The Direct Selling Education Foundation (DSEF) has announced its 2020 Sales Doctoral Student Grant Program recipients. Molly Ahearne from the University of Georgia and Scott Hachey from the University of Hawai’i at Mānoa were each awarded grants that will help Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB)-accredited doctoral granting institutions build, recruit and retain…

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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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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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MONAT Global

MONAT® Global Canada, a multinational distributor of hair care products, was awarded the Direct Sellers Association (DSA) of Canada’s Making a Difference Award as well as the Code of Ethics Certificate for conducting ethical business. MONAT Canada Vice President and General Manager Jackie McClements received the Direct Selling Education Foundation (DSEF) Circle of Distinction Award. MONAT® Global was honored with DSA’s…

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Rich DeVos

Tributes continue to pour in for Rich DeVos, the Amway co-founder and direct selling legend who died last Thursday at the age of 92. The U.S. Direct Selling Association (DSA) issued a statement on his passing of DeVos, who was a DSA Hall of Fame Member, DSEF Circle of Honor Recipient and former DSA and DSEF Board…

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Modere CEO Asma Ishaq was recently elected to the Board of Directors of the Direct Selling Education Foundation (DSEF). “We welcome Asma to the DSEF Board,” said Joseph N. Mariano, president of the Direct Selling Association and sitting member of the DSEF. “I am confident her talents as a direct selling corporate leader will be great assets as…

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According to the recently released “Growth and Outlook Report: U.S. Direct Selling in 2017” by the Direct Selling Association (DSA), 2017 saw slight decreases in sales and involvement in direct selling in the United States, the largest direct selling market in the world. The DSA, the national trade association for companies that offer entrepreneurial opportunities to…

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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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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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Direct Selling Association

“In the long history of humankind,” Charles Darwin observed, “those who learned to collaborate and improvise most effectively have prevailed.” Change and disruption are the story of our times. The direct selling channel isn’t merely adapting by collaborating and improvising, but finding new opportunities to grow. While ill-informed critics sometimes will question the values of…

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