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Launch of Men’s SkinCare Line

On Tuesday, September 16th at SkinCatering Spa in Tower Square, We had our ‘Scotch on the Rocks‘ themed party  to launch our Men’s line of skincare. This party is the sequel to our “Cater To Your Entrepreneurial Spirit” party we held earlier this year to help raise funds to build our line of products. 
We honored the intention we set in February and it feels wonderful to show successful results just 7 months after the crowd-funding event!
  • Catering by Backstreet Bistro (opening soon in Market Square, downtown Springfield).
@2014 Beau Bernatchez

@2014 Beau Bernatchez

We are proud to use as many local businesses for our products as possible!

  • All of our products were formulated, manufactured, bottled, and labeled by SkinCatering.
Here is the link where all of our pictures can be found on our facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.1006660032692869.1073741832.959054297453443&type=1

Entrepreneurs Helping Entrepreneurs

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CATER TO YOUR ENTREPRENEURIAL SPIRIT

Tuesday, February 18th, 2014.

6pm – 8pm.

1350 Main st. Springfield, MA, 9th Floor.

180 Fit’s NEW Lux gym overlooking the city

This party is one you won’t want to miss!

There is a limited number of tickets available to this exclusive party, so be sure to buy yours sooner rather than later!
DRESS CODE: Black or White.
(Wear your fur coat, gucci sunglasses, whatever! Think Miami in New England or pretend you’re at a European club in the winter. We want you to really embrace the attitude of this party!)

Champagne & refreshments included in the cost of your ticket.

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  • DJ SERVICES provided by: PorterHouse Media
  • PHOTOGRAPHY provided by: dani. fine photography
  • FOOD sponsored by: the Creative Strategy Agency
  • TICKET sponsor: Get Set Marketing
  • EVENT sponsor: ChikMedia
  • VIP LOUNGE sponsor: BrunoFox Group
  • VIDEO sponsor: Epic Filmmakers
  • BEAUTY BAR sponsor: (a table to view & play with our skincare line) Crystal Vazquez & Co
  • EVENT sponsor: Lioness Magazine

WHY ARE WE HAVING A PARTY ANYWAY???

One of our Ambassadors, Angela Lussier said it best:

“The only way we are going to rebuild Springfield is if we do it together. Entrepreneurs helping entrepreneurs. We need small donations in order to make a big impact with a small local business looking to grow. If you believe in the spirit of entrepreneurship in Western Massachusetts, come to this event and show us your solidarity. We must work together!

Leanne Sedlak, owner of SkinCatering spa in South Hadley and Springfield has a line of skincare that is blowing up! She needs a small amount of seed funding in order to make more products.

She has so many friends and people she has been helping in the community along the way and now she needs your help. Come to this event and help Leanne reach her goal of $3500 so she can take her business to the next level.

It’s a small investment and will make a huge impact! You can watch her grow on Facebook Twitter and at her website.”

TICKET PRICES:
$100 – VIP ticket, includes access to VIP lounge and a gift bag with SkinCatering products
$50 – Regular attendance ticket
$25 – Investment only, no party ticket

ORDER YOUR PARTY TICKET (or give a donation) HERE:
http://www.secure-booker.com/skincatering2/ShopOnline/Product/4375677/PARTY-TICKET-for-2-18-14

WE WILL REVEAL THE NEW LOOK OF SKINCATERING’S SKINCARE LINE AT THE PARTY (or message our contributors that aren’t at the party) SO YOU CAN BE THE FIRST TO SEE WHAT A DIFFERENCE YOU WILL BE MAKING!!

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Life Domination Day

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SkinCatering is proud to help sponsor…
Life Domination Day, a one-day revolution for women who want to:

~stop feeling sick because you know you are not honoring yourself and your needs

~stop feeling left behind when getting together with your friends who are talking about their great new job and their big life plans

~stop feeling lost when reading self-help books and not knowing how to get started

~stop waiting for someone to discover how special you are and instead create the life you want to live

We put together a packed schedule so that in eight short hours, you will learn our new five-step system and get instant results!

This one-day revolution includes small-group sessions with our five presenters. Our presenters are world class consultants, counselors, strategists, instructors, and media professionals. Not to toot our own horn, but we have worked with thousands of people to help them reshape their lives and instantly create meaningful change. We charge hundreds, even thousands of dollars for our consulting packages and long-term training programs.

For Life Domination Day, we have decided to come together to offer a new, streamlined program that will offer immediate results and bonus materials to women who simply can’t wait another day to stop feeling stuck.

