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Gleeful Page Turners

Contrary to popular belief, we don’t spend all our time chewing. Sometimes, we read! If you like to curl up with a good book, too, we’ve got a few recommendations for you.

First up is Small Brand America: A Look at 25 Tiny U.S. Brands Succeeding in a World Dominated by Giant Competitors.

Small Brand AmericaSmall Brand America tells the story of 25 companies that have jumped into the competitive world of the grocery industry. Notes author Steve Akley, “The whole time I was researching and writing the book, I kept saying each of the 25 profiles reads like a book within a book. I literally couldn’t wait to write each section after I spoke to the person.”

One of the people he spoke to was none other than Glee Gum’s founder and president, Deborah Schimberg! Yup, Glee Gum is one of the 25 small brands featured. You can find this exciting book in paperback and on Kindle. And, if you Tweet, follow @steveakley for more info!

New this week is another inspiring read: The Shift, by Tori Johnson!

The ShiftGood Morning America contributor Tory Johnson made the shift from employee to entrepreneur and built two multi-million dollar, career-focused businesses after a painful firing. Now, after a second major shift —losing more than 60 pounds in a single year—Tory is on a mission to help others change their minds for a better life. She’s just penned a book about her journey, called The Shift: How I Finally Lost Weight & Discovered a Happier Life.

The Shift is available from AmazonBarnes & Noble, and IndieBound. As an added bonus, Tory included Sugar-Free Lemon-Lime Glee Gum in her Shift Kit — a carefully curated box of products celebrating her book launch. Purchase a VIP ticket for any Shift with Tory Tonight events, and you’ll score one of your own. Sweet, huh? Twitterers can learn more by following @ToryJohnson. NEW-SHIFT-KIT10small

 

 

 

 

 

Natural News: Help the Bees, Please!

We’ve all heard the buzz. Bees are in trouble!

To make matters worse, a recent news report from Friends of the Earth revealed that some plants tagged as “bee-friendly” at big home improvement stores & garden centers are, in fact, the opposite. They’re pre-treated with pesticides harmful to bees. So now the poor bees need to beware of our own, supposedly bee-friendly backyards!

Here’s a quick way to take action by asking the big stores to stop selling these dangerous plants and pesticides. You can also learn more from our friends at Veritey and at BeeAction.org.

Thanks in advance, from all of us here at Glee, for bee-ing involved.

Vintage French Beehive

 

Featured Fans: Spotted in the Big Apple

Ariel C., Hannah H., and Rosie C. work together in sales for a furniture designer. They get their Glee Gum—Spearmint or Peppermint, please— from the corner deli near their Manhattan office.

A few fun facts about these three clever colleagues: one grew up in the Philippines. Another just might be obsessed with Beyoncé and Jay-Z. And the third is rumored to be excellent at riding mechanical bulls (hopefully not while chewing gum).

During a recent office “happy hour,” the creative coworkers took the time to craft a mustachioed, cheetah-printed tribute to Glee…

Image- July Aug 2013 News- Featured Fan

Thanks, gals! We salute you, and your fine taste in chewing gum. But, pleeeeease be careful on those bulls! Egad.

If YOU would like to be considered as our next “Featured Fan”—and win a case of Glee Gum for the honor— just send an email introducing yourself to our mascot, gleeguy@gleegum.com

Gluten-Free Guide Giveaway

Eating gluten-free these days? Triumph Dining has a great book to help you do that. And we’re giving away a copy of it, plus a Sweet Stack of gluten-free Glee Gum, to 2 lucky winners!

Up for grabs:

–  The Essential Gluten-Free Grocery Guide provides a comprehensive list of over 44,000 gluten-free products at grocery stores across the US. Covering everything from baby formula to frozen foods, both brand name and store-brand products, it’s an easy way to save time and hassle while shopping.

The Sweet Stack includes 8 boxes of Glee Gum: 1 box each of Triple Berry, Bubblegum, Tangerine, Peppermint, Spearmint, Cinnamon, Sugar-Free Lemon-Lime, and Sugar-Free Refresh-Mint.

Total prize value: $32.90, plus shipping.

What’s your favorite gluten-free treat to eat? Tell us for a chance to win! 

How to enter:

– Simply email your favorite gluten-free treat to eat, along with your name & zip code, to gleeguy@gleegum.com (1 entry per person).

– For up to 3 additional, bonus entries, “like” us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, or follow us on Pinterest (be sure to include your social media handles in your email).

Free contest for a random drawing. Open to US residents only, 18 years old and older. Deadline for submissions 8/30/13 at 11:59 am ET. Suggested treats may be featured on the blog at GleeGum.com. Good luck!

Gum in School? This Time, It’s Cool.

Our company president Deborah Schimberg recently met with local 7th graders for a discussion of social entrepreneurship— with lots to chew on. The students in Calcutt Middle School’s summer program, “S.E.E. CF Shine,” enjoyed learning about the history of Glee, the harvest of chicle, and the process of making gum. And they got a chance to try the process themselves, with our Make Your Own Chewing Gum Kit.

GleeGum1S.E.E. CF Shine is an authentic partnership between the Central Falls School District, the organization Progreso Latino, teachers, community partners, administrators, and high school students. These groups collaboratively design and deliver a project-based, service-learning program. The program includes students from 5th to 8th grade and runs for 6 weeks, exploring themes of safety, the environment, and entrepreneurship. It’s a great way to make innovative lessons stick (pun intended)!

GleeGum3GleeGum5GleeGum6GleeGum7Want to learn more about the educational aspects of our Make Your Own Candy Kits? Be sure to check out our sample lesson plans, fun facts, and more. And, if you’re a teacher interested in using the Kits in the classroom, contact us directly for more info on educator’s discounts!

Featured Fan

Featured Fan Section - May 2013A 3-year-old fan named Evelyn tried her first piece of gum recently, at Earth Fare in Dayton, OH. Her mother reports that she absolutely loved it. Can you tell from the picture? According to Mom, in her spare time Evelyn also enjoys yogurt, show tunes, and wearing a tiara in the bathtub.

If you would like to be considered as a “Featured Fan” in our e-newsletter —and win a case of Glee Gum for the honor— please send an email introducing yourself to our mascot, gleeguy@gleegum.com. No tiara required. We can’t wait to meet you!