VNC Sales & Marketing

New Hires at VNC Sales & Marketing

Kenny Rogers, VNC Sales & Marketing Southwest Rep

VNC Sales & Marketing recently welcomed Kenny Rogers, a veteran beauty rep, to its southwest sales team. "Kenny has been in the professional beauty business for several decades. As a rep in the Southwest Kenny will be handling key accounts in and around the Dallas area as well as Houston and outlying areas," says Kevin Van Nest, principal at VNC.

"Also new to our team in the Dallas office we are happy to welcome Griselda Mendoza as our new key account manager," says Van Nest. "We would also like to announce that Justin VanNest will be handling the BSG account."

Coleman-Harrison Debuts in the Midwest & the Northeast

After years of professional-beauty manufacturers' rep firms-sector consolidation and the race to become national (and international), a new, major player is suddenly on the scene in the Midwest and the Northeast territories: Coleman-Harrison, a company headed up by rep veterans Charlie Coleman, Tom Harrison and Chris Gunderson.

Coleman and Harrison are the co-principals of the Midwest and Northeast territories of Coleman-Harrison, and Gunderson is their partner in the Northeast, Beauty Store Business has learned

In Memoriam: VNC Sales & Marketing's Marissa Martinez Meza, Beloved Co-Worker & Friend

Marissa Martinez Meza of VNC Sales & Marketing passed away July 10—days before the start of Cosmoprof North America/PBA Beauty Week 2015 in Las Vegas.

She worked as a corporate staff member at the manufacturers rep firm—becoming part of the VNC family in December 2004. In all, she worked for more than 20 years in the beauty industry.

Her beautiful smile instantly befriended everyone who came into contact with her—sales representatives, manufacturers and customers.

2015 EBC to Be Held April 18-19 in Somerset, New Jersey

2015 EBC to Be Held April 18-19 in Somerset, New Jersey

The Eastern Buying Conference—which wrapped up March 31 in Atlantic City, New Jersey—is moving to the Garden State Convention Center in Somerset, New Jersey, next year, show officials have announced.

The 2015 dates for the trade show that draws beauty retailers and beauty distributors and is hosted by the Northeast Beauty Rep Association—also known as NEBRA or NeBRA—are April 18-19, back to a Saturday-Sunday format.

The dates are well after Easter and Passover in 2015 too.

CPNA 2014 to Offer Free Code for Beauty Store Business Readers, Registration for Retail Beauty/OTC Stores Program Via Participating Rep Firms

CPNA 2014 Offers Free Code for Beauty Store Business Readers

Beauty Store Business readers can soon sign up for two free, three-day badges per company—a $270 value—to attend Cosmoprof North America 2014 July 13-15 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas, show officials have announced.

BSB readers can use the special "BEAUTY$14" code, they have added. Online registration to start the process will be open by April 15.