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601. Jun 19, 2014
Our neighbors take a bite out of Tanka at annual memorial rod run on Pine Ridge
Rachel Hunter, Supply Chain Manager


Tanka was a hit at this past weekend's 4th Annual Zephier Memorial Rod Run in Kyle, SD -- the town where our headquarters is located on the Pine Ridge Reservation.

The event is in memory of Harvey and Percy Zephier who had a love for classic cars (more...)



603. Jun 17, 2014
Tanka's Top 10 Customer Comments for May
Jason Stover, marketing specialist
05.01.14 Traveling with Tanka bars By Diane from Swanton
Have been a fan of Tanka bars since 2007. Have spread the word and given samples to many. Keep up your great work. Taking them with me to Alaska now (more...)



604. Jun 17, 2014
Wheaton College continues interest in Tanka Bar, visits headquarters for another year
Jason Stover, marketing specialist
My good friend Gene Green, PH.D, Professor of New Testament at Wheaton College, makes our Tanka headquarters his favorite stop when he brings his students to the Pine Ridge Reservation.

It is always a treat for both of us when he pays a visit (more...)



606. Jun 11, 2014
Simple egg scramble using Tanka Bars great for a quick, healthy meal
Jenice Johnson, assistant director of marketing
2 eggs
1 T of coconut oil
Two green onions, chopped
Two Slow Smoked Original Tanka Bars, cut into smaller pieces
Salt and pepper to taste
*optional: your favorite hot sauce

Warm coconut oil in a skillet (more...)



608. Jun 05, 2014
Tanka Bar advocate and friend stops by headquarters, stocks up
Jason Stover, marketing specialist
Billy Blocker, Jr., an affiliate for Tanka Bar, stopped by our headquarters in Kyle, SD, this week. Mr. Blocker works to find missing money and land in South Dakota and informs the rightful owners of them by printing the information in the Lakota Country Times and other local newspapers in SD (more...)



610. Jun 04, 2014
Tanka on sale at Oliver's Market in California
Jenice Johnson, assistant director of marketing
Thanks to James Clouse, one of our great broker partners at Acosta/Natural Specialty Sales , for this photo of our Tanka Bar product line at the Stony Point location of Oliver's Market in Santa Rosa, CA (more...)



612. Jun 04, 2014
Tanka takes camping to another level
Jenice Johnson, assistant director of marketing
We just had to share our president, Mark Tilsen's, camper -- all set up for camping festivities. You can't go wrong with that kind of branding, nice scenery and plenty of Tanka to go around!

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614. Jun 02, 2014
Pine Ridge Indian Reservation runners compete in marathon, fueled by Tanka
Jenice Johnson, assistant director of marketing
Team One Spirit, a running team from Pine Ridge Reservation, competed in the Colfax Marathon in Denver in May. Tanka donated our "Live Life Powerfully" stickers and a case of Apple Orange Peel Tanka Sticks to the event (more...)



617. May 22, 2014
Mid-Atlantic Whole Foods team leaders learn more about Tanka
Jenice Johnson, assistant director of marketing
Tanka marketing director Linda Crider was in Columbus, OH, this week to spend time with about 25 team leaders from the Mid-Atlantic Whole Foods region.

Our team has been conducting the trainings all month (more...)



619. May 21, 2014
Tanka a success at UNFI East Winter Holiday Show
Jenice Johnson, assistant director of marketing, assistant director of marketing
Our Tanka team recently exhibited Tanka products at the UNFI East Winter Holiday Show at Foxwoods Resort Casino. Foxwoods is operated by the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation in Ledyard, CT.

Our Marketing and Communications Director, Linda Crider, and business manager, Dawn Sherman, were happy to report that Tanka had a very successful show (more...)



