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Event Summary
Date: September 18th – 23rd 2015
City: Phoenix, Arizona
Hotel: Embassy Suites – Biltmore
Address: 2630 E Camelback Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85016, United States
Phone: (602)-955-3992

Ask for the NABBA 2015 room rate (Available until  Jan 15th, 2015 on a first-come, first-served basis)

2015 Annual Conference Agenda

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  • 9:00am - 12:00pm Administrators Meeting - Maricopa Room
  • 1:30pm Executive Boards Meeting - Room 427
  • 3:00pm - 5:00pm Registration/Delegates & Attendees
  • 3:00pm - 5:30pm Sheahan, Schmidt, Roste Q & A Forum — Maricopa Room
  • 5:00pm New Member Orientation - Room 427
  • 5:00pm - 7:30pm Managers Reception - Registered Hotel Guest

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  • 7:30am Registration NABBALAB
  • 8:30am Welcome guests, introductions/Sam Barcelona 2015 NABBA President
  • 9:00am Jim Valenzuela, Entrepreneur, The Barber in Today’s Economy
  • 9:30am Dr. Anthony Mirando, NACCAS accreditation
  • 10:00am Leslie Roste, BeBlue, Sanitation and Infection Control
  • 10:45am Break: 15 min
  • 11:00am Group Discussion — Infection Control
  • Unfinished Business
  • 11: 15am Sanitation and Infection Control, Leslie Rouste, Barbicide
  • 12:00pm Lunch
  • 1:15am Dr. John Casalino, Chiropractor, posture perfect!
  • 2:00pm EMT / CPR awareness/ a necessity
  • 2:30pm Break( 15 minutes )
  • 2:45pm Drug Awareness, Discovery, Referral, Detective J. Colvin
  • 3:15pm Peggy Schmidt, Drug Testing and the Barber School Environment
  • 4:00pm Focus Group Break-Out, Phil Mazza
  • 4:45pm Dr. Maura Sheahan, Author the Professional Barber, an Instructors Responsibilities
  • Conference room /or classroom / handing out of EU Certificates
  • Click Here to see Detailed NABBA LAB Agenda

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  • 9:00am Conference Call to Order/Veterans/Flag Salute/Pledge/Invocation
    • Welcome remarks and Greetings/ Mayor Gregg Stanton /Phoenix Visitors Bureau Chief, Dominick DeAngelo
    • Roll Call of States
    • Seating of the Delegates
    • Introduction of Past Presidents
    • Motion to Accept Agenda
    • 2015 Presidents Report-Sam Barcelona
    • 5th VP Report/ Corporate vs. Private Shop Ownership
    • Phil Mazza/Focus Group information/ Short Break
    • Focus Groups/VP’s Proctor and reports
    • State Reports
    • Executive Officers Report- Charles Kirkpatrick
  • 1:30pm Guest Speaker/PBA
  • 2:00pm 4th VP Report/ Shaving in Salons
  • 2:30pm State Reports
  • 3:00pm Nomination of Officers /one vote per state/ candidate must fill out nominee form
  • 3:30pm Future Conference Site 2017/site nomination forms necessary
  • 4:00pm Report Updates: Credentials, Internal audit, Budget and Finance
  • 4:30pm State Reports

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  • 8:30am Meeting Call to Order
  • 8:30-9am Guest Speaker
  • 9-9:30am Report Updates: Policy and Procedures, Recent By Law Update, Resolutions (past presidents)
  • 9:30-10 3rd VP Report: Sondra Clark / Inspections
  • Break 15 minutes
  • 10:30-1pm2nd VP Report: Rene’ Patton / Barbers Schools in incarcerated facilities and how it affects a lifestyle
    • Focus Group/ Reports
    • Break
    • 1st VP Connie Skaggs, Deregulation and the threat we constantly face CONFERENCE SITE ELECTION 2017
    • Old Business/New Business
  • 1:00pm Adjourn / Installation Banquet

