SpaTrade and Pevonia Team up to Bring Cutting-Edge Online Training and Education to the Spa Industry

SpaTrade and Pevonia

Petaluma, CA - September 27th, 2006. After a year of producing the spa industry's only ongoing Webinar and podcast series, SpaTrade has joined forces with Pevonia Botanica to take online education and training to an even higher level in 2007. SpaTrade has upgraded their current Webinar capabilities and is now working with Pevonia to deliver effective on-demand education to clients and prospects. 'Pevonia's education has helped build the spa industry', says SpaTrade's CEO Nancy Griffin. "We are thrilled to be expanding this global company's reach through creative online initiatives."

"Pevonia will be bringing their training programs and manufacturer's classrooms to life online,' says Griffin. 'Web-based training is a low-cost complement to live training. There are no travel expenses and trainer fees, and the recording has longevity long past a live event.' 'With high employee turnover and little retail sales savvy, spas need consistent product knowledge and sales training to be successful,' says Pevonia's executive VP Dori Soukup. 'SpaTrade's Online Training Webinars will allow our partner spas instant access to training presentations at their convenience.' Register as a SpaTrade member and view Pevonia's Webinar on marketing in November.

SpaTrade has enhanced the online education experience in several ways, based largely on participant feedback garnered from its highly successful Webinars series. 'The new Webinar format makes it quicker and easier for participants to jump to specific segments of interest without viewing the entire recording," says Jeremy Rhoten, SpaTrade's chief technology officer. "They are able to access any slide and accompanying audio utilizing a clearly labeled table of contents, and resume where they left off at another date.' The entire archive of SpaTrade Webinars has been converted to the new format and can be viewed by SpaTrade members at

About SpaTrade
Founded in 2000, SpaTrade is the leading online business resource for the international spa industry, with over 10,000 registered members. In addition to live and on-demand new media content such as webinars and podcasts, features a comprehensive knowledge base, breaking spa news, interactive forum, job board and marketplace. New entrants to the spa industry, as well as seasoned veterans count on SpaTrade as a trusted source of cutting-edge spa business intelligence. The company also provides web-based marketing and design services for spa suppliers.

About Pevonia
Pevonia Botanica Spa Care is an elite brand chosen by prestigious spas worldwide.
Offering over 150 specialized home care products and more than 100 professional in-spa treatments, Pevonia provides effective skincare solutions for women and men of every age and ethnicity.

The finest of oceans & earth... Nature's purest holistic botanical and marine elements synergize with high-tech manufacturing to deliver outstanding visible results and an unsurpassed spa experience.

An affinity with nature...Pevonia maintains a harmonious balance with precious resources by offering fully recyclable, completely biodegradable packaging and refraining from any form of animal testing.