621. May 20, 2014
Repeat customers, paleo followers and healthy snackers round out Tanka's Top 10 Customer Comments for April
Jason Stover, marketing specialist
04.01.14 Tanka Sticks are the best! By Jane from MIAMI

Thank you for making such a nutritious snack. I am a graduate student and these provide a great pick me up when I'm hungry for a snack and I don't want to load up on a heavy meal (more...)



622. May 16, 2014
Tanka Bites featured as a top food for fuel in "Triathlete" magazine
Jenice Johnson, assistant director of marketing

We are excited to announce that Triathlete magazine listed our Tanka Bites as a go-to food to fuel runners in the publication's May 2014 issue. Look for us on page 93 where we are listed under "Multisport Menu (more...)



624. May 15, 2014
Tanka a hit at Rebecca's Natural Food in Charlottesville, VA
Jenice Johnson, assistant director of marketing

Our great retail partners Rebecca's Natural Food had a Tanka Tasting at their store this week and posted this great photo to their Twitter page !

"We love @TankaBar #buffalo bites! Free of gluten, nitrates , MSG, hormones, soy nuts, & lactose (more...)



626. May 12, 2014
VIDEO: "Hidden America: A Health Catastrophe"
20/20

This is an excerpt from ABC's 20/20 report: "Hidden America: Children of the Plains."

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629. May 12, 2014
Tanka flying off the shelves at REI in Bloomington, MN
the Tanka Team
We are happy to report that the staff at REI in Bloomington, MN , said that Tanka is doing really well at their location. They also were preparing to move the display to the front for their big anniversary sale (more...)



631. May 07, 2014
Tanka a featured new product at Texas' Central Market locations
Jenice Johnson, assistant director of marketing

If you didn't know it already, Tanka products are in all nine Central Market locations across Texas. We are very excited be located at such a popular store chain. I recently participated in demos at Plano and Dallas locations and we are planning more for this mon (more...)



633. May 06, 2014
Pint-sized fan requests Tanka for school lunchbox
Jenice Johnson, assistant director of marketing

As it says on her Instagram profile @primalfitnessnutrition , Sara Eye is a CHEK HLC2- Trainer - Holistic Nutritionist- Bodybuilder - Wife - Mom - Foodie and her daughter just so happens to be one of Tanka's youngest fans (more...)



635. May 06, 2014
VIDEO: Native American Natural Foods President testifies before U.S. Senate Subcommittee
Jenice Johnson, assistant director of marketing

Mark Tilsen, president of Native American Natural Foods of Kyle, S.D., was invited to testify on May 1 before the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry, Subcommittee on Jobs, Rural Economic Growth and Energy Innovation (more...)



637. May 01, 2014
Visitors to Tanka headquarters keep us focused and motivated
Karlene Hunter, CEO, Native American Natural Foods
We were honored recently to receive several visitors to our headquarters in Kyle, S.D. The visitors, all of whom are very experienced business people, toured our facilities and visited with us about our company, our plans for the future and the impact of our company on the community (more...)



638. Apr 30, 2014
Tanka and Onnit Labs at Paleo f(x) in Austin, TX, get to the 'meat' of it
Jenice Johnson, assistant director of marketing

I was more than a little excited about our recent exhibit with Onnit Labs at Paleo f(x) in Austin, TX, this month. The event gave us a great opportunity to continue spreading the word about our awesome partnership with Onnit and our co-branded product with them, the NEW Warrior Bar (more...)



640. Apr 30, 2014
Native American Natural Foods President to testify before U.S. Senate Subcommittee hearing May 1
Jenice Johnson, assistant director of marketing

KYLE, S.D., April 30, 2014 - Mark Tilsen, president of Native American Natural Foods of Kyle, S.D., has been invited to testify May 1 before the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry, Subcommittee on Jobs, Rural Economic Growth and Energy Innovation (more...)



641. Apr 25, 2014
Tanka unboxes its new wooden box display for retailers
Jenice Johnson, assistant director of marketing

Our marketing and communications director, Linda Crider, reveals our NEW wooden box display, perfect for our great retailers' stores. The box holds 36 Sticks and 36 Bars [12 each of 3 flavors]. Sitting 15 (more...)



