Get Involved with the HSMG!

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Maria Gelnett, P&S Chair Getting volunteer of the year was really rewarding! It helped me grow in many ways! As you’ve noticed, there is a lot going on within the HSMG and it takes dedicated soapmakers’ ideas and energy to keep it growing to fill all of our desires as members. We have over 1050 members (highest ever) and that’s … Read More

2010 HSMG Conference Announced!

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HSMG is pleased to be holding it’s 2010 Conference in beautiful Denver, Colorado. It It will be at the Inverness Hotel and Conference Center, April 30 – May 2, 2010.  Come help us celebrate our 13th Annual Conference! Conference attendance is open to members and non-members of the Handcrafted Soap Makers Guild, Inc. The registration fee includes attendance to all classes, demonstrations … Read More

Conference Day 3

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Thursday, May 14, 2009 7:15 – 8:15 am Certification Testing 7:30 – 8:30 am Continental Breakfast & Morning Announcements 8:30 – 10:00 am Temperature in Soapmaking Kevin Dunn, Phd – Chemistry Professor Color With Confidence Lori Nova – The Nova Studio 10:00 – 10:30 am Break – Raffle Drawings – Vendors Open 10:30 – 12:00 noon Preservatives: Why We Need … Read More

Conference Day Two

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Wednesday, May 13, 2009 7:30 – 8:00 am Annual Meeting Registration (Members) 8:00 – 10:00 am Annual Meeting & Breakfast (Members) 8:30 – 10:00 am Breakfast (Non-Members) HSMG Product and General Liability Coverage Daryl Stafford -Stratus Insurance 10:00 – 10:30 pm Break – Raffle Drawings – Vendors Open 10:30 – 12:00 noon Making the Leap from Retail to Wholesale Susan … Read More

Conference Day One

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Tuesday, May 12, 2009 7:30 – 8:30 am Registration (con’t) Continental Breakfast 8:15 – 9:00 am Marie Gale, HSMG – Welcome and orientation 9:00 – 10:30 am Keynote Address Erin Brockovich 10:30 – 11:00 am Break – Raffle Drawings – Vendors Open 11:00 – 12:30 pm The Media is You! Donna Maria Coles Johnson – Indie Beauty Network 12:30 – … Read More

Registration Begins

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Conference team really pulled together and ready and organized was able to enjoy the beautiful Miramonte. Attendees are arriving hourly and soaking up the warm temperatures and beautiful views. Registration begins at 4:00 p.m. The Guild retail merchandise table is set up with beautiful clothing items, soap jewelry and books. The raffle table holds over $5,000 of merchandise!  

Conference Speakers

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Keynote – Erin Brockovich The keynote speaker for the 2009 Annual Conference will be well-known speaker, environmentalist and award-winner, Erin Brockovich. The story of Erin’s investigation, legal triumph and personal issues were dramatized in the hit movie “Erin Brockovich.” Released in March 2000 by Universal Studios, it starred Julia Roberts as Erin and Albert Finney as Edward Masry. From the … Read More

2009 Conference Week Begins!

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The Conference we’ve been looking forward to is finally here!  Conference Chair, Leigh O’Donnell, (also HSMG Vice President) is already at beautiful Palm Spring Resort, The Miramonte Resort and Spa, hard at work to organize the many details that bring three days of a Soapmaker’s paradise together. The Board of Directors and ground crew volunteers will be arriving over the … Read More