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Market America Takes Home the Big BBB Win For 2018!

Market America, a multi-tiered internet marketing company, takes home the 2018 Better Business Bureau ( BBB) Torch Award for Ethics. was honored with the illustrious award twice. is a web domain that the company utilizes for retail purposes. Market America has achieved quite a feat by being the first company to achieve two separate Torch Award wins via the Central North Carolina BBB. is an exclusive website utilized by Market America. It has easily become one of the largest online retail spaces worldwide. Market Americas’ site houses over 30 million brand name products and services online. is one of the biggest internet stores selling items such as electronics, apparel, coffee, flowers and much more. The company was recognized for displaying impressive ethics in business practices. The leading online marketer is a huge proponent of teamwork and integrity. They go the extra mile to satisfy and accommodate their customers. The company has a stellar reputation for bringing viable, exclusive brands to their online client base in a timely and service-friendly manner. Because of the company’s commitment to integrity and accountability, they have scored the BBB Torch Award for Ethics in 2013, as well as most recently in 2018.

Market America was founded in 1992 and is headquartered in Greensboro North Carolina. The company has a staff of over 800 people operating in Canada, Hong Kong, Australia, Singapore, Taiwan, the United Kingdom, Spain, Mexico and the United States. Founders, JR Ridinger and wife Loren Ridinger created a multi-level marketing business model that serves independent distributors, which are coined as un-franchise business owners’. These un-franchise business owners sell their products via Market America’s online business infrastructure. The enterprise fosters a culture to assist business entrepreneurs in creating a sustainable income while providing consumers with a flexible shopping outlet. The company is extremely successful and continues to pursue new technologies in order to continue growth and strengthen their online retail market.

A Variety Of Items Chris Burch Says Can Make Great Gifts For Family Or Friends

Chris Burch founded Burch Creative Capital about nine years ago because he has used different ideas and cost-cutting ways of distributing products before when starting his own businesses, and at his venture capital firm he wants to encourage others to use a combination of art, financial acumen and branding ideas to build new companies.

Burch’s portfolio has a variety of startups in fashion retail and e-commerce, alternative power technology, talent searching and organic foods. But he also has companies that craft home goods, some of which he says can make great gifts when you want something for a family member or friend. A few things that Burch loves are Barbour Gisburne jackets, a U.S. Jaclean Zero-Gravity Massage Chair, Snowe Home candles and candies from Fatty Sundays.

Chris Burch is a New York native who is a billionaire today, but he came a long way to get there. When he was only in college, he started a gig buying large quantities of sweaters from a factory in Ithaca, NY. He and his brother sold the sweaters door-to-door first, and after expanding sales to other campuses, small stores and then larger retail chains, Burch turned this gig into a full retail company named Eagle Eye Apparel.  Check   The company made millions of dollars in sales during the 21 years Burch was CEO, and he sold it later when he decided to invest in other startups. He and his then wife Tory Burch, a fashion model started a unique fashion line that was promoted on a lot of TV daytime shows and became a big hit in the mid-2000s. Burch later sold his share in that company a few years after starting Burch Creative Capital.  For his latest innovative offering to the market, check

Chris Burch has formed some partnerships with some famous businessmen and celebrities including Alan Faena, who he helped finance the building of the Faena Hotel + Universe, and Ellen DeGeneres who he helped start a home lifestyle company. Burch became passionate about the hospitality industry a few years ago when he decided to buy the shares of Nihiwatu Resort in Sumba Island and started building new vacation villa homes there, and he even built his own multi-million dollar home there. Burch is also a philanthropist who has given to an orthopedic research institute and a private boarding school.

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