News

Professional indoor tanning salon owners and operators work in a unique business environment. Breaking news often has the potential to greatly impact their day-to-day operations – whether it’s a legislative vote, tax decision, medical study, media story or business headline. What’s more, local, state, national and international developments each have the potential to affect the industry. As such, we capture all the latest relevant headlines and deliver them to you right here.


  • Top 250 Salons Survey Deadline Next Month
    The deadline for entering 2007 Top 250 Salon surveys is next month. Salon operators can enter their 2007 Top 250 Salons surveys online! Salons can access the secure site by clicking here. The secure site allows salon operators to register and choose a login name and ...More
    October 12, 2006 Posted in News, Operations
  • Lucas Products’ Owner Adds Style To Cancer Event
    Dorothy Applegate, president and owner of Toledo-Ohio-based Lucas Products Corporation, was one of 30 models who participated in the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation style show Oct. 1. Appelgate, who is taking her recovery one step at a time, walked the runway in ...More
    October 9, 2006 Posted in News, Operations
  • ITA Elects New Board Members
    The Indoor Tanning Association (ITA) announces the election of five members to its board of directors for terms beginning Oct. 1, 2006 and ending Sept. 30, 2009. The board members are: Equipment Manufacturers: Brigitte Kratz, JK North America, Inc. Lotion Providers: Rick ...More
    October 4, 2006 Posted in News
  • Planet Beach Raises Charity Funds, Crowns New Ms. Planet Beach
    Planet Beach held its 4th Annual Ms. Planet Beach International Pageant and Silent Auction charity fundraiser Aug. 12 at the Westin Casuarina Las Vegas Hotel, Casino & Spa. The company partnered with the National Multiple Sclerosis Society and the New Orleans Area ...More
    October 3, 2006 Posted in News
  • Heartland Tanning Holds Sales Workshop
    Continuing its commitment to have the best and most trained staff in the industry, Heartland Tanning, Inc. held a sales workshop Aug. 22-24 at its Lee’s Summit, Mo. headquarters. Fifty sales professionals, management and support personnel attended the event where they ...More
    September 28, 2006 Posted in News, Operations
  • Sunlight Associated With Higher Cancer Survival Rates
    According to an Oct. 2006 study published in the International Journal of Cancer (1;119 (7):1530-6) sunlight is essential for the production of vitamin D in the body which may play a role in tumor growth suppression. Researchers studied more than a million cancer patients ...More
    September 21, 2006 Posted in News
  • Ohio City Council Proposes Tanning Legislation
    On Sept. 13, a draft proposal that would prohibit individuals under age 18 from using tanning facilities in Hamilton, Ohio went before the local city council. The proposal is aimed at amending the city's current health ordinance governing tanning salons that currently ...More
    September 15, 2006 Posted in News, Operations
  • ITA Tanning World Expo: Register By Sept. 15 And Save
    Do you know what you can do to improve your bottom line and stay competitive in the indoor tanning industry? Learn about the industry's No. 1 issue this year--the new business model for success at ITA's Tanning World Expo, Oct. 26-29, 2006 in Nashville, Tenn. Register ...More
    September 13, 2006 Posted in News, Operations
  • Fill Out Your 2007 Top 250 Salons Survey Online
    Salon operators can enter the 2007 Top 250 Salons surveys online! Salons can access the secure site by clicking here. The secure site allows salon operators to register and choose a login name and password. This allows salons to fill out the form (forms if there are ...More
    September 7, 2006 Posted in News, Operations
  • IMC Purchased By Thomco
    IMC, an insurance provider for the tanning industry, is now a part of Thompson Insurance Enterprises (Thomco). Located in Kennesaw, Ga., Thomco’s goal is to offer coverages, limits and options never before available to the tanning industry through its new Tan Pro program. ...More
    September 6, 2006 Posted in News, Operations