Each year at the Market America World Conference, Executive Vice President, Marty Weissman and Senior Executive Vice President, Loren Ridinger, present the honorable Jerry Siciliano Award. Jerry’s contributions will continue to be the legacy of Market America. Each year at World Conference, we will all remember Jerry and the impact he continues to have on our roles in the Market America family—UnFranchise® Owner, Shop Consultant, employee, preferred customer. Continue reading for details of the 2019 Jerry Siciliano Award.
Loren touched on the importance of Jerry Siciliano and how he helped build Market America in the early years. The pair reminisced on the legacy of integrity and love that was the Jerry Siciliano, “the Godfather” of Market America. Although Market America is a global corporation, 23 years ago it started as nothing more than a small family. That family has grown indefinitely in the past years, but the core of Market America remains the same. Jerry’s lighthearted demeanor and never failing charisma laid the foundation for the business building tools that brought thousands to fill the arena this weekend. Marty explained how residual income can pay you for life. Jerry’s wife still makes a 6-figure income every year because of the work that Jerry did in the early 90s.
Each year, the Jerry Siciliano award is given to an individual that meets the following criteria:
- Strength of heart
- Clear vision
- Demonstrates belief, loyalty, respect, credibility and love of the UnFranchise Business
- Helps motivate followers to believe in their dreams and to work hard to overcome obstacles that are in their way
The winner of the 2019 Jerry Siciliano Award was Bonnie Philo, for her years of leadership and dedication to the business. Bonnie stated that life is going to take a big bite out of your life. 3 years ago, Bonnie lost her mother, father, and sister. However, in a tough time, Bonnie mentioned that her Market America family reached out to her helped her get through tough time. Bonnie shared the advice that Elizabeth Weber gave to her, which was “No is not a no forever. It’s just a no for now.”
Relive the heartfelt moment:
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