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  • Meeting Call to Order/Unfinished Business
  • Report of the Barber Industry /Address of the New President
  • Appointments / Adjournment
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Man Cave Originals Set

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Man Cave Cedarwood Shower Gel

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Price: $8.50

Barbers Jacket

Barbers Jacket

Barbers Jacket

Price: $50

White Towel

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Price: $40

White Shirt

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Price: $30

Car Decal

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Car Decal

Price: $40


The barber pole has a wonderful and interesting story to tell, and its presence keeps this story alive. It is the oldest distinguished mark of any profession or craft, dating back before the birth of Christ, history tells us that barber service was rendered to the public 6000 years before. The art of hair and beard trimming (barbering), medicine (herbs), dentistry (tooth pulling) and surgery (blood letting) were all performed by the same operators in the early history they were called BARBER-SURGEONS.

Due to the services that they rendered and especially to the royalty, the barber-surgeons were the most respected and protected men living. They held this respect for thousands of years. During their practice of surgery, which consisted only of blood letting or bleeding the disease, a white cloth was used. They would rinse this out leaving blood stains, hang it in the doorway of their business to dry; thus the origin of our present day barber pole.

As the years passed by the hundreds, this original badge has been changed to the present, attractive glass, red and white emblem which represents professional grooming service. The doctors, the dentists, and the surgeons have all branched from our original profession long since; however, the barber pole still remains the property of the artistic barbering profession.

To get the full story and see numerous barber poles, you really should visit the Barber Museum in Canal Winchester, Ohio, the worlds largest (3500 square feet) and most unique connection of barber supplies, chairs, and artifacts dating back to the 1700s. The museum is open for tours.

Call 614-837-8400 for tour arrangements.
You can also visit their site here..


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The Barbering Hall of Fame began in March, 1965 and was formally dedicated August 9, 1968 at its original site – 245 South High Street, Columbus, Ohio. It is now located at the Barber Museum, 2 South High Street, Canal Winchester, Ohio.

The purpose of the Barbering Hall of Fame is to honor those who have distinguished themselves by an outstanding contribution in the furtherance of the barbering profession. The general history of barbering is recorded in many forms but the identity of people who have been making outstanding contributions to barbering is soon lost – this should NOT happen.

It is our firm belief that a great number of persons have contributed to the advancement of the barber profession and should be recognized. In this way we pay tribute to those persons who have endeavored to enhance the image of, and working conditions for the barber.

Objectives & Mission


To promote the exchange of information between state barber boards and state agencies examining licensing and regulating the barber industry.

To develop standards and procedures for examining barbers.

To develop standards for licensing and policing the barber industry.

To develop curriculum for educating barbers.

To promote continuous education in the barber industry.

To develop and promote procedures for insuring that the consumer is informed and protected.

Mission Statement:

The National Association of Barber Boards of America represents over 300,000 barbers and the icon of the independent business person.

The tonsorial arts have been a tradition in the United States of America since its inception;

The time honored tradition of the neighborhood barbershop continues to grow and prosper.

Terms & Conditions

Competitors must be at least 18 years of age to enter. National Association of Barber Boards of America (“Event Organizer”) reserves the right to cancel or rescheduled the event. By attending or purchasing admission I release all images, video, or digital recording that contain me as well as my name to Event Organizer by which it may be used for marketing, promotional, or sell publicly or privately and there will be no financial compensation provided to me. I release Event Organizer of any injuries or accidents that may occur at any event they host. Vendors and Competitors agree to the rules and terms as described in the Vendor Contract and Competitor Contract/Rules accordingly. Note for Vendors: Vendors agree that Event Organizer retains the right to terminate the Vendor Agreement of ANY vendor who falsely represents themselves or their products/services in the Vendor contract. In such cases the Event Organizer will refund the cost of the Vendor Booth LESS a $100 service fee and the Vendor will be restricted from selling products/services at the venue. PLEASE NOTE: ALL PAYMENTS ARE NON-REFUNDABLE