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Mary J. Blige to receive ‘Positively Beautiful’ award at HBA Global Expo

BY Antoinette Alexander

NEW YORK HBA Global Expo will present nine-time Grammy Award-winning singer and songwriter Mary J. Blige with the first annual “Positively Beautiful” award during the HBA conference held here on Sept. 15.

Carol’s Daughter founder Lisa Price will present the award to Blige as part of HBA’s Keynote and Kick-Off Presentation.

The 17th Annual HBA Global Expo, which is produced by UBM International Media and attracts beauty and personal care professionals from around the world, will be held Sept. 15 to 17 at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center.

“Mary J. Blige has influenced and inspired millions of people with her music and talent, but it is through FFAWN that will help women find their ‘inner beauty’ and confidence to succeed in this world,” stated Jill Birkett, event director of HBA Global Expo. “We are extremely proud to present Ms. Blige with the first ‘Positively Beautiful’ award and recognize the beauty of her commitment to the empowerment of disadvantaged women.”

The award was established to annually recognize a person who has had a positive and inspiring influence on the lives of the very people who are customers of HBA’s many attendees and exhibitors. Blige, who has sold more than 40 million albums worldwide, is the co-creator of The Mary J. Blige and Steve Stoute Foundation for the Advancement of Women Now (FFAWN). The mission is to help women gain the confidence and skills necessary to reach their full individual potential.

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Healey appointed as group president of P&G’s North America business

BY Antoinette Alexander

CINCINNATI Procter & Gamble’s Melanie Healey, group president of P&G’s global feminine health care, is assuming the new role of group president of North America, effective Oct. 1, according to published reports.

Steven Bishop, president of P&G’s North America business, will then become president of global feminine care. Assuming responsibility over the health care portion will be Thomas Finn, who will remain president of global health care.

Commenting on the changes, a P&G spokesman was quoted as saying the moves are a “standard rotational development of leadership.”

Healey joined the company in 1990 after working as a brand manager and marketing assistant for Johnson & Johnson. Bishop joined P&G in 1984 as an assistant purchasing manager in its U.S. foods division.

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The Mentholatum Co. marks milestone

BY Allison Cerra

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. A global health-and-wellness company is celebrating 120 years of business.

The Mentholatum Co. is celebrating its 120th anniversary, growing and prospering from a small Midwest purveyor of soaps and toiletries into a global company with manufacturing plants in five locations around the globe and products that are marketed and sold in over 130 countries.

Mentholatum employs over 1,500 people worldwide; 225 employees are headquartered at the Orchard Park facility.

Today, Mentholatum’s core focus is on providing quality healthcare solutions for the treatment and prevention of conditions associated with skin care, pain relief and eye care. Its diverse portfolio of personal care items can be found in households around the world.  Our brands include Oxy® acne solutions, pHisoderm facial care, Softlips lip protection, Natural Ice lip protectant, Rohto eye drops, WellPatch pain relieving patches, Deep Heating Rub, Fletcher’s Laxative, Red Cross Toothache Medication, and Mentholatum Ointment.

“Even though we have re-invented our products many times during our history, our core philosophy has not changed; our people are our greatest asset and we place the highest importance in earning the trust and respect of our consumers, our associates and our societies. We are thankful that we have the opportunity to serve and create a better world,” the company said.

Mentholatum World and U.S. Division Headquarters are in Orchard Park, New York with divisions in Australia, South Africa, Canada, Scotland, Taiwan, Hong Kong, South Korea, Mexico, Malaysia, Thailand, China, and Japan.

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