Celebrating the generosity of the channel
As we move into the final quarter of 2023 and turn our attention to gratitude and thanksgiving, I am thrilled to bring you our annual Philanthropy Issue, celebrating the enormous generosity of the companies in the channel as well as their representatives.
It is extremely gratifying to see how, year after year, these direct sellers are making significant differences in the lives of individuals and entire communities. From scholarships to disaster relief efforts, the altruism on display is a testament to the collective power of goodwill and “giving back” that resonates throughout our industry.
It is these acts of kindness that truly elevate direct selling, underscoring the fact that success is not just measured by profit margins but also by the positive impact of so many charitable programs and foundations across the channel.
And speaking of success, I am also very happy this month to bring you our in-depth coverage of Neora’s landmark win over the FTC. Our cover story will give you a detailed breakdown and history of the case. And for further insights, don’t miss this month’s
Risk Roundup, in which Neora’s lead counsel, Ed Burbach, provides his insights on his client’s momentous victory.
This win not only vindicates Neora but also sets a precedent that bolsters the legal standing of every legitimate direct selling company—and for this, I know that the entire channel joins SSN in expressing gratitude to Neora and its leaders.
Finally, I want to extend my personal thanks to everyone across the channel who has contributed their wisdom, their experiences and their opinions to SSN over the past year. The insights provided by company and field leaders, legal minds and the channel’s suppliers are truly the best part of this publication.
I wish each of you a wonderful holiday season ahead, and thank YOU for reading!
With gratitude, David Bland!