Daily Progress, Jacksonville, TX

July 15, 2013

Avon Calling: Rep wins trip as reward for superlative work

Ben Tinsley
Jacksonville Daily Progress

JACKSONVILLE — Jacksonville Avon representative Susie Love Ripkowski recently was honored as being one of the beauty company's top representatives in the country.

The 60-year-old area resident is owner of the Love’s Nest shop, 106 E. Rusk Street, in downtown Jacksonville. She has been working for Avon  for over a decade.

As part of her special corporate accolade, Ripkowski and other top Avon representatives recently were treated to participation in an annual company trip – a six-day, five-night trip to Honolulu, Hawaii.

This unexpected vacation was designed to group together the company's top performers in sales and leadership company positions.

This June 21 through June 26 “luxurious tropical trip” included guided island tours of Honolulu's famed beaches and historic sites such as Pearl Harbor. They also took part in cultural Polynesian pasttimes such as luaus and hula dancing, company officials said.

Additionally, they acknowledged for their fantastic achievements at a special gala hosted by Avon executives.

Ripkowski could not be reached at her work phone Friday, but her reaction on Facebook was very strong and very positive.

 “I love my job!” Ripkowski gushed. “Avon sends my husband and I on an all expense paid trip to Hawaii AND when I get home there are BONUS checks waiting in the mail! All this over and above my regular earnings! Wish I had discovered this a lot earlier in my life.”

Angelo Rossi, group cice president over Avon North America Sales, said those invited to attend find it a high point of professional pride. Rossi said Ripkowski  should be no different.

“Susie  embodies the entrepreneurial spirit that has been at the heart of Avon for  all these years, demonstrating first hand how Avon representatives can have economic empowerment, financial freedom, and the opportunity to lead  a team and mentor others,” Rossi said.

A leading global beauty company, Avon brings in nearly $11 billion in annual revenue.  

Additionally, it is one of the world's largest  direct sellers – sold through more than six million active

independent Avon sales representatives.  

The Avon product line is available in over 100 countries, and includes color cosmetics, skincare, fragrance, fashion and home products.