Networking Extravaganza

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Seated randomly to enforce networking, 300 people enjoyed a healthy delicious lunch.  Post lunch our wonderful speakers continued with The Story of Pangea Organics by Joshua Onysko and The Nature of Chemistry with Cindy Jones. Next we’ll enjoy a visit with all the wonderful exhibitors to get assistant to run our soap businesses. A full day we all had choices … Read More

Welcome Orientation

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Leigh O’Donnell, President and Feliciai Favroth, Conference Chair welcomed a full auditorium of 303 attendees, our largest ever and gave appreciation and details of the Conference to all! The room was filled with excitement and eagerness to learn and network. Cheryl Peterson, Vendor Coordinator, acquired $17,000 in donated raffle prizes!  Many were purchasing tickets in hopes of winning the awesome … Read More

Conference Registration Begins

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The Handcrafted Soapmakers 2010 Conference is in session from April 30 through May 2, with early registration on the evening of April 29. Every registration includes: Access to all Speaker topics and sessions including the Experts Panel. Access to all special events, parties and networking events. All conference meals and breaks. Registration pack to be mailed in March 2010. Conference … Read More

HSMG Conference Soapers Showcase

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Volunteer Barb Delossantos (Board of Directors Nominee) has set up the Soapers Showcase in the Inverness Hotel main lobby area.  Stop by and register your premier soaps in the competition between 4:00 pm Thursday and noon on Friday.  Voter ballots can be submitted at the showcase table starting at noon on Friday with a deadline of 6:00 pm on Saturday. … Read More

Inverness Hotel Amenities are Fantastic!

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Have you booked your spa treatment?  The Spa at The Inverness, where rich colors, tumbled stones, ambient light, and pure, gently flowing water all combine to usher you into a uniquely urban Denver, Colorado spa experience. Upon arrival, you will immediately begin to lose yourself in surroundings inspired by the simple beauty of the region’s natural elements. Phone: 303.397.7808 Email: … Read More

On site in Denver at the HSMG Conference

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Board members and ground crew are buzzing around the beautiful Inverness Hotel.  The staff, food and rooms are excellent but the camaraderie amongst everyone is most profound. Yes, it’s a soapmaker’s paradise!  (Wait until you see the goody bags!!)  Lots of details to accomplish before you get here, but we are working hard to bring you a stellar Conference. Get ready to … Read More

2010 Conference SOLD OUT!!!

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The 2010 HSMG Conference is fast approaching and soapmakers everywhere are packing bags and preparing to fly away to the Inverness Hotel and Conference Center. The hotel offers guests amenities including a full service spa, golf, and five different restaurant choices. Of course, that would be provided you could drag yourself away from the full schedule of activities at the … Read More


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The HSMG Certification Committee, Chaired by Elaine Koronich, and the HSMG Board have established the last in a three part Soapmaker Certification Program, namely Master Soapmaker Certification. To become a Master Soapmaker, the candidate member must pass a rigorous four-part exam. This exam evaluates the knowledge and experience of the soapmaker, along with their ability to research and investigate new … Read More