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Awards

Avalon Salon and Day Spa believes in providing the best salon experience possible to its guests and in giving back to the community. Recognition of those efforts over the years has provided the drive and sustained Avalon’s belief that this is the appropriate approach to business in the 21st century.

2004-2015

Top 200 Salon, Salon Today, Avalon Salon & Spa continues to be among the top 200 salons listed in Salon Today. These are salons that exemplify “solid processes, programs and systems that streamline the operation; measure and reward good management practices; ensure a consistent and predictable experience for each guest; (and) create stable, creatively challenging opportunities for staff.”*

The awards recognize 11 different best practice categories. Avalon Salon and Day Spa has been recognized in the following best practice categories:

  • 2015 advanced education, compensation and benefits, environmental sustainability
  • 2014 compensation and benefits
  • 2013 advanced education, environmental sustainability, recruitment and training, compensation and benefits, philanthropy
  • 2012 customer service, environmental sustainability, recruitment and training, retention and referral programs
  • 2011 advanced education, environmental sustainability, recruitment and training, marketing
  • 2010 customer service, environmental sustainability, recruitment and training, retention and reward, inventory control
  • 2009 growth 2008 growth
  • 2007 growth
  • 2006 growth
  • 2005 growth
  • 2004 growth sources:

*salontoday.com “2012 Salon Today 200” published 01/04/2012 10:35:00 AM, Salon Today 2005-2012

2012 Top ‘Teer Award, Teer 1
Top ‘Teer, an annual award from Teer 1 that acknowledges the efforts of small businesses (15 -1000 employees) to make a positive impact on their communities. Top ‘Teer recognized Avalon Salon and Day Spa as a leader in employee volunteering because of its on-going commitment to making people feel better about themselves while making the community they live in a better place.

“Avalon Salon and Day Spa represents the ‘beauty of volunteering’ better than anyone I know,” said Kathy Scheuing, Director of Volunteer Services for Clearbrook, which supports children and adults with disabilities. The commitment to bettering Clearbrook and the community is why Clearbrook nominated Avalon as a Top ‘Teer company.

2010

Business of the Year Award, Lake Zurich Area Chamber of Commerce

Senator Dan Duffy presented Avalon Salon and Day Spa the Lake Zurich Area Chamber of Commerce 2010 Business of the Year Award at the chamber’s Evening of Excellence. Bonnie Conte and Shyla Samel-Kurnick accepted the award on behalf of Avalon. This annual chamber award “honors a Lake Zurich Area Chamber of Commerce business or organization that has made a positive impact on the Lake Zurich area during the last 12 months by demonstrating:

  • support and involvement in the chamber
  • an ongoing commitment to quality products and service
  • business growth
  • innovation
  • involvement in, or support of community
  • philanthropy
  • significant improvement to facility
  • support of employees
  • other special recognition either within the community or field of business.” Bonnie Conte, Chief Inspirational Officer of Avalon said, “What an honor to be compared to a bank, a library and a hospital. this award doesn’t mean anything, it means everything.”

“It’s great to be recognized for something that you have passion for,”said Shyla Samel-Kurnick.

sources: Ken Schnepf, “”Evening of Excellence’recognizes community leaders”, Patch, January 24, 2011, online newsletter
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ake Zurich Area Chamber of Commerce Excellence Awards nomination form

2008

Global Salon Business Awards
Avalon Salon and Day Spa celebrated their status as a finalist for these awards that recognize excellence in service, leadership, product, and integrity. Key to consideration for this award was financial stability, leadership, client philosophy, marketing and community involvement. other criteria included “salon philosophy, mission and vision as it relates to the customer as well as brand and image management, marketing and promotional programs, customer service and community involvement.”

source: winners and recap: the 2008 Global Salon Business Awards, behindthechair.com

2007

Marketing Award from Lake Zurich Area Chamber of Commerce

The Lake Zurich Area Chamber of Commerce honored Avalon Salon and Day Spa as “…the business whose exceptional marketing and promotional practices best demonstrate the potential of its products and services”by awarding it the 2007 Marketing Award.

source: Daily Herald March 25, 2008

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