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Ron Puryear has died

PURYEAR[1]Spokane newspaper, The Spokesman-Review, has reported that Amway Founders Crown Ron Puryear, founder of World Wide Dream Builders (WWDB), has died.

Ron & Georgia Lee Puryear joined Amway in 1971 when Ron was working as a bookkeeper and Georgia Lee as a waitress. Within six months they were making enough that Georgía Lee could quit her job. Ron was able to do the same in 1974.

They eventually established WWDB, aka World Wide Group,  one of the most successful Amway organisations in the world. He is survived by his wife Georgia Lee Puryear and son Jim Jr and their Amway network of thousands of Platinum and above Amway business owners around the world.

Amway Global – latest Accreditation list

It’s now more than a month since the original August 31 deadline for Amway Global North America organizations and business owners to ensure they were accredited and operating according Amway’s rules and guidelines. The deadline was reportedly extended by a month as the process took more resources and time than Amway Global expected. Here’s the list as of October 2, 2008 –

Accredited Organizations:
eFinity, MMP, ProSystem One, Network 21, WIN, P5, Team-ONE, Vision Global, Britt Worldwide (BWW), I-Team USA, Global Business Alliance (GBA), International Connection (IC), INA, Julia Yu, Chi Chen, Teamworks International (TWI), DSI, Vision 2010, Equipo Vision, InterBiz, Usher Enterprises, IDA International, ITeam Choice, Proyecto Libertad, GlobalNet, World Wide Dream Builders

Accredited IBOs:
Jeff Paullin, Terry & Donna Gallian, Andrea Clark, Janette & Milo Wilcox, Alyn & Geraldine Sovak, Wade and April Cowart, Diane Fahrenkrug, Brett and Rebecca Barlow, KBBT, Inc., Jorge & Nessa Gutierrez, BIJA of Sarasota, Alan & Lori Mitchell, Norma Buttrick Teerman & John Teerman, John & Pam Marta, Holpp Enterprises, Inc., Eastburn & Associates, Inc., Don & Janice Berman, Ray and Judy Clem, Maureen Minaudo, Robert & Eva Chavez, John & Lori Dipaola, Tom & Robin Joseph, Randy and Kathleen Wolfe, Charlotte Maaskant Trust, Bob & Mary Smiley, Phil & Kathleen Wolf, Bill & Myrna McDonald, PTM Enterprises LLC, DD-120 Ltd, Dawn & Bud Peterson, Eric & Brenda Buehler, Gaffey & Gaffey, Inc., Paul & Linda Witter, The Mahoney Family Trust, Maurice & Lavone Luther, Randy Perry & Lisa Perry, Claire Gunnett, Carmel Van Alen, Michael & Dorothy Hamlett, Jan & John DeYoung, DeJean Family Living Trust, Mary Pederson & Katie Bronemann & Lisa Freitas, Karstedt International, Inc., Seagren Sales, Inc., Lawrence & Margaret Rich, Robert & Mona Rodee, Linda Kalland, Patricia Eich, James Merrill & Glenna Devoy, Jerry & Debbie Boes, Sid & Mary Watters, Krause & Krause, Inc., Charles Wolf, Jakob & Julie Oenes, Jean Benetti, Nobuhiko & Tomoko Yamaguchi, Yumiko & Masaki Koretsune, Howard & Faye Vaughan, Dallas Beaird, Amway Direct Distributorship 689, Grant & Marcella Hedgpeth, Dirk, Karin & Nicole Jansen, Amdeka Corporation, Three Beecher, Inc., John Riles, Grace Cope-Riles, Kandice Berger & Shannon Nicole Stone

Of note is that WWDB (World Wide Dream Builders), one of the largest organisations in North America, is now in the list – however, The Yager families Internet Services is not. It’s interesting to see the large range of different organisations and the many “system independent” IBOs listed. Most Amway critics have experiences limited to just one organisation, yet when they write about Amway on the internet, they often speak as if their experience is a universal one – yet I can guarantee most Amway critics have never even heard of most of the organizations and folk listed above, let alone all the other Amway organisations and thousands of Diamonds around the world. It’s also interesting to note the number of “Trusts” and independent corporations listed. These are often very old distributorships, often where the original distributor has since died. The Charlotte Maaskant Trust, for example, is the business originally started by Neal Maaskant – the sponsor of Rich DeVos and Jay Van Andel in both Nutrilite and Amway! It qualified as a Founders Emerald business when Founders Awards were introduced in the late 90s. Contrary to the claims of Amway critics that “residual” type incomes aren’t possible with Amway, these businesses continue to provide incomes for the families of the distributor that had the foresight and put in the effort to build a successful, long-lasting business.

All in Energy vs XS Energy

There’s been a bit of discussion recently on various Amway-related websites about an energy drink called All in Energy, apparently marketed primarily through poker tourneys. All in Energy, much like XS Energy (marketed by Amway and Quixtar) comes in multiple flavours, is sugar free, and has large doses of B-vitamins and various energy-boosting herbs.

The internet “chatter” came about because it was noted in an article about a poker tournament sponsered by All in Energy that the CEO of All in Energy is a man by the name of Greg Duncan. XS Energy is co-owned by Amway and WWDB Triple Diamond Greg Duncan. An almost identical product, and the owner/management have the same name? Surely not coincidence? Continue reading All in Energy vs XS Energy