Here is what you will get for attending Life Domination Day:

~Go through the entire five-step Life Domination Program, each step taught by one of our instructors in a small group setting with other women. You will learn what is keeping you stuck, tools to get you moving forward, and an action plan to start making change right away.

~The Life Domination Playbook, an ebook complete with worksheets, the five-step process, and additional bonus content

~Your own personalized Life Domination Vision Board that you will create yourself to keep you focused on your goals

~A free one-on-one 30-minute follow-up session with one of our presenters for tailored advice

~Your personalized Life Domination Action Plan, ready to implement the instant you walk out the door

~30-day free membership to the Life Domination Online Community to continue learning and stay connected to other bold women

For more info go to: www.lifedominationday.com

3 years in 31 seconds

Using the new Flipagram app, we created “A Trip Down SkinCatering’s Memory Lane”

Enjoy seeing how we grew from a 1 person mobile-only spa, to a successful spa business with 2 locations, 9 team members. ..and our very own skincare line!

http://flipagram.com/f/srrvnmfFxw

Thank you to all our fans, clients, friends, and mentors who helped us get here!

Cheers to another amazing 3 years (and more!)

The Team That Plays Together, Stays Together

Our team is fairly new.

Not to massage, not to the industry, just to each other.

Since we don’t get to spend a lot of time together in the same room, it’s fun to hang out and enjoy life outside the quiet massage room.

In September, some of us went to a cooking class (complete with wine) at 4 Brothers Gourmet Deli & Market in South Hadley!

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Cheers to (part of) our team!
Amy, Leanne, Kim, and Ariel are pictured above.

Thanks to the chef brought in by the owner of 4 Brothers, Michelle, we learned to make crepes and homemade pasta, with sauce!

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Chef letting Kim saute onions, tomato, and garlic for the sauce

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Chef rolling out the pasta dough we made.

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Leanne & Kim in awe of pasta that doesn’t come from a box.

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Amy showing us her handywork

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Ariel tasting the goodness!

It’s important for our crew to live, laugh, and love while we play, so we can continue to bring you our best when we are at work!

Speaking of 4 Brothers Gourmet Deli, we are happy to say, we will be there one Thursday evening a month at one of their 2 monthly wine-tasting events, doing free chair massages (and offering a coupon for future services!)

The next three dates we will be there are:

  • October 10th, 5-7pm
  • November 7th
  • December 5th

“The main ingredient of stardom is the rest of the team.” – John Wooden 

and I certainly couldn’t build SkinCatering without them!

Livin’ In The Hall of Fame

On September 26th, 2013 the leading ladies of Western Massachusetts banded together for our Winners Photo-shoot that will be featured in the October issue of the Western Massachusetts Women’s Magazine.

You remember my Karen’s Angels video compadres right? Karen Boyd of Mix 931, and Meghan Rothschild & Emily Gaylord of Chikmedia.

Well Karen, myself, and Emily all won for our categories (we’re putting all our efforts into votes for Meghan next year!) so we Harlem-Globe-Trotted down to the Basketball Hall of Fame, in Springfield MA and got our professional pics taken.

After our group photo we had to wait for individual head shots to be done … What’s that saying about idle hands?

With so many props around us, it was difficult to behave…

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3 Leading Ladies

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Robot Impressions #fail

 

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Our fabulous fun-times photog (and fellow award winner), Tanya Costigan of Bowties & Butterflies Event Planning

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Fellow winners, and YPS members, Elizabeth Ginter and Pamela Thornton

 

 

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Karen, Leanne, and Emily

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Basketball Mural Fun – LIVING ART

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Karen having a talk with Mike

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The 3 of them couldn’t figure out the real problem

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Gasp!

After our individual photos were done, we found our way over to The Colony Club in downtown Springfield, MA where we were treated to champagne, shrimp cocktail, and a gourmet cheese platter, to celebrate our success!

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Leanne Sedlak & Elizabeth Ginter

And of course, no evening celebration would be complete without a belly dancing lesson from Emily!

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Thank you again, everyone who voted for us!  We appreciate it!

The awards dinner is on October 10, 2013. We’ll be sure to bring our cameras since we’ll be all dolled up.

Oh The Places You Will Go: 30+ Interesting facts about Springfield, Mass

Interesting Fact Number 1:

  • SkinCatering is opening it’s 2nd location in Springfield, MA in November 2013!

