Pulse January 2022 - Page 60

ISPA FOUNDATION

FOUNDATION
AS WE SAY GOODBYE to one year and greet the next one , everyone involved with the ISPA Foundation would like to extend an extra warm welcome to the many new spa and resource partners members who joined ISPA in 2021 . And whether you ’ re a brand new member or you ’ ve been with us since the beginning , we ’ re excited to continue sharing Foundation updates with you in this space in 2022 !
We ’ re off to a fast start in 2022 , with the annual ISPA U . S . Spa Industry Study set to open on January 11 and close in late February . Each year , this wide-ranging study is conducted in tandem with longtime partner and respected global research firm PricewaterhouseCoopers , providing ISPA members with detailed data on industry performance and key trends related to the workforce , compensation , treatments and operations , which they can then use to make fully informed decisions for their spa or business . This year ’ s study is particularly important because it will provide a first glimpse of the industry ’ s recovery following the worst days of the pandemic .
Of course , the more data contributed to the study , the more complete that picture will be . For that reason , it ’ s vital that as many U . S . -based ISPA members as possible complete the survey when they receive the invitation link via email from PricewaterhouseCoopers , so keep your eyes on your inbox ! In May , initial results — including the “ Big Five ” statistics — will be shared during the 2022 ISPA Conference , and all ISPA members will receive a full results report later in the year . Two survey participants will even be selected to receive a complimentary registration to Conference !
Of course , completing the ISPA U . S . Industry Study survey is just one way to support the Foundation ’ s research efforts . Members can also visit experienceipsa . com / about / ispa-foundation to learn more about our initiatives , make direct donations or set the ISPA Foundation as their chosen AmazonSmile nonprofit , which donates 0.5 percent of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to the Foundation .
No matter how you choose to lend your support , know that we deeply appreciate it , and that we ’ re more excited than ever to step into a new year with the best members we could ask for . Here ’ s to 2022 !
ISPA FOUNDATION BOARD OF DIRECTORS
OFFICERS CHAIR Frank Pitsikalis ResortSuite
DIRECTORS Patrick Huey ISPA Chair Kelleye Martin ISPA Vice Chair Lynne McNees ISPA President
ADVISOR TO THE BOARD Garrett Mersberger
ISPA MEDICAL ADVISOR Brent Bauer , M . D . Mayo Clinic
HONORARY FOUNDATION BOARD MEMBER Deborah Szekely Rancho La Puerta
FUNDRAISING ADVISORS Lynelle Lynch Yvonne Smith
Donations of all sizes make a difference . Visit experienceispa . com / about / ispa-foundation to show your support .
— FRANK PITSIKALIS , ISPA FOUNDATION CHAIR
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