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WorldVentures Expands into Brazil

Brazil

WorldVentures™ recently announced that it has opened in a new global market: Brazil. Since 2015, WorldVentures has hosted 100 DreamTrips in Brazil, accounting for thousands of travelers who visited the country as part of the membership. With the opening of the membership, the company is looking to increase the number of DreamTrips offerings in the country.…

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Charlie Orr Joins Strouds; Company to Launch SOMNVIE Social Selling Brand

Strouds Linens recently announced that Charles L. Orr has joined the Executive Committee in anticipation of the 2020 launch of the company’s social selling bedding brand, SOMNVIE. “I’ve had the good fortune of knowing Charlie for more than a decade as we collaborated in industry meetings,” said founder and CEO Jeff Stroud. “In looking to…

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Avon Foundation Argentina Awards $1 Million to Social Change Projects

Avon Foundation Argentina

The Avon Foundation Argentina recently announced new awards totaling $1 million to women-led social projects at the 12th annual Avon Foundation Women Solidarity Awards. Five winners will be granted $200,000 each towards an initiative they’ve created and implemented to improve the lives of people in their communities. The Solidarity Awards aim to stimulate and support community…

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Direct Selling Companies Win International Stevie Awards

International Stevie Awards

Jeunesse Global, Kannaway, ARIIX, USANA Health Sciences, Amway, LifeVantage, Neogenics Nutrition and Medical Marijuana, Inc. were winners at the 16th annual International Business Awards®, known as the Stevies. A record total of more than 4,000 nominations from organizations of all sizes and in virtually every industry were submitted this year for consideration in a wide range…

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25 Books for Self-Improvement Month

self-improvement month

September is self-improvement month, a time to focus on improving yourself to achieve desired goals. With the help of SUCCESS magazine, we have compiled a list of 25 books—from timeless classics such as James Allen’s As a Man Thinketh to recent bestsellers like Nike swoosh creator Phil Knight’s Shoe Dog—that provide insights on maximizing potential, overcoming fears and recognizing the pivotal…

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Approval of Oriflame Merger Set for Sept. 30

af Jochnick Family

The Board of Directors of Oriflame Holding AG has set a meeting on September 30 for approval of the merger with Walnut Mergeco AG, a Swiss entity 100 percent owned by Walnut Bidco Plc. Following the delisting of Oriflame on July 17, the Board has resolved to call the remaining shareholders to an Extraordinary General Shareholders’…

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Measuring Brand Success Without “Likes”

Instagram and Facebook

The “Like” counts on Instagram and Facebook posts may be going away, leaving brands without a valuable measurement of how consumers feel about their products. In April, Instagram began testing the hiding of Likes in Canada, expanding to Brazil, Australia, New Zealand, Italy, Ireland and Japan in July. In those countries, a post shows just a few…

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ARIIX and LIMU Merge to Increase Sales Opportunities for Representatives

ARIIX and LIMU Merge

Bountiful, Utah-based ARIIX recently announced its merger with LIMU, an Orlando, Florida-based direct sales company. According to ARIIX, the partnership formed due to shared values in industry innovation, enhanced product offerings and strong projected sales figures. “Both ARIIX and LIMU were founded on the philosophy of truly advocating for the independent business builder,” said Dr. Fred Cooper, ARIIX…

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Mary Kay Foundation, UT Southwestern Partner to End Cancers Impacting Women

UT Southwestern

The Mary Kay FoundationSM recently announced a $500,000 grant to fund a groundbreaking global fellowship program with long-time partner UT Southwestern Medical Center. The new one-year fellowship will offer up to five international post-doctoral researchers the opportunity to conduct cutting-edge cancer research at the world-renowned UT Southwestern facility in Dallas, and allow them to continue research…

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