Lehi, UT (PRWEB) October 30, 2009
XanGo, LLC attracted about 10,000 XanGo distributors from across the globe to Salt Lake City last week for its seventh annual convention. With more than 1 million distributors and a presence in more than 30 international markets, XanGo has a lot to celebrate this year. The theme of the convention – “Thrive” – particularly resonated for a company successfully launching two new product lines, despite the economic downturn, and entering a host of new markets including Russia and Italy in 2009.
“The annual XanGo convention is an opportunity to review our past successes and truly give credit to all the people who contributed their passion and hard work to reach this point, but it’s also a strategic time to look to the future and chart where XanGo is headed in 2010 and beyond,” XanGo CEO Robert Conlee said. “Judging from the convention, our distributors are motivated to get back to building their XanGo business, recharged with new ideas and wellness products that their customers will love.”
The convention provides an opportunity for distributors to network, share success stories, meet XanGo’s founders and executive team, receive guidance for building their business and learn about exciting new products and initiatives from XanGo for the year to come. XanGo distributors were also treated to an inspirational keynote address by Chris Gardner, the best-selling author of the autobiographical The Pursuit of Happyness, as well as from industry legend and XanGo training consultant Doug Wead.
The XanGo Goodness Foundation
This year’s convention marked the establishment of the XanGo Goodness Foundation, a 501(c)(3) charity created to extend the company’s ongoing commitment to better the lives of others through philanthropic action. Events throughout the convention helped raise about $ 70,000 toward a joint 2010 mission between XanGo and Operation Smile to Thailand to provide children’s cleft lip and palate repair in the very villages where XanGo harvests the mangosteen fruit for its products. The money raised translates into approximately 290 surgeries. Fundraising events for the Operation Smile mission ranged from a black-tie gala honoring Operation Smile’s founders Bill and Kathy Magee to a 5K Fun Run.
The XanGo Goodness Foundation also engaged convention attendees in the Goodness Project, in which XanGo staff and distributors spent an afternoon assembling more than 2,000 humanitarian care packages for delivery to Cambodia via AmeriCares.
New Product Introductions
During Friday’s general session, XanGo Senior Vice President Beverly Hollister introduced the new line of XanGo personal care products, called Juni™ Family Care. The new competitively priced line — shampoo, conditioner, body wash, body lotion and body bar — rounds out the XanGo product line bringing an all-natural, toxin-free formula to the bathroom for the whole family to enjoy. Just a month ago, XanGo also launched elevivTM, a natural supplement to restore youthful vigor that’s ideally suited to a tired and stressed population in today’s fast-paced world.
Real Salt Lake Partnership
The convention came to a close with more than 3,000 XanGo distributors attending the Major League Soccer match against the XanGo-sponsored Real Salt Lake and the Colorado Rapids. The game was not only the regular season finale for both squads, but also the third game of the Rocky Mountain Cup, a series of games between inner-conference rivals. Distributors donned the Real Salt Lake (RSL) jersey featuring the XanGo name on its front as they cheered on RSL to a 3-0 victory over their rivals, the Colorado Rapids. The win clinched RSL’s second consecutive playoff berth, as they prepare to face the Columbus Crew in a two-match stint beginning this Saturday on RSL’s home field.
To learn more about XanGo, the XanGo Goodness Foundation or the Juni line of personal care products, please visit http://www.xango.com.
About XanGo, LLC
A leading global nutrition company, XanGo, LLC is a recognized leader in health and wellness products. Currently expanding into a wider range of botanicals, XanGo was the first company to market a premium mangosteen beverage, XanGo