643. Apr 14, 2014
Find Tanka products at your local Central Market
Jenice Johnson, assistant director of marketing

Thanks to Sandra Escamilla with Natural Specialty Foods , one of our great broker partners, for this photo of our Tanka product line at Central Market in Plano, Texas . We are thrilled to now be located in all nine Central Market store locations (more...)



645. Mar 28, 2014
VIDEO: "Like the Tanka Bar my grandma used to make"
the Tanka Team

Experience Tanka Bar Apple Orange Peel for yourself! Buy yours TODAY and LIVE LIFE POWERFULLY!



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647. Mar 28, 2014
MEME OF THE WEEK: Setting the record straight
the Tanka Team

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649. Mar 27, 2014
Fan spots Tanka products in downtown Eugene, Oregon
the Tanka Team

We always appreciate when Tanka fans share photos of our products in their favorite local stores. This one comes from Danny Choate and was taken at Kiva Grocery Store in downtown Eugene, Oregon. Thank you, Danny!

If you would like for us to feature a photo of our products in your store, please email it with the location to jenicejohnson@tankabar (more...)



651. Mar 25, 2014
Tanka the talk of RES 2014
Jenice Johnson, assistant director of marketing





Grand Entry.

Our Tanka team represented the company for another year at The National Center For American Indian Enterprise Development's National Reservation Economic Summit i (more...)



653. Mar 21, 2014
Tanka makes debut at Central Market Supplier Partner Showcase
Jenice Johnson, assistant director of marketing

Central Market is now yet another wonderful retail partner carrying Tanka products in all of their stores. Along with Director of Marketing and Communications, Linda Crider, I helped exhibit our buffalo meat and cranberry products at the recent Central Market Supplier Partner Showcase at the Fort Worth Convention Center in Texas (more...)



655. Mar 19, 2014
Tanka spotted at Natural Grocers in Denton, Texas
Jenice Johnson, assistant director of marketing

Thanks to our artist friend Jenn Lafleur for this pic of our Tanka products at Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage in Denton, Texas! Natural Grocers is one of our great retail partners that carry all three flavors (Slow Smoked Original, Spicy Pepper and Apple Orange Peel) of our Tanka products (more...)



657. Mar 18, 2014
Spring might come a little late to Tanka headquarters
the Tanka Team

This was our team's view this morning -- just a few days until the official day of spring! We had a late start but a successful day. Please keep up with us on our Facebook page to make sure you know about any late starts or closures at headquarters (more...)



659. Mar 14, 2014
Tanka sticks fuel ASICS Los Angeles Marathon official charity
Jenice Johnson, assistant director of marketing
We recently had a great chat on Twitter with Willie Sandoval, a board member of the American Indian Community Council in Los Angeles, CA. His organization was elected to be an official charity partner of the 2014 ASICS Los Angeles Marathon (more...)



661. Mar 12, 2014
Tanka's seventh year at Expo West the best yet
Jenice Johnson, assistant director of marketing
Our Tanka team's heads are still spinning after last week's very successful Natural Products Expo West 2014 in Anaheim, CA, with our retail partners Onnit Labs . We (more...)



663. Mar 12, 2014
Tanka encourages healthy living at Pine Ridge Reservation health fair
the Tanka Team
We recently donated some of our Apple Orange Peel Tanka Sticks to the IHS Health Fair in Kyle, SD -- located on our home reservation of Pine Ridge. The fair encouraged wellness and diabetes prevention (more...)



664. Mar 11, 2014
Tanka team makes new connections at Rapid City Gift Show
Jenice Johnson, assistant director of marketing
Our team had a great time at the Rapid City Gift Show last week. This is our office assistant Jessica Heart (left) with John and Barbara Majchrzak of High Country Guest Ranch in Hill City, SD, who stopped by our booth (more...)



