Squee! We had our follow up walkthrough with Code Enforcement and, once again, W. Higginson is supportive, helpful, a wealth of knowledge. We are so lucky. In the next day or two, one more officer will come in and we'll be official for guests on the first floor, and I'll get one signature on the application for my esthetics salon. So exciting!
Frontier Corporation, one of our lovely vendors, sent us a (surprise) welcome box full of samples, and some catalogs. I can't wait to get some of their products on the shelves. We've been adding things slowly, because what good are retail goods if you can't let people in the door, right?
Magnolia House has completed the application to purchase a sunscreen dispenser for client use (at no charge to them) from the Melanoma Foundation of New England. The dispensers are part of their Practice Safe Skin program and I'm so in awe of this non-profit organization. Last year, I completed the Skinny on Skin program, a "free cancer education program for hair and beauty professionals". Estheticians see a lot of skin; massage therapists see even more. Nail techs and hair stylists are also in a advantageous place to keep an eye out for irregularities under/around the nails or on the scalp, ears, and neck. Even though I am definitely not qualified to diagnose, if you are on my table and I see something suspicious, I will refer you to a physician and then keep on asking you about it every time we see each other.