Representing Premier in Washington D.C.


“Thank you for believing in entrepreneurship and the American dream.” – Congresswoman

Last week, on Wednesday, September 10th, 69 Senior Leaders joined 400 independent direct selling consultants representing 28 companies in Washington DC for Direct Selling Association’s (DSA’s) second annual Direct Selling Day on Capitol Hill.  We are so grateful to those who represented Premier Designs, Inc. and sacrificed their time to join us in Washington D.C. and share personal stories and business experiences with their member of 1

“Direct selling empowers entrepreneurs who are building the American economy community by community,” said Joseph Mariano, president of DSA. “Our industry has a positive story to tell, and Direct Selling Day on Capitol Hill is a great way to explain that our people are the industry’s greatest asset.”

“Service to others is more important than my accolades- that’s a quality in direct selling.” – Congressman

Goldphoto Executive Director from Kansas, Kathy Allen said of the day, “What an amazing day we spent representing our industry to our elected representatives. It really does make a difference when they hear our stories! Who knows I may just run for office myself!”

Six Diamond Designer from Alabama, Misti Bartlett, “Representing Premier Designs and the DSA was a huge honor and amazing experience.  Great rewards IMG_7133always come with responsibility, and I felt a personal responsibility to be a voice on Capitol Hill and represent single moms who depend on direct sales. Over 80% of direct sellers are women, and many of those are single moms.  Many single moms work full time jobs and choose direct sales to supplement their income around their busy schedules, and they are able to be independent and strong – free from government assistance – because of direct sales.  God has blessed my family through Premier Designs, and our lives have been positively impacted through direct sales, and I’m thankful that I was able to personally photo 1.JPG1share that with members of Congress.”

Four Diamond Designers from New York, Melissa and Andre Belpanno, “We loved sharing our Premier story with our elected officials and we both felt that we put a face with our industry.”Photo Sep 18, 9 06 58 AM

Five Diamond Designer from Minnesota, Shelbi Pedretti, “Kevin and I were honored to meet with our Congressman John Kline on behalf of direct sellers across America to share our story and wow … were we ever well received by both The House and Congress. Thank you Tim Horner and Premier for being a powerful influence in protecting our businesses through the DSA.”

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