Posts Tagged ‘annual meeting’

Direct Selling vs. The Gig Economy

Direct Selling vs. The Gig Economy

What used to be friendly territory is now a battleground. The gig economy is no longer an outlier. According to a recent McKinsey Global report titled Independent Work: Choice, Necessity and the Gig Economy found that 162 million people in Europe and the United States—or 20 to 30 percent of the working-age population—engage in some…

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Dear Direct Selling Colleague,

Direct Selling Association

Thank you for being part of the DSA Annual Meeting. Ours is an age marked by transition. As direct selling faces these tides of change, the fight to protect our independent salesforces and their ability to build business on their own terms remains our lynchpin issue. We have taken note of the cultural moment all…

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Fragile or Agile?

Disruption is coming. How nimble is your company to weather the inevitable storm? Ten years ago, when we needed a ride, we called a cab by default. Then came Uber and Lyft, to the dismay of taxi drivers. Twenty years ago, when we wanted to buy new clothes, we drove to the mall. Then came…

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Direct Selling Association Announces 2018 DSA Award Winners, Top 20

Photo: DSA President and CEO, Joseph N. Mariano with 2018 Hall of Fame honoree Jeffrey Reigle, President and Chief Executive Officer, Regal Ware Inc. The U.S. Direct Selling Association (DSA), the national trade association for companies that offer entrepreneurial opportunities to independent sellers to market and sell products and services, announced the winners of the prestigious 2018 DSA…

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Direct Selling Industry Leaders Gather in San Diego for DSA Annual Meeting

Jo Mariano

The Direct Selling Association (DSA) Annual Meeting’s general sessions kicked off today with a focus on sharing best practices for the direct selling industry and exploring new ways to continue developing “America’s Original Entrepreneurs.” The event will run through tomorrow at the Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina in San Diego. “Direct selling is poised to be…

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2017: A Year in Review

Direct Selling Association

Click here to order the December 2017 issue in which this article appeared. I look back over 2017 with great pride at what the DSA team accomplished on behalf of our industry. We brought member company executives together to share their advice and concerns, to support our vital advocacy efforts, and to commit to ever-higher ethical standards…

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Melaleuca Pays $2.8 Million in Longevity Bonuses to 230 Employees

Melaleuca, the Idaho Falls, Idaho-based wellness company, recently rewarded 230 employees who have reached landmark anniversaries this year by giving them $2.8 million in loyalty and longevity bonuses during the company’s annual meeting. These bonuses were distributed to 180 employees from Idaho Falls and Rexburg, Idaho; 45 from Knoxville, Tennessee, three from Hawaii and two…

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