HSMG Video Contest: “Handcrafted Soap, the BEST Soap!”

Here is your opportunity to tell the public about the marvelous benefits of handcrafted soap!

The HSMG is launching our first ever video contest. To participate in the contest, just submit a video that finishes the sentence *”Handcrafted soap is the best soap because ….”*. Winners will be announced at the 2010 Annual Conference in Denver April 30 – May 2 and the videos shown to all the attendees.

  • First Place Winner receives 50% of the registration fee for the
    2010 HSMG Conference in Denver OR coupon worth $200 good toward
    any item(s) in the HSMG Store, including membership.
  • Second Place Winner receives 25% of the registration fee for the
    2010 HSMG Conference in Denver OR coupon worth $100 good toward
    any item(s) in the HSMG Store, including membership.
  • Runner Up receives a coupon worth $75 good toward any item(s) in
    the HSMG Store, including membership.

The contest is open only to members of the HSMG whose membership is current as of the time of the announcement of the winners at the Annual Conference.

Note: Deadline for video submissions is March 1, 2010.

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Member Spotlight – Lisa Tarris – Seascape Soap

Lisa Tarris

Lisa Tarris

Seascape Soap Company was born after a chance visit to a local art and wine festival. It was there HSMG Member, Lisa Tarris purchased her first bar of handmade soap. Since then, she has spent untold hours researching a variety of soapmaking methods and ingredients, all with the goal of creating bath and body products everyone will enjoy.

The best part about creating her own soap, Lisa has found, is knowing what’s in it, and better yet, what’s not in it! One of her highlights in talking to customers is discussing the benefits of handmade soap versus commercially-produced soap.

Lisa Tarris - Seascape soap - Lavender

Lavender Soap

Being an extreme bath and body product junky, Lisa is dedicated to making the best bar of soap possible. It wasn’t enough for her to stop there, however. That’s why she packages all of her Seascape Soap products using recyclable and/or biodegradable materials.

Sea Scape Soap

Seascape Soap for HSMG Ads

Lisa’s husband, Trent, offers an endless supply of encouragement for her thoughts and ideas. Serving as the Company’s photographer and computer whiz, he can even wrap a mean bar of soap when orders need to be fulfilled.

While Lisa works toward her long-term goal of turning her soap- making hobby into a full-time career, she is selling her products through an Etsy shop at www.seascapesoap.etsy.com and will be launching her own online store, www.seascapesoap.com, in the near future.

Thank you Lisa and Trent for the beautiful soap and professional quality photography that will be in the HSMG‘s 2010 national magazine advertising benefiting all members.