SpaTrade founder Nancy Griffin will join a panel of experts to teach "How to Start Your Own Day Spa" at The Learning Annex in San Diego February 24th and Los Angeles February 25th. Participants will learn how to make their dream spa a reality, and create a concept that will sell. The moderator of the event is Nancy Trent, owner of Trent & Company, a NYC-based marketing publicity firm that specializes in spas and spa products are teaching. Panelists include Judith Lazarus, author of "The Spa Sourcebook" and Deborah Woods, owner of Skin Deep Spa in Newport Beach, CA, and Linda-Anne Khan, owner of Beauty Kliniek Spa & Wellness Center.

Sharilyn Abbajay has been appointed a seat on the Board of the International Spa Association (ISPA). Abbajay's consulting firm, S.P.Abbajay & Associates, LLC, serves owners, companies, and spa managers in developing, creating, and sustaining their dream and vision. "I am very honored and privileged to have been selected and be part of the association. I hold ISPA in high regards and support their efforts in continuing to educate their members and communicate the benefits of the spa industry."

Deborah Smith debuts personalized telephone consulting service LIVE ADVICE FROM SPASMITH. Potential spa developers can receive an unbiased, professional opinion before approaching funding sources. Spa owners can learn how to improve the financial viability of their business from one of SpaTrade's most experienced and knowledgeable experts. To learn more and receive a special SpaTrade discount of 20%, email Deborah at [email protected] and include a brief description of the help you are seeking.