Market America and SHOP.COM Honored as a Triad Business Journal Family Business of the Year

Last night was a very special evening for our UnFranchise Family, as Market America and SHOP.COM were just honored as one of the Triad Business Journal’s Family Businesses of the Year! This award was created by the team at the Triad Business Journal to recognize and celebrate family businesses that make a positive impact on the community and help drive economic growth.

When we first started this business 25 years ago, the only product we really had was belief, and the only thing that kept us moving forward were the unbreakable bonds of family and the undeniable notion that we were creating a business that could change people’s lives all over the world. From day one we’ve worked together, supported one another, and believed in one another. This belief, love, and comradery extends across the globe and connects every single UnFranchise Owner. That’s what truly makes us a family business in my eyes.

I’d like to congratulate each and every UnFranchise Owner across the globe for being a part of this, because without you there is no family – and there is no business. With additional information and help from you, we’ve gone from a humble business with just a handful of employees and no real capital, to an international powerhouse that’s generated over$7.3 billion in accumulated retail sales. That didn’t happen by accident. It happened because you believed in us the same way we believed in you.

I’ve always said that teamwork makes the dream work and you prove that to us on a daily basis. Ours is a family business unlike any other and I thank you all for being a part of it!

Keep Growing!
-JR Ridinger