ISPA Women's Network

ISPA Women's Network ISPA Women's Network is an non-profit organization for professional women committed to building diversity in leadership in the bedding industry.

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03/19/2019

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03/09/2019

A little reminder for all the IWN ladies attending the ISPA Industry Conference,

IWN is about connecting with and enjoying the company of other women but we'd like to do more. Let's see how we can make a positive impact on women in need in the Tampa Bay area.

We will be collecting like-new, used women’s clothing for The Spring of Tampa Bay, an organization that helps to prevent domestic abuse and also provides a safe haven and other resources to victims and their families. Many victims must leave a situation with little more than what they are wearing. Clothing donations - especially work appropriate items - are always needed and appreciated. What can you do?

Pack an extra work-appropriate outfit to donate! This weekend get a jump on SPRING CLEANING and take a few minutes to pull out that suit dress you know you won’t wear again or those slacks that are just a little too tight or too big! Toss it into your bag and head to Florida!

Bring your donation with you to the Flamingle and ISPA will take care of getting all of our donations to The Spring of Tampa Bay!

We can't wait to see you in FL! Make sure to join us Wednesday, March 13 - 4:30pm - 5:30pm - Fred's Bar on the patio!...
03/08/2019
Who is Ready to Flamingle?

We can't wait to see you in FL! Make sure to join us Wednesday, March 13 - 4:30pm - 5:30pm - Fred's Bar on the patio! #ISPACon

03/01/2019
www.sleepproducts.org

Attention all the ladies joining International Sleep Products Association (ISPA) in FL for #ISPACon!!!
Anyone want to play golf - registration still open! Contact Mary Helen if interested ([email protected]) and she can set up a Ladies Dream Team. We've got one fearless female packing her clubs. Don't worry if you are not great - we'll put you together!
Check the link below for the GOLF DETAILS!

02/14/2019
This Valentine's Day - snuggle up! Keep snuggling all the days after because it is good for you!
02/07/2019
Sleeping as a couple

This Valentine's Day - snuggle up! Keep snuggling all the days after because it is good for you!

Learn how your bond can benefit from sleeping together.

02/06/2019

Let's Flamingle!!

Join the ISPA Women's Network to kick back and relax with cocktails and great company. Meet us at Fred’s Patio Bar in the Vinoy Renaissance Resort in St. Pete, FL on March 13, from 4:30-5:30pm.

See ya soon! #ISPACon

I Wish I Had Thought of That! - Sleep Savvy
01/29/2019
I Wish I Had Thought of That! - Sleep Savvy

I Wish I Had Thought of That! - Sleep Savvy

Sleep Savvy offers a retrospective of previous Retail Road Trips, highlighting best practices and brilliant ideas — and providing inspiration for the new year It’s no surprise that Sleep Savvy’s most popular and longest running regular feature is the Retail Road Trip, which gives readers a gli...

Knickerbocker Bed Frame Co. Doesn’t Rest
01/28/2019
Knickerbocker Bed Frame Co. Doesn’t Rest

Knickerbocker Bed Frame Co. Doesn’t Rest

100-year-old bed frame specialist evolves to meet changing industry needs With 100 years of success under its belt, it would be tempting for Knickerbocker Bed Frame Co. to kick back and relax. After all, the company enjoys a leading position in its core niche of quality steel bed frames, with a who....

Best-Place-to-Work Malouf Invests in Expansion
01/25/2019
Best-Place-to-Work Malouf Invests in Expansion

Best-Place-to-Work Malouf Invests in Expansion

Logan, Utah-based sleep products supplier Malouf burnished its image with a number of announcements and accolades as it closed the old year and started the new. It announced it has placed No. 8 in the 2019 Best Place to Work list compiled by popular employment website Glassdoor.com. And the company....

Creature Comforts
01/24/2019
Creature Comforts

Creature Comforts

As I write, a pristine blanket of snow covers my yard. The cat and I have been peering out the window throughout the day — she to see the fluttering of birds in tree branches or, if she’s lucky, our window feeder; me simply to admire the sheer beauty of a whitened world. We typically …

The Right Fluff: Today’s pillows provide an array of comforts and price points that are sure to please
01/23/2019
The Right Fluff: Today’s pillows provide an array of comforts and price points that are sure to please

The Right Fluff: Today’s pillows provide an array of comforts and price points that are sure to please

Today’s pillows are as multifunctional as mattresses, using many of the same materials and constructions to provide support and comfort to sleepers. Pillows offer temperature regulation, allergen protection and more, while newer hybrid constructions combine the benefits of two components, say memo...

Meetings That Matter: Follow these steps to create staff meetings with focus, energy and employee engagement
01/22/2019
Meetings That Matter: Follow these steps to create staff meetings with focus, energy and employee engagement

Meetings That Matter: Follow these steps to create staff meetings with focus, energy and employee engagement

I used to have staff meetings, but we stopped having them. Nobody had anything to talk about. We have enough meetings. We certainly don’t need another. For a variety of reasons, many managers don’t hold regular staff meetings. Furthermore, most who do don’t get the most they could from them, a...

