Supplier Raining Rose, Inc. (UPIC: Raini224) has acquired Solar Advertising, Inc. (UPIC: solar), a promotional lip balm supplier based in Fort Collins, Colorado.

Solar Advertising’s lip balm offerings, which include Natural LipFusion and Natural SugarBalm, will be incorporated into Cedar Rapids, Iowa-based Raining Rose’s existing product line. All principals and employees of Solar Advertising will join Raining Rose as part of the transition. Raining Rose will extend its reach in the western region, and customers who previously worked with Solar Advertising will be managed by Lindsey Whitney, MAS, former president of Solar Advertising, who will be joining the Raining Rose sales team.

“Raining Rose and Solar Advertising have a shared passion for high quality lip balm, and we have very similar visions about how to serve our customers and run a business,” says Chuck Hammond, CEO of Raining Rose. “We’re very excited to be working with this company, and we look forward to showing Solar Advertising clients what Raining Rose has to offer in both an expanded product line and an expanded service staff.”

Whitney adds, “I am thrilled to be moving forward as part of the Raining Rose team. Our complementary goals and values made for an easy decision when looking at the future of Solar Advertising. While much of our customer experience will remain the same, I am excited about the added benefits and services this acquisition will bring.”

Raining Rose’s corporate office will remain in Cedar Rapids, with former Solar Advertising employees working from the Fort Collins sales office.