May07

ISPA Spa Reopening Toolkit Wins ASAE Merit Award

Friday, 07 May 2021

The International SPA Association is pleased to announce that it has been awarded a Gold Circle Merit Award by the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE) Awards Committee. The ISPA Spa Reopening Toolkit earned this distinguished recognition in the ASAE Gold Circle Awards’ “New Product/Service Launch” category. Gold Circle Merit Awards were given to only 14 of the more than 300 2021 ASAE Gold Circle Awards applicants.

Each year, the ASAE Gold Circle Awards are given to applicants whose work denotes excellence, innovation and achievement in association/nonprofit marketing, membership and communication. The 2021 Gold Circle winners will be recognized in a virtual ceremony on June 4 at 3:45 pm ET at the conclusion of ASAE’s 2021 Marketing, Membership and Communications Conference.

“We are so proud to have the ISPA Spa Reopening Toolkit recognized by ASAE,” said ISPA President Lynne McNees. “We’re beyond grateful to the many spa industry professionals who quickly partnered with ISPA to develop practical open source resources that helped leaders across many industries reopen their businesses safely after their temporary closures last year.”

The ISPA Spa Reopening Toolkit was launched in April 2021 and included a customizable Spa Reopening Checklist, COVID-19-specific hygiene and sanitation standards for spas, communications templates, downloadable signage and more. The toolkit represents the combined effort of a large group of spa and resource partner leaders who collaborated with the ISPA Board and staff to determine industry needs and develop resources that responded to those needs.

About the International SPA Association:

ISPA, with its headquarters in Lexington, KY and managed by Associations International, is recognized worldwide as the leading professional organization and voice of the spa industry. Founded in 1991, ISPA advances the spa industry by providing invaluable educational and networking opportunities, promoting the value of the spa experience and speaking as the authoritative voice to foster professionalism and growth. More details on ISPA are available on experienceispa.com.