A Brief History of the New York Spa Alliance (NYSPA)
Throughout the 19th Century, New York State was a dominating center for mineral-spring spas and related hospitality business in the United States. Over the past several years, the New York Spa business community has demonstrated a resurgence that is creating significant economic growth for New York in the areas of health, wellness, and tourism. This resurgence will not only lead to new jobs throughout the state, but can also be a key contributor to the rejuvenation of rural, suburban, and urban communities throughout New York.
Given the potential of New York’s spa industry, as well as the need for both increased awareness and support of common business objectives, the New York Spa Alliance (NYSPA) was formed in 2004 to be the voice of our state’s vibrant and growing spa business community.
Vision, Mission & Core Values
To position New York State as a premier destination for spa- and wellness-related industry, and to serve as a resource for information, education, advocacy, and action for our member businesses.
To create awareness of New York State’s vibrant spa and wellness businesses and to help support and facilitate their ongoing growth and prosperity.
Our Core Values
The following traits represent deeply held driving forces of the NYSPA organization:
Leading: Our organization serves as an authority on the state and health of New York’s spa businesses. We exist to educate those individuals or parties interested in understanding our industry and/or helping to maximize its potential.
Influential: Where necessary, we advocate for the spa and wellness-related member businesses and resources. This network serves as a virtual community of like-minded individuals and companies who are interested in teaching and learning from one another.
Voice: We provide a forum by which our members may be heard, and exist as a common voice to achieve the business objectives shared by all.
To learn more about NYSPA, including membership, upcoming events, and annual symposium, log onto ny-spa.net.