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December 7, 2012
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  Spa Spotlight 
  • Niagara Falls spa caters to men
    The Senses Spa at Niagara Falls' Americana Resort offers a refuge for men unsure about the spa experience. In its "Gentleman's Den," male customers can relax with recliners and robes before staffers learn about their treatment preferences. Toronto Sun (12/6) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Houston area to get new destination spa
    Deer Lake Lodge and Spa soon will open in Montgomery, Texas, about 40 minutes from Houston, and will offer yoga, juice fasts, colonics, water therapy and spiritual workshops. The destination spa and resort will be surrounded by nature trails and is situated on 50 acres. TravelPulse (12/6) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
Selling your business? Here are 7 things you should do now.
If you're considering selling your business, you should be doing everything you can to get the best possible price. In just 7 simple steps you can improve your chances of attracting buyers and getting big bucks for your business. Read the article and learn the 7 steps.

  Retail Rundown 
  • Hotel Martinez spa offers oxygen slimming treatment
    The L.RAPHAEL Beauty Spa at the Hotel Martinez in Cannes is offering Oxy treatments, including Oxy-Slim, a noninvasive procedure that uses oxygen and salt water in a high-pressure jet to get slimming ingredients into the skin. The treatment's effects, while temporary, include a slimmer, more toned appearance. The Daily Mail (London) (12/5) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
eBook: Why It's Time to Evaluate Your Timekeeping System
Download the free eBook to learn why yesterday's timekeeping tools aren't cut out for today's rapidly evolving compliance mandates. Learn how modern, cloud-based solutions can help you reduce the risk of noncompliance, gain unprecedented visibility, and manage in the moment. Don't let outdated workforce management tools drag you down. Click here to learn more.

  Hospitality Trends 
  • Owners of iconic hotels count on upgrades to boost demand
    A number of quirkily designed hotels built during the 1960s and 1970s are receiving renovations as owners seek to modernize indoor amenities while highlighting the properties' unique architecture, this feature says. The Westin Peachtree hotel in Atlanta and the Four Points by Sheraton San Diego Downtown are just some of the properties that have undergone multimillion-dollar upgrades to remain current in today's environment. Travel Weekly (12/5) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
How to Achieve IT Agility: A Survival Guide for IT Decision Makers
When business teams add new apps and services to already-strained networks, IT departments are accountable for making everything work. Is your team ready for this challenge? Read this eGuide to learn how IT teams are automating their networks, why they're utilizing Ethernet fabrics and SDN, and what success looks like as they regain network control and business relevance.

  Business Best Practices 
  • 9 ways small employers can keep their stars
    Promoting from within, providing stimulating work and linking performance to bottom-line success are ways that small companies can hang onto their best employees, Samuel Bacharach writes. "Employees won't stay because of the size of the paycheck. They'll stay because they feel they are recognized, engaged, challenged, and part of a team," he writes. Inc. online (free registration) (12/5) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Customer Service 
  • 5 tips for delivering superior customer service
    Many companies are providing poor customer service that might be hurting their growth prospects, Denise Gosnell writes. However, you can offer top-notch service by paying attention to what your customers tell you, keeping your clients in the loop and requesting feedback to improve your business. The Huffington Post/The Blog (12/5) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Water Cooler 
  • How to deal with the craziness of the season
    To reduce stress during the holidays, try posting a note on your computer that reminds you to do deep breathing, and when faced with the urge to stay late or complete last-minute tasks, ask yourself if it can wait, Judy Martin writes. Also, try walking away from conflict because the holiday season "is a good time to set aside differences at work," she writes. Forbes/Work in Progress blog (12/6) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  ISPA Info 
  • Time is running out to join an ISPA task force
    There's just over one week left to submit your application for the Focus Group, Membership or Speaker Selection Task Force. ISPA task forces offer spa professionals the chance to get more involved in the association and make great spa industry connections. The final day to apply is Dec. 17, so submit your online application today! LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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