The June West Coast ISPA Media Event in Beverly Hills was the first one in which Meadowood Napa Valley has ever participated – and we were so excited! Since we opened our brand new Meadowood Spa in November of 2015, we targeted this West Coast event as one we knew would be a great way for us to generate awareness in the health and wellness community in a very key market, not to mention the opportunity to meet influential members of the media whose beat(s) focus on spa, health and wellness.
ISPA puts on a very professional Media Event and that is the reason why The Oaks continues to participate. We have found that the press coming are engaged and produce. We had over 14 mentions and two larger articles in the first two weeks following the event.
Which means we’re just a few short days away from celebrating Global Wellness Day! Hopefully everyone has already made great plans to participate in this international day of wellness, but if not, have no fear—there’s still time to get involved!
A few things happened at the ISPA Conference in October 2015 that got me thinking about a corporation’s responsibility to give back. The first thing was Scott Harrison’s (CEO, charity: water) moving presentation at the General Session. A shockingly up close look at what men, women and children are dealing with on an everyday basis across the globe. It is hard to watch a presentation like that and not be compelled to do something; I would say most people in that room felt moved to action as his speech came to a close. But, I really wanted to be a part of a group that actually did something about it.
The most recent ISPA blog update introduced Brenè Brown, the first of our keynote speakers for the 2016 ISPA Conference & Expo. That was an exciting announcement, but the confirmation of the closing keynote speakers is just as much of a coup.
Amazing how time flies. It seems like Conference was just a few days ago, but it turns out that the best part of six months has passed since we were last in Vegas. This means with Conference being held in September this year, there are less than six months to go before we meet again!
It is truly wonderful to see the ever-increasing array of new innovations that our inventive members conjure up – it’s one of those “wow” moments when you start to appreciate the volume of talented people in our industry. The annual ISPA Innovate Awards celebrate this talent and your opportunity to apply is here!
For California spa directors, Assembly Bill 1513 Piece-Rate Compensation – New Labor Code has created a flurry of concern and confusion within the industry. ISPA turned to longtime CEO and President of Glen Ivy Hot Springs and former Chairman of ISPA, Jim Root to get his perspective on how this bill has affected his business and how it may affect other businesses in California.
The 17th annual ISPA U.S. Spa Industry Study survey is now open for participation. In order to provide market data that accurately depicts the current state of the spa industry, we need the help of spa professionals across the U.S. A short investment of time will provide you with a wealth of information.
Although there will be plenty to see and do onsite, if you find yourself with a little bit of spare time in Las Vegas what should you do? We asked our members what their favorite thing to do in Las Vegas is - apart from attending the ISPA Conference that is!
We hope you’ve been busily preparing your schedule and that you’re ready to get the most out of Conference. This is the third installment of our 2015 ISPA Conference & Expo Professional Development Sessions digest: Skill Sharpener.
Welcome to part two of our Professional Development Sessions overview. As promised, we have divided the sessions into easy to digest groups, giving all 2015 ISPA Conference & Expo attendees the chance to plan sessions that best fit their professional needs and their schedules. This week, we are looking at Employee Impact.