Mar 03

MsGenuity Brings Crowdfunding to the Mom and Family Consumer

Sarasota, FL (PRWEB) March 03, 2015

MsGenuity today launched the first reward-based crowdfunding portal developed solely for the mom and family consumer. The site enables both funding and consumer input into the development of innovative product designs, creative projects and worthy community events. By serving an untapped market the mom community that controls 85% of the $ 1.5 trillion discretionary income of US households MsGenuity plans to expand crowdfunding beyond its current male-consumer focus.

We want to balance and expand crowdfunding, by adding more Yin to the industrys over-abundant Yang. By empowering moms and the family consumer as backers and active participants sharing ideas with product designers and project creators, were adding consumer input which will result in greater market success, said Marcia Christ, CEO. Were designing MsGenuity to become another trusted source of good ideas and innovations that matter.

The MsGenuity site is being launched with seven (7) crowdfunding projects. They range from funding a documentary on the Petticoat Painters (a group of women artists organized in the 1950s to overcome the male bias within the art exhibition market), to launching the Matte (a patent-pending portable make-up platform for home and travel usage), to funding a new album for the Lauren Mitchell Band (a regional blues group expanding to national coverage), and more.

Each project owner is reaching out via social media to their family, friends and followers to financially back their campaign by contributing funds ranging from $ 5 to $ 1,000. In return, backers receive a reward which can include a simple thank you on social media, to a copy of the product being funded, to a dinner with the product development team or even the opportunity of naming the product under development.

The MsGenuity crowdfunding site features a Neighborhood facilitating collaboration and idea generation. It includes live chat among backers and project owners, an entrepreneurial-oriented blog on how to successfully launch startups, a mom video blog and forum, as well as an outreach program for mom bloggers.

About MsGenuity

Directing MsGenuity is Marcia Christ, CEO and President. She was formerly Creative Director and Senior VP at Ogilvy & Mather. Product development is overseen by John Montelione. He co-founded Mercury Systems and Guardian Solutions acquired by Griffon Industries. MsGenuity is a Delaware corporation registered in Florida. Our address is MsGenuity LLC, 5020 Clark Rd, Suite 137, Sarasota, FL 34233.

Feb 28

Marijuana Icons Tommy Chong and Cheryl Shuman Headline World’s Largest Cannabis Convention in Seattle

(PRWEB) February 17, 2015

From Thursday, February 19 to Saturday, February 21, the nations largest cannabis expo CannaCon (, will take place in Seattle, WA at the beautiful Bell Harbor International Conference Center located on Pier 91 at Smith Cove. Marijuana icons Tommy Chong, best known as one-half of the legendary cannabis-fueled comedy duo Cheech & Chong, and Cheryl Shuman, known in the industry as the Martha Stewart of marijuana, headline the convention.

CannaCon is a smoke-free business expo for growers, processors, retailers and those interested in the emerging cannabis industry. Exhibitors will be offering thousands of goods and services designed to stimulate state of the art cultivation equipment, innovative processing and extraction methodologies, and successful management and marketing tools and resources.

CannaCon is dedicated to building lifelong partnerships with the entire Cannabis Industry, says Alyssa Hoppe, Director of Operations for Smart Promotions. This can’t miss networking opportunity at the convention will showcase the best of breed industry products and entrepreneurs making history by leading the sector.

Chong, who served a nine-month prison sentence in 2004 for shipping bongs to Pennsylvania and battled prostate cancer in 2012 with a controversial cannabis oil protocol, has become a passionate advocate for cannabis freedom and fairness. Now at 76 years old, Chong adds entrepreneur to his resume with his new line of medicinal marijuana called Chong Star, The “Chong Roller” by Futurola and the Tommy Chong Green Card (, a frequent buyers club card for consumers. The card, retailing at $ 19.95 may be loaded to spend at dispensaries as cash while earning points and rewards such as discounts on favorite strains, show discounts, and monthly specials.

Cheryl Shuman is the Founder of the Beverly Hills Cannabis Club (, CEO of Cheryl Shuman Inc. ( and a cannabis expert who has generated over $ 537 million worth of earned media, which has had a huge impact on shifting the course of history and overall public opinion. Shuman was recently featured on the cover of Adweek as Pots First Marketer (, in Elle Magazine as The Most Powerful Women in the Pot Industry ( and named The Cannabis Queen of Beverly Hills by The New York Times Sunday Magazine (

Shuman, who runs Cheryl Shuman Inc., a marijuana business, branding and public relations company, recently announced the launch of, the marijuana industrys first cannabis business crowdfunding platform. Marijuana is the investment opportunity of our lifetime and through CannnaDabbaDoo and Cheryl Shuman Inc.s business development division, we are pioneers blazing the trail matching investors to cannabis related businesses, says Shuman. Investments are driven by the broader legalization of marijuana, inspired by states need for tax revenue and early adopters are excited at the potential growth of this industry.

Shuman will be speaking on Thursday, February 19 at 10:30 a.m. on Funding and Investing in the Cannabis Industry.

If youre serious about success, CannaCon is the most important event for you to see, and for your company to be seen at, says Robert Smart, Owner of Smart Promotions.

At CannaCon there will be 50 educational seminars across three full days of programming designed to cultivate success in CannaBusiness, covering topics from start-up to sales. Additionally, aspiring Budtenders can participate in the CannaCon Budtender Certification course where they will learn about products, proper dosage, safe consumption, and cannabis customer service over five (5) hour-long sessions.


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Cheryl Shuman


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About GovConnects

GovConnects is a public/private sector initiative launched by the Howard County Chamber of Commerce. Special emphasis is given to the defense contracting and intelligence community and related industries. GovConnects works to educate and connect local industry participants with opportunities and represent their interests in the wider community to positively impact the region’s economic future.

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