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An American Apothecary

An American Apothecary
Ian Ginsberg, president of C.O. Bigelow Apothecaries, discusses the history of his iconic business—and how it has remained relevant for 176 years.

For many the word “apothecary” may trigger romantic images of cobblestone streets and hand-labeled tinctures custom-made to cure ailments. But though C.O. Bigelow—the oldest apothecary in America—has its roots firmly entrenched in those bygone days, it has also admirably evolved and grown to keep up with the times. Today, the company continues to wow customers with its well-edited selection of products—including its own line and imports from around the world—a personalized in-store experience and stellar staff members.

PBA Hosts Webinar for New Exhibitors

The Professional Beauty Association will be guiding new exhibitors on how to have a stress-free, productive exhibiting experience during its webinar, "New Exhibitors: Expectations & Execution," Sept. 18 at noon EDT.

The 45-minute complimentary Webinar will:

  • Discuss why event research is vital
  • Address how to abide by show management rules
  • Provide creative pre-marketing strategies to build awareness
  • Explain how to create and implement an exhibitor plan

In Memoriam: Gill Godbold

In Memoriam: Gill Godbold

Greg Dawson & Associates' Duncan "Gill" Godbold of San Jose, California, passed away Sept. 2. He was 66.

Godbold worked more than 40 years in the beauty supply business and was one of the best manufacturers reps in the industry who won many awards.

Andis Appoints Al Arends as Marketing Product Manager

Al Arends, Andis marketing product manager

Andis Co., maker of professional hair appliances and tools, has added Al Arends to its team as marketing product manager.

Arends will be responsible for overseeing products from inception to the market and working across the organization to develop and meet the company’s overall strategic product plan. He will report to Karen Formico, vice president of marketing.