Diana Morrison, Sr. Manager of Service Development & Innovation at Massage Envy. With personalized skin care and a goal, clearer skin can be as close as six weeks away. Ms. Morrison will share Indianapolis survey results and how the new and personalized skin series is helping people with acne tackle skin issues, together.
Massage Envy want’s Indianapolis acne fighters to know that they are not alone. The new customized Clear Skin Series powered by Proactiv+ is a six-week facial series in which acne fighters will learn how to combat their skin issues by partnering with an expert Esthetician, experiencing facials in location and be given the tools needed for at-home care. The series is the first of it’s kind – the package of 6 facials can be purchased on it’s own and does not require a Massage Envy membership.
Diana Morrison is the Sr. Manager of Service Development and Innovation at Massage Envy Franchising. Diana has a background in the salon and spa industry for over 17 years. She was dual certified in massage therapy and esthetics from the Southwest Institute of Healing Arts and has been a licensed esthetician since 2006. Diana joined Massage Envy in 2014 as a “Skin Care Specialist”. As the Sr. Manager of Service Development, Diana oversees all skin care and body care services at Massage Envy. Diana’s passion for skin care is born out of the drive to connect with and help others. She believes that being an esthetician is like being a trusted advisor, and that all treatment and product recommendations should be customized and tailored for each individual person. With this approach, Diana believes that estheticians are not only able to deliver results with each service, but also provide support and guidance for achieving skin care goals through a home care regimen.
Our next guest is John Barker, President and CEO of the Ohio Restaurant Association (ORA), he will discuss HR 582 and its devastating effects on small, family-owned restaurants and their employees who would face higher labor costs and possibly forced to reduce employee hours. He’ll also give some common-sense tips to the minimum wage issue that reflects the economic realities of Ohio.
Congress recently introduced legislation titled the “Raise the Wage Act” (H.R. 582/S.150) that would increase the federal minimum wage from $7.25 to $15 per hour by 2024 and would index it to median wage growth thereafter eliminating the tip credit. $15 in New York is not $15 in Ohio so a “one size fits all” approach to this issue could severely cripple restaurants leading to job losses, shift reductions and even closings. The bill also eliminates the tip credit where current tipped employees average $19-$25 per hour. If the tip credit ends, employees will likely earn less than now.
The economic realities of each state should be examined especially in areas where workers do not face the cost of living they do in major cities. Passing a $15 per hour starting wage in rural areas would have stifling impacts to restaurants and other small businesses who can’t absorb it. Higher wages would lead to employers cutting back on workers’ hours and/or eliminating positions, thereby hurting those it was intended to help. Additionally, when labor costs rise, employers in labor-intensive industries such as restaurants are forced to raise menu prices to maintain profitability, thereby driving up consumer costs. For more information please go to www.restaurant.org
Our next guest is Priscilla Rodriguez, Executive Director of Scholarships Strategy at the College Board. She will discuss how The College Board Provides Tips on SAT Prep, College Planning & How to Earn College Board Opportunity Scholarships
She leads the organization’s work on extending access to college for students through scholarships, including the development of the College Board Opportunity Scholarships program. Prior to joining the College Board, Priscilla was an SVP at the Poses Family Foundation, where she led the Webby-winning resource for parents of children with learning and attention issues, Understood.org. Priscilla is a first-generation American of Colombian and German heritage and a graduate of the University of Virginia and Harvard Business School.