Late in 2013, I flew to Calfornia to the launch of the 3rd Lyoness USA office and had the opportunity to sit down with Dr. Stephenie Nielsen, to get her take on the Lyoness America business model, and why as a doctor in pharmacy and a board certification in Clinical nutritionist she would be involved in a business where shopping seems to be the focus.
A Lyoness rep, left a comment on MLM Help Desk last week, while I was out of town, stating “they had heard Lyoness had hired MLM Attorneys Grimes & Reese in the USA. I reached out to Kevin Grimes to verify this information and Mr. Grimes confirmed this information,
Over the last few weeks more and more info has come out about Lyoness USA and what the future will be for the Lyoness Affiliates.
Two companies — one that’s moving to Miami and another that’s expanding in Coral Gables — are expected to add 362 jobs in coming years, the Beacon Council, Miami-Dade’s economic development agency, announced this week.
Lyoness Management Americas, an international shopping community and loyalty program for regional and international businesses, has leased 15,000 square feet of offices at 1450 Brickell Avenue in Miami’s financial district.
The office is to serve as a management center providing support to all Lyoness offices in the US and Canada as well as future locations in Latin America.
Lyoness Management Americas, a subsidiary of New York-based Lyoness America Inc., is part of parent company Lyoness International, headquartered in Austria.
In Miami, Lyoness is expected to add 287 jobs within three years and make a $4.5 million capital investment.
“Miami is an incredible cosmopolitan city,” Lyoness Americas CEO Mario Hoffmann said in a statement. “Its ongoing development as an international gateway is ideal in meeting the needs of Lyoness as we continue our expansion in North, South and Central America.
“Our Austrian headquarters serves as a diverse global community, and so will Miami,” Mr. Hoffmann added. “As we searched for a location to handle this part of the world, selecting the “Magic City’ was an obvious decision.”
Lyoness Americas Chief Operating Officer Angela Schadl said she was pleased by the decision “to make Miami our international headquarters for the Americas.”
The Beacon Council assisted Lyoness with state and local incentives and other information. Lyoness declined the state Qualified Targeted Industry tax refund because the timing for the approval did not match the company’s timeline for the decision. However, the firm is in the process of applying for a Quick Response Training Program state grant, the council said.
“More and more companies are viewing Miami-Dade County as a global business destination,” said Beacon Council CEO and President Frank Nero. (Read the Full Article Here)
Austrian-based Lyoness Management Americas, an international shopping community for regional and international businesses, is establishing a $4.5 million operations center in a 15,000-square-foot office complex at 1450 Brickell Avenue in Miami, Dade County, Florida, estimating it will create 287 direct jobs within three years.
“Miami is an incredible cosmopolitan city. Its ongoing development as an international gateway is ideal in meeting the needs of Lyoness as we continue our expansion in North, South, and Central America,” said Mario Hoffmann, Chief Executive Officer. “Our Austrian headquarters serves a diverse global community, and so will Miami. As we searched for a location to handle this part of the world, selecting the ‘Magic City’ was an obvious decision.”
Managing Director Joaquin Zeledon said “we are very enthusiastic regarding our decision to become part of Miami and South Florida. We look forward to meeting the myriad of businesses that join in commerce in this spectacular community.”
“Miami’s energy is like none other. Although the city bustles with activity, the people seem relaxed and extremely friendly. I am very pleased with our decision to make Miami our international headquarters for the Americas,” said Chief Operating Officer Angela Schadl.
The Beacon Council officials said to attract the firm they assisted Lyoness Management Americas with state and local incentives, labor, training and general community information. “More and more companies are viewing Miami-Dade County as a global business destination,” said Frank R. Nero, President and Chief Executive Officer of The Beacon Council.