Entrepreneurial Spirit Caters to Bear Clientele and Cubs
Twin Cities’ company, Hi-BearNation, found a niche that is close to home.
Recently launching their product line via the Internet, Hi-BearNation offers its clients eight (8) clever and humorous T-shirt designs that promote all things related to bears. As new designs are developed, older ones will be retired. By offering limited designs in a wide range of sizes (S thru 5XL), the owners of Hi-BearNation hopes to corner this niche market. Hi-BearNation invites their clients and fans to submit their own designs for consideration, opportunities to vote retired designs back into commission, and to submit photographs and video of customers wearing Hi-BearNation products to be featured as models on the http://www.Hi-
Hi-BearNation is the brainchild of Grandpa-George creators, Matthew Luken, Douglas Brull and Derrin Evers. Utilizing their design and marketing moxie, the creators developed their designs in-house and have been utilizing guerrilla-marketing tactics to market their product. By attending various Bear events across North America, Hi-BearNation has nearly tripled their fan base over the past month. Fans can receive regular updates on upcoming designs via Twitter (http://www.twitter.com/
About Idaho Black Bear Rehab, Inc.
Since 1989, IBBR has accepted cubs from Washington, Oregon, Utah, Wyoming, California, Nevada, and Idaho. Finding a wildlife rehabilitator to take orphaned cubs can be difficult. Most take care of many species and devoting the time, money, and work to focus on bears for eight or nine months of the year isn't always possible. Understandably, wildlife agencies prefer someone experienced in handling bears. Finding that experience is unlikely since orphaned cubs in the past were never considered candidates for rehab. Today there are still a very limited number of wildlife rehabilitators allowed to take orphaned cubs. For more information, visit http://www.bearrehab.org.
Hi-BearNation provides well-designed T-shirts in a wide-range of sizes to the Bear Community and supports motherless black bear cubs through a percentage of shirt proceeds. Hi-BearNation offers eight (8) T-shirt designs at any given time, interacts with the GLBT and surrounding community, and offers something a little different for Bears and their admirers. Hi-BearNation can be contacted at http://www.Hi-
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