New Year’s Resolutions for RSAs - Sleep Savvy
01/21/2019
New Year’s Resolutions for RSAs - Sleep Savvy

New Year’s Resolutions for RSAs - Sleep Savvy

Pick a goal to reach and make this your best year ever in mattress sales This year, we want every mattress retail sales associate to be successful and satisfied at work, so we’ve compiled a list of new year’s resolutions for RSAs. Choose one — or, if you’re feeling especially ambitious, two ...

Changing Directions in Bedding - Sleep Savvy
01/15/2019
Changing Directions in Bedding - Sleep Savvy

Changing Directions in Bedding - Sleep Savvy

What’s in store for the coming year? Sleep products industry leaders discuss their expectations, concerns and strategies for the swiftly moving retail landscape BY JULIE A. PALM 2018 was quite a year for mattress retailing. One of the nation’s oldest retailers, Sears, and the nation’s largest ...

Better Sleep Council: What Keeps High Schoolers Awake?
01/14/2019
Better Sleep Council: What Keeps High Schoolers Awake?

Better Sleep Council: What Keeps High Schoolers Awake?

Research reveals homework can hurt teenagers’ sleep and performance in school According to research from the Better Sleep Council, the nonprofit consumer-education arm of the International Sleep Products Association, homework — rather than social pressure — is the No. 1 cause of teenage stress...

Sleep Savvy Magazine
01/13/2019
Sleep Savvy Magazine

Sleep Savvy Magazine

While 30, Keto, macros, clean eating???
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The best solution for a better you is #sleep!

A Leader's Best Friend
01/11/2019
A Leader's Best Friend

A Leader's Best Friend

Pets not only capture the hearts of their owners — they make them better leaders, as well. A survey by Kelton Research on behalf of Banfield Pet Hospital in September found that 93% of U.S. C-suite executives grew up with a pet and 78% attributed some part of their success to having a pet as …

The Right Fluff: Today’s pillows provide an array of comforts and price points that are sure to please
01/09/2019
The Right Fluff: Today’s pillows provide an array of comforts and price points that are sure to please

The Right Fluff: Today’s pillows provide an array of comforts and price points that are sure to please

Today’s pillows are as multifunctional as mattresses, using many of the same materials and constructions to provide support and comfort to sleepers. Pillows offer temperature regulation, allergen protection and more, while newer hybrid constructions combine the benefits of two components, say memo...

The Vinoy Renaissance Resort...A destination unto itself! The beautiful resort and golf club is located just a short dis...
01/08/2019
ISPA Industry Conference 2019

The Vinoy Renaissance Resort...

A destination unto itself! The beautiful resort and golf club is located just a short distance from many attractions and miles of pristine beaches in St. Petersburg, FL.

Discounted room rates await!

Don't delay, register for ISPA Industry Conference and make your hotel reservations today!

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Happy New Year from #Koelnmesse, Inc.! Don’t miss this year’s #interzum, May 21-24, 2019!Exhibit at ISPA Bedding Cen...
01/07/2019
International meeting point for the supplier industry | interzum

Happy New Year from #Koelnmesse, Inc.!
Don’t miss this year’s #interzum, May 21-24, 2019!

Exhibit at ISPA Bedding Centre.

interzum is the world’s leading trade fair for furniture production and interior design. If you want to do a really good business, you come to cologne.

Employee Efficiency: 8 Steps to Improve Work Performance
01/04/2019
Employee Efficiency: 8 Steps to Improve Work Performance

Employee Efficiency: 8 Steps to Improve Work Performance

How can you increase your productivity? A talent consultant outlines ways to up your professional game How can you perform optimally at work? According to talent consultant Marc Effron, the path to better performance is to focus on what you can change and not worry so much about the rest. In his boo...

Hickory Springs Expands Coiling Operations
01/01/2019
Hickory Springs Expands Coiling Operations

Hickory Springs Expands Coiling Operations

The Hickory Springs division of industry supplier HSM has expanded its innerspring production capacity in Conover, North Carolina, and added a new production plant in Phoenix. Both locations are focused on the production of individually wrapped coils for the bedding industry, the Hickory, North Caro...

C3 Spreads Out in New Wisconsin Warehouse
12/31/2018
C3 Spreads Out in New Wisconsin Warehouse

C3 Spreads Out in New Wisconsin Warehouse

Machinery supplier C3 Corp. has opened a second warehouse less than 10 miles from its headquarters and main warehouse in Appleton, Wisconsin. In addition to providing more space for stocking products, spare parts and the plastic films used with its packaging equipment, the 25,000-square-foot locatio...

L&P Makes Major Move Into Flexible Foam Production
12/28/2018
L&P Makes Major Move Into Flexible Foam Production

L&P Makes Major Move Into Flexible Foam Production

Industry supplier Leggett & Platt Inc., headquartered in Carthage, Missouri, announced Nov. 7 that it intends to acquire foamer Elite Comfort Solutions Inc., based in Newnan, Georgia, from Arsenal Capital Partners for $1.25 billion in cash. The transaction is expected to close in January 2019. Arsen...

