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One of the most exciting and rewarding things about being part of the direct selling industry is the collaborative efforts of companies as well as independent representatives to come together for the greater good.

According to the Internet Retailer magazine Top 500 Report, Amway (No. 30) and Avon Products (No. 37) are among the most patronized product websites in the U.S.

Hispanic Heritage Month runs each year from Sept. 15 through Oct. 15. This year, in celebration of the observance, Amway has partnered with broadcast networks Discovery en Espanol and Discovery Familia to create a campaign—“Momentos de Calidad" ("Quality Moments")—to encourage Hispanics to share those special moments of growing up in Latin America.

Nearly 40 direct selling executives gathered at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., for Direct Selling Day on the Hill, Sept. 12, to meet with members of Congress and discuss the importance of small businesses on the U.S. economy.

This week AdvoCare announced that they will be the title sponsor for the Phoenix International Raceway's Nov. 11 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Race. The race will appropriately be called the AdvoCare 500.

Fortune has placed Sheri McCoy, Avon’s new CEO taking over from Andrea Jung, at No. 17 on its 2012 list of “50 Most Powerful Women”.

Last week, direct selling industry giant Herbalife made a groundbreaking announcement. They reported their second quarter net sales of $1 billion, which is a 23 percent increase over the prior year. The net income they reported reflected an increase of 20 percent over the prior year.

Over the last week, several companies hosted their conferences, meetings and annual conventions with record attendance and great impact on local economies.

The drop in August’s unemployment rate isn't particularly good news for the economy—it's driven mostly by nearly 400,000 people dropping out of the labor force, rather than more people finding jobs.

Every year FORTUNE Magazine posts its annual list of movers and shakers, called the Top 100 Fastest-Growing Companies.

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