MikeJohnsonMike Johnson, owner of Terramé Day Spa and Salon in Huntsville,was among the 10 Retailers of the Year honored at the annual Retail Day luncheon in Birmingham.

Johnson received the Silver Award in the Annual Sales $1 Million to $5 Million category.

Despite a 40 percent sales drop in 2009 for the spa industry nationwide, Terramé was able to maintain sales and increase its profit by 35 percent, which Johnson credited to a focus on retail sales and social media campaigns along with a dedication to customer service.

It was the second major honor in the last couple of months for Johnson. The business was a finalist in the Professional Services category at the Chamber of Commerce of Huntsville/ Madison County's 25th Small Business Awards Celebration in August.

- Full article by Budd McLaughlin, The Huntsville Times