The American Suntanning Association gave a one-hour presentation at the Four Seasons National Tanning Expo on October 22 in St. Charles, MO. ASA President Melinda Norton and ASA Executive Director Matt Russell updated more than one hundred ASA session attendees on the critical issues that face tanning salon owners today. The session covered the different… Continue Reading ASA Makes an Impact in St. Charles
State regulatory advocacy – a key cornerstone of the American Suntanning Association’s efforts to promote responsible sunbed usage in professional salons – will face new challenges in 2019. Efforts to restrict UV tanning in salons for clients under age 18 and efforts to add redundant and expensive licensing and inspection programs – including promulgation of… Continue Reading ASA State Regulatory Program Faces New 2019 Challenges
Many believe that small business owners can’t change what happens in Washington so they bury their heads and hope for the best. But I’m here to tell you, that’s not the case at all. I know first-hand the frustration of dealing in politics, because that’s my job. As the President of the American Suntanning Association… Continue Reading YOU Can Change How the Government Sees YOUR Business
As the industry’s tanning salon association, ASA continues to work on all issues impacting indoor tanning salons in Washington and all 50 states. ASA has also taken the lead on UV-related research development and advancement, industry PR and industry legal issues. The following is an overview of the current status of the ASA’s efforts involving… Continue Reading 2018 American Suntanning Association Progress Report
The tan tax repeal effort has been our industry’s calling card in Washington, D.C., for more than five years. The story of businesses closed and jobs lost, as a result of this unfair tax, has opened many doors for our industry. 2017 proved to be a difficult year for the new business-friendly administration, causing frustration… Continue Reading Tan Tax Repeal Effort Gaining Momentum in D.C.