Latexco U.S. to Expand Capacity Out West
12/27/2018
Latexco U.S. to Expand Capacity Out West

Latexco U.S. to Expand Capacity Out West

Latexco U.S. Holdings plans to relocate its Western U.S. production and distribution facility from Santa Fe Springs, California, to Phoenix, in the first quarter of 2019, according to a news release from the Lavonia, Georgia-based company. The new 100,000-square-foot plant, which is twice the size o...

12/25/2018
Take some time to be grateful for the good that has come from the past year.
12/24/2018
What Would an Elf Do?

Take some time to be grateful for the good that has come from the past year.

There are many reasons to be thankful at this time of year. Here’s one of mine: the movie “Elf.” I love the overarching messages of the movie.

Streamline Your Timeline: Create a More Efficient Hiring Process
12/21/2018
Streamline Your Timeline: Create a More Efficient Hiring Process

Streamline Your Timeline: Create a More Efficient Hiring Process

It can decrease how long it takes to make an offer and secure top talent for your team BY LIN GRENSING-POPHAL In a competitive hiring environment, the company that makes the offer first is likely to land the prize candidate. Unfortunately, the hiring process in some companies is less than efficient....

2019 Bedding Outlook
12/20/2018
2019 Bedding Outlook

2019 Bedding Outlook

What does the year ahead hold for the mattress industry? BedTimes talked to a range of industry leaders to get their take on the current state of the bedding business and U.S. economy.

How to Be a Morning Person - Sleep Savvy
12/19/2018
How to Be a Morning Person - Sleep Savvy

How to Be a Morning Person - Sleep Savvy

There’s no better way to start the day than to wake up early and full of energy. These 6 steps will make you bright-eyed and bushy-tailed BY LISSA COFFEY Editor’s note: Savvy mattress retailers want to do everything they can to help their customers sleep better, including offering them sound adv...

What I Learned From Working With 300 Millennials
12/18/2018
What I Learned From Working With 300 Millennials

What I Learned From Working With 300 Millennials

Let me share four simple principles that have helped us create a culture where millennials (and every other generational group) thrive.

Focus, People! Focus! - Sleep Savvy
12/17/2018
Focus, People! Focus! - Sleep Savvy

Focus, People! Focus! - Sleep Savvy

Learning to strengthen your attention span will keep you productive and engaged in the task at hand, no matter what you’re doing BY JULIE A. PALM A construction crew banging away next door. A talk radio program. Thirst. A long to-do list. Email alerts popping up on my computer. Social media alerts...

Start with better imagery and complete item descriptions, then go from there.
12/13/2018
E-Commerce: Improve Your Product Pages - Sleep Savvy

Start with better imagery and complete item descriptions, then go from there.

When it comes to online sales, think of your product pages as virtual retail sales associates: They need to be friendly and informative — and they need to ask for the sale.

Fill Those Online Shopping Carts to the Rim - Sleep Savvy
12/12/2018
Fill Those Online Shopping Carts to the Rim - Sleep Savvy

Fill Those Online Shopping Carts to the Rim - Sleep Savvy

Getting customers to click “Buy now” on your e-commerce site is great — and it’s even better if their online shopping cart is chock full of sleep products when they are ready to check out.

Hosting Holiday Guests
12/11/2018
Hosting Holiday Guests

Hosting Holiday Guests

Give your holiday guests tidings of comfort, joy and sleep.

7 Remedies for Dealing With Unhappy Consumers
12/11/2018
"Can I Speak With a Manager?" How to Handle Customer Complaints - Sleep Savvy

7 Remedies for Dealing With Unhappy Consumers

BY JULIE A. PALM On the front page of my local newspaper this morning, a columnist recounts his ongoing frustration dealing with a cable and internet provider. “I’ve been to the ninth ring of hell,” he begins. “Perhaps you know it, too. It’s known as calling ‘customer service.’ ” Cra...

Malouf Unveils Vertical Display Unit
12/05/2018
Malouf Unveils Vertical Display Unit

Malouf Unveils Vertical Display Unit

Logan, Utah-based sleep accessories supplier Malouf has released a new accessories display that uses vertical space so retailers don’t have to sacrifice mattress spots on the sales floor. The Malouf Modern Marquee Display is designed to showcase the full assortment of Malouf accessories from sheet...

Serenity Abounds at Tucked in Organics - Sleep Savvy
12/04/2018
Serenity Abounds at Tucked in Organics - Sleep Savvy

Serenity Abounds at Tucked in Organics - Sleep Savvy

By JULIE A. PALM Photography by Kristin Hardwick Photography LLC (including cover) Emily Aborn, founder of this all-natural sleep shop in Amherst, New Hampshire, offers luxury bedding in a friendly, relaxed environment Tucked in Organics is among the most specialized of specialty sleep shops — a s...

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ISPA Women’s Network is open to women who are employed in the bedding industry, from the supplier, manufacturing or retailing areas. We are a volunteer organization managed by senior women in the industry to expand our networking opportunities with each other, share information with peers and support other women in leadership positions in our field.

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