“We have all been put on earth for a special purpose, with talents and abilities we haven’t yet realized. Success means truly understanding what is important in life and what gives you joy and happiness. Whatever that is for you, do it with one hundred percent passion.” —Marty D
Who is Marty D?
Marty Domitrovich (Marty D) became a sales representative in 1967, fourteen years before the formation of Vector Marketing. Like many of us, he wanted to make some extra income around his class schedule at the University of Wisconsin.
Years later, he is a treasured member of the Vector/Cutco Hall of Fame. Throughout his 35-year career, Marty achieved #1 sales rep (of 10,000 nationally), #1 Branch, #1 District, and #1 Division.
As an executive, he promoted more managers nationally and internationally than any other person in company history – 7 Region Managers, 27 Division Managers, and Hundreds of DMs. This feat was once described by Jerry Otteson, after his 55 years of being with CUTCO, as “the record that will never be broken.”
What is the Triple Crown Service Award?
The prestigious Triple Crown of Thoroughbred Racing has been around for over a century with only 12 total winners—the horses that most exemplify excellence.
One of Marty’s passions was horse racing.
In his memory, The Marty Domitrovich Triple Crown of Service award is presented each year at the company’s Strategic Leadership Conference.
It is awarded to one of Vector Marketing’s most esteemed leaders – an individual showing excellence in their contributions to his or her community.
What does each crown represent?
Startup. We build lasting businesses. But more importantly, we create something substantial from nothing that will forever impact our cities and towns.
Community. We invest our most important asset that we as business owners have: time. We give without expecting a return and for this, the community is better with us there.
Grit. We have a blend of passion and persevere that inspires and empowers others to make The Vector Impact felt. No excuses.
Why should I get involved in my community?
As a District Manager, your role in the local community is far greater than selling knives and gathering CPO. As Martin Luther King Jr. once said, “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, what are you doing for others?”
Being a Vector leader means making a mark. It means your community is better because you arrived there. The question all business owners should ask themselves is: “if my business closed tomorrow, would anybody miss me? Would anybody notice?”
Numerous studies have shown the fiscal benefits (on both customer and employee retention) of businesses getting involved in their community.
But community service and the Marty D award isn’t about having the right skillset. It’s about the right heartset. And the heart of Vector Marketing is service.