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'Amway' Posts

Thursday, August 31st, 2006…

Alticor launches “I Am Amway” advertising

Our company has been dragged into the headlines in recent months. Today, the company began running TV commercials featuring some of our 4,000 Michigan-based employees. Because, if people are going to define our company, we’d rather our employees be heard. They are the experts. We are running these ads because, in the hallways and on […]

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Monday, August 14th, 2006…

Hed T.K.

Big business-front story yesterday in the Grand Rapids Press on how our company was handling the effects of Dick DeVos’ run for governor of Michigan. Good piece. (Though no spokesperson, believe it or not, ever really enjoys being quoted.)
Now, we know that we should have blogged about the piece yesterday, especially because they mentioned the […]

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Posted in: Alticor, Amway, Michigan Governor's Race

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Friday, August 4th, 2006…

Wired

We were pleased to see James Prichard’s corporate background story hit the wires this afternoon. One of the things that we constantly struggle with…is the complexity of this company, its business model, its product offerings, and its personalities. And that’s without the extra noise and controversy that’s been kicked up around the Michigan governor’s race. […]

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Posted in: Alticor, Amway, Quixtar, Access Business Group, Product Lines, Michigan Governor's Race, Miscellaneous

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Friday, July 21st, 2006…

Five strikes…they’re out!

Last week the Michigan Court of Appeals heard oral arguments on the case involving former shareholders of Amway Asia Pacific LTD.
Just a week later, the Court of Appeals panel affirmed the trial court’s decision…where the case was dismissed based on the pleadings before it even got started. The appellate panel held “that in a thorough […]

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Posted in: Alticor, Amway, Michigan Governor's Race

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Friday, July 14th, 2006…

Re-re-re-reheated

Today’s Grand Rapids Press covers a legal hearing held yesterday in a Michigan court involving our company. Read the details in the article.
The Press is a quality paper, well-run and fair. Even so, this is a pretty good example of the kind of story that we think would be smaller news, at best, if one […]

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Posted in: Alticor, Amway, Michigan Governor's Race

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Thursday, July 13th, 2006…

The P-word

Every workplace has a word that makes the entire organization crazy. Don’t know where you work, but you have one.
Our word is “pyramid.”
Did we mention it makes us crazy?
So let us get this off our chest. (And take you on a trip to Malaysia while we’re at it — see below.)
Maybe you’ll read this post […]

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Posted in: Alticor, Amway, Michigan Governor's Race

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Friday, June 30th, 2006…

Yes. Uh-huh. Exactly.

We’ve tried, but sometimes it takes a professional to explain these things.
Brian Dickerson of the Detroit Free Press got the heart of the China issue exactly right today in his column.
As always, we’ll stay away from the candidate talk. Who to vote for is somebody else’s fight; we’re just here to stand up for our […]

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Posted in: Alticor, Amway, Michigan Governor's Race

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Saturday, June 24th, 2006…

Underlining

This morning’s Detroit News carries the second part of a profile of our former president, Dick DeVos, who is running for governor in Michigan. Today’s piece focuses on our company, and Dick’s time here.
We read this morning’s article, just like you did, and just want to underline a few things:
No, we are not a pyramid […]

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Posted in: Alticor, Amway, Michigan Governor's Race

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Thursday, April 20th, 2006…

Let’s stub this out quick

We watched with dismay a few months ago as the campaign process turned the topic of our China business operations into a political punching bag. It became a distraction, and an irritating one, in part because so many people got so many facts wrong so quickly.
So let us get on the record right off the […]

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Thursday, April 13th, 2006…

Alticor and China jobs…just the facts

Today’s Detroit News carries a letter making several bold assertions about our company, jobs and China.
It’s an odd feeling, having others who don’t know our company make claims about us in the course of the Michigan governor’s race. Opinions are one thing, and everyone’s entitled to them. But we do not intend to sign over […]

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