The recent SuperZoo pet retailer trade show at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas saw some of the competitive dog grooming industry gather for the annual presentation of the Cardinal Crystal Grooming Achievement Awards, the industry’s version of the Oscars.

Among the evening’s award recipients was Yankee Clipper of Rockport, which took home the award for Retail Grooming Salon of the Year (five units or less).

When Lisa Czak, who now has more than 40 years grooming experience, opened Yankee Clipper in 1980, she had a simple mission, “to provide kind, safe and professional grooming care to the animals entrusted to us.”

In the 33 years since its foundation, Yankee Clipper has done just that. Their Rockport location’s groomers are members of national and regional grooming organizations such as the National Dog Groomer’s Association of America, the New England Pet Grooming Professionals, the International Society of Canine Cosmetologists and the Board of Professional Cat Groomers Association of America. Additionally, Daryl Connor, groomer and manager, has more than 25 years experience and is a featured speaker at grooming seminars.

For more information, visit the Cardinal Crystal Grooming Achievement Awards website at More information is also available on the Cardinal Crystal Grooming Achievement Awards Facebook page,