DSA News

DSA of Canada Announces Academic Scholarship Recipients

DSA of Canada Academic Scholarship

Seven students received an academic boost when the Direct Sellers Association of Canada (DSA) recently announced its scholarship winners for 2019. This is the eighth year of the scholarships, which celebrate and contribute to the educational endeavors of both sales consultants and employees in the direct selling industry, as well as their families. The DSA…

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DSA: Sale of CBD Supplements Violates DSA Code of Ethics

DSA Code of Ethics

The Code Administrator of the Direct Selling Association (DSA) made it known to all member companies in a memo released July 30 stating  “…it is the determination by this office that the sale of ingestible CBD (cannabidiol-based oils) products such as a foodstuff, nutritional supplement, tincture or for any digestible means for humans or animals is violative…

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DSA Canada Welcomes Five New Board Members

DSA Canada

The Direct Sellers Association of Canada recently announced the appointment of five new members to its Board of Directors. The newly appointed directors are: Darla Brown – General Manager Canada, Plexus Worldwide Jackie McClements – Vice President and General Manager, Monat Global Canada Sona van der Hoop – Senior Director North American Sales, Mannatech Marcia…

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DSA, Congresswoman Debbie Lesko Lead Women’s Entrepreneurship Event

Debbie Lesko

A Women’s Entrepreneurship Event led by U.S. Congresswoman Debbie Lesko (R-AZ) and the Direct Selling Association (DSA) was held on Monday, July 29, in Glendale, Arizona. Independent sales representatives from DSA member companies Amway, Arbonne International, Isagenix International and Mary Kay, Inc. participated in the event. The roundtable discussion focused on getting women involved in entrepreneurship, and…

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DSA Canada Celebrates Industry Leaders at 2019 Awards Gala

DSA Canada

The Direct Sellers Association (DSA) of Canada recently announced the recipients of the 2019 DSA Awards during their annual conference in Vancouver, British Columbia. The DSA Awards honor and recognize organizations and individuals for their outstanding contributions to the direct selling industry in Canada. “The recipients of these awards are true champions of Canada’s direct selling industry,”…

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U.S. DSA Supports H.R. 3522, the Preserving Direct Seller Independence Act

H.R. 3522

On June 26, 2019, the Preserving Direct Seller Independence Act, H.R 3522, was introduced with bipartisan support. The Act reinforces the status of direct sellers as independent contractors by incorporating the specific language in Section 3508 of the Internal Revenue Service Code on direct selling independent contractor status into the Fair Labor Standards Act. As…

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Direct Selling Australia Announces 2019 Industry Award Winners

Direct Selling Australia

Direct Selling Australia announced the winners of the 2019 DSA Industry Awards on June 24 at its 52nd annual conference, Get in Touch. The awards recognize the achievements of member companies that are transforming the lives of those seeking flexible and meaningful ways to earn an income, often following an exit from the workforce due to…

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U.S. DSA Announces 2019 Officers, Directors

Direct Seller Independence Act

The U.S. Direct Selling Association (DSA) recently announced elected officers and directors to the association’s Board of Directors.   Officers and directors of the association are recognized leaders who have earned the respect of their colleagues and the public and are committed to lead and direct the affairs of the association. The board officers will each serve one-year…

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WFDSA Reports Record 2018

WFDSA

The World Federation of Direct Selling Associations (WFDSA) earlier this month released business results for 2018. According to WFDSA: Global estimated retail sales for 2018 were a record $192.9 billion, an increase of 1.2% over 2017. Compound annual growth rate for the period from 2015 through 2018 was 1.7%, showing sustained growth over time. The…

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DSA Announces 2019 Awards Winners

In conjunction with its annual meeting, the U.S. Direct Selling Association (DSA), announced top honors to the industry’s standout companies at its 2019 DSA Awards gala in Austin, Texas. In addition, the Direct Selling Education Foundation(DSEF) announced three new inductees to its prestigious Circle of Honor. DSA Awards DSA Awards recognize the outstanding programs DSA…

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