Iva's International Skin Care and Cosmetics
February, 1985 - December, 2021
THIS TIMELINE IS ABOUT SPECIAL MEMORIES OF IVA'S INTERNATIONAL SKIN CARE. ENJOY AT YOUR LEISURE.
Iva’s International Skin Care & Cosmetics has weathered the storms and enjoyed the many good times over the years since February 2, 1985. We, the founder and owners are now making a new transition to transfer ownership of Iva’s International for the management and development of this amazing gift from God. We pray that it’s life span will continue to bless the lives of all independent distributors and customers, as it has done, so far.
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Iva I Harris, Founder/Owner
Ermon M. Harris, Sr., Owner
We just learned that the first person, Shirley Jackson, to become an Independent Distributor of Iva’s International Skin Care and Cosmetic Company recently passed and her Home Going Celebration is tomorrow, October 10, 2020 in Ashdown, Arkansas. The “Shirley Silk Oil” is named after Shirley and still an exquisite oil that our customers and distributors enjoy.
Shirley, seen in the red hat of the picture below, came to Stockton, California for the grand opening of Iva’s international on February 22, 1985. After thirty-five (35) years of Iva’s International existence, we cannot think of a time that our hearts have been so saddened. We are grateful for Shirley’s services in helping to launch Iva’s International Skin Care Corporation, aka; Iva’s International Skin Care and Cosmetic Company.
I will miss dear my friend and fellow Texarkana Twin Cities Chapter of Jack and Jill of America, Inc. Charter Member and Associate Mother, Mrs. Shirley Jackson. She was a force and will definitely be missed!💗💙💗💙
Shirley Ann Jackson was born February 17, 1953 in Ashdown, Arkansas to the parentage of Walter and Jimmie Vaughn. She departed this earthly life on Sunday, October 4, 2020.
Shirley was a member of the Bethlehem Baptist Church where she served faithfully as church clerk and hospitality committee chair. She was also instrumental in planning many of the activities and programs that occurred.
As a lifetime member of the Ashdown community, Shirley became the first African-American woman elected to the Ashdown City Council and was a member of the Little River Training School Alumni Association. Her other civic/social involvements included being a charter member of the Texarkana Twin Cities Chapter of Jack and Jill of America, Inc., Municipal League, Women for the Arts, a TRAHC Volunteer and an active leader in the local Democratic Party.
Shirley was an employee of Red River Army Depot before retiring after 30 years of service. After retiring, she worked in Lanell’s Cosmetics, Iva’s Cosmetics and owned and operated her own floral shop.
Shirley leaves to cherish lasting memories: her husband, Lowell Jackson of Ashdown, AR; daughter, Tenesha Jackson of Ashdown, AR; grandchildren, Alex Coleman of Fayetteville, AR and A.J. Fondren of Ashdown, AR; sisters, Dorothy A. Henderson (Charles) and Bessie Starks (Andrew) of Ashdown, AR; brothers, Jimmie Ray Vaughn of Atlanta, TX, Roy Vaughn and Michael Vaughn of Ashdown, AR; special nephew, Reginald Henderson of Charlotte, NC; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Visitation for Mrs. Jackson will be Friday from 5 – 7 PM at Haynes Mortuary. Graveside services will be 12 Noon Saturday, October 10, 2020 at Rhodes Cemetery in Ashdown, AR.
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Valentine Day party hosted by Iva’s International for our friend, Dr. Maya Angelou. These are many of her friends in Stockton, California who came to this party to honor Iva’s International.
After 34 years, we are still here!
Continue to enjoy the history and our amazing products!
Merry Christmas and A Happy New Year!
Thank you for your business during the year 2018! We are very appreciative!
On February 1, 2015, Iva's International will celebrate thirty (30) years of services to customers and distributors. To God Be The Glory!
This is our youngest son, Terence, escorting me at the 5th Iva's International Anniversary at the Stockton Civic Center in Stockton, California.
Dr. Maya Angelou was a friend of Iva's International. Thank you for your words of encouragement, Maya.
