Events in the Industry, Benefits and AwardsMarch 1, 2009 By: Kelley Donahue, Marianne Dougherty, Lori Morris American Salon
Sport Clips Stylists Help Troops Call Home
Service men and women received over one million minutes of phone-Internet talk time for the holidays through Sport Clips' donation to the Veterans of Foreign Wars' (VFW) Operation Uplink Program, which keeps military personnel and hospitalized veterans in touch with their families and loved ones.
Sport Clips stylists raised money for Operation Uplink.
Men's salon franchise Sport Clips announced that its team members and clients raised more than $118,000 in donations through its 600-plus locations across the country. Stores nationwide were encouraged to participate in a cut-a-thon on Veterans Day, when $1 from each haircut was donated. In-store donation drives and fundraisers over a four-week period leading up to Veterans Day also contributed to Sport Clips' efforts.
"I know how important it is to hear the voices of loved ones when you are overseas for months at a time, having been there myself," said Sport Clips founder and CEO Gordon Logan. "It's our honor and privilege to make this a holiday gift to those who are selflessly serving our country." —J.H.
Kirschner Group Reps Win Awards
The Kirschner Group, a manufacturer representative organization for the professional beauty industry, announced that two of its representatives were recently presented with awards. HAI Products of California named Alan Aronson, who has more than 20 years of sales experience in the Northeast territory, its Manufacturers Rep of the Year. Aronson exceeded all goals set for him and was a true pioneer of the product line. Phil O'Toole was awarded Rep of the Year by his customer, Nancy's Beauty Warehouse. O'Toole has been instrumental in building business for Nancy's Beauty along the West Coast. —L.M.