Awards & Sponsorships

For the past 14 years, Universal Companies has been recognized as "Favorite Distributor" in the American Spa Professional's Choice Awards, a standard for recognizing excellence in the spa industry.

Universal Companies also sponsors and belongs to a number of national and local organizations. We're pleased to contribute to the spa industry in areas such as sustainability, education, and beauty, and to partner with local business organizations.

American Spa Magazine

  • Professional’s Choice Award Favorite Distributor of the Year since 2005.
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Green Spa Network

  • 2013 Leadership in Safe Cosmetics – Lisa Sykes
  • 2014 Visionary Award – Marti Morenings
  • 2015 Tara Grodjesk Dedicated Contributor Award – Lisa Sykes

Silver Guiding Star Sponsor of GSN

Green Spa Network Board of Directors

  • Karen Short (Marketing Committee & Board President)
  • Lisa Sykes (Co-chair Personal Care Committee, Advisory Council)
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Wellness Warrior

  • Founding member
alliance for massage therapy education

Alliance for Massage Therapy Education

  • Platinum sponsors of 2017 AMFTE Conference
  • Allied Member, supporting education
alliance for massage therapy education

National Coalition of Estheticians, Distributors/Manufacturers, and Associations

American Advertising Federation (Southwest Virginia chapter) Corporate Member

  • 2014 – Silver Addy – Digital Advertising, Video "Sposh – Spa Crafted Linens"
  • 2015 – Silver Addy – Integrated Campaigns "Sposh: Think of the Possibilities"
  • 2016 – Best in Show and Gold Addy – Audio / Video Sales Presentation "Intensive / Intensive Eyes in 15 Minutes"
  • 2016 – Silver Addy – Out-of-Home Installation "Premier International Beauty Trade Show Booth"
  • 2016 – Silver Addy – Packaging Campaign "Intensive / Dramatically Transform"

Beauty Industry West

(Los Angeles, CA)
best industry west

Torrance Area Chamber of Commerce

(Torrance, CA)
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Virginia Economic Development Partnership

  • VALET Program Graduate – International Trade Division
  • AIM Program Graduate – International Trade Division
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American Spa Award

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