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Harland Stonecipher To Be Recognized at US Chamber of Commerce on Monday

3/10/2011 by Ada Jobs
Tags: Pre-Paid Legal

Pre-Paid Legal Services, Inc. (NYSE: PPD) will host its "Business for Today" special event on Monday, March 14 at 7:30 p.m. in the headquarters of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, 1615 H Street, NW, Washington, D.C. During the event PPD Founder and Chairman of the Board, Harland Stonecipher, will be recognized by U.S. Chamber of Commerce President and CEO, Thomas J. Donohue.

The "Business for Today" event is part of an ongoing series of events organized by PPD to draw attention to the value of entrepreneurship and the opportunities for business development as a Pre-Paid Legal Services independent associate.

As part of the "Business for Today" event, President Donohue will commend Chairman Stonecipher for his dedication to entrepreneurship and business development.

"Harland Stonecipher has been a lifelong advocate of both the free enterprise system and the concept of 'equal justice under the law.' Through his entrepreneurial vision he has created a means by which thousands of Americans and Canadians can share that vision as associates with Pre-Paid Legal Services, Inc.," Donohue said.

In utilizing a direct selling business model to market its legal service plans to families and individuals, Pre-Paid Legal Services has offered an opportunity for individuals to create their own business as Pre-Paid Legal Services independent associates. There are an estimated 400,000 independent associates for the company.

"As a result of the great depression and its aftermath, a growing number of North Americans are out -of-work and in need of an opportunity for the future," Stonecipher said. "This is a pivotal year for Pre-Paid Legal Services and we have undertaken the 'Business for Today' campaign to spread the message of hope to those who will listen," he continued.

The "Business for Today" program at the U.S. Chamber is another important step in carrying the message of opportunity. In addition to remarks by President Donohue, the one-hour event will include brief presentations by Fran Tarkenton, NFL Hall of Fame member and founder of GoSmallBiz.com and an exclusive group of the top performing PPD independent associates, including: Dave Savula, Dawsonville, Georgia; Brian Carruthers, Davidsonville, Maryland; and Darnell Self, Upper Marlboro, Maryland.

PPD launched its "Business for Today" campaign with a special 30-minute broadcast on Fox Business Network on January 1 of this year. This year, Chairman Stonecipher has also participated in a series of special business recruitment events in markets like San Diego, California and Atlanta, Georgia. The "Business for Today" campaign will also be highlighted at PPD's International Convention in Oklahoma City, April 7-9, 2011.

Pre-Paid Legal Services has been a long-term corporate member of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and Chairman Stonecipher is a past member of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors.