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Paragon School of Grooming and our parent company, Melissa Verplank Enterprises, are innovators who bring new products and service to market for the grooming community.

Paragon Teams Up with PACCC for FREE Grooming Employer Webinar

 

Pet businesses knows good grooming staff are worth their weight in gold. In this special Webinar, Paragon President Joe Zuccarello teams up with partners at the Professional Animal Care Certification Council (PACCC) to give you 4 Ways to Win the Employee lottery! As an extra bonus, webinar attendance is worth a CEU credit in PACCC’s credential program. Check out the details below and register early!

Employ Differently: How to Compete for Employees and Win

WHAT: It is a great time to talk about how you can put your business in the best position possible to attract and retain employees! How? By Employing Differently!
Join Joe Zuccarello, President of Paragon, and the PACCC leadership team for this PACCCC Educational Series. Learn the FOUR main elements to being a competitive employer in a world where it seems almost impossible to find employees.

PRESENTER: Joe Zuccarello, President of Paragon. leaders in grooming education. He possesses more than three decades of experience in the pet grooming, product development and pet business consulting disciplines.

WHEN: April 4, 2022 at 2:00 PM in EST

WHERE: Online via the link – click below to register. The webinar is FREE but you must register to be able to access. Easy.

Register Now


Paragon and Learn2GroomDogs.com Founder Makes Pet Age’s Power 50 List

Melissa Verplank, CMG, petentreneur and founder of the Paragon companies, was recognized by Pet Age as one of the “Power 50” influencers and visionaries who’ve improved the pet care industry.

According to the popular trade magazine and media brand, the inaugural Power 50 list is designed to recognize the people whose vital work has made a substantial impact on the pet market. The selection team identified the people influencing the pet care community in positive way.

“The Power 50 honorees are making important contributions to the pet care community, to the well-being of companion animals and using their dogged drive and steadfast leadership to pursue uncharted territory in the pet care industry,” Pet Age wrote in its article.

“I am deeply honored to be included in this collection of outstanding industry icons,” Verplank said. “Our work at Paragon is truly a team effort and our impact on the industry was made possible through the synergy of our collective talents.”

Honorees of the Power 50 include mavericks such as Chris Rowland, CEO of Pet Supplies Plus, Mike Bober from the Pet Industry Joint Advisory Council, and Andrea Faccio from Nestle Purina.

Pet Age cited Verplank’s involvement in the ground level of the voluntary certification testing programs, where she earned her Certified Master Groomer title in the mid-1980s. She was a member of the traveling team for GroomTeam USA, representing the United States in World Team Competition in France in the early 1990s. Later, she was the GroomTeam USA team coordinator, served on the board of directors and currently sits on its advisory board. She assisted in the start-up of the International Judges Association and is an approved grooming judge with the United Showmanagers Alliance. Today, she remains a highly sought-after industry speaker, contest grooming judge, author and a two-time Cardinal Crystal Achievement winner.

Verplank’s foundational Notes From the Grooming Table and Theory of Five are perennial top sellers in the grooming instruction category and underpin the curricular development of Paragon’s educational platform. Verplank founded Learn2GroomDogs.com in 2011 and took the renowned Paragon School of Pet Grooming online in 2018 to extend its reach, training individuals and corporate teams.

“Our unifying mission across the Paragon companies is to elevate the grooming profession and those who work in the industry to the highest possible standard through continuing education. For my own skill development and the thousands I’ve witnessed who’ve become better groomers, I know first-hand that education is everything,” Verplank said.

 

 

 

 


NEW Paragon Program: Nails & Ears Technician

We are proud to announce the launch of our new program, Nails and Ears Technician. This program is perfect for pet retail employees, self-wash employees, pet sitters, dog owners and more!

You will learn…

  • Safety and Sanitation
  • Pet Handling Basics
  • Nail Trimming
  • Nail Filing
  • Ear Cleaning and Care

You can become a Nails & Ears Technician in under 30 days!

Enroll Today


Facebook Live: Staffing Solutions

Is your salon short staffed? Are you marketing as much for Employees as you are Customers? Join us LIVE Thursday, September 30th at 7pm EST to discuss the importance of being dedicated to talking about why prospective employees would want to work at your facility.

Participate in the Live Event and be entered to win 1 hour FREE Consultation with Joe Zuccarello.

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