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'Michigan' Posts

Wednesday, December 27th, 2006…

Gerald R. Ford

Long before he became so important to U.S. history, back when our company was just a start-up, Gerald R. Ford was our Congressman, our neighbor, and our friend.
We remember him coming out to Ada to turn a shovel at groundbreakings. Accepting a glass of orange Active-8, fresh from an industrial mixer, and clinking cups […]

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Posted in: Alticor, Amway, Grand Rapids, Michigan

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Friday, December 1st, 2006…

Slip-slidin’ away

Haven’t forgotten about all of you. In fact, we were thinking about you on our drive in this morning, through a West Michigan ice storm that had cars slewing around like tipsy otters dancing in an over-waxed ballroom. Not that you remind us of otters. Or that you’re tipsy.
Really, we need to work on our […]

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Posted in: Alticor, Miscellaneous, Grand Rapids, Michigan

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Wednesday, November 8th, 2006…

Dick, you done us proud

We’ll leave the political analysis to the people who do that for a living. But here’s what we know this morning:
Regardless of our personal politics, the people of our company are proud of Dick DeVos.
We’re proud of the example he set in his willingness to serve. Proud of the way he represented our company.
Dick is […]

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

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Thursday, November 2nd, 2006…

Coming soon!

Took a call today from a reporter who wants to talk to us for a story about our China business…that will run after Election Day in Michigan.
Sunbeams and roses! A real story! About our real business!
Honest to Pete, there have been days this year where we’ve forgotten that reality exists.
But today’s call was a reminder: […]

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

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Monday, October 30th, 2006…

Oh, Pooh

Official statements we never thought we’d have to issue:
We do not manufacture teddy bears. Not here. Not in China. Never have. Never will.
We do not manufacture tissues. Not here. Not in China. Never have. Never will.
We do not manufacture garden hose, pixie wings, dimmer switches or turpentine.
We do make a pretty fair Margarita. Excuse us while […]

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

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Friday, October 6th, 2006…

Reasons to be cheerful

On the air in Michigan with our two latest “I am Amway” spots (see below). And it feels good.
A couple months ago, a little stunned at being attacked by name in the Michigan governor’s race (sounds naïve now, we know, but it’s true) we made the decision to take to the air, defending our employees […]

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

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