Another year is nearly behind us – as we finish our last issue of 2012, Thanksgiving is still weeks away and it’s hard to think about year-end … such is the nature of magazine publishing.
With the elections behind us, I truly wish my prediction in last month’s letter had come true and that our country was under new leadership. But, all we can hope for is that Congress and the President can find some common ground and put Country first – before partisanship. Like most of you, I’m sick of the dysfunctional, do-nothing Congress; I hope the President can work with its members and can do what must be done to keep our nation the world’s greatest and most powerful, let the framework of Capitalism work for all. I know we’ll all have to work harder than ever to make 2013 a successful year.
One hardworking guy you may know is John Farr of Power Group Companies – our Industry Close-up this month. He’s consulted with many salon operators and has a wealth of experience in many aspects of managing people and running a business, which he’s shared at industry events and in his monthly column in ist. I enjoyed reading his story. Cosmedico Light, Inc. is in the Company Profile spot – a manufacturer that continues to lead and help support our industry. John Ribner talked with president, Kevin Apgar, about what’s ahead for Cosmedico.
You’ll notice Cosmedico’s products on the list of Industry Choice Awards Nominees along with the rest of the top vote recipients. Congrats to the deserving people and companies acknowledged by all the salon operators who took the time to cast ballots. We’ll print the winners in next month’s issue.
Also next month, we’ll bring you reports on some of the latest “Industry Happenings” – regional trade shows that are taking place, getting everyone ready for the upcoming season. The industry’s top distributors put a lot of time and money into offering quality events. Check out the calendar on istmagazine.com and if possible, plan to attend one. Most offer salon operator training that can make a significant impact on the success of your business in the months ahead. Look for your opportunity to take Sun is Life ® Training at an event in your area, or you can take it online 24/7 at sunislifetraining.com. This innovative program can be customized to benefit any member of your team. It’s fun, very effective and affordable. I hope you’ll check it out online, take the free preview and make an investment in the future of your business.
Of course, the January issue will also include the industry’s best Buyers Guide – only in ist Magazine!
I wish you all a happy holiday season – thanks for reading!
is the Publisher and Editor-In-Chief of ist Magazine.
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