Union City, NJ — During the March 13 to 15, 2010 Day Spa Expo & Business Forum, two of the industry’s most prestigious annual awards for spa professionals will be presented.  The Day Spa Expo Business Forum is a unique focused world class business education program offering real opportunities and solutions to help spas succeed.

Call For Entries ~ New 2010 DSA Awards: During a special DSA Meet & Greet networking event on Sunday evening March 14, the new ‘2010 Spa Person of the Year Award’, will be selected by the DSA Board of Directors from the Day Spa Association’s ‘2009 Spa Persons Of The Month’ who are honored six times each year. These individuals have each made a significant contribution to the professional spa industry, while remaining an influential contributor in their own local communities.

The new 2010  “Distinguished Day Spa of the Year Award” will be presented to one of the DSA accredited Day Spas. There is still time to enter your day spa. To be eligible for this award, your day spa or spa merely needs to be accredited by the DSA. Nominations are also now being invited for the annual DSA Leadership, IMSA Leadership, Healing Hearts and the Spa Philanthropist Awards. For more information on these awards and accreditation applications please visit www.dayspaassociation.com  and www.dayspaassociation.com/_home/accreditation.asp

2009 DSA Awards:  Judy Hohn, owner of Serenity – The Rejuvenating Day Spa of Kansas City, MO was honored this past year with the Distinguished Day Spa Award.  Felicia Brown, owner of Spalutions, Greensboro, NC was honored as ‘The Spa Person Of The Year’. The DSA Spa Philanthropist Award was presented to Julie Phuong Nguyen of the Blu Water Day Spa of Kensington, MD. The Healing Hearts Award was presented to Larry Oskin, President of Marketing Solutions of Fairfax, VA.  The DSA Leadership Award was presented to Rosemary Weiner, Chairperson of the Day Spa Association and the IMSA Leadership Award was presented to Eric Light of Maineville, OH, CEO of the Strawberry Hill Group.

DSA Business Expo Education: The Day Spa Association and the International Medical Spa Association have once again been selected to provide the educational component for the Day Spa Expo & Business Forum to be held at the Las Vegas Convention Center on the weekend of March 13 to 15, 2010 – hosted by Bentley International Group for spa, salon and wellness center owners, managers and professionals.  Under the theme of ‘Turning Point’, guest speakers this year will lecture simultaneously in two large classroom venues.  DSA and IMSA members receive a special discount of 20% off the registration.

DSA New Member Orientation, Book Signing & Meditation: There will be a special new member orientation with a box luncheon sponsored by Milady / Cengage Learning. Spa industry authors are invited to register with the Day Spa Association for their annual book signing event. A morning meditation session with Kelley Davis and Felicia Brown is planned before the start of the conference Sunday and Monday.

DSE Exhibitor Opportunities: Top quality buyers are attracted to the annual Day Spa Expo for many key reasons. As exhibitors, you will have the opportunity to do business with the decision maker for thousands of select salon, day spa, spa, health, wellness, medical and beautycare professionals.  To receive a new 2010 Day Spa Expo Prospectus, contact the Bentley International Group at (800) 859-9247, (702) 893-9090 or visit www.dayspaexpo.com. A wide range of email and other promotional opportunities will be offered to all participating exhibitors. DSA and IMSA members receive a special discount of $200 on booth space. To help each exhibitor achieve maximized success, there are exhibitor restrictions for each category!

DSA Association Membership: DSA Membership includes many special privileges. For more information on the Day Spa Association and The International Medical Spa Association, visit www.dayspaassociation.com and www.MedicalSpaAssociation.org. Call (201) 865-2065 and via e-mail at Info@DaySpaAssociation.com.   

This Day Spa Expo event is perfect for salon, spa and day / medical spa owners, managers, aestheticians, massage therapists as well as all spa professionals and manufacturers. For more information and to register for the 2010 Day Spa Expo, contact the Bentley International Group or go to www.dayspaexpo.com. DSA and IMSA members will receive a special discount for the Day Spa Expo Business Forum, access to all recorded sessions after the DSE Business Forum, as well as free entry to the Expo exhibit floor.