What I Learned in Las Vegas at Cosmoprof North America 2012, p.2

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10. Yes, the City of Hope was certainly memorable. However, the event that honestly was the most fun for me was the Mitch Stone Essentials/J. White launch party in The Foundation Room at Mandalay Bay.

11. With the largest increase in CRACK distribution for 2011-2012, Southeast Rep Services’ Bill Harper is ProLocks USA’s “Most Addictive Rep of the Year.” (I truly enjoyed writing that sentence!)

12. Aaron Flick is working at Wahl Professional as a marketing associate.

13. Peninsula Beauty will open its first San Francisco store Aug. 8.

14. The CosmoProf division of Beauty Systems Group will open store No. 1,000 in Port St. Lucie, Florida, Aug. 22.

15. Michelle Lamey is derma e Natural Bodycare’s new North American beauty sales manager.

16. King Research is now called BlueCo Brands.

17. Bio Creative Labs is now repped by Greg Dawson & Associates in four territories and Gerry Udell Inc. in the Northeast.

18. Distributors, check in with PBA to sign the “Code of Ethical Practice For Distributors.” A lot did at the Distributor Forum at the show.

19. For those heading to Italy for business next spring, Cosmoprof Worldwide Bologna is March 8-11, 2013.

20. Cosmoprof North America 2013 will take place July 14-16 at the Mandalay Bay Resort & Convention Center in Las Vegas.

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Marc Birenbaum