Meet our Member Spotlight for October: Karen Novak, Independent Unfranchise Owner of SHOP.com™/Market America.
SHOP.com™/Market America is one of the largest online shopping sites in the world. Offering just about anything and everything people are purchasing, including travel and groceries, SHOP.com™ offers comparison shopping and allows people to find what they want quickly and easily. Market America pays you for shopping with the ‘Get Paid To Shop’ program, offering cash back on qualifying purchases as well as the purchases of personal referrals. Their downloadable ShopBuddy® feature (available at www.SHOP.com/everforward) keeps shoppers from missing a coupon code or cash back, in addition to instantly notifying them if SHOP.com™ has a searched item for a lower price.
Karen finds it truly fulfilling to impact people’s lives. “By working with individuals to establish their own Unfranchise Business, I can show them a way to create a substantial ongoing income without affecting what they are currently doing,” she says. “We also help local businesses through our Shop Local Program (www.ShopLocal.SHOP.com) which can drive traffic into an establishment or allow local retailers to be found on SHOP.com™ and gain access to our millions of Preferred Customers.”
What does Karen enjoy most about her Chamber membership? “As with most things, I feel it is the people involved and the connections you make that provide one of the greatest benefits, and the Chamber is no exception,” she explains. “From the leadership to fellow Chamber members, the individuals I’ve gotten to know have made it worthwhile. With each Chamber event, you never know who you will meet or who you will be able to help in some way.”
Karen lives in N. Huntingdon with her husband and daughter. She enjoys spending time with her family, sitting on the board for Central Westmoreland Habitat For Humanity, walking/hiking, gardening, cooking, backpacking and cycling.