Richard (Dick) Loehr (1943 - 2008) began his successful career as a race car driver for the champion Ford drag racing team. He was not only a successful racer from 1961 through 1971 but also the Captain of the Ford Drag Racing Team. For ten years Dick raced for the best and won thousands of races. In 1971, Ford left the racing industry and so did Dick.

Dick stayed in the automotive industry and started his own car dealership and RV lot in Portage, MI. He owned and operated his successful RV lot from 1971 through 1979. Concurrently, he was active helping his car dealership grow and prosper. He eventually opened a second dealership that became one of the largest dealerships in Kalamazoo, MI. His dealerships were home to nine different franchises and hundreds of loyal employees. His dealerships sold 145,000 cars generating millions of dollars for the automotive industry.

Dick was an active leader in the automotive industry and the community he grew up in and prospered. He was president of the Kalamazoo American Cancer Chapter, president of the New Car Dealers Association, president of the Jeep Ad Council, president of the Chrysler Ad Council, a director on the board of Yugo America, a member of the dealer council of Volvo America, president of the Mazda dealer council, president of the dealer council of American Motors, director of Michigan auto dealers association, a member of the advisory board to turn around Chrysler and helped raise money for the restoration of the Statue of Liberty. He stayed active in the automotive industry until 1990 when he sold both dealerships and moved to South Florida.

1992 through 1995 Dick was a multi restaurant owner in South Florida. He owned and operated 9 restaurants and employed hundreds of people.

In 1996 Dick began developing a company to provide benefits and services, now called membership savings. Dick designed a one of a kind savings program that would allow anyone who owns a package to enjoy similar discount buying power as a Fortune 500 company. In 1997, he provided his membership savings & services to a small direct selling company. In 1999 Dick purchased the marketing plan and associate group from that direct selling company to form the National Companies now known as Team National.

Dick battled cancer for 10 years, always with a smile and a positive attitude. He passed away on May 13th, 2008. His legacy and positive spirit lives on in his family and his wife MaryLou.

1943 - 2008

"There is no I in Team."

"If you are going to be a bear, be a grizzly."

The visionary responsible for our collective success and tremendous growth is Dick Loehr, our founder and my father. He was unique in his wisdom and his zest for life.

We are all truly blessed to be part of such a terrific company. I've been told by many of you that it feels more like being a member of an extended family, than an Independent Marketing Director. I too consider you part of our family.

For ten years, he valiantly battled prostate cancer. He did whatever it took time and time again, defeating all odds with his positive mental attitude and love for life.

Dick was treated at Cancer Treatment Centers of America, a wonderful cancer center. It is a great organization that uses both traditional medicine and natural medicine to heal people with cancer and decrease side effects for a better quality of life.

Dick had a team of doctors helping him enjoy life to the fullest with his cancer. This team of doctors continued to marvel at Dick's "great" attitude. Dick's disease spread quickly in the end, and he went to be with the Lord on May 13th, 2008.

Dick's love for people and his desire to see them grow and prosper are the foundation for Team National.

As your President and CEO, I will continue to run the company as I have for the last several years, with the same philosophies I have learned from my father and my best friend. Our company's corporate team is committed to your success and the company's continued growth.

Let's all join together and make Dick proud by continuing our
common goal of providing value and enriching lives.

Angela
 

"Enjoy life and never give up on your dreams."

"Work for success, not for money and the money will chase you down."