Debby Richardson of PartyLite Awarded Direct Sellers Association of Canada 'Mark of Distinction'

PLYMOUTH, Mass., July 21, 2015 /CNW/ -- PartyLite Senior Regional Vice President Debby Richardson was honoured in June by the Direct Sellers Association of Canada with its top award - the DSA Mark of Distinction.

"We're so incredibly proud of Debby," says Rob Goergen, President of PartyLite Worldwide.  "PartyLite is the world's #1 direct seller of candles, candle accessories and home decor products, and Debby is one of our very finest leaders. She's the perfect person to receive this prestigious honour. I can't think of anyone who better exemplifies the high ideals it represents."

The association's Mark of Distinction award recognizes an independent sales consultant for "exceptional service in upholding the values of trust and integrity, which are so vital within our industry," says Association President Ken Mulhall. "Additionally, we look to honour a leader who inspires others to achieve their utmost potential."

Debby Richardson recently celebrated 23 years with PartyLite. She began her career as the very first PartyLite independent consultant in Canada, building her business into its own region and attaining the highest leadership level in PartyLite, Senior Regional Vice President. 

"During her tenure with PartyLite, Debby has personally recommended nearly 230 new Consultants, promoted and supported hundreds of Leaders within her downlines, and promoted out 11 Regional Vice Presidents whose businesses reach from coast to coast," says Tracie Graham, Country Manager and Vice President of Sales for PartyLite Canada. "We're all tremendously excited about her receiving this amazing award. She is the true essence of what PartyLite and the direct selling industry are all about."

"Everyone at PartyLite is thrilled to learn that Debby was honoured with this important and prestigious award," says Joan Connor, President of PartyLite North America. "And we all agree – she totally deserves it. Debby's enthusiasm for the direct selling opportunity simply never waivers. She is always in demand as a speaker for good reason: Her guidance and vision are truly inspiring. No matter how busy she is – and Debby is really busy – she always has time for mentoring new people in the business and making sure they're on their own path to success. That's the true beauty of the direct selling business model, and Debby Richardson exemplifies it every day."

About PartyLite

PartyLite is the world's #1 party plan company selling candles, candle holders, flameless fragrance and wax warmers as well as holiday and home decor.  PartyLite products are available in 23 countries, predominately through independent PartyLite business entrepreneurs.  Since 1997, the PartyLite family of consultants, customers and employees has raised more than $15 million for the American Cancer Society and nearly $4 million for Children's Miracle Network.  In 2015, PartyLite celebrates 42 years as the global leader in its category and 25 years as a member of the distinguished Blyth family of direct selling companies (NYSE: BTH).  PartyLite is one of 53 Direct Selling Association member companies recognized during the 2015 annual meeting for participating in DSA's Code Communication Initiative, focusing on observing and  communicating the DSA Code of Ethics as widely as possible. Based in Plymouth, Massachusetts, PartyLite is a member of the Direct Selling Association and the Better Business Bureau.  For more information, please visit

About Direct Sellers Association

Since 1954 the Direct Sellers Association of Canada has established and upheld rigorous standards, ethics and good business practices as the recognized voice of its industry. It is a family of competitors using their combined strength to ensure fairness in regulations and gain credibility and respect within government. In an industry connecting more than 900,000 Canadians to entrepreneurial opportunity and enrichment, the DSA provides assurance of member company integrity and a foundation of trust for independent sales contractors and consumers. For more information, please visit

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SOURCE PartyLite

For further information: Joyce Elven, Director, Communication, PartyLite North America, 508-830-3100,,

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