November 2013: Soldiers and their families make unfathomable sacrifices to protect our way of life. Operation Freedom Feet started as an annual campaign inspired by one woman’s mission to provide female soldiers stationed overseas a little bit of home. Lemongrass Spa proudly runs the Freedom Feet Campaign all year.
“Holidays away from family can be the worst. Especially when you are away because you are fighting a war. Listen to what one U.S. Army Captain/mom/wife wrote about her holiday time during deployment. "It's difficult to be deployed during Christmas. It's like you know it's that time of year, but without many of the American traditions present, it just doesn't feel the same...Everyone always looks forward to "good" packages with things in them that people take time to think about and send...Soldiers who are in austere locations hardly get packages at all. Deployments to Afghanistan are a lot more rough. Soldiers can be located in outposts for months at a time, only getting mail occasionally at best. Sometimes the days and even the holidays come and go and you don't even realize it. When your life is in danger everyday and when guys are fighting day in and day out - its hard to remember that it should be a happy time...much less the "holiday season". Calls home, support from family and getting great mail are the ways to survive a Christmas deployed."
We have the chance to deliver "good packages" and "great mail” to these more than deserving Soldiers who are fighting for our freedom.”
Stefanie Van Ness, Senior Sales Consultant
Army wife for 9 years and counting!
October 2013: Internationally renowned motivational speaker and direct sales guru, Belinda Ellsworth, will be the keynote speaker for Lemongrass Spa's 2014 Annual Convention in Denver, Colorado on July 25th and July 26th. Belinda has over 30 years experience in the direct sales industry and worked her way up from sales consultant to become the youngest Sales Vice President in her company's history. She provides the tools necessary for individuals to be successful in direct sales, from the first time sales consultant to the seasoned CEO.
September 2013: Lemongrass Spa released new scents for the fall and holiday season! Whispering Pine, Apple Cinnamon and Chai Tea and returning favorites. The popular Frosted Cranberry line has been expanded and now includes Body Polish, Lotion, Room Spray, Liquid Foaming Soap and Bar Soap. Customers are raving about Perfectly Pumpkin's debut as Body Icing. And for the kids, introducing the perfect stocking stuffer, Banana and Bubble Gum Lip Balm Duo!
June 2013: Five consultants just returned from a luxurious Royal Caribbean Cruise incentive trip that sailed from Miami to the Bahamas and then to Key West. The highlights of the trip included exploring Atlantis on Paradise Island, snorkeling with sting rays at Cocoa Cay Island and a complimentary Thai poultice massage onboard the Majesty of the Seas ship. Congratulations to Donna Parkhurst, Kelli Bono, Jill Breheny, April Aldstadt and Pamela Miller on earning the incentive trip during the six month qualification period from September 2012 through February 2013. Consultants earned the expense-paid trip through a combination of personal sales volume and team building efforts.
Lemongrass Spa will announce its next Spa Incentive Trip Contest at the upcoming 2013 Convention in Denver on Saturday, August 3rd.
On Friday and Saturday August 2nd and 3rd, Lemongrass Spa hosted its annual Convention and Fall Product Launch in Denver, Colorado. The event was held at the luxurious Hilton Garden Inn Denver Tech Center.
The event began on Friday morning with a live Sheer Minerals ™ Makeup hands-on demonstration followed by a catered lunch. A Leadership Workshop followed featuring DSWA Co-founder Grace Keohohou and Consultant Relations Manager and Certified Coach, Jennifer Dusza. The awards celebration and appetizer reception was hosted by Bryan and Heidi Leist in the ballroom. Heidi Leist, Founder will announced the Lemongrass Lady of the Year, Jeni Cassidy; the Dynamic Dozen (Top 12 in Sales), Top Recruiter, Top Rookie, Jump Start Winners and many more. Consultants celebrating their five year anniversary were presented with a special pin and the home office staff were recognized for their achievements with sterling silver charm bracelets.
On Saturday Ms. Keohohou kicked off the day with a keynote address "Creating A Community in Lemongrass" followed by the Fall Launch of new products and catalogs for the year. Roundtable discussions were presented that afternoon by Jill Breheny, Marla Nemanic and Jennifer Hoyle. The Spa Shop and Logowear Shop was open on-site at the hotel this year complete with refreshments and an anniversary cake! Heidi and Bryan announced the launch of a brand-new mobile App coming soon for all consultants. During the state of the Union Address that the owners presented, it was announced that consultants would be offered direct deposit for all commission checks starting in September and an exciting new Spa Destination Trip to Cancun, Mexico was unveiled.