Happy New Year!

As we say goodbye to 2012 and greet 2013, we reflect on our Founders Fundamentals: Freedom, Family, Hope, Reward.

Those fundamentals have laid the foundation for where our company is today and help us remain optimistic for the future.

Amway Chairman Steve Van Andel and President Doug DeVos recently shared that optimism with a local business publication for its Crystal Ball project, a look at what Michigan business people consider the major issues for 2013.

Steve and Doug acknowledged the challenges faced by the economy, but they said they put their faith in people.

“We tend to be optimistic in them and what they do and how well they do. We think that makes a huge difference in the future and in the future of our business,” they said.

And about that economy? “We think the economy, on a global basis, has a lot of optimism to it. There’s potential everywhere.”

On that optimistic note, we wish all of you a wonderful new year filled with Freedom, Family, Hope and Reward.

(Our World Headquarters will be closed Dec. 31 and Jan. 1.)