolina. Block hopes to take the company global with the help of EarthKind’s first outside investor.”

Read the full story here:  EarthKind builds a cleaner mousetrap

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