Every year, we all look forward to honoring our vendor partners at our annual awards breakfast during one of the biggest business to business professional beauty shows in the country, CosmoProf North America in Las Vegas.
This year, as we gathered for breakfast at a Mandalay Bay restaurant near the entrance to the exhibit floor, there was excitement and anticipation in the gathered crowd, as they drank their coffee and juice waiting for the ceremony to start. For the past 16 years Sally Beauty has been selecting the most innovative and dedicated vendors as our “Partners in Progress” and this year was no different.
Sally Beauty Supply LLC honored Conair Professional Group, Fisk Industries, Star Nail and Strength of Nature and principals of each company accepted the award from the merchandise director over their category. One of our manufacturers, Fisk Industries, even brought the next generation of leadership to the breakfast – the elementary school age grandsons of the current President!
Mike Spinozzi, President of Sally Beauty Supply, and Sue Davidson, Group Vice President, Merchandising for Sally Beauty, hosted the event and helped congratulate each of the award-winning companies. Here are the group shots of each company receiving their award:
The Conair Professional Group stands with their Sally Beauty Partners in Progress award. Pictured (left to right): Mike Spinozzi, President, Sally Beauty Supply; Janet Phillips; Sue Davidson; Joni Bologna, Conair Professional Group; Brenda Walker; Ken Russo, Conair Professional Group
Sally Beauty presented the Partners in Progress award to Fisk Industries for outstanding contributions. Pictured (left to right, back row): Mike Spinozzi, President, Sally Beauty Supply; Sue Davidson; Janet Phillips, Director; Steve Adler, Fisk Industries; Ira Adler, Fisk Industries; Brenda Walker
The Star Nail Group was presented the Sally Beauty Partners in Progress award. Pictured left to right – Mike Spinozzi, President, Sally Beauty Supply; Sue Davidson, Group Vice President, Merchandising, Sally Beauty Supply; Tony Cuccio, The Star Nail Group; Elaine Watson, The Star Nail Group; Christina Jahn, The Star Nail Group; Linda Voracek
Strength of Nature was presented the prestigious Sally Beauty Supply Partners in Progress award. Pictured letf to right - Mike Spinozzi, President, Sally Beauty Supply; Sue Davidson, Mario de La Guardia, Jr., Strength of Nature; Reneé Reynolds,; Charlene Bastien, Strength of Nature