Greater Boston Area, April 20, 2016 – Industry veteran and thought leader Julie Pankey, managing director of JMPankey Partners has developed SPAHIVE, the spa and salon industry’s only day-long, business mastermind designed to grow business and increase revenue. Pankey’s vision is to provide an environment where industry leaders, owners, managers, directors, founders and entrepreneurs can come together and learn from each other’s strengths.

Unlike a trade show with workshops and product demonstrations, SPAHIVE attendees will come together to dig deep and work in groups to learn from one another and raise the standards of spa. The morning agenda provides attendees with educational programs including presentations by Adam Blake, co-founder of Thrive Hive, the leading marketing platform that is simple and effective for small businesses. He’ll share insight and provide tools and information for attendees to drive and measure online and offline marketing efforts; Pankey and her team of expert consultants will address attendees concerns with hiring, retail and management; and a special guest presenter will be revealed on May 1st.

The SPAHIVE afternoon session will focus on breaking apart, dissecting, and reassembling each attendee’s own unique businesses, busting through the challenges that have been holding them back, and offering actionable takeaways they can implement immediately to grow their businesses and generate new revenue.  “With the spa industry ever changing, it is impossible to be “in the know” all the time,” commented Pankey. “Sometimes, you need to be taken out of your element for a day to improve who you are and what you do.”

SPAHIVE is limited to 50 attendees. Post registration questionnaires completed by attendees will be used to hone in on the specific challenges of the group and will be used to develop targeted content for the program.  The event will be held on June 13 at the The Publik House in Sturbridge, MA.  This convenient location is easily accessible from MA, NY, CT, RI, NH and ME.

Pankey will also be launching a social network for all spa industry professionals, offering the unique opportunity to join SPAHIVE attendees from around the world in a private online network, where they can grow new business, find help with solving any kind of problem, or even just find a spa when on vacation.

Visit for more information. Sponsors interested in building brand recognition and partnerships are invited to contact Susan Weigold at or call 603-970-1270.

JMPankey Partners specialize in spa operations consulting, social media, website design, marketing and brand development. Founder Julie Pankey, known as the 7-figure spa consultant, is a results-oriented spa industry expert and visionary. Julie has contributed to the success of such companies as Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts, Spa at Norwich Inn, Marriott, Cliff House Resort and Spa, Catania Hospitality, Pacifica Hotels, Fluhme Beauty, Christopher Drummond Beauty and OSEA Malibu.

CONTACT: Susan Demers Weigold, 603-970-1270