2012 Small Business of the Year

Changes Salon and Day Spa – Recognized as the 15th Assembly District’s 2012 Small Business of the Year

The Honorable Joan Buchanan 15th Assembly District acknowledged Bonnie Waters, owner of Changes Salon and Day Spa, for her longstanding support of the community and steadfast commitment to customer service and high business ethics.

On June 11, 2012, the California Small Business Association hosted the California Small Business Day 2012, A Salute to Small Business, at the Sacramento Convention Center.


Assemblywoman Joan Buchanan
honored Bonnie Waters for her 28 year contribution to the local economy as an entrepreneur and small business owner.

Betty Jo Toccoli, President of the California Small Business Association said the event highlighted select small business owners who are doing their part to get the economy back on track.

The event served as a forum to highlight the importance of California’s small businesses which account for 90% of net new job creation and 75% of the Gross State Product. Speakers at the event included Assembly Speaker John A. Perez, California State Senate President Pro Tempore Darrell Steinberg, California Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones and Lt. Governor Gavin Newsom. All of whom delivered speeches on important small business issues.

Ms. Buchanan spoke of Changes Salon and Day Spas’ support, leadership and positive contributions to the community. She brought a chuckle from the crowd when she called Changes a “local institution” and said that Changes Gift Cards always top the gift giving list for the Buchanan Family.

Over the past 28 years Bonnie Waters has grown Changes Salon and Day Spa to employ over 60 customer service minded individuals. Changes provides distinctive services revitalizing guests from head to toe.

Bonnie Waters – “I am honored to have been selected for my contribution as a small business owner.  Working with my team to grow Changes is truly a labor of love.” said Waters.  “I feel very blessed to do what I love and I continually look for ways to serve and give back to the community.  Being the owner of a small business provides me with many opportunities to do this.”

About Changes Salon and Day Spa

Changes Salon & Day Spa – where fashion, beauty and wellness blend together effortlessly. Changes offers a variety of Spa, Massage, Skin Care, Hair and Nail Services and Products.

Serving Walnut Creek and the Bay Area for over 28 years.

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