NEW: Kim & Ava Anderson Make National Entrepreneurship Competition Finals

Friday, August 05, 2011


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Co-founders and mother-daughter team Kim & Ava Anderson

Barrington mother-daughter team Kim and Ava Anderson are among the top five national finalists in Entrepreneur magazine’s “Entrepreneur of 2011” awards competition, nominated in the “Emerging Entrepreneurs” category. And now, Rhode Island can help them win it all.  

Ava Anderson Non-Toxic, co-founded by Kim Anderson and her then-15-year-old daughter, Ava, features quality, revolutionary products, made in America, without chemicals harmful to humans and the environment. Products include skin care, hair care, cosmetics, body care and sunscreen. Ava Anderson Non-Toxic educates customers about the issues regarding toxic chemicals in personal care products and offers safe alternatives.     

National recognition for a local company

“This recognition from a national leader in business and industry is an amazing endorsement of the work that we are doing to inform the public about dangers posed by chemicals most people apply to their bodies every day of their lives,” said Kim Anderson, Co-Founder and President of Ava Anderson Non-Toxic. “Our products provide a welcome alternative for those who want more control over their health. We are deeply grateful that Entrepreneur has chosen our company as one that is making an impact in an industry that has failed satisfy millions of customers who are concerned about chemicals and compounds they are putting on their skin and hair, and into the environment.” 

"I'm thrilled that more people are hearing about this important issue," Ava Anderson said. "I would be happy to find more consultants who can earn an income by doing something very worthwhile."

Online voting open now

The winner of the “2011 Emerging Entrepreneur of the Year” award will be determined by online voting. The competition is based on innovation, impact and community service. 

“We believe we can affect the health and health care costs of our nation,” said Kim Anderson. “We can reduce our national health care – and make people healthier – through education, prevention and empowering people to reduce unnecessary exposure to toxins.”

To vote for the hometown team go here.



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