Durham's Naturally Me Founder A Winner In Microsoft's Office 365 Contest
Durham-based certified vegan beauty company named one of the winners of Microsoft's "Office 365" Ready for Work" Contest.
- Durham, NC (1888PressRelease) September 29, 2011 - Chaundra Smith, founder of the Durham-based certified vegan beauty company Naturally Me (www.naturallymestore.com) , announced today that she was one of the winners of Microsoft's "Office 365: Ready for Work" Contest (www.facebook.com/office365), an online contest in which five small businesses have the opportunity to win $50,000 each and Office 365 free for a year. An added incentive, the five winners also get to spend a day with a Microsoft executive, who will work alongside the small businesses helping them along the road to success.
"I was so excited when I found out that I won," said founder, Chaundra Smith. "Being a grand prize winner has been such a blessing for Naturally Me."
Founded in 2008, Naturally Me was a passion that turned into a profession for Chaundra Smith after not being able to find affordable natural body care products to help with her daughter's acne and son's extremely dry skin. Always one to look for a silver lining in all situations, Smith used that situation to create a new opportunity. It is her positive outlook that has taken this natural and certified vegan beauty line to the next level. Featuring a host of bath and body products for the entire family (including pets), Chaundra and her staff still make each item by hand with the finest natural and vegan ingredients coupled with a touch of love.
Chaundra Smith is a firm believer in giving back to the community. Through Naturally Me, Ms. Smith routinely "pays it forward" through a variety of ways including a series of scholarships for single parents through her alma mater, Durham Technical College, her on-going promotion "To Soldiers With Love," a promotion where Naturally Me customers can send thank you notes along with much needed toiletries to members of the Armed Forces stationed overseas; as well as donating products to With Friends, Inc. a Gastonia (NC) based shelter for teen moms.
ABOUT NATURALLY ME
Sometimes when life gives you lemons, you MUST make lemonade. That's what Chaundra Smith did in 2008 when she took her passion and turned it into a profession after being laid off. Looking at the situation as one door closing and another one opening to a new opportunity, Chaundra created Naturally Me, a natural and certified vegan beauty line.
Naturally Me makes products for bath and body for the entire family….including pets! The collection of products are still handmade with the finest natural and vegan ingredients with a touch of love by Chaundra and her staff. For more info about Naturally Me, visit www.naturallymestore.com.