665. Mar 11, 2014
Tanka team continues gatherings with The Democracy Collaborative concerning employee ownership
Jenice Johnson, assistant director of marketing
Our company is constantly evolving and gaining knowledge about becoming an employee-owned business. We have been working with The Democracy Collaborative to make this happen. CEO Karlene Hunter and business manager, Dawn Sherman, took a trip to Cleveland, Ohio, recently for a "Learning/Action Lab" which is a year-long project administered by The Democracy Collaborative in partnership with the Northwest Area Foundation (more...)



666. Mar 04, 2014
"I've tried every flavor and they are all fantastic!"
Jason Stover, marketing specialist
02.02.14 Tanka products By Dylyn from prior lake

I absolutely love everything you guys offer. I've tried every flavor and they are all fantastic! I fell in love with the spicy bars and bites, I just can't get enough (more...)



667. Feb 27, 2014
Native American Natural Foods and Onnit Labs partner to create new bison Warrior Bar
Linda Crider, director of marketing and communications
KYLE, SD, Feb. 26, 2014 -- Native American Natural Foods of Kyle, S.D., and Onnit Labs of Austin, Texas, have partnered to create a co-branded product called the Warrior Bar, a spicy bison meat-and-cranberry food bar offering 14 grams of protein (more...)



668. Feb 24, 2014
Tanka brings healthy snacks to Lakota school on Pine Ridge
Jason Stover, marketing specialist
The Lakota Woglaka Wounspe: Immersion School is a school that caters to K1-5th grade on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota. I have started delivering Tanka products to the school once a month for the kids to enjoy during snack time (more...)



670. Feb 21, 2014
Tanka team makes a splash at Disney's Contemporary Resort in Florida
Jenice Johnson, assistant director of marketing
Our Director of Marketing and Communications, Linda Crider, and Tanka team member Danaj, recently attended the United Natural Foods, Inc. East Spring Summer Show at Disney's Contemporary Resort in Lake Buena Vista, FL (more...)



672. Feb 20, 2014
The Natural Specialty Foods team helps create record-breaking Tanka sales
the Tanka Team
Our president, Mark Tilsen, attended a recent meeting with our awesome broker partners Natural Specialty Sales in southern California.

The NSS team is helping to create record-breaking sales of all Tanka products throughout the West (more...)



673. Feb 19, 2014
Tanka CEO interviewed for NPR's 'Radiolab' program
Jason Stover, marketing specialist
Pat Walters from the National Public Radio/WNYC program "Radiolab" stopped by our headquarters recently and interviewed our CEO, Karlene Hunter.

Mr. Walters also interviewed several Pine Ridge Indian Reservation entrepreneurs and small business owners as well as covered the topic of economic development (more...)



674. Feb 18, 2014
Natural Specialty Sales shows appreciation for the Tanka brand
the Tanka Team
The Natural Specialty Sales team is one of our wonderful broker partners hard at work for Tanka! Our Director of Marketing, Linda Crider, shot these photos of some of the Pacific Northwest team after a retail sales meeting this week in Bellevue, WA (more...)



676. Feb 18, 2014
Partnerships prove to be a major part of Tanka success
the Tanka Team
The Natural Specialty Sales team is one of our wonderful broker partners hard at work for Tanka! Our president Mark Tilsen shot this photo of some of the Northern California team after a recent retail sales meeting in Pleasanton, CA (more...)



678. Feb 14, 2014
Apple Orange Tanka Sticks help fuel South Dakota wildland firefighters
Jenice Johnson, assistant director of marketing
Our friend Tyrone Red Blanket is a wildland firefighter from the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation town of Kyle, SD -- home of our headquarters.




He is a member of the Bear Mountain Handcrew in Rapid City, SD (more...)