Yes, you read that correctly! My team and I have the honor of supporting, and caring for, the busy people of Springfield, Massachusetts.

So where will we be exactly?

Tower Square is the name of this special building that will house our 1600 square foot spa & skincare operation.

It’s located in the heart of downtown Springfield at 1500 Main Street.  Attached to the Marriott Hotel, Sheraton Hotel, and Mass Mutual, Tower Square has a 3 level parking garage, food court, restaurant (Currents), private dining club (The Colony Club), sports bar (Champions) and best of all…it’s within walking distance for most of our existing clientele that work in the area!

The view of our building from Main Street(photo courtesy of Tower Square)

The view of our building from Main Street
(photo courtesy of Tower Square)

I have a special love of Springfield, as this is where my grandparents were born and raised.

My grandma Shirley worked at the very first Friendly’s Ice Cream restaurant! She made the best Root Beer Floats when I was little.

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My grandparents, Fred & Shirley

While I grew up in Canada and visited Hampden County almost every summer, I’ve spent a lot of time here in the 16 years I’ve lived in the Pioneer Valley.  True to it’s historic reputation for innovative progress, I’ve pleasantly watched as positive changes have been made by people embracing the Revitalization of Springfield.  I am thrilled to be a part of it!

Before work, on your lunch break, or after work, you can schedule a full appointment or an express session at a time that fits your busy schedule.

Here are some great pictures of our second location:

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The view of our building from the Memorial Bridge
(photo courtesy of The Marriott)

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A sunset view of our building from the Agawam side of the river
(photo courtesy of destination360.com)

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A morning view of the Basketball Hall of Fame & Connecticut River, from one of the buildings in downtown Springfield. (photo courtesy of The Creative Strategy Agency’s instagram pic)

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A view of downtown Springfield & Tower Square on a crisp, Autumn morning.
(again, photo courtesy of The Creative Strategy Agency’s instagram pic)

More amazing pictures of the Springfield city skyline, can be found at:

Adam Belson’s Flickr Page

For our Boston friends wondering where Springfield, the 3rd largest city in Massachusetts and 4th largest in New England, is – It’s on the west side – between Worcester & The Berkshires!

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The other 29+ Fun Facts About Springfield, Massachusetts:

  • The Hartford-Springfield region is known as the Knowledge Corridor because it has the 2nd highest concentration of higher-learning institutions in the United States.
  • Recently, Springfield has become home to a number of biotech firms and high-speed computing centers. As of 2009 Springfield ranks as the 24th most important high-tech center in the United States.
  • In 1777,  George Washington and Henry Knox founded the United States’ National Armory in Springfield, which produced the first American musket in 1794, and later the famous Springfield rifle. (The Pentagon shut down the armory in 1968.)
  • In addition to its nicknames, Hoop City, The City of Progress, and The City of Homes, Springfield is also known as The City of Firsts because of it’s many innovations:

