Spotlight – Leigh O’Donnell, Vice-President, HSMG

With all of us living so far away from one another, and in a day and age when it’s difficult for everyone to make it out to the Annual Conference, this blog is a great way to learn more about the Guild, its leadership team, and members. Speaking of the Annual Conference, today’s spotlight focuses …

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DC News Coverage of FDA Globalization Act

On September 19th, CBS Affiliate WUSA Channel 9 News in Washington DC aired this segment featuring the FDA Globalization Act and the far-reaching effects it might have. The initial contact was made by Jamila White of j blossom, member of the Indie Beauty Network and speaker at the HSMG 2008 and 2009 Conferences. Both Jamilla …

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Additional Insurance Available

As most know, product and general liability insurance is included as a member benefit for soapmaker members located in the United States. The basic insurance includes $1M in liability insurance and $5,000 in property insurance. For those who needed more liability insurance to satisfy wholesale accounts or craft shows and fairs, an optional increase to …

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Calendar of Events

Available on the HSMG website are the following calendar of events tailored to soapmakers. These events have been submitted by various groups and businesses; they are not sponsored or endorsed by the HSMG. September 2008 September 27 – September 28 (Saturday – Sunday) the ORIGINAL SOAP MAKING BOOTCAMP This popular weekend workshop taught by Lori Nova …

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Spotlight – Marie Gale, President, HSMG

So we can get to know more about the Guild, its Directors, Committees and Members, we will be posting a Spotlight piece on the Blog often.  First, our leader, Marie Gale. She started out like the rest of us happening upon soapmaking through circumstance somehow, someway.  But who is Marie Gale, certified soapmaker and President of …

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Choosing a 2010 Conference Venue

I just returned from a trip to pick the property for the HSMG 2010 Conference. After looking at 11 hotels over 3 days my mind is swimming with possibilities and questions. It is always interesting to try to see our attendees in a particular property, networking and being a part of our growing conference… Over …

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HSMG Member Call for Photos

It’s nearing Holiday issue deadline time for submission of print ads to national magazines.  We’d like to feature a member’s soap photo in our new ad.  If you have a camera ready high resolution color photo you can get to me at mgelnett@soapguild.org, before Saturday, 9/20/08, it will be considered for our new HSMG ad.  Only one …

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Accepting Bids for Bookkeeper

We are accepting bids for an independently contracted (paid) bookkeeper for the HSMG. Prior experience with bookkeeping and/or accounting, an aptitude for problem solving, the ability to concentrate on detail and prior experience with QuickBooks are required. Not-for-profit accounting experience is a plus. Estimated time needed is about 40 hours per month. If you are …

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