Young Living Essential Oils breaks ground on global headquarters

Young Living Essential Oils leaders and employees break ground at the company's new Lehi headquarters May 15, 2017.

Young Living breaks $1-Billion sales barrier in sales for third year

Young Living Essential Oils, the Lehi company focused on essential oils, continues to experience growth as the company announced that its 2017 sales surpassed $1.5 billion. The company has surpassed $1 billion in sales in each of the last three years and its revenues have grown 800 percent over the last five years. The company has experienced a 34 percent increase in 2018 year-to-date.

“This significant milestone is a testament to the increased knowledge and education of the benefits of essential oils and a cultural shift to wellness and plant-based products,” said Jared Turner, president and chief operating officer. “Our dedicated members and customers, whose passion to share the gift of essential oils with millions of people around the world, have played a critical role in helping Young Living to continue to reach new milestones. This allows us to get more of the priceless benefits of our oils into more people’s lives than ever before.”

Young Living has more than 3,000 global employees, 4 million members since founding, 16 corporate and partner farms around the world, 13 offices operating in 22 markets, and products shipping to 133 countries. Young Living executives are also positioning the company to continue its growth trajectory with a new state-of-the-art, environmentally friendly global headquarters that will house a world-renowned essential oils experience center.

Provo to host Techstars Startup Weekend for local entrepreneurs Thursday

The Techstars Startup Weekend will run Thursday evening through Saturday at the Startup Building, 111 W. 600 South, in Provo.

Techstars Startup Weekends are 54-hour events designed to provide superior experiential education for technical and non-technical entrepreneurs. The event begins with evening business idea pitches, and continues through brainstorming, business plan development and basic prototype creation, culminating with final demos and presentations. Participants create working startups during the event and are able to collaborate with like-minded individuals outside of their daily networks.

All teams also participate in presentations from industry leaders and receive valuable feedback from local entrepreneurs. The weekend is centered around action, innovation, and education. For those looking for feedback on an idea, a co-founder, specific skill sets, or a team to help execute, Techstars Startup Weekends help test ideas and take those first steps towards launching a startup.

For all event details, please visit http://communities.techstars.com/events/12337.

Habitat, Community Action offer free home maintenance class

A free home maintenance class will be at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the Habitat for Humanity of Utah County Office at 340 South Orem Blvd., Orem. Presentation topics will cover window and door insulation, home decorating, and fire safety.

The class is part of a five-session course sponsored locally by Habitat for Humanity of Utah County and Community Action Services and Food Bank. The one-hour classes are monthly. Those completing all five classes will receive a comprehensive home maintenance manual. For more information, look online at http://habitatuc.org/events.

Karissa Neely reports on Business and North County events, and can be reached at 801-344-2537 or kneely@heraldextra.com. Follow her on Twitter: @DHKarissaNeely