HSMG – Member Update from the President

From the President

Announcing the Winner of the 2009 Vendor Membership Drive!

Last month the HSMG conducted a Vendor Membership Drive. It was a great success and we are pleased to announce that Suzanne Goss of The Washtub is the winner of a 2010 Conference Registration. Thank you to all who joined, renewed, upgraded or referred new members. Stay tuned for information on the upcoming February Membership Drive!!

Stratus Insurance Services sponsors 2 Conference Scholarships

Stratus Insurance Services, provider of the HSMG Member Benefit Insurance, has generously agreed to sponsor 2 expense paid scholarships to the 2010 Conference in Denver, Colorado. The scholarships include:

  • One (1) Conference Registration
  • Four (4) Nights in The Inverness Hotel
  • $500 for Travel Expenses (Airfare, Ground Transportation)

Instructions and applications are available in the Members Area Website (login required). This opportunity is open to members only.

2010 Conference Sponsorship Opportunities Available

The 2010 Conference Sponsorship Brochure is in the mail, if you are a vendor or dual member of the HSMG you will receive one. The popularity of the HSMG Conference is growing each year and these opportunites go fast, if you would like more information now please contact our Sponsor/Donations Coordinator, Cheryl Peterson: confsponsors@soapguild.org

Going Green with the HSMG Journal

The latest edition of the HSMG Journal The Handcrafted Soapmaker will be hitting the printer soon. In an effort to go green we are giving you the option to receive your copy as an eZine. If you would like to receive an online copy, just login to the member area and indicate your preference (if you haven’t already). Thanks!

Social Media

The HSMG has been active in social media (Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin) for about a year and our numbers are growing steadily. Come follow us on social media to get updates and network with other soapmakers and business owners.

Product & Liability Insurance for Canadian Members

Stratus Insurance Services has informed us that progress is being made on having product & liability insurance available to Canadian members of the HSMG. It is taking a bit longer than initially anticipated but eventually this will be available to all provinces of Canada with the exception of Quebec. As soon as we get the word we will pass it along to you. If you have any questions, please email: president@soapguild.org.

2010 Conference, Denver, Colorado

Come join the HSMG for the largest soapmaking conference in North America on April 30-May 2 in Denver, Colorado at the beautiful Inverness Hotel & Conference Center. Details on the speakers, topics, schedule, special events, scholarships and more are now posted.
Early-Bird Rate expires on February 28, 2010 for Members and Non-Members
Don’t miss the savings and a chance to improve your business and your soapmaking skills.
Don’t forget the HSMG Store for Soapmaker Stocking Stuffers!
The HSMG Store has all kinds of items for your favorite soapmakers, apparel, hats, travel mugs, books, member signage and jewelry. Take a look at all the great items in stock and make sure you order before the holiday rush.

See you in Denver!

Kindest regards,

Leigh O’Donnell,
President, HSMG
President@SoapGuild.org

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