Beauty Store Business magazine - January, 2019

ICMAD

ICMAD Announces 2018 CITY Awards Winners During Festive Event at Cosmoprof North America

ICMAD announced its Cosmetic Innovator of the Year (CITY) Awards winners on Monday evening, July 30, during Cosmoprof North America at the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino. At a dinner celebration complete with live entertainment featuring Las Vegas showgirls, ICMAD's president and CEO Pam Busiek presented the awards with ICMAD board member Dr. Robb Akkridge. “Since the inception of ICMAD’s CITY Awards in 1995, we have been recognizing and celebrating the creativity and ingenuity of our industry’s professionals and their breakthrough innovations,” said Busiek.

Statement Released From ICMAD Supports Updated Beauty Industry Law

Pam Busiek, president and CEO of Independent Cosmetic Manufacturers and Distributors (ICMAD), vocalized her support for the Modernization of Cosmetics Regulation Act of 2018 in a statement released on February 25th. ICMAD, a non-profit trade association that has supported the beauty business from startups to established multinational corporations since 1974, continues to advocate for businesses of all sizes on the national stage.

ICMAD's Busiek Speaks Out on New Regulatory Legislation

On November 1, Independent Cosmetic Manufacturers and Distributors' (ICMAD) CEO and president, Pam Busiek, released an official statement concerning Senator Orrin Hatch’s (R-Utah) legislation, the FDA Cosmetic Safety and Modernization Act, which was introduced to congress on October 25, 2017. ICMAD, a non-profit trade association, supports businesses ranging from startups to multinational corporations in the cosmetics and personal care industry.

The Doctor Is In

Successful beauty innovator and ICMAD board chairman, Dr. Robb Akridge is passionate about helping cosmetics entrepreneurs succeed!

At a recent Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Nevada, Dr. Robb Akridge (known as “Dr. Robb”) met the inventor of a kid’s toy called ROXs. ROXs is an interactive game with light-up rocks that kids run towards and tag. It intrigued him with its originality. But ROXs’ founder was downtrodden after pouring all his money into a company that had no investors; and, he didn’t know the ins and outs of running a business.

“He said, ‘All I’m worried about is keeping my family fed,’” Dr. Robb explains.

ICMAD's CITY Awards' Headliners

The Independent Cosmetic Manufacturers and Distributors (ICMAD) announced the three revered beauty business experts who will headline the nation's premiere event honoring innovation and creativity in beauty product manufacturing and distribution: Harlan Kirschner, The Kirschner Group and Tish & Snooky Bellomo, MANIC PANIC. The three beauty insiders have made indelible marks on the $56 billion dollar cosmetics industry and will cap off the award ceremonies with their industry insights and expertise.