In my opinion, one of the most prominent and selfless families in the United States is the DeVos family that has profited from the family business of Amway Corporation. Despite the large profits, the DeVos family has used their wealth to give back to the community in order to share their wealth rather than keep it. Dick DeVos, a member of the family is especially interested in making considerable donations to his community in Michigan through his family foundation. One of his biggest donations go towards education as a way of making it available for all individuals despite financial situations or hardships. Mr. DeVos is a firm believer that a child from a low-income family should have the same opportunities with the potential they show.
DeVos has many interests besides his business endeavors and philanthropy efforts. He is an avid sailor and an accomplished pilot.
In recent news, as a new hobby, Dick and his wife, Betsy have become involved in the liquor business. Dick and Betsy have become large investors to the Coppercraft distillery and have enabled the distillery to expand.
The current owner of the distillery is Walter Catton III who open this distillery in 2013. The new investments made have enabled him to expand the distillery to a new 9,000 sq-foot facility which includes both a tasting room that can seat over 50 people as well as a brand new kitchen.
Coppercraft Distillery is currently building the company’s inventory due to the Tulip Time Festival that is up and coming in the Lakeshore area. The distillery currently ships their product to over 100 different locations that are located in Colorado, Illinois, as well as in Michigan.
With the new expansion of the distillery, Dick DeVos and Mr. Catton are accepting more experience part-time and full-time workers. The products that are currently produced include whiskey, vodka, rum, as well as gin. With the expansion of the distillery, the company will now expand to include both handcrafted beer as well as wine. This, in Mr. DeVos’ eyes will broaden the market of alcohol drinkers. With the new changes in the distillery, Mr. DeVos and his partner are pleased with the expansion and are now focusing on new possible projects to improve the company even more. With Mr. Catton’s expertise in liquor, and Mr. DeVos’ skill with business, the distillery will continue to flourish.