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ISPA NEWS #ISPAStrong MEMBERSHIP RENEWAL RENEWAL STARTS HERE. NOW MORE THAN EVER, it is important to stay connected and rely upon the collective strength of this industry to continue the creation and distribution of educational resources that have benefitted thousands of professionals throughout the pandemic. Renewing your ISPA membership will give you uninterrupted access to continued ISPA resources and member benefits including research on pertinent trends in the industry. Earlier this year, ISPA provided a complimentary three-month membership extension through September 30, 2020 due to COVID-19. Members can renew by paying via mailed renewal notice, or by paying online. We know that times are uncertain and situations vary for our members. If your company is not open at this time or you would like to talk through membership options, please contact ispa@ispastaff.com and we’ll do everything ISPA’S we can to help. NEW MEMBERSHIP DECALS! For a tutorial on how to pay online, visit https://youtu.be/TWCrtaPSVN4. Emerging Business Membership Stipend ISPA’S EMERGING BUSINESS MEMBERSHIP STIPEND PROGRAM helps new businesses cover the majority of the cost of an annual ISPA membership with the goal of providing access to invaluable resources that will help start-ups thrive in the spa industry. Businesses that have been in operation three years or less, have fewer than 12 employees and a total annual revenue of less than US$400,000 are eligible. If selected, the stipend covers US$500 of the annual membership fee. The remaining balance due is dependent upon the membership type selected and must be paid prior to the activation of the membership. Applications are reviewed within one work week and up to six stipends are awarded each month. Consideration is made in the order the applications are received. Companies can receive up to two annual stipends during their first three years of business. Reach out to the ISPA team at ispa@ispastaff.com or call 859-226-4292 Complete an application at https://survey.vovici.com/se/57283F461654662F. BENEFIT BRIEFING: ICF COACHING ISPA has partnered with the International Coaching Federation (ICF)—the world’s leading accreditor of professional and personal coaches—to provide pro bono coaching sessions to ISPA members. As part of ICF’s Coaches for Good initiative, ISPA members can receive two complimentary coaching sessions and choose from more than 1,000 ICF-credentialed coaches. These no-stress sessions are a great way to refocus on your dovetailing personal and professional goals during a time of uncertainty and upheaval. To learn more and to schedule a session, visit experienceispa.com/resources/coaching-partnership. n 8 PULSE ■ SEPTEMBER 2020