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DAYSPA wins two Maggie Awards

DAYSPA Magazine won top honors at the 61st annual Maggie Awards hosted by the Western Publishing Association (WPA).

DAYSPA was recognized as 2011's "Best Health, Fitness and Beauty / Trade" magazine.

A May 2011 feature about attracting and retaining male spa clients entitled "Man Up" was awarded "Best Feature Article / Trade."

Click here to read the award-winning "Man Up" »

The Maggie Awards honor consumer and trade magazines, in print and electronic media, in a variety of trade sectors and categories. This year's competition received entries from more than 400 magazines. Representing magazine publishers and related companies for over 60 years, the WPA serves publications west of the Mississippi River.

Earn Recognition for your Eco-Savvy Spa!

The Plastic Reduction Challenge aims to reduce usage of disposable plastic.

Is your spa taking steps to become more environmentally friendly? The Green Spa Network (GSN) just announced the launch of its first-ever "GSN Plastic Reduction Challenge," an 11-month campaign conducted in partnership with The Plastic Pollution Coalition. Awards will be given in seven different categories, to winners from day, resort and destination spas, as well as product manufacturers. Enter for your chance to be recognized for your green efforts!

The contest aims to reduce usage of disposable plastic such as plastic bags and bottles, food and beverage items, product packaging, shipping supplies, etc.

"This effort underscores the very purpose of GSN's existence," explains GSN President and managing director of Baja California, Mexico's Rancho La Puerta Spa, Roberto Arjona. "It's our responsibility to take a leadership role with proactive measures that promote the health and well-being of not only our fellow humans, but also the planet we all share."

Awards will be announced on Earth Day 2013 in the following categories:

*Most Innovative Solution

*Biggest Impact - for size of a facility

*Most comprehensive - by number of categories, including employee plastic usage

*Local Impact - within state

*Global Impact

*Alternative Product Packaging

*Plastic Reduction Pioneers

Required Steps for Participants:

*Audit of current plastic usage

*Planned replacement of items

*Measurement of savings

*Tracking progress and reporting: via social media

*Fill out Plastic Reduction Challenge Form provided on GSN Website

*Submit final program materials to GSN approved Panel of Judges by March 20, 2013

GSN Suggested Alternatives to Disposable Plastic:

*Stainless steel or glass water bottles

*Water filtration systems to eliminate single-use bottles

*Stainless steel cups & straws

*Reusable utensils, dishes & cups

*Reusable bags - including dry cleaning bags

*Recycled post-consumer waste, paper or glass packaging

Spas and product companies are invited to register at:

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Noel Asmar Uniforms Website Unveils New Look

Noel Asmar Uniforms' website has a brand new look! The new site includes several exciting features to help customers enjoy their online experience. A zoom-in feature will give visitors a detailed look at the company's entire range of garments. Those who opt to purchase will be advised in the event that an order contains a back order item before checkout is complete. Another new feature will allow shoppers to create "wish lists" and compare those lists. Visit the new site at