Best rate for the 2009 Conference expires tonight~!!!

The Member only Early-Early Bird rate will expire tonight at midnight. Once it’s gone, it’s gone. The sign ups are coming in hourly and we’ve already blown away the count from one year ago today!! The registration page will take you to the shopping cart to check out. Don’t miss this great opportunity to network …

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What’s in Your Soap Box?

Do you have a question or concern about soapmaking?  Discuss it and many other HSMG issues with other Members just like you.  Come on over to the HSMG Forum to discuss a variety of topics including:   The use of Palm Oil 3 Fold Brochures Labeling Holiday Scents Wine Soap   Maria Gelnett …

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Spotlight – Debbie May

Debbie May of Wholesale Supplies Plus, has been a member of the HSMG since 2006. She joined and shortly thereafter planned and executed the first ever Networking Event at the HSMG Conference in Portland, Oregon. This conference was attended by 120 soapmakers and they couldn’t say enough about how the social, networking time was both …

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Spotlight on LaShonda Tyree

Board of Directors Member and Policies Procedures and Bylaws Chair Meet LaShonda Tyree, BoD, Chair of PPB Committee of the Handcrafted Soapmakers Guild and the owner of Nyah, a Patterson, New Jersey-based natural soap and beauty company. Like so many of us who read this blog, La Shonda began making soap out of curiosity. Later …

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Logos Available for Members

Logos (seals) are now available for download in the Members area of our website.  Please read and abide by the Agreement and use the Member logo to tell people that you are an active Member of the Handcrafted Soap Makers Guild, Inc.  There are color, black & white and web versions available. Maria Gelnett Chair – Programs …

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Green Meetings and The HSMG Conference

A hot topic in the meeting planner world is the push for more green meetings. This was one of the most talked about issues at the National Meetings Industry Day Workshop on April 19, 2008. The desire to make good choices for the environment was obvious but most divisions of the industry are unsure how …

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A Good Book and a Blanket

Cooler weather brings time to catch up on your reading. Find lots of educational information and ideas in our listing of industry recommended books. I like Ann Bramson’s book, Soap – Making It, Enjoying It for beginners. If you know of any good updates to the list, please post. Maria Gelnett Chair, P&S Committee