    • The first use of interchangeable parts and the assembly line in manufacturing, (1819, Thomas Blanchard)
    • The first American horseless car, (1825, Thomas Blanchard)
    • The discovery and patent of vulcanized rubber, (1844, Charles Goodyear)
    • The first American gasoline-powered car, (1893, Duryea Brothers) which in 1895 won the first automobile race in Chicago, Illinois.
    • The first successful motorcycle company, (1901, “Indian Motorcycle Company”)
    • Forest Park housed the United States’ first public swimming pool (1899)
    • The first and most widely read American-English dictionary, Merriam Webster, was created in Springfield (1806)
  • The world’s second-most-popular sport, basketball,  was created in Springfield (1891, Dr. James Naismith.)
  • Famous children’s author, Theodor Seuss Geisel (aka “Dr. Seuss”) was born in Springfield, which inspired much of his work.
  • Springfield is home to Massachusetts’ largest Fortune 100 company, Mass Mutual Financial Group.
  • Is home to the world’s largest producer of handguns, Smith & Wesson, founded in 1852.
  • Springfield serves as the headquarters of the professional American Hockey League, the NHL’s minor league. (My personal favorite fact!)
  • The Springfield Indians of the American Hockey League (now located in Peoria, Illinois) was the oldest minor league hockey franchise in existence.  In 1994 the team relocated to Worcester and was replaced by the current Springfield Falcons, who play at the Mass Mutual Center.
  • Forest Park is one of the United States’ largest urban parks and also one of its most historically important urban parks. Designed by Frederick Law Olmsted – the famed designer of New York City’s Central Park – Forest Park is nearly as large, and similarly diverse.
  • Springfield resident Mr. Everett Barney invented the clip-on ice skate and popularized the roller skate during the 19th century.
  • Springfield is home to Massachusetts’ 3rd largest employer, Baystate Health, with over 10,000 employees.
  • WWLP is the oldest TV station to air regularly scheduled programming in the market, launching its schedule on March 17, 1953, on Channel 61. (Now in Chicopee, MA)
  • Springfield was home to the first commercially licensed radio station in the United States, and the oldest radio station of any kind in New England: WBZ, which broadcast live from Springfield’s luxurious Hotel Kimball at 140 Chestnut Street, (now the Kimball Towers Condominiums) before moving to Boston in 1931.
  • Friendly Ice Cream Corporation – Founded in Springfield, 1935 (now located in Wilbraham, MA)
  • Good Housekeeping Magazine – Founded in Springfield in 1885.
  • Goodyear Tires – Founded in Springfield in 1844
  • Milton Bradley Company (maker of games like Memory, Battleship, Operation, and Candyland) – established in Springfield in 1860 (now located in East Longmeadow, MA)
  • Rolls-Royce of America Inc. was formed in 1919 in Springfield. A manufacturing plant was set up on Hendee Street.  The factory’s 1,200 employees produced 1,703 Silver Ghosts and 1,241 Phantoms. The 1929 stock market crash lead to the plant’s closure in 1931. The 1996 Rolls-Royce Silver Spur Springfield Edition was made to commemorate Rolls-Royce of America’s 75th anniversary.
  • Sheraton Hotels and Resorts – founded in Springfield in 1937 with the purchase of The Stonehaven Hotel, and later the famous Hotel Kimball.
  • In 1968 Springfield Technical Community College was founded behind the Springfield Armory National Park. It is the only “technical” community college in Massachusetts, and was founded to continue Springfield’s traditional of technical innovation.
  • The Quadrangle, a cluster of  5 museums and a library (paid for by Andrew Carnegie) that surrounds a sculptural garden, includes the first American-made planetarium, designed and built (1937) by Frank Korkosz, and the most extensive collection of Chinese cloisonne outside of China.
  • Volleyball was invented in nearby Holyoke, MA but it’s first exhibition match was held in 1896 at the International YMCA Training School, now known as Springfield College.

Famous musicians from Springfield include:

  • Blues legend Taj Mahal
  • The band Staind and its front-man Aaron Lewis
  • The band Shadows Fall
  • Linda Perry, former leader singer of 4 Non Blondes and now famous songwriter and producer
  • Taj Mahal’s sister, Carole Fredericks, a soul singer very popular in France
  • Numerous jazz musicians, including Joe Morello, drummer for the Dave Brubeck Quartet; Phil Woods, saxophonist for Quincy Jones; Tony MacAlpine, keyboardist and guitarist with Steve Vai; and Paul Weston, composer for Frank Sinatra, among many others

Watch our facebook page to see pictures as we move in and as we share news of special events!

CHEERS!

Kim toasts to our success!

 

Trophy Wife

I’m honored to say that I am now a “Trophy Wife”.

Ok, maybe not in the way that society typically thinks of what that is, but it’s a condensed way of saying “Award-winning Entrepreneur who is also a Wife & Mother.”

Thanks to the many who voted for me, I am proud to say that I won the Western Massachusetts Women Magazine’s TOP WOMEN TO WATCH, 2013-14, for my category (beauty industry).

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Over the next year, I’m going to continue proving I’m worthy of the title.

You’re definitely going to want to watch this woman – AND her TEAM – because we have some pretty awesome stuff in store for you!

More than being a trophy wife (by my definition) I hope to be a really great role model for my younger cousin, Trelynn.  She is smart and witty, and would make a kickass entrepreneur if she decides to take that route.

On that topic, here’s a look at inspiring things for women.

My favorite book in the entire world is one that I read as a little girl: The Paperbag Princess. 

I recently read this article on Project Eve about Female Role Models, and I read this great article about 19 Best Paying Jobs For Women for which I’ve included the infographic here for you to see!

(yes, I read a lot)

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  • Thailand is the country where the percentage of female entrepreneur is the highest in the world followed by Peru, Colombia, Venezuela, Dominican Republic and China.
  • Women owned companies employ 35% more people than all the fortune 500 companies put together.
  • Women are starting new firms at twice the rate of all other businesses.
  • 40% of businesses owned in the USA are by women!

Trophy Wife. Yah, that’s me!