Los Angeles, CA--  It's been an exciting February so far! I'd like to thank everyone who came out to participate in the COVR booth at the 2022 Conscious Life Expo! We had a terrific time and met some seasoned, and new aspiring BMS business owners!

A special thanks to Debbie Krovitz and Bernadette King for helping me man the table and present our lecture "Starting a Conscious Business", members Diane Treat and Kristine Augustyn for their help and support during the Expo, and an extra special thank you to Jess Arsenault for helping to write and prepare the lecture! We had an amazing turnout and ended the Expo feeling inspired about all the new ideas folks have on building an interesting and innovative, ever-expanding, mind, body, spirit marketplace!
The 2022 COVR Visionary Awards opened for our regular entry season on February 1st (thru March 15th), and it's been amazing! (Click here for this years categories). If you've entered a product, be on the look out for the email arriving in the next few days, that breaks down what comes next and how to engage the COVR community as well as your own supporters during the voting season.
We are excited to see all your booths at the INATS coming up in Denver, June 10-12, 2022! It's shaping up to be a fabulous reunion of long-time friends and new ones, showing up to share amazing products. Don't forget the 2022 COVR Visionary Awards Banquet will be one of the many highlights of the show, on Saturday June 11th! Start making your plans now.
As you know, each year we allow our Visionary Partners and Patrons who've been nominated for awards to send one email to our membership, letting them know about the product up for an award. We ask you for your patience and enthusiasm in receiving these emails as it is an exciting time of the year for all the entrants to showcase their hard work. The "email season" is temporary and you can expect to hear from them through May. We are grateful to you in advance.

As always, if you have any ideas for COVR or needs for your business, please respond to this email with a note!

Warm regards,

Tracee Dunblazier
President, COVR
Omaha, Nebraska-- We have just a month left before entries close for the 2022 COVR Visionary Awards. If you haven’t entered yet, there’s still time! Some reminders as you finalize your entries:

•Be sure to choose a photo and website link that best represents your entry to voters and potential customers. You want them to have the best idea and impression!

•You may enter the same book or product into multiple categories. You also may enter more than one entry into the same category. Check out the COVR Awards Rules page for more information: https://covr.org/awards/entry-form/covr-awards-rules/

•Once you’ve submitted your entry form and payment online, get your sample in the mail right away to avoid any shipping delays. All samples must be received no later than March 15th in order for your entry to be eligible. As always, if your entry is available in physical format to the commercial market, a sample must be sent in.

We’re on the way to having another record-breaking COVR Awards year, so be sure to check out all of the new categories and get your hard work in front of thousands of voters and potential buyers in the Mind/Body/Spirit industry!
If you have any questions or need any assistance with the entry process, please don’t hesitate to reach out to me at alex@covr.org and I’ll do my best to help. Good luck and get those entries in!

Warm regards,

Alex Fernandez
Director Visionary Awards, COVR
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We are thrilled to offer you an opportunity to enter your books and products into the most prestigious Mind + Body + Spirit product awards program anywhere: the #2022COVRVisionaryAwards. Entries will be received February 1st, 2022, at $85 per entry until March 15th, 2022.
Click here for new categories, and start putting together your contributions now.
Claim Your Booth or Speak at INATS NOW!
INATS® The Tradeshow for Conscious Living June 10-12, 2022
Two weeks ago, we sent 2 email blasts to our stores and buyers. One announced the opening of registration, the other was a brief survey. The two main topics were about Seminars and the all-important Are You Coming? The majority of the responses were Yes, we are coming! Fewer than 10 % said they were unable to attend this year, and a number said they were still unsure. These are very positive for this early in the year and we expect a solid turnout.
CLICK HERE to see what's going on.
INATS has always tried to offer seminars that focus on the nuts and bolts of running your business and will continue to do so. Interestingly, after the crazy years we have had, when asked about Inspirational Sessions to Lift Your Spirits, more than half the stores said yes to those!
We are working on the seminar line-up now and are still accepting submissions. You can find the “Appear” form at inats.com/appear .

Andrew Toplarski, Producer
INATS 2022
Crowne Plaza Denver Airport Convention Center
June 10-12, 2022
707-293-9189    inats.com
Retailing Insights Collaboration!
Kerry Lee MacLean, Author, Website: www.kerrymaclean.com

KTK Spiritual Advancement Academy, Kathryn Keenan, Author, Website: www.katy-k.com

Mark Earlix, Author, Website: www.MarkEarlix.com

Triad Awakening, John Hyde, Healing Arts, Website: triadawakening.com

Sacred Dragon Publishing, Francine Marie-Sheppard, Publisher, Website: www.sacreddragonpublishing.com

C.O.S.U.(Content Of Soulsuccess Unlimited), Hilda Smith, Healing Arts,
Join our new business education program: the COVR Masterclass, where we'll bring you Mind, Body, Spirit innovator's who are at the top of their game, to give you the information you need to begin, grow, or profit from your MBS business in a conscious way. You need not be present to learn, once the class has been broadcast, you can register and receive the link anytime.

If you have a terrific topic you'd like to teach in 2022, respond back to this email to get on the calendar!

Participate in COVR
There are many ways to contribute to our all-volunteer organization—become a part of the network by posting weekly on the COVR social media pages, do a FaceBook Live interview, write an article on your area of expertise for our newsletter, or volunteering your time (an hour a week) with many of the opportunities listed below—we'd really love your help.

Social Media
Please connect with us on social media! We want to hear from you and your business. COVR social media is a great place to connect with other COVR members. While it's industry standard to post on your own page daily, here at COVR we encourage you to post weekly on our pages.

However, now that the awards season is officially open, we do allow and encourage more frequent product and self-promotion posting--please, no more than once a day.

COVR wants you! Take a look below for our latest volunteer opportunities.
The 2021 COVR Masterclass Sessions are Evergreen!
Volunteer a few hours at COVR's Conscious Life Expo Booth at the Los Angeles Hilton, Feb 3rd- 6th, and gain access to the expo for free on your day of service! Mark your calendar's and respond back to this email with your availability. If you'd like a booth for your business, there's still time. Click Here
MEMBERSHIP- Volunteer your time to be the first line of connection between our new members and COVR by becoming our Membership Concierge.

COVR AMBASSADOR- Train to become a COVR ambassador and learn how to connect COVR with marketing partners for mutually beneficial cross-promotions and foster new content from COVR members.

SOCIAL MEDIA- Join the Social Media Committee and work with some of the most talented social media marketers in the MBS industry.




If you're interested in any of these opportunities please shoot us an email to info@covr.org.
We want to list all the COVR network resources here. If you have a member discount or resource you'd like to contribute, please respond to this email.
Coalition of Visionary Resources |COVR.org