Business gave her a bonus

Published 6:17 am Monday, June 20, 2005

By By EMILY DREITZLER / Niles Daily Star
NILES - Niles resident Melanie Bizoe earned a dream vacation to the breath-taking Caribbean this past April through the help of a company by the name of lia sophia.
lia sophia is a business that offers in-home demonstrations of its fashion jewelry, making it a unique direct selling opportunity.
Bizoe, a manager with lia sophia, earned this award by reaching a personal sales goal she set for herself and by introducing new advisors to lia sophia from April through December 2004.
This dream vacation was presented to nearly 400 lia sophia advisors.
Bizoe set sail on Royal Caribbean's Enchantment of Seas ship on April 11 with her husband Steve Bizoe, who is the band director at Niles Middle School.
They visited the ports of Key West, Cozumel, and Belize City, all while enjoying the many luxuries each city had to offer including; world-class dining, various spas and health centers, along with a variety of shopping.
Bizoe has been actively involved with lia sophia for a year and a half. She was first introduced to the company by her mother, who is also a manager within lia sophia and won a trip to Hawaii last year through the company.
When asked what the most enjoyable part of working for lia sophia was, Bizoe replied "I love being able to spend more time with my children and being able to control my own schedule and time."
Bizoe is the mother of three children, ages 8, 11, and 13 and appreciates the ability to schedule when she wants to work around the many activities her children are involved in.
Bizoe says her success within lia sophia is a team effort and she is the manager of 24 lia sophia advisors within Michigan and Indiana. Bizoe finds it "rewarding to help other people do what they want with the business."
lia sophia is a business that promotes empowering women financially through the sale of its jewelry. The mission of lia sophia is to connect women to their dreams. The goal of the company is to improve the lifestyles of its customers, hostesses, and advisors through various products and an abundance of opportunities.
lia sophia is operated by the second generation of the Kiam family, most widely known through Remington Razor fame.
In a world where women often struggle in the workplace for financial and personal satisfaction, lia sophia is a business that opens up the door for such satisfaction and allows women to achieve their goals and dreams, while having fun along the way.
The company prides itself on fun, fliexible hours, and financial freedom. "They stand behind everything they do", said Bizoe. "My husband and kids love what lia sophia has done for the family."
Bizoe is now working hard to win a PT Cruiser and the next dream vacation that the company has to offer to the Riviera Maya.