CEDAR RAPIDS, IA, November 14, 2016 – As of November 11, body care products manufacturer Raining Rose, Inc. has acquired Solar Advertising, Inc., a promotional lip balm supplier out of Fort Collins, CO.
Solar Advertising’s lip balm offerings, which include Natural LipFusion and Natural SugarBalm, will be incorporated into Raining Rose’s existing product line. All of the principles and employees of Solar Advertising will join Raining Rose as part of the transition. Raining Rose will extend its reach in the western region, as customers who previously worked with Solar Advertising will be managed by Lindsey Whitney, one of the employees joining the Raining Rose sales team.
“Raining Rose and Solar Advertising have a shared passion for high quality lip balm, and we have very similar visions about how to serve our customers and run a business,” said Chuck Hammond, CEO of Raining Rose. “We’re very excited to be working with this company, and we look forward to showing Solar Advertising clients what Raining Rose has to offer in both an expanded product line and an expanded service staff.”
“I am thrilled to be moving forward as part of the Raining Rose team,” shared Lindsey Whitney, President of Solar Advertising. “Our complementary goals and values made for an easy decision when looking at the future of Solar Advertising. While much of our customer experience will remain the same, I am excited about the added benefits and services this acquisition will bring.”
Raining Rose’s corporate office will remain in Cedar Rapids, IA, with former Solar Advertising employees working from the Fort Collins, CO sales office.
About Raining Rose Raining Rose, Inc. is a Certified B Corporation® that manufactures lip balm and other natural body care products, including USDA organic products, in its 127,000 square foot facility. It has been recognized by Inc. magazine eight times on its Inc. 5000 list and by the Initiative for a Competitive Inner City ten times on its Inner City 100 list, showing a five-year sales growth of 153% from 2011-2015.
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Contact: Katie Beitz, Director of Marketing
Raining Rose, Inc.
100 30th St. Dr. SE
Cedar Rapids, IA 52403
800-481-3934 ext. 3944