Did you know that I, and Iva's International are archived in the San Joaquin County Historical Museum in Lodi, California? Take a visit to this museum at your leisure and see for yourself.
In the early 90's, I had the distinct privilege to meet the former governor of the U. S. Virgin Islands. If I recall correctly, his name was governor Farrelly. I will correct the spelling once I check with our distributors in the Virgin Islands if I did not do justice to the spelling of his name. It's been a long time since this picture was taken.
If you are interested in building your own business as an independent distributor, and generating an additional income, please inbox me, today. Join the many other distributors who are still making their dreams come true in Iva's International Skin Care and Cosmetic Company.
After twenty-nine (29) years, Ermon M. Harris, Sr. is still the president of Iva's International.
During my spare time and for pleasure, I play my saxophone. I study diligently and daily to perfect my skills. I do this at my age because I love music, I like to learn new things, and I like challenges. "Never give in to age" is my motto for senior citizens. LOL:-))
BRIEF HISTORY OF IVA'S INTERNATIONAL SKIN CARE AND COSMETICS
Iva's International Skin Care and Cosmetic Company was founded February 1, 1985 as Iva's International Skin Care Corporation in Stockton, California by Iva I. Harris. Since the humble beginning of Iva's International in the home of the owners, Ermon M., SR and Iva I. Harris, Iva's International has maintained its promise to provide customers with quality and affordably priced products, as well as, a remarkable financial opportunity for those individuals who desire to build their own home-based business. Ermon and Iva travel extensively across the United States and to places like; St. Thomas and St. Croix, USVI and Cayman Islands, BWI to build and train independent distributors of Iva's International.
Shortly after the "start-up" of Iva's International, Iva's International moved to its first public headquarters. Iva's International quickly expanded itself through the recruitment of independent distributors across the continental United States, its territories, and several foreign countries. Ermon and Iva's two sons were instrumental for many years in the expansion and success of Iva's International. Today, while pursuing their own personal interests, they continue to invest time in the maintenance of Iva's International.
In 1990, Iva's International was headquartered in a 6600 square foot building that not only occupied Iva's International business center, but, Iva conducted her own personal charm school, a martial arts program, and the exquisite full service salon called Iva's International Beauty Palace until the mid 1990's.
In 1993, Ermon, SR and Iva moved to Los Angeles, California for a two year expansion program of Iva's International while their two sons, Ermon, Jr. (Skip) and Terence (Teronze) Harris maintained the Stockton Iva's International headquarters.
Iva's International has received several keys to various cities, proclamations, commendations, magazine recognitions, televisions appearances, newspaper acknowledgements, and owners' recognitions and awards. Ermon and Iva hosted a Valentine's Day party for Dr. Maya Angelou at Le Bistro Restaurant in Stockton where over one-hundred of her friends and top producers of Iva's International were in attendance. Ermon and Iva hosted their Decade Celebration at the Omni Hotel in Los Angeles where Dr. Lawrence A. Davis, Iva's former chancellor from AM&N College in Pine Bluff, Arkansas, Dr. Fredrick and Betty Price, along with their daughter, Angela Evans of Crenshaw Christian Center of Los Angeles, California were special guests.
In July, 2004, Ermon M. Harris, Sr., president and Iva I. Harris, CEO, relocated to Las Vegas, Nevada from Stockton, California. It is here that Ermon and Iva continue with their mission to share an exquisite line of skin care products and promote the financial opportunity of Iva's International Skin Care and Cosmetic Company. Since 1985, our theme yet remains, ASK ME ABOUT THE NEW YOU!
An album of various events of Iva's International.
Our Basic Skin Care Set for the whole family.
This is a picture taken on my 42nd birthday just before we started Iva's International.
I am introducing my Iva's International Skin Care and Cosmetic product line in the home of Ms. Rosie Torrence of Ashdown, Arkansas, my hometown. Ms. Torrence was the high school secretary of LRCTH and my typing instructor. As of this day, she is still among us. Thank you Ms. Torrence for helping me launch my company in my hometown.
This is the way we travel, today. This is an insulated soft case that will carry safely all of the Iva's International product line.
This was our very first Iva's International cosmetic case.
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