CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA--(Marketwire - Aug 16, 2011) - The Pinnacle Group claimed 7 of the Rising Star Top 10 spots at Shaklee's Global Conference in Washington, D.C. on August 13, 2011. This particular category represents the fastest growing new Business Leader teams who earned the highest income during the qualification period. The qualification period ran from June 1, 2011 - June 30, 2011.

According to the Chairman of The Pinnacle Group, Bo Short, "I am so proud of the accomplishments of this wonderful group of entrepreneurs. What makes this so unique is that we came to Shaklee in February, 2011 with 5 months to go in their fiscal year. For so many members of our team to do so well is a testament of their work ethic and adherence to our business-building system."

Steve Landstra, a member of The Pinnacle Group's Executive Board and #2 on the list of honorees said, "I am so proud of our team and am honored that we are a part of this historic company. This business offers people a real opportunity to create a lifestyle that most only dream of."

The Pinnacle Group's representatives among Shaklee's Rising Star Top 10, in descending order, are:

8. Pam & Drew Otto
6. Brenden Danielsen
5. Muzafer & Fozia Najfi
4. Marcia & Wes Norfleet
3. Ty & Richelle Tribble
2. Steve & Shawn Landstra
1. Bo & Sandy Short*- Rookie of the Year

* Bo & Sandy Short received Shaklee's Rookie of the Year Award - No. 1 new Business Leader team who has earned the highest income during the qualification period.

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