680. Feb 13, 2014
Big Bat's of Pine Ridge, SD, to carry Tanka products soon
the Tanka Team
We were excited to meet Cory Pourier with Big Bat's, a convenience store located in Pine Ridge, SD, on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation. He stopped by our booth at the Rapid City Gift Show . Mr. Pourer also informed us that Big Bat's will begin carrying our Tanka products soon (more...)



682. Feb 11, 2014
Tanka Bar excited to create a win-win partnership with Whole Foods Market
the Tanka Team
Our team has been on the road meeting with several of our amazing retail partners. Mark Tilsen, Tanka president, recently met with Whole Foods Market's North Atlantic team in Cambridge, MA. That is where he shot this photo of their lobby (more...)



684. Feb 11, 2014
REI shows support at recent meeting with Tanka marketing director
the Tanka Team
Our director of marketing and communications, Linda Crider, attended a recent meeting with the REI team in Seattle, WA. The location is a flagship store for the company.

REI is one of our great retailer partners and Ms (more...)



686. Feb 07, 2014
"Finally a nutritional, natural food!" ~ Julia from South Hamilton
Jason Stover, marketing specialist
01.05.14 Tanka Bars Are A Fabulous Snack By cheryl from Seattle

Tanka Bars are great as a snack. I am on weight watchers and they are only 2 points. I eat them after my workout to curb my hunger (more...)



687. Jan 30, 2014
Author gives nod to Tanka in new cookbook
Jenice Johnson, assistant director of marketing
When author Heid Erdrich , an enrolled member of the Ojibwe tribe, saw a huge interest in the local food movement in her home of the Midwest, she discovered there was a puzzling lack of Native mentions (more...)



689. Jan 28, 2014
Tanka fan shows off Ta-Tanka pride with Facebook selfie
the Tanka Team
Tanka fan Willow Wright shared this great photo with her friends on Facebook showing her support of the company. The photo made its rounds through social media yesterday and we wanted to share it here! Thanks for your support, Willow!

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691. Jan 27, 2014
Tanka reaches new heights in Puerto Rico
the Tanka Team
One of our Twitter followers, @danfreako sent this great photo of him holding up a Tanka Bar on top of El Yunque in Puerto Rico.

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693. Jan 24, 2014
Tanka Spotlight: MUNCH OF FUN
Jenice Johnson, assistant director of marketing
Since our launch in October 2007, we have been privileged to work with outstanding retail partners. These folks are so passionate about their businesses and their customers we decided we needed to share their unique stories (more...)



694. Jan 22, 2014
Tanka featured in 'Outside' magazine
Jenice Johnson, assistant director of marketing
We are very happy to announce that Tanka Bar was highlighted in a recent article in Outside magazine titled "The Next Energy Bar Revolution: Real Meat."

Many thanks to the Outside magazine team, especially writer Meaghen Brown! The increased sales and traffic have been awesome (more...)



696. Jan 21, 2014
Tanka CEO celebrates birthday at headquarters
the Tanka Team
It's our CEO Karlene Hunter's birthday today! Our business manager Dawn Sherman and shipping specialist Kelly Hunter made an amazing chocolate cake. Dawn made a tiramisu.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, KARLENE!

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698. Jan 16, 2014
Paleo fitness and health writer gives quick review of Tanka
Jenice Johnson, assistant director of marketing
Big thanks to Tony Federico of Fitness in an Evolutionary Direction (FED) who just gave a great, "flash" review of our Spicy Pepper Blend Tanka Bar .

Mr. Federico writes:

"The tanka bar has a sweet spicy flavor and a nice chewy (but not (more...)



700. Jan 15, 2014
Tanka team continues training on employee-owned business models
Jenice Johnson, assistant director of marketing
Native American Natural Foods is working with Democracy Collaborative to learn how to implement an employee ownership program for the company. This week our team is currently working at our headquarters in Kyle, SD, with Jill Bamburg of Bainbridge Graduate Institute (more...)