THE PRIVILEGE OF BEING ABLE TO HAVE DREAMS, IDEAS AND GOALS COME TO FRUITION, IS THE CORE OF WHAT WE ARE ABLE TO EXPERIENCE BECAUSE OF THE FREEDOMS THAT ARE OURS IN AMERICA.

- Denise Burnett Stewart

SMALL BUSINESS DRIVES THE AMERICAN ECONOMY. IT THRIVES AND SURVIVES NO MATTER WHAT MAY BE GOING ON IN THE MAIN ECONOMY.

- Dick Gadomski

UNLESS WE PROMOTE ENTREPRENEURSHIP, WE WILL NOT HAVE AN EXCITING BUSINESS ATMOSPHERE IN OUR COUNTRY.

- Allen B. Morgan, Jr.

JAY MARTIN

THE JUICE PLUS COMPANY, LLC
PRESIDENT

Jay Martin graduated from the University of Georgia in 1968 and moved to Memphis in 1969. Jay founded National Safety Associates (Juice Plus Co.) with $500 and has served as President and CEO since its inception. Juice Plus is a direct marketing company with 75,000 independent distributors in all 50 states and 25 foreign countries. Juice Plus has current system wide sales of $425 million annually and has sales since inception of $12 billion. Juice Plus has 450 employees, primarily housed at corporate headquarters in Collierville, and a shipping facility in Memphis. Juice Plus Co. hosts two conventions a year with an average attendance of 5,000.

Jay Martin serves on the Board of Directors of Church Health Center, St. George’s Episcopal School, the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Memphis, Memphis Athletic Ministries, US Direct Selling Association and is a generous supporter of Boys and Girls Club, Church Health Center, St Jude (NSA sponsors St. Jude Marathon), Volunteers of America, United Way of Greater Memphis, Albert and Jessie Martin Scholarship (Established in 1985 to provides tuition supplements for 20 students in Yadkin Co. NC who wish to pursue a career in education.) Jay Martin also established the Boys and Girl-s Club of Greater Memphis, “Job Seeker” program with a $5 million dollar grant that helps train, motivate and place high school graduates from the Boys and Girls Club in meaningful jobs. The program currently serves 50 to 75 kids annually.

Description of Business:

Marketing and Distribution, primary product is Juice Plus.

Year Business Founded:

1970

Year Inducted:

2008

Thoughts on Entrepreneurship:

“(Entrepreneurship is the) Primary source of job creation in the US and around the world. It places no ceiling on the individual and gives one a sense of accomplishment in terms of knowing that what he or she did mattered.”