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The Spa Person of the Year Award 2006

Educator, Consultant and Author, Vice President of Resources and Development, Inc. joins Douglas Preston of Preston, Inc., Linda-Anne Kahn of Beauty Kliniek Aromatherapy Day Spa and Wellness Center, Catherine Atzen of ATZENĀ®, Cheryl Sott of Aroma Works Software and Peggy Wynne Borgman of Preston Wynne who won this award over the past 5 years.

Union City, NJ, April 04, 2007 --( 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.

The 2006 votes for this unique award were collected online starting in late August at – 840 people cast their votes, with Skip Williams receiving 52.43% of the votes. The award was presented to Skip at The Day Spa Expo in Las Vegas, and presented to the industry at the annual Awards & Charity event “Hearts for A Cure” on Thursday, February 22, 2007.

This year’s candidates were: Michael Beresford, Moor Spa, Inc. • Mary Lynne Blaesser, Marine Agency, Inc. • Michael Carter, Athena Health Club and Day Spa. • Joyce Jamison, American Spa Magazine • Rosemary Weiner, Brass Rose Spa & Salon • 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, 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: 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

Awarded annually at a Major Spa Trade Show
Winner is being presented with this exquisite Lamp from Heritage Crystals, important directly from Ireland.

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.

Contact: Hannelore R. Leavy

Pictures of Skip Williams and Hannelore Leavy presenting the award are available

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Hannelore R. Leavy

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