How Amway Created a Grassroots Enthusiasm for Free Enterprise

Davor Mondom discusses his research on the politics of the Amway corporation and the Chamber of Commerce. He describes how both organizations supported free market ideals and the Reagan administration. Mondom also describes the ties between the two organizations and discusses how Jay van Andel, a founder of Amway, led the Chamber of Commerce.

Banner image: Amway's co-founder Jay van Andel at a 1979 press conference, Chamber of Commerce collection.

Davor Mondom is a Ph.D. candidate in the history department at Syracuse University.