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The Day Spa Association and the International Medical Spa Association Offer Much Needed Support

Union City, NJ The Day Spa Association and the International Medical Spa Association have been following the devastation that has been ravaging the Midwest with floods and the northern part of California with fires over the past few months. “As a major industry support organization, we are extremely concerned about our members, but also for all spas in these areas, their livelihood and those of their employees,” says Hannelore Leavy, Executive Director of the DSA and IMSA. Both organizations’ websites have opened up the “Members Only Forums” on their respective websites www.dayspaassociation.com and www.medicalspaassociation.org to give everyone access to post messages, request for assistance and to potentially also offer much needed assistance.

In addition, a major initiative has been started to encourage product companies and distributors to see how they may be of help to those facilities who need to rebuild and replace items that may have been lost. Hannelore Leavy adds, “This will be very important, so that these spas will be able to reopen and to not only serve their existing customers in these days of badly needed spa services, yet also to help those who have come to the areas to help each community. We know that FEMA workers, fire and rescue teams as well as other volunteers need a place to be nurtured, relax and get a bit of a rest before going out on the limb again.”

So far, four of Day Spa Association and International Medical Spa Association manufacturer and supplier service members have already committed. We are pleased to announce that, New Life Systems/Scrip Company, Telli Industries, Belvedere USA and The Strawberry Hill Group have already signed on to help those in need. More companies and support groups are hopefully on their way. Spas in the affected area are encouraged to contact these individual companies to see how they can lend a helping hand. They need to be prepared to document their need for assistance, such as reports to the insurance carrier, pictures of the facility showing the damages and other documents our partners will need.

“The DSA and IMSA are also prepared to work with these members to make it easier for them to meet their annual membership fee in either of our trade organizations”, emphasizes Ms. Leavy. “Members should contact our association to let us know how we can assist them”. Leavy encourages everyone to please take advantage of the associations’ online industry forums to post their special needs.

SPAcare: Unifying the professional spa industry to help one another is one of the major goals of both, The Day Spa Association and the International Medical Spa Association. Their non-profit arm SPAcare, Inc. at www.spacarecharitiy.org is standing by to post stories on how everyone is dealing with these situations. “We extend our open hands to everyone in need. Don’t hesitate to reach out to them!”, says Monique Iacobacci, Executive Director of SPAcare Inc.

Day Spa Expo Announces 2009 Business Forum ~ March 15 to 17, 2009 At The Las Vegas Convention Center: The Day Spa Association and the International Medical Spa Association have again been selected to provide the educational component for Bentley International Group’s Day Spa Expo & Business Forum to be held at the Las Vegas Convention Center on the weekend of March 15 to 17, 2009 for spa owners, managers and professionals. Exhibitors and attendees are expected from across the globe. DSA & IMSA chapters from Asia, Europe, Central and South America and the Middle East are encouraged to bring a delegation of their members to attend The Day Spa Expo is all about serious business. You will be updated on all of the latest trends, techniques, equipment and business strategies. For more information and to register for the 2009 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 and on booth contracts, as well as free entry to the exhibit floor. Visit www.DaySpaExpo.com.

Association Memberships: It’s time to get ahead of the competition! DSA and IMSA Membership includes many special privileges inclusion in The Annual Day Spa / Medical Spa Directory, a listing on the www.DaySpaAssociation.com or www.MedicalSpaAssociation.org website, a beautiful membership certificate, Quarterly Newsletters, Seasonal Email News Blasts, invitations to special advanced educational seminars, group health insurance plans, medical liability packages and accreditation programs for spas, free magazine subscriptions to most industry magazines and select consumer publications, special credit card processing rates and a variety of discounts with many professional services within the spa and beauty industries, as well as numerous vendor membership discounts. For more information call 201-865-2065.

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Ms. Heather Zdan
New Life Systems/Scrip Company
2853 Hedberg Drive
Minnetonka, MN 55305
PHN: 800-852-3082
EML: hzdan@scripco.com
WEB: www.newlifesystems.com

Mr. Greg Martelli
Telli Industries
PHN: 702-871-3443
FAX: 702-257-7436
EML: g_martelli@telliind.com
WEB: www.telliind.com

Mr. Larry Kane
Belvedere USA
2033 Evans Rd.
Flossmoor, IL 60422
PHN: 708-799-2170
FAX: 708-799-2783
CLR: 708-420-6923
EML: lkane@belvedereco.com
WEB: www.belvedereco.com
Mr. Craig Christiansen
PHN: 815-547-2970
EML: cchristiansen@belvedereco.com

Mr. Eric Light
The Strawberry Hill Group, Inc.
7781 Woodview
Maineville, OH 45039
PHN: 513-706-8208
EML: strawbryhillgrp@aol.com

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