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.

Better Sleep Council
05/15/2019

Better Sleep Council

Increasing your odds of childlike slumber is as simple as ABC. Learn how to sleep like a kid with the help of our experts: https://bit.ly/2Ho9gda

Happy Birthday to one of the ladies who helped make IWN a part of every International Sleep Products Association (ISPA) ...
04/24/2019

Happy Birthday to one of the ladies who helped make IWN a part of every International Sleep Products Association (ISPA) event! Happy Birthday Vicki Canter Fishman

How to Show Customers You Care - Sleep Savvy
04/23/2019
How to Show Customers You Care - Sleep Savvy

How to Show Customers You Care - Sleep Savvy

Do your shoppers know you appreciate them? Sleep Savvy shares 7 ways to show the people who keep you in business how much you care about them Customer care is one way to take customer appreciation to the next level, letting shoppers know that you not only appreciate their business, but appreciate th...

Try Hypnosis to Fall Asleep - Sleep Savvy
04/22/2019
Try Hypnosis to Fall Asleep - Sleep Savvy

Try Hypnosis to Fall Asleep - Sleep Savvy

Is hypnosis all in your head? This age-old technique often is shrouded in mystery. What is it, how does it work and can it help you fall asleep? Editor’s note: Savvy mattress retailers want to do everything they can to help their customers sleep better, including offering them sound advice and tip...

Retail Road Trip: Mattress Direct, Where Sleep Education, Retail Professionalism Converge - Sleep Savvy
04/19/2019
Retail Road Trip: Mattress Direct, Where Sleep Education, Retail Professionalism Converge - Sleep Savvy

Retail Road Trip: Mattress Direct, Where Sleep Education, Retail Professionalism Converge - Sleep Savvy

|Photography by Brian Baiamonte| This Baton Rouge, Louisiana-based sleep shop chain thrives because of owners Lee Burns and Ty Hingle’s commitment to the value of rest – and their business acumen Before the term disruptor was used to define direct-to-consumer online mattress brands shaking up th...

Manufacturers Help Mattress Retailers Compete - Sleep Savvy
04/18/2019
Manufacturers Help Mattress Retailers Compete - Sleep Savvy

Manufacturers Help Mattress Retailers Compete - Sleep Savvy

Bedding brands simplify step-ups, reduce opening price points, make adjustables irresistible By Barbara T. Nelles and Beth English Retailers found plenty of Winter Las Vegas Market bedding news as they trooped through the halls of the World Market Center, Jan. 27-31. Traffic tapered off on Monday af...

Sleep Savvy Magazine
04/17/2019
Media Buying 2.0: How Stores Can Find the Right Advertising Mix - Sleep Savvy

Sleep Savvy Magazine

Follow this step-by-step guide and make the most of your precious advertising dollars. (Spoiler alert: It’s all about audience) You are confident in your merchandising strategy, feel good about the skills of retail sales associates on your floor and know you are selling quality products that will ...

Mature Employees Wanted - Sleep Savvy
04/16/2019
Mature Employees Wanted - Sleep Savvy

Mature Employees Wanted - Sleep Savvy

In a tight job market, consider hiring workers at or past retirement age. You’ll be surprised by the strengths they bring Are you looking for enthusiastic employees who are creative and innovative? Nope, we’re not talking about millennials; we’re referring to their parents and grandparents —...

Buying In-Person - Sleep Savvy
04/15/2019
Buying In-Person - Sleep Savvy

Buying In-Person - Sleep Savvy

A recent experience buying a new car exemplifies the value of excellent customer service Well, I finally did it. After months of research and discussion, I decided to buy a new car. My old car, a Honda Civic, was showing its age: It had traveled nearly 200,000 miles, its shiny black paint had dulled...

Be Consistent With Sleep Schedule
04/12/2019
Be Consistent With Sleep Schedule

Be Consistent With Sleep Schedule

The idea of catching up on lost sleep during the weekend apparently doesn’t work as well as many of us hope it does. A study conducted by researchers from the University of Colorado Boulder and published in the Feb. 28 issue of Current Biology found that catching up on lost sleep may even backfire...

Evening Exercise is OK
04/11/2019
Evening Exercise is OK

Evening Exercise is OK

For people who wish they could work out in the evening but don’t because they worry about its effect on their sleep, there’s good news. Researchers at Charles Sturt University in Bathurst, Australia, discovered that 30 minutes of high-intensity interval training exercise between 7 p.m. and 9 p.m...

Therapedic International Finds Its Sweet Spot
04/10/2019
Therapedic International Finds Its Sweet Spot

Therapedic International Finds Its Sweet Spot

Licensing group benefits from committed partners and ability to stay nimble As a midtier licensing group, Therapedic International holds a unique position in the marketplace, according to Gerry Borreggine, president and chief executive officer of the Princeton, New Jersey-based company. “We have t...

Workplace Changes Expected by 2030
04/09/2019
Workplace Changes Expected by 2030

Workplace Changes Expected by 2030

What will workplaces be like in the next decade? These five factors are predicted to change the workplace in years to come.

Reducing Hospital Sleep Disruptions
04/08/2019
Reducing Hospital Sleep Disruptions

Reducing Hospital Sleep Disruptions

If you’ve ever spent the night in a hospital, you know it can be anything but restful. Frequent nursing checks, nighttime medication dosing and noise can disturb patients throughout the night.

Ready — or Not? Make a Plan for Potential Disasters
04/05/2019
Ready — or Not? Make a Plan for Potential Disasters

Ready — or Not? Make a Plan for Potential Disasters

Disaster preparedness may not be on the top of your to-do list, but it should be. Here are some best practices and basic steps to help you safeguard your business and get it back on track after a worst-case scenario. The sheer number and variety of disasters that can strike — and potentially devas...

You Know It When You See It
04/04/2019
You Know It When You See It

You Know It When You See It

My children frequently ask the meaning of words they run across in their school work. Recently, one asked me to define “wrought.” If you’re anything like me, you immediately understand the word but coming up with other words to define it feels ridiculously impossible. Thank goodness for dictio...

No More Sick Days?
04/03/2019
No More Sick Days?

No More Sick Days?

Several years ago, when employees came down with the flu, they took sick days to rest and recuperate. These days, the technology that makes working from home possible for those with administrative, sales or executive jobs also is making it more difficult to simply lie in bed and recover, according t...

How Big Companies Can Innovate Like Small Startups
04/02/2019
How Big Companies Can Innovate Like Small Startups

How Big Companies Can Innovate Like Small Startups

Gary Pisano, professor of business administration at Harvard University, rejects the narrative that only scrappy startups are nimble enough to innovate.

In case you missed any of the great shots from the 2019 #ISPACon, don't worry! BedTimes magazine has you covered!
04/01/2019
ISPA Archives - BedTimes

In case you missed any of the great shots from the 2019 #ISPACon, don't worry! BedTimes magazine has you covered!

Speakers, Education and Exhibits By BedTimes News Desk on March 21, 2019   ISPA   Throughout the two-day ISPA Industry Conference March 13-14 in St. Petersburg, Florida, attendees had time to browse the Exhibit Hall…

ISPA Women's Network's cover photo
03/19/2019

ISPA Women's Network's cover photo

ISPA Industry Conference - Thank you to our sponsor @wrightglobalgraphics for your ongoing support!
03/19/2019

ISPA Industry Conference - Thank you to our sponsor @wrightglobalgraphics for your ongoing support!

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

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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.

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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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