BLOG ARCHIVE FOR: December, 2005


From the hometown to the big city…Quixtar in the news

On Sunday the Grand Rapids Press, a Booth newspaper, ran a story about Quixtar and IBO business support materials.  The story was fair and balanced, although in journalistic tradition, the allegations led and the corporate response followed.

On Tuesday Quixtar Managing Director Jim Payne made a brief appearance on NBC’s Today Show announcing Alticor and Quixtar’s $2.2 million donation to Today’s national toy drive to help bring holiday cheer to children around the country.  We were one of a number of leading Direct Selling Association member companies that provided toys or products for this effort.  Locally, Alticor has been a long-time supporter of Toys for Tots.

In other news, we just pulled the brand-spanking-new redesign of What You Want off the presses.  This monthly publication focused on products has a bold new look and feel and a focus on what’s new in products, services, and merchandising materials to support IBO businesses.  IBOs will see this in their mailboxes next week.

There are also new interviews and content at, including quite a few IBO interviews.  Keep checking back at this site as there will be new stuff added every week for the next month or so.

As an FYI, Quixtar is closed for Christmas on Friday, December 23 and Monday, December 26 and will be closed on Monday, January 2 in celebration of the New Year. Stay safe, happy, and healthy through the holidays.


Back to life, back to reality

The two-week run of Achievers ended and our Quixtar team members returned home to the cold and snow of West Michigan.

Not that Grapevine, Texas was sunny and warm…Dallas had an ice storm that crippled the city, shutting down schools, the airport for a period of time, and put a lot of activities on hold.  It even cancelled the Quixtar 5K run scheduled for December 8.  In fact, the Gaylord Texan even asked their staff to stay overnight because they feared they wouldn't be able to serve the needs of guests should staff be unable to report to work because of icy roads.

Still, Achievers was a huge success.  Expo was the best ever, and offered a look at what's ahead in Quixtar's health, beauty, and home tech categories.  NAO spokesperson and makeup artist Jeannie Mai was there, as was iCook chef Jason Roberts.  Both bring a lot of fun and energy to what they do.  And, there was lots of traffic at the One by One booth, where IBOs learned how they can get involved in Easter Seals and US Dream Academy to help children live better lives.

And, there was the tireless Quixtar team staffing expo, taking care of IBO needs, and in general, working hard to support our IBOs.

Achievers is part celebration, part look at the future.  But most of all, it's all about celebrating the success of Quixtar IBOs and their businesses.  For the Quixtar team, it's an incredible opportunity to spend time with our customers and learn how we can support them better.  And that's something that makes Achievers one of the best times of the year for us. 


Deep in the heart of Texas

A number of Quixtar team members aren’t here in snowy and cold West Michigan — they’re deep in the heart of Texas along with thousands of our top IBOs for the annual Achievers event.

Themed ”Achievers Xtreme,” this incentive event celebrates the achievements of the prior year and takes a look ahead at the products and programs coming up in ‘06  to support IBOs.

For more on Achievers Xtreme, visit