Day Spa Association presented Skip Williams, educator, consultant,
author, and Vice President of Resources and Development, Inc. with
the 2006 Spa Person of the Year Award during the annual Awards &
Charity event "Hearts for A Cure" on Thursday, February
22, 2007 at The Day Spa Expo in Las Vegas. The 2006 votes for this
unique award were collected online starting in late August at www.dayspaassociation.com
- 840 people cast their votes, with Skip Williams receiving 52.43%
of the votes. Skip joins Douglas Preston of Preston, Inc., Linda-Anne
Kahn of Beauty Kliniek Aromatherapy Day Spa and Wellness Center, Catherine
Atzen of ATZEN®, Cheryl Sott of Aroma Works Software and Peggy
Wynne Borgman of Preston Wynne who won this award over the past 5
The Day Spa Association chooses a "Spa Person of the Month"
6 times a year - they are individuals who have made a significant
contribution to and have been influential in shaping the day spa industry
nationwide as well as in their own community. The "Spa Person
of the Year" Award is presented each year during the annual Awards
& Charity event at The Day Spa Expo from the pool of current and
previous years' Spa Persons of the Month.
This year's candidates were: Michael Beresford, Moor Spa, Inc. o
Mary Lynne Blaesser, Marine Agency, Inc. o Michael Carter, Athena
Health Club and Day Spa. o Joyce Jamison, American Spa Magazine o
Rosemary Weiner, Brass Rose Spa & Salon o Skip Williams, Resources
& Development, Inc.
"We are very pleased that the Day Spa Expo was chosen again
this year to host this award and in the years to come", comments
Shane O'Sheeran, Show Director of the Bentley International Group,
organizers of this annual event geared solely towards Day Spa owners
and managers. "We are delighted to have this award as part of
our conference which is being held during the DSA's Charity event,
benefiting SpaCare, Organized Charitable Giving, in collaboration
with the Melanoma Research Foundation and Uniquely-U".
Not only are the winners acknowledged by their peers and prominently
placed on www.dayspaassociation.com,
but they are rewarded with a beautiful engraved Irish Crystal Lamp,
imported from Ireland with a commemorative plaque naming the award.
To read more about the candidates go to: www.dayspaassociation.com/professionals/Allied.
If you know of anyone that you would like to nominate as a Spa Person
of the Month and consequently being entered in this Award Program,
please contact Hannelore Leavy at DaySpaAssn@aol.com
The Day Spa Association (DSA) is a professional membership-based trade
organization founded in 1991. The focus is to serve as the primary
business resource for day spa professionals through educational seminars
and workshops, research studies, publications and Internet informational
exchanges. Further, DSA advocates members' businesses by enhancing
consumer awareness and demand for spa services and products. In addition,
to protect consumers, DSA establishes a standard of excellence to
assure the continuous elevation of professionalism and quality driven
services in the day spa industry.
A note from Skip Williams...
To all my friends within the Spa Industry,
I would like to thank from the bottom of my heart everyone for their
encouragement and votes for my recent "Spa Person of the Year"
award. The voting got very close at times, and therefore I could not
have won without your support, thank you so very much for your belief,
your support, and your vote.
As Spa Person of the year, I am dedicating the rest of my life to
making a paradigm change within our industry to help create a more
professional and more profitable industry. As we move toward this
goal, our industry can and will achieve great things.
I want each of you to know what an important part you play in helping
hundreds of Spas businesses grasp the reigns of their business and
take it out of the dark ages and into the 21st century.
Each of you are important individual performers that together make
an unbreakable team that affects change in an industry that holds
the very livelihood of tens of thousands of employees. Those employees
in turn affect health, wellness, and beauty in the lives of hundreds
of thousands of Spa Goers (those of you who frequent spas know what
I am talking about).
Never underestimate the contribution that you make to the Spa industry,
please know that you are important, know that you are instrumental,
and know that you are loved. The lives of Vendors, Owners, Practitioners,
and Spa Goers, are affected, and your work creates a ripple effect
that permeates this industry.
We can always strive to be better, and what would life be if we did
not reach for perfection through continuous improvement. No one is
more in need of improvement than yours truly, but let me take this
moment to personally thank each and everyone of you for your support
and your vote for "Spa Person of the Year" and all that
you do for this industry, YOU DO MAKE A DIFFERENCE!
May your lives be rich, may the sun shine upon you always, and my
sincere thanks for the Herculean effort that you put forth each day.
Best Wishes & Healthy Profits
Skip Williams, Resources