The Independent Business Owners Association International (IBOA International) puts the Independent Business Owners' (IBOs') interests first. It was designed that way in 1959 and continues to operate that way today.
Amway Co-founders Rich DeVos and Jay Van Andel made it clear that the IBO was their first priority when they formed the American Way Association (AWA).
Through the years, the IBOA International has been extremely effective at representing the interests of IBOs. You can learn more about the role the IBOA International has played by reading Our Founders, or take a look at the AWA's accomplishments through the eyes of one of its longstanding members, Jody Victor, in Together, We Represent The Best.
A detailed look at why the IBOA International was formed and what it has accomplished so far.
A timeline of our growth.
Jody Victor gives you an intimate glimpse of the early years and explains how the IBOA International continues to fulfill its objectives today. Jody is a Crown IBO, a longstanding member of the IBOA International, and the son of one of the founding members.
The most prestigious honor bestowed upon members of the IBOA International is to be named to the Presidents Cabinet. This is our Hall of Fame. The above link describes the requirements for this award and contains biographies of the recipients.