Jim Emme, CEO of NOW Health Group, received the ABC Champion Award for 2018, in recognition of his generous support of ABC and other nonprofit organizations in the natural products community over the years.
“Jim Emme is a particularly giving and supportive person,” said ABC’s Blumenthal. “He is quick to see the potential and value of an ABC initiative and/or plan. In fact, because of Jim, NOW Health Group was the first company to underwrite ABC’s newest initiative, our Sustainable Herbs Program partnership, which we announced last November.
“Over the years, Jim has answered many a call to support ABC’s efforts. He is a true ‘champion’ of our nonprofit educational mission and efforts.”
The ABC Champion Award was created to recognize individuals who have been outstanding supporters of ABC and have helped the organization promote and achieve its nonprofit research and educational mission. The generosity of ABC’s friends and members is vital to the nonprofit’s continued success and growth.
Emme thanked ABC for the award, stating: “NOW is proud to support the American Botanical Council, and honored by this recognition. My first introduction to botanicals education was when my sister Dorie gave me her copy of an issue of HerbalGram in the early 1980’s. As a food scientist, I was impressed with the details. How would I have known that my bootleg copy of HerbalGram would be the gateway to my interest in natural products?