Are you World Wide Dreambuilders? World Wide Group™? WWDB?
We get a lot of questions from people about this. The short answer? Yes. We have, at some point, been all of these things!
First things first … here’s the history behind our name. World Wide Group™, as we’re known today, used to be known as World Wide Dreambuilders. This was based around the idea that our original “dreambuilders” and founders were striving to help people build their own dreams, day after day. This incredible company was founded by two amazing and dedicated people who wanted something better for themselves and their family. But, because of their massive servant leadership hearts, they wanted the same dream for those around them.
Ron & Georgia Lee Puryear were on the front lines of this company from day one, making sure the foundation and principles they believed in from their humble beginnings were carried out to every person they met.
If you fast forward to today, you’ll find the same core values and teachings, the same foundations, and the same hard work being done every single day. Funny enough, 2020 looks a lot like the early days, with a little more technology, a little less hairspray, and a team of dedicated people carrying on the World Wide Group tradition. (We are all currently doing this remotely thanks to the current environment, although when we get on our weekly Zoom™ meetings with all 47 employees, it’s apparent that we all are missing the office! Our dogs and other pets would disagree.)
Back to our namesake …
When it comes to what to call us, which is correct?
We are World Wide Group™, or WWG™ for short. We like both … so much, in fact, that we use them both synonymously. We used to be known as World Wide Dreambuilders. The transition from World Wide Dreambuilders to World Wide Group was related (like many things) to which name was actually available for us to legally use in the corporate world. World Wide Group was wide open, so we took it!
There’s still a bit of confusion around our name, because one of the departments within the company is still called “Dreambuilders.” This is our lovely group of Event Planners! This team plans events for thousands of people across the country on the regular. Without them, our hundreds of yearly events would be tiny and sad. Instead, our events are hugely successful, amazing, and inspiring to everyone in attendance. These cool people are the superstars of dream-building—hence the name, Dreambuilders.
Funny enough, the WWG organization has been known by many names:
- World Wide Group
- World Wide Group, LLC
- World Wide Dreambuilders
You’ve likely heard several others as well. This probably has something to do with the fact that until the last year or so, we haven’t had much of an online presence. And as we all know, if it’s not online these days, it pretty much didn’t happen. That’s a teeny bit dramatic, but in many ways it’s true. Much of what we do as a company doesn’t translate to social media or the mainstream Internet that we all know and love—and that’s okay!
We’re just trying to get out there and be on the forefront for all of you! In doing so, we’ve smashed all our ideas together, brainstormed for hundreds of hours, gone back-and-forth and up-and-down, and jumped head-first into the deep-end of the pool. We realized that in order to grow, we needed to change. Change for us meant it was time to tell the world who we are, what we do, and why we love what we do.
(Still have some questions about who we are? Here’s a video telling you all about us!)
We are WWG™
It was a big and scary jump for the entire organization, but one that we felt was important to stay relevant, keep you informed, and show you that we all take our jobs very seriously ... and that we LOVE what we do and have fun doing it!
We’re so happy you’re here. If you ever have any questions, comments, or suggestions, we’re here for you, wherever you are. Our goal at World Wide Group is to help you … Build Your Life™
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Let us know in the comments below what you love about the changes we’ve made in the last year, or what you think we still need to work on! Your feedback is our priority!