Loren and Marty Weissman moved the arena this morning as they reminisced on the legacy of integrity and love that was the Jerry Siciliano, “the Godfather” of Market America. Market America is global, but is nonetheless a family, and without the members of the small family from the beginning, we would not be here today. His light hearted demeanor and never failing charisma laid the foundation for the business building tools that brought thousands to fill the arena this weekend.
The crowd gave a standing applause as Marty welcomed Jerry’s family on stage. Jerry’s wife, Isabelle, recognized past Jerry Siciliano Award recipients and Marty and Loren together announced this year’s overwhelmingly grateful recipient, Jacki Blasko.
Jacki Blasko hardly fit words through tears of shock, ecstasy, and gratitude as she thanked her higher power, her mother, and her family. Many throughout the arena cheered for Jacki, with tears in their eyes.
Thank you, Jerry and congratulations Jackie Blasko on winning this truly commendable award.
“Who ever thought that the farm girl from Wisconsin could be standing up here today?